<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/shardu.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-783736" alt="shardu" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/shardu.jpg" width="638" height="355" /></a> <p></p> <p></p>Key pacers <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Shardul-Thakur/">Shardul Thakur</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Tushar-Deshpande">Tushar Deshpande</a>, who were out due to injuries, have made a comeback to the Mumbai squad for their <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Ranji-Trophy-2018-19-2">Ranji Trophy</a> tie against regaining champions <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Vidarbha">Vidarbha</a>. <p></p> <p></p>The four-day game will be played from December 30 at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium at Jamtha, Nagpur. <p></p> <p></p>In October this year, Thakur had sustained a groin injury on his Test debut against West Indies at Hyderabad after bowling just 10 balls. <p></p> <p></p>Since then, the right-arm pacer is out of action. <p></p> <p></p>Deshpande has also been out of action for a month. <p></p> <p></p>The Ajit Agarkar-led selection panel has named the two pacers in the 15-member squad announced by the Mumbai Cricket Association on its website on Thursday. <p></p> <p></p>Siddhesh Lad continues to remain the skipper. <p></p> <p></p>Mumbai are currently in the 14th spot in the combined Groups A and B standings with 11 points in their kitty. <p></p> <p></p>Vidarbha are comfortably positioned in the third spot with 21 points. <p></p> <p></p>Mumbai need an outright win to stay in contention for the quarter-final berth. <p></p> <p></p>If they fail to win, the 41-time Ranji champions will be virtually out of contention. <p></p> <p></p><strong>Squad</strong>: Siddhesh Lad (Captain), Shreyas Iyer, Aditya Tare, Shardul Thakur, Shivam Dube, Jay Bista, Vikrant Auti,Shubham Ranjane, Eknath Kerkar, Karsh Kothari, Dhrumil Matkar, Tanush Kotian, Minad Manjrekar, Tushar Deshpande, Royston Dias.