The 12th edition of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy is about to begin soon. Mark your calendars, as the tournament will be running from the 10th to 31st of January, 2021. Eventually, it got canceled in 2020, due to the coronavirus lockdown, however, now the BCCI has given permission for the tournament to be played. Karnataka are the defending champions yet again, as they defended their title successfully in 2019.
For the most part in this article, we will be discussing Manipur cricket team squad. Consequently, Manipur has never won the championship nor qualified for the final, but they’ll be trying their best, once again this year. Albeit they are not the best team on-board, but they sure have the will to go all the way.
Live streaming of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy matches will be available on Star Sports 2 and Star Sports 2 HD. On the other hand, online streaming will be done by the Disney+ Hotstar app. In addition, you can keep with all the live scores from our website.
Below, we will be discussing Manipur Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy team 2021. Moreover, their complete players list will also be put up at the end.
Manipur Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy Team 2021
Firstly, if we look at the group draw of Manipur cricket team squad, then they are in the Plate group. Compared to other five groups, Plate group has the most no. of teams, eight to be precise. Along with Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy team Manipur, there’s Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Chandigarh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Sikkim.
Manipur cricket team squad will begin their campaign by firstly going up against Meghalaya. The match will take place at the Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering Ground in Chennai, on January 11th. At the same time, you can check out the complete schedule of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy on our website.
In order to qualify for the knockouts, Manipur has to finish either at the top or the no. 2 spots in their group. Likewise, last season, the top two teams from each group will qualify for the quarterfinals.
The Knockouts phase will begin on the 26th of January, 2021. Motera Stadium in Hyderabad will host all the finals.
Manipur Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy Players list
If you compare Manipur cricket team squad to some of the other squads like Delhi or Karnataka for example, then they don’t look as good on-paper. It’s true that they’ll be going in the tournament as underdogs, but one shouldn’t underestimate them. They’ve shown glimpses of excellence in the past, and will hope to do their best this year.
Following is the complete Manipur Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy players list, along with their playing roles.
- Ahmed Shah (Wicket-keeper batsman)
- Langlonyamba Meitan Keishangbam (Right-hand bat)
- Bishworjit Singh (Right-arm medium-fast)
- Narisingh Yadav (Wicket-keeper batsman)
- Nitesh Sedai (Right-arm offbreak)
- Gemson Singh (Right-hand bat)
- Ajay Lamabam (Slow left-arm orthodox)
- Prafullomani Singh (Right-hand bat)
- Rex Rajkumar (All-rounder)
- Jayanta Sagatpam (Right-hand bat)
- Kishan Thokchom (Right-arm medium)
- Sheiteendra Singh (All-rounder)
- Karnajit Yumnam (Right-hand bat)