Delhi Capitals, an Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise team, has called up five cricket players from J&K for the trial camp that will be held in Delhi, reported Greater Kashmir.
The franchisee is holding the trial camp to shortlist domestic players for the upcoming IPL 2023 season.
According to GK, Delhi Capitals organised a selection trial in Srinagar. At the tryouts, there were about 50 cricket players from J&K. From that group, the franchise has chosen five players for the main trial camp, which will be held in Delhi on October 26 and 27.
Senior J&K batter Shubham Khajuria, young batter Jiyaad Magrey, incredibly gifted right-arm pacer Sharukh Dar, and left-arm pacer Mujtaba Yousuf have all been called by the IPL team. It has also been called spin allrounder Abid Mushtaq who has been in great form recently.
While Shubham has been playing for J&K for the last many years, he has also represented India at the Under-19 level. In the recent Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy campaign for J&K, Khajuria played some decent knocks. Jiyaad Magrey is upcoming talent and has got potential to make it big. Sharukh Dar who was overlooked by J&K selectors for the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy is reckoned as the current fastest bowler of J&K after Umran Malik. He has been part of IPL teams as a net bowler. Mujtaba Yousuf did exceedingly well for the J&K in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy. He has also been part of a couple of IPL franchises as a net bowler and has also been part of India junior side camps. Abid Mushtaq is a highly talented spin all-rounder. He has been consistently contributing with bat and ball for J&K during the last couple of years. In the recent Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy, Abid was one of the top performers for J&K despite the team not doing well as a unit.
The camp is expected to take place on October 26 and 27, thus players have been requested to arrive in Delhi on Tuesday.
In Srinagar, the trials were held under Saba Karim, a former Indian cricketer, and Shantanu Chokhani— the Delhi Capitals scouts.
Prior to the IPL player auction, there are rumours that other franchisees are also conducting camp cum trials. Based on their performances in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 tournament, they have called up