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Yusuf Pathan and Munaf Patel dropped from Baroda team!

By Rashmi Nanda -

 Selectors have dropped all rounder Yusuf Pathan and medium pacer Munaf Patel for the upcoming Vijay Hazare trophy.

The BCA official said that they want a young and performing squad for this season of the Vijay Hazare tournament. Also the board has selected Irfan Pathan to lead the side and Deepak Hoooda as his deputy.

Yusuf played five Ranji matches in the 2016-17 season and scored just 76 runs apart from bagging six wickets.

The Baroda Cricket Association official said, "Yusuf was dropped as he has not been performing well for quite some time now. He couldn't score many runs in the Ranji Trophy matches this season and even in T20 matches, he scored the only one-half century. Munaf too hasn't performed with the ball. We decided to give chance to youngsters who have been performing well." 

Munaf also picked up just six wickets in the three Ranji matches this season. The BCA official further added, "The seniors were given enough chances to perform including the ongoing G 1 tournament. The current team has been picked up to prepare a squad for the future tournaments." 

Full Squad:

 Kedar Devdhar, Aditya Waghmode, Krunal Pandya, Monil Patel, Swapnil Singh, Vishnu Solanki, Abhijeet Karambelkar, Atit Sheth, Rishi Arothe, Pinal Shah, Shoaib Tai, Baba Khan Pathan and Lukman Meriwala.

Baroda Cricket Association Secretary, Snehal Parikh stated, "The team has been selected on the basis of performances in domestic tournaments and the players will put in their best."