Middle-order batter Shubham Dubey has earned a maiden call-up to the Vidarbha senior men's team for the upcoming Ranji Trophy 2023-24. The VCA's Senior Selection Committee met on Thursday to announce the squad that will be led by Akshay Wadkar, with Aditya Sarvate assuming vice-captaincy duties.
Shubham, a left-handed hard-hitting batter hailing from Yavatmal, was recently in the news for being picked up by Rajasthan Royals in the IPL 2024 auction. The 29-year-old was in supreme form at this year's Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy, finishing as Vidarbha's highest run-getter with an explosive match-winning fifty in his team's highest-ever run chase.
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The 2023-24 Ranji Trophy is set to begin on January 5 2024, with the final to be held on March 10.
Full squad: Akshay Wadkar (C & WK), Aditya Sarvate (VC), Faiz Fazal, Dhruv Shorey, Karun Nair, R Sanjay, Shubham Dubey, Darshan Nalkande, Akshay Wakhare, Harsh Dubey, Yash Thakur, Yash Rathod, Siddhesh Wath (wk), Lalit Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Mohit Kale, Aditya Thakare.