Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019-20: Ashok Dinda will get the boot from Bengal’s T20 squad


Arun Lal, the coach-cum-mentor, wasn’t glad with Dinda’s efficiency within the Vijay Hazare Trophy.

Ashok Dinda
Ashok Dinda. (Picture Supply: Twitter)

Ashok Dinda, the veteran quick bowler, has been omitted of the Bengal squad for the upcoming Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy. The Cricket Affiliation of Bengal (CAB) named a 16-member squad and Dinda is aggravated to the extent that he doesn’t want to signify the state anymore going forward, sources mentioned. The selectors at the moment are searching for Bengal’s journey with out the speedster.

Within the 2019-20 Vijay Hazare Trophy, the Mednipur-born Dinda might solely handle 10 wickets at an financial system of 5.52. The crew administration is now focussing on blooding in younger gamers, preserving any eye on the long run. 25-year-old Ravi Kant Singh, who additionally performed for India U19, has been added to the squad. Sayan Ghosh and Ayan Bhattacharjee add to Bengal’s quick bowling firepower.

“Ashok Dinda is a legend of Bengal cricket. We salute him for his contribution. However dropping him is a choice taken by the selectors. These days, he (Dinda) has been coming out and in of the bottom whereas a few of his deliveries should not even reaching the ’keeper,” Arun Lal, the coach-cum-mentor of Bengal was quoted as saying in The Telegraph.

Dinda wasn’t efficient within the Vijay Hazare Trophy

Within the Vijay Hazare Trophy, Ishan Porel and Akash Deep fared alike Dinda within the wickets’ column. However the duo has a lot better financial system charges than Dinda. Lal additionally put forth how the 35-year-old gave away runs at an alarming price within the video games versus Tamil Nadu and Gujarat.

“He got here to the camp just for two-three days and when he was accessible, he damage his leg, which was unlucky… On this yr’s Vijay Hazare Trophy, being the strike bowler, he wasn’t as efficient within the two key matches versus Gujarat and Tamil Nadu. He leaked runs,” Lal, additionally a former Indian cricketer, talked about.

Anustup Majumdar confronted the axe as nicely

Lal highlighted the significance of transferring on and reckons that T20 cricket supplies the kids with an awesome probability to point out their mettle. The 35-year-old Anustup Majumdar has additionally been omitted and it’s a transparent message to the opposite senior members of the crew.

“Bengal cricket can not let go of every part only for a reputation. If children aren’t given an opportunity in T20 cricket, the place will they be tried out then? The CAB is absolutely severe about selling children. That’s the rationale even somebody like Anustup Majumder was omitted,” he added.

Abhimanyu Easwaran, who’s within the nationwide selectors’ radar, will lead Bengal within the T20 event. Bengal’s first match is versus Assam on Friday, November eight on the Bandra Kurla Advanced in Mumbai.

Right here’s the Bengal squad

Abhimanyu Easwaran (captain), Sreevats Goswami, Abhishek Raman, Vivek Singh, Manoj Tiwary, Agniv Pan, Ritwik Roy Chowdhury, Shahbaz Ahmed, Debabrata Das, Arnab Nandi, Writtick Chatterjee, Ishan Porel, Akash Deep, Sayan Ghosh, Ravi Kant Singh, Ayan Bhattacharjee.