In a significant development, Sanju Samson has been entrusted with the captaincy of the Kerala cricket team for the upcoming Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 tournament. Scheduled to be held from October 16 to November 6 at various venues, this tournament promises to be a thrilling contest with Samson at the helm.

An Exciting Campaign Ahead

Kerala’s journey in the Group B segment of the tournament will commence with a match against Himachal Pradesh in Mumbai. The group stage will see Kerala locking horns with competitive teams such as Sikkim, Assam, Bihar, Chandigarh, Odisha, Services, and Chandigarh.

Samson’s captaincy provides an opportunity for him to showcase his leadership skills and batting prowess, aiming to catch the eye of national selectors. With the weight of captaincy on his shoulders, Samson will be eager to lead by example.

Strength in All-Round Performances

Kerala’s squad receives a significant boost with the inclusion of all-rounder Shreyas Gopal, who recently moved from Karnataka. Gopal’s spin bowling expertise is expected to bolster Kerala’s performance, especially in the spin department. He is set to lead the spin attack alongside seasoned spinner Jalaj Saxena, the highest wicket-taker in the previous Ranji Trophy season with an impressive tally of 50 wickets.

The vice-captaincy of the squad is entrusted to the promising Rohan Kunnummal, adding to the youthful vigour of the team. Furthermore, former Tamil Nadu cricketer M Venkataramana will serve as the head coach of the Kerala cricket team for this season. 

Kerala Squad for the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy:

Sanju Samson (captain, wk), Rohan Kunnummal (vice-captain), Shreyas Gopal, Jalaj Saxena, Sachin Baby, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Vishnu Vinod, Abdul Basit, Sijomon Joseph, Vysakh Chandran, Basil Thampi, KM Asif, Vinod Kumar, Manu Krishnan, Varun Nayanar, M. Ajnas, P.K. Mithun, Salman Nissar.

As cricket enthusiasts eagerly await the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20, all eyes are on Sanju Samson and his squad as they aim to make a mark in this prestigious competition.

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