Mohammad Azharuddin © Getty Images
Mohammad Azharuddin played 99 Tests and 334 ODIs for India © Getty Images

Kanpur: Oct 31, 2014

The Uttar Pradesh senior One-Day squad that will take part in the Vijay Hazare Trophy today saw former India captain Mohammed Azharuddin‘s son Mohammed Asaduddin being included just after appearing for trials at the state team’s nets a week back.

Asaduddin or better known as Abbas is a left-hander, who was a part of the Hyderabad U-22 squad, back in 2010, but could not break into the senior squad in these years. Asaduddin also gave trials in various IPL franchises including Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) back in 2009 without much success.

Today UPCA general manager Rohit Talwar today named the 15-member squad today and a lot of eyebrows were raised after finding Asaduddin’s name in the squad led by India discard Piyush Chawla.

It must be mentioned in this regard that Asaduddin appeared for state team’s trials a week earlier and now has been drafted into a senior state team within a week.

Squad: Piyush Chawla (captain), Akshdeep Nath, Prashant Gupta, Praveen Kumar, R P Singh, Ali Murtaza, Mukul Dagar, Ekalavya Dwivedi (wk), Amit Mishra Jr, Parvinder Singh, Ankit Rajpoot, Tanmay Srivastava, Kuldeep Yadav, Umang Sharma, Mohammed Asaduddin, Imtiyaz Ahmed, Dipendra Pandit, Israr Azim Khan