Shillong: The Meghalaya Cricket Association has named a 20-member squad for next month’s Vijay Hazare Trophy, the senior men’s domestic one-day tournament.
Meghalaya are in the Plate Group, which will see all of its matches played in Jaipur. The team’s first fixture will be against Sikkim on December 8.
The other states in the Plate Group are Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland and Tripura. However, each team will only play a total of five matches.
Included in the Meghalaya squad are Kishan Lyngdoh, who blazed a trail in the recent Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 tournament, and guest professional Chirag Khurana, who contributed with both bat and ball.
Thanks to them and the fine bowling performances by Dippu Sangma, Akash K Chaudhary and others, Meghalaya finished second in the T20 competition and will hope to replicate that form in the one day format.
Meghalaya Vijay Hazare Trophy squad: Akash K Chaudhary, Chengkam Sangma, Dippu Sangma, Wellmanson Passah, Johny M Sangma, Kilco R Marak, Kishan Lyngdoh, Lerry Sangma, Md Nafees, Pringsang T Sangma, Rohit Shah, Shaisngi Lyngdoh, Riboklang Hynniewta, Ram Gurung, Aryan Bora, Nick Dann, Bamanbha Shangpliang, guest professional Punit Singh Bisht, guest professional DB Ravi Teja, guest professional Chirag Khurana
Meghalaya support staff: Dheeraj Jadav (head coach), Sudesh Pradhan (assistant coach), Surojit Biswas (physio), Himmat Singh (trainer), Chiang D Shira (manager) .