Rajasthan Royals’ cricketers Shivam Dube and Yashasvi Jaswal have been released from the squad ahead of IPL 2021 as the duo will be playing for Mumbai’s upcoming tour of Oman. The Mumbai team will be touring Oman for three-match ODIs, followed by as many T20 internationals. Both the cricketers have been named to the Mumbai squad for the Oman tour.
The chairman of Mumbai’s selection committee, Salil Ankola requested the Rajasthan Royals to release both the players as most of their players are available due to IPL 2021 commitments and ongoing Test series between India and England.
Ankola confirmed that Yashasvi Jaswal and Shivam Dube will link up with the Rajasthan Royals squad in the UAE after the Oman tour. Speaking to The Times of India, he said:
“The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) urged RR to release these players from their camp for this tour, and the franchise agreed in the interest of cricket. They will join RR in UAE after this tour.”
The upcoming white-ball series between Mumbai and Oman will begin on 22nd August. The three T20 internationals will be played on August 22, 24, and 26 while the 50-over games are scheduled on August 29, 31 and September 2.
The chairman of Mumbai’s selection committee stressed that the series will be good practice for the players ahead of the domestic tournaments coming up.
“It’s good that Oman invited us for this tour. Due to rain, no cricket has been possible in Mumbai. This tour will give our boys good match practice. It will help us prepare for the limited-overs leg of the domestic season,” said Ankola.
Mumbai squad: Shams Mulani (Captain), Aakarshit Gomel, Hardik Tamore, Arman Jaffer, Chimany Sutar, Shivam Dube, Aman Khan, Sujit Naik, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shashank Attarde, Mohit Avasthi, Sairaj Patil, Deepak Shetty, Dhrumil Matkar