Srinagar : The Jammu & Kashmir Cricket Association has announced the list of players selected to represent J&K in Syed Mushtaq Ali T-20 Trophy for Senior Men being played at Vadhodra, Gujarat from 27th October.
Brig Anil Gupta, Member Administration of JKCA said that the team underwent a tough selection process followed by a six-week preparatory camp which included a two-week physical and mental conditioning camp under the expert supervision of Nishanta Bordoloi, an internationally acclaimed Head High Performance and Strengthening and Conditioning Coach. He was assisted by Pawan Kumar Sharma, team’s strength and conditioning coach and Chirag Pandya, a physiotherapist of national fame. “To ensure that the players get adequate daily protein, special meals were provided to the players by JKCA,” informed Brig Anil Gupta said.
To ensure that every selected member of the team gets adequate match practice, every player was made to play 9-10 matches each. Explaining further Mithun Manhas, Member Cricket Operations and Development said that the camp for its entire duration was supervised by the members of Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), the selectors, support staff and myself. Nine matches were played with Kookaburra balls informed Mithun. Shubam Pundeer has been named the captain of the team while Abdul Samad will be his deputy. The other members of the team are: Ian Dev Singh, Shubam Khajuria, Qamran Iqbal, Vivant Sharma, Henan Malik, Parvez Rasool, Manzoor Dar, Umran Malik, Abid Mushtaq, Yudhveer Singh, Mujtaba Yousuf, Irfan-ul-Haq, Suryansh Raina, Aqib Nabi, Waseem Raza, Ram Dayal, Jatin
Wadhawan and Paras Sharma. The selectors have also kept Umar Nazir as a standby to join the team in case. Umran Malik is held back in UAE with the Indian Team as a net bowler. “It was a herculean task to finalise the team because of stiff competition for each slot in the team. We have tried to select the best possible combination,” asserted Vidya Bhaskar, the Chief Selector. He also appreciated his co- selectors who worked very hard to pick up the best possible combination. Before proceeding to Vadhodra, the team will undergo another practice camp at Delhi from 21st to 26th October and play matches with Delhi and Services teams, informed Ashwani Gupta, Member CAC.