Ranji Trophy 2013-14: Mumbai win toss, elect to field against Haryana at Rohtak

The Group A match is likely to be Sachin Tendulkar’s last  Ranji Trophy match © Getty Images

Oct 27, 2013

Defending champions Mumbai won the toss and elected to bowl against Haryana in the Group A match at Lahli, Rohtak.

This is likely to be Sachin Tendulkar‘s last Ranji Trophy match and a warm-up for him ahead of the two-match Test series against West Indies.

Zaheer Khan will be leading the Mumbai side after Ajit Agarkar announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.

Excited at the prospect of watching Tendulkar bat from close quarters, there has been a mad scramble for tickets among locals here who have rarely witnessed top-flight domestic cricket.

Enthusiastic fans carrying Tendulkar’s poster outside the Chaudhary Bansi Lal stadium in Lahli village, around 10 km from Rohtak, jumped and ran in delight after they learnt of the veteran’s participation in the match.

Besides Tendulkar, Mumbai will also have left-am pacer Zaheer Khan, Ajinkya Rahane and Dhawal Kulkarni, to name a few, in their ranks while legspinner Amit Mishra will be turning out for Haryana.

According to curator Jasmer Singh, the pitch will have something for both batsmen and bowlers.

(With inputs from PTI)