Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Karun Nair to lead champions Karnataka

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Bengaluru, October 31: With a focus on promoting youngsters, the Karnataka State Cricket Association announced the senior state T20 squad for the upcoming Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.

For the defending champions Karnataka, middle-order batsman Karun Nair, who played a minor role in the recently-concluded triumphant Vijay Hazare Trophy campaign, has been named skipper of the squad that bears a new look.

With senior star players busy with national duty, a bunch of top-performing cricketers from the KPL have found a spot in the line-up. The announced team is for the first three matches to be played from 8th to 17th November at Vishakhapatnam.

Last season, Karnataka who beat Maharashtra in the final, set a new record winning thirteen consecutive T20 matches.

Team: Karun Nair (Captain), Rohan Kadam, Devdutt Padikkal, Pavan Deshpande, Anirudha Joshi, Pravin Dubey, Luvnith Sisodia (WK), Gowtham K, Suchith J, Mithun A, Koushik V, Shreyas Gopal, Prateek Jain, Nihal Ullal, Samarth R, Coach: Yere K Goud, Bowling Coach: Arvind S.

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