T20 shortlist: Meet New Faces

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JKCA on Wednesday released a 25-member probable list for upcoming Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Apart from known players, a few new faces have been included in the shortlist.

In this article, let’s have a look at all of them:

Nasir Lone

The young all-rounder from North Kashmir’s Bandipora is one of the lesser known faces featuring the shortlist.

Nasir though has been around for a while. He has been a part of J&K U-19 and U-23 teams apart from attending a ZCA camp. He can batsman in the middle and bowl both with the new ball and in the death.

The right-hander surely would be one of the players to watch. He is most likely to make it to the final squad.

Mujtaba Yousuf

Mujtaba is another youngster who is making large strides. The left-arm pacer impressed one and all in trial matches with his flamboyant bowling. He also had a fruitful season with J&K U-19 side.

As there isn’t any left-arm quickie around, he might also make it through.

Nawaz Ahmad

Nawaz also had a good run in T20 trial matches. He not only did well behind the wickets, but made some valuable runs as well.

The Jammu region based wicket-keeper batsman is among the three wicket-keepers named in the shortlist.

Abdul Samad

After doing exceedingly well U-19 tourney, Samad displayed a lot of promise in the trial matches as well.

He is a firepower batsman who can bowl occasional leg-breaks.

Taizeem Tak

Another U-19 lad, Taizeem is a left-arm spinner. He also had a dream outing in U-19 assignment this season.

The Anantnag-born cricketer would be competing with Waseem Raza and Deepak Dogra for making it to the final squad.

Sahil Shafi

The opening batsman scored a dew cameos in the trial matches. He plays for Amar Singh Cricket Club and has formidable past numbers.

The right-handed batsman would though have to do exceptionally well to get a go as they would be in competition with Jatin Wadhwan, Shubham Pundir and Khajuria.

Shahrukh Dar

The right-arm seamer has been out of scene after doing wonders in his U-19 reign. He can bowl quick and also get a bit of nip.

Shahrukh will be aiming to make this opportunity count as the camp gets underway from February 1st.