Two members of India’s U-19 World Cup winning team, left-hander Vicky Ostwal and all-rounder Kaushal Tambe have made it to the Maharashtra Ranji Trophy squad.
Maharashtra’s senior selection committee put their faith in Ostwal, one of the most successful bowlers in the Under-19 tournament held in the Caribbean, and Kaushal Tambe, an aggressive batsman, known for finishing matches.
Ostwal hails from the picturesque hill station of Lonavala and later settled in the outskirts of Pune, while Tambe, the son of a senior police officer, hails from Pune.
Maharashtra is placed in Elite Group G for the coveted domestic tournament and will play its league matches in Haryana from February 17.
The team will be led by seasoned campaigner Ankeet Bawane, while top attacking batsman Rahul Tripathi will be his backup.
The Maharashtra Cricket Association (MACA) said that since Ruturaj Gaikwad has been selected for the T20 series against West Indies, he will not be available for the Ranji Trophy league phase.
“Rajvardhan Hangargekar was also selected, but due to his mother’s illness, he will not participate in the league phase,” MCA said in a statement.
Team: Ankeet Bawane (Captain), Rahul Tripathi (Vice Captain), Yash Nahar, Pavan Shah, Naushad Shaikh, Azim Kazi, Vishant More (Goalkeeper), Satyajeet Bachhav, Avdhoot Dandekar (Goalkeeper), Taranjitsingh Dhillon, Mukesh Choudhary, Ashay Palkar, Pradeep Dadhe , Divyang Hinganekar, Yash Kshirsagar, Vishal Gite, Nikit Dhumal, Siddhesh Veer, Manoj Ingale, Vicky Ostwal, and Kaushal Tambe.