Rahane named in Mumbai Ranji Trophy squad

Senior India batter Ajinkya Rahane, who is going through a prolonged lean patch, was on Tuesday named in Mumbai's Ranji Trophy squad for the upcoming season. The 41-time Ranji Trophy champions and domestic heavyweights, Mumbai, have been placed in Elite Group D along with Saurashtra, Odisha and Goa.

They will play their league matches at Ahmedabad. The Mumbai senior selection committee, consisting of chairman Salil Ankola, Gulam Parkar, Sunil More, Prasad Desai and Anand Yalvigi, picked young opener Prithvi Shaw as the captain of the 21-member squad.

It was expected that Rahane would play Ranji Trophy to regain form. The Mumbai selectors have also named all-rounder Arjun Tendulkar, son of legendary Sachin Tendulkar in the squad, which was announced on associations' website. Other regulars including senior wicketkeeper and batter Aditya Tare and pacer Dhawal Kulkarni have also made it to the squad.