Forward of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) removed Abhimanyu Easwaran because the captain of the Bengal team and handed over the duty to seasoned Anustup Majumdar.
Shreevats Goswami has been named the vice-captain as Bengal performs all its matches in Kolkata, starting from January 10.
Beneath Easwaran’s captaincy, Bengal reached the ultimate of the Ranji Trophy in March, however, went all the way down to Saurashtra within the summit conflict. Whereas the workforce loved success, Easwaran’s batting efficiency dipped.
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The CAB president Avishek Dalmiya and secretary Snehasish Ganguly on Thursday spoke to Majumdar, Goswami and Easwaran and made them conscious that the choice taken was just for the size of the match in the query. “The selectors felt that without the burden of captaincy over his head Abhimanyu would be capable of play extra freely and ship as much as his potential,” the affiliation stated in an announcement.
The 36-year-old Majumdar had a stellar Ranji Trophy season, the place he hammered consecutive centuries within the quarterfinals and semifinals. It was largely due to his feats that Bengal made it to the ultimate.
Bengal carried out a protracted camp beneath the watchful eyes of former India worldwide, VVS Laxman not too long ago, and after the camp, Laxman had even acknowledged that the strain of captaincy gained’t has an effect on his batting.
“I don’t assume captaincy will have an effect on Abhimanyu’s efficiency in any respect. I consider further duty is wonderful,” Laxman instructed CAB Media. “That’s what he has been doing for Bengal for therefore a few years, he’s been a prolific run-getter. He carried out not just for Bengal but additionally within the alternatives he obtained for India he has completed exceedingly effectively.”
However, the workforce administration thought in any other case. A seasoned campaigner, Easwaran had changed Manoj Tiwary as skipper forward of the 2019-20 season.
The squad: Anustup Majumdar (captain), Shreevats Goswami (vice-captain), Abhimanyu Easwaran, Manoj Tiwary, Sudip Chatterjee, Ishan Porel, Ritwik Roy Chowdhury, Vivek Singh, Shahbaz Ahamad, Arnab Nandi, Mukesh Kumar, Akash Deep, Abhishek Das, Mohammad Kaif, Aritra Chatterjee, Suvankar Bal, Writtick Chatterjee, Prayas Ray Barman, Kaif Ahmed, Ravi Kant Singh.
Stand-by: Kazi Junaid Saifi, Sujit Yadav.