Ranji Trophy 2018-19: Bengal retains Manoj Tiwary as captain

Former India batsman Arun Lal, who has recently been appointed as the mentor, is likely to travel with the side

Bengal retained batsman Manoj Tiwary as the captain while announcing a 16-member squad for the Ranji Trophy opener against Himachal Pradesh.   -  Prashant Nakwe

Bengal retained batsman Manoj Tiwary as the captain while announcing a 16-member squad for the Ranji Trophy opener against Himachal Pradesh, which will be played in Amtar from November 1 to 4.

The squad has two new names in all-rounder Shahbaz Ahmed and leg-break bowler Prayash Ray Burman. Former India batsman Arun Lal, who has recently been appointed as the mentor after the team’s poor performance in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, is likely to travel with the side.

The Bengal Ranji squad: Manoj Tiwary (capt.), Sudip Chatterjee (v-c), Ashok Dinda, Anustup Majumdar, Shreevats Goswami, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Abhishek Raman, Koushik Ghosh, B. Amit, Mukesh Kumar, Ishan Porel, Pradipta Pramanik, Prayash Ray Burman, Saurabh Kumar Singh, Shahbaz Ahmed, Aamir Gani.