Cuttack: The Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) today formally announced the names of 21 players of the State for the Board of Cricket Control of India (BCCI) home season Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
Rajesh Dhupar has been named as the captain of the Odisha team for the Syed Mushtaq Ali.
While all-rounder Biplab Samantaray has been allowed rest during the tournament, Anshuman Rath will mark his debut in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
The State team will be leaving for Lucknow on the 27th of this month. Odisha will be playing against Goa on November 4. Later the team will be playing against Tamilnadu, Maharashtra, Punjab and Puducherry.
OCA selection committee chairman Prabhanjan Mallick is hopeful of a better performance by the team which has been trained under Coach Wasim Jafer.