19 April 2018 last updated at 03:55 GMT
 
Five uncapped players in Mumbai Indians squad for IPL 5
Monday 20 February 2012

Mumbai Indians added five cricketers - Apoorva Wankhede, Sujit Nayak, Rahul Shukla, Kuldeep Yadav and Sushant Marathe - to their list of players for the fifth season of Indian Premier League, commencing on April 4.

The MI team management followed performance of many youngsters throughout the domestic circuit this season and zeroed in on this quintet of players following their impressive performance, zeal to learn and passion for the sport, a statement from the IPL franchise said.

While, Wankhede, Nayak, Marathe and Yadav are to don the MI's uniform for the first time, Shukla, who had been part of the team in the third IPL, makes a comeback.

The 19-year-old Wankhede, a promising batsman from Vidarbha, had impressed with his batting technique, ability to score big and quick runs and is an agile fielder.

Nayak has represented Mumbai in CK Nayudu tourney for three years now as a batsman and a left arm orthodox bowler. Kuldeep Yadav, the youngest of the five at 18, is a left arm wrist spinner and was a notable performer in his first U-19 Cooch Behar season for UP.

MI are seeing their inclusion as a reiteration of their belief in youngsters among whom are Ambati Rayudu, R Sathish, Saurabh Tiwari, Dhawal Kulkarni, Abu Nechim, Surya Kumar Yadav and Aditya Tare, the release said.

Ruchir Modi to set up 8 cricket academies across Rajasthan
Committed to the growth of cricket in Rajasthan, the academies will be called the ‘Lalit Kumar Modi Center of Excellence’
Twitter war: Lalit Modi drags Rahul Gandhi into RCA dispute
Hours before the first IPL game at Jaipur after 4 years, a wordy duel between Lalit Modi and RCA president Dr. C.P. Joshi set Twitter on fire.