Shikhar Dhawan, Ishant, Raina, Bhubaneswar, Sreesanth and Arjun will be seen in the domestic T20 league.
The Indian domestic T20 league Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2020 is going to be held from Sunday. Shikhar Dhawan Ishant Sharma Bhuvneshwar Kumar Sreesanth and Arjun Tendulkar will be seen in this tournament. It will start from Sunday.
Amid the disruption caused by the Corona epidemic, the domestic season of Indian cricket will begin on Sunday with the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, which will give the youngsters a chance to show up before the IPL auction.
This time stars like Shikhar Dhawan, Suresh Raina and Ishant Sharma are also participating in the tournament. Apart from this, fast bowler S Sreesanth, who has suffered a seven-year ban in the 2013 IPL spot-fixing case, will also return. Sreesanth will play for Kerala in this T20 National Championship. The tournament will run from 10 to 31 January. Through this, the new selection committee will also help in preparing a wider pool of players for the T20 World Cup. The T20 World Cup is to be held in India later this year. Apart from this, Sachin Tendulkar's son Arjun will also play for the first time with Mumbai's senior team. He will also be eligible to be a part of the IPL auction if he plays a match.
There has been no cricket in India since March last year due to Corona epidemic. The Board of Control for Cricket in India decided to conduct the tournament at six different places by preparing a bio-bubble (a safe environment designed to protect against corona). The teams were divided into six groups (five elite and one plate). The matches will be played in Mumbai, Vadodara, Indore, Kolkata, Chennai and Bengaluru. The knockout matches will take place in Ahmedabad.
The tournament was surrounded by controversies even before the start when many players complained about poor food at the luxurious hotel in South Mumbai. After this, three teams of Plate Group stayed in the hotel in Chennai, a staff of which turned out to be Corona positive. However, after the tournament starts, all the attention will be on cricket.
Ishant, who was ruled out due to injury suffered during the IPL last year, will return to competitive cricket. At the same time, Uttar Pradesh team has fast bowler Bhubaneswar who would like to prove his form and fitness. He missed the IPL and Australia tour due to injury. Raina, who did not play IPL for personal reasons, is also in the Uttar Pradesh team. This tournament is also important for Suryakumar Yadav, who was not included in the team for the tour of Australia. Apart from these, young players like Priyam Garg, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shivam Dubey, Sarfaraz Khan and M Siddharth will also be eyeing.