Aditya Tare    CricketCountry staff
Aditya Tare CricketCountry staff

Mumbai’s skipper Aditya Tare will miss his team’s Ranji Trophy 2017-18 opener versus Madhya Pradesh tomorrow. Tare, 29, is expected to become a father very soon, and will be with his wife during Mumbai’s clash. He has been given a green signal to skip Mumbai’s first match by the team management. Suryakumar Yadav will take over from Tare, but the wicketkeeper-batsman’s absence will be felt on the field.

“I would like to thank the selectors, association and my teammates for understanding my situation and supporting me through it”, stated Tare after being granted the permission. Tare has been Mumbai’s skipper since 2014-15 season, and under his captaincy they were crowned champions in 2015-16 edition. In addition, Mumbai also ended runners-up in the previous season.

Tare, with a best score of 222, provides much stability to the batting line-up and does the job with the glooves as well. Other than Ranji, Tare has been a part of Mumbai Indians (MI) in Indian Premier League (IPL) as well. He was a part of MI’s squad when they lifted the trophy in 2013 and 2015 editions. Nonetheless, he got minimal chances due to Parthiv Patel’s presence. He is best remembered for his six off Australia’s James Faulkner to send MI to the playoffs in 2015 edition.