Srinagar: The Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise side Delhi Capitals has called up five cricketers from J&K for the trial cum camp scheduled to be held in Delhi.
The trial cum camp is being held by franchisee in order to shortlist domestic players for the upcoming season of IPL 2023.
Delhi Capitals had held selection trial in Srinagar. In those trials around 50 cricketer from J&K participated. Out of that the franchisee has called up five players for the main trial cum camp scheduled to be held in Delhi on October 26 and 27.
The IPL side has called J&K’s senior batter Shubham Khajuria, young batter Jiyaad Magrey, highly talented right arm pacer Sharukh Dar and left arm pacer Mujtaba Yousuf. It has also called spin allrounder Abid Mushtaq who has been in great form recently.
While Shubham has been playing for J&K for last many years, he has also represented India at Under-19 level. In the recent Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy campaign for J&K, Khajuria played some decent knocks. Jiyaad Magrey is upcoming talent and has got potential to make it big. Sharukh Dar who was overlooked by J&K selectors for the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy is reckoned as current fastest bowler of J&K after Umran Malik. He has been part of IPL teams as net bowler. Mujtaba Yousuf did exceedingly well for the J&K in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy. He has also been part of couple of IPL franchises as net bowler and has also been part of India junior side camps. Abid Mushtaq is highly talented spin all-rounder. He has been consistently contributing with bat and ball for J&K during last couple of years. In the recent Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy, Abid was one of the top performers for J&K despite team not doing well as a unit.
Players have been asked to reach Delhi on Tuesday while as camp is likely to be held on October 26 and 27.
In Srinagar, the trials were held under Saba Karim, a former Indian cricketer, and Shantanu Chokhani— the Delhi Capitals scouts.
There is word that other franchisees are also holding camp cum trials ahead of IPL players auction. They have called up players on the basis of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 tournament performances.
Courtesy : Greater Kashmir