Senior batsman Sachin Tendulkar will boost Mumbai's batting in their Ranji Trophy quarter-final against Baroda, in Mumbai from January 6, but the 39-time champions will miss pace spearhead Zaheer Khan, who is sidelined with a calf injury.
Tendulkar recently retired from One-Day Internationals and is available for Mumbai's remaining Ranji campaign, but Zaheer is out with a calf injury sustained during the team's last league game against Gujarat at the D Y Patil stadium in Navi Mumbai.
"Zaheer has sustained a calf injury and is currently in rehab mode at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore," said Mumbai Cricket Association joint-secretary and selection meeting convenor Nitin Dalal.
The team, selected for the knock-out game scheduled at the Wankhede stadium, will be led by Ajit Agarkar, who is fit after missing the tie against Gujarat due to an injury.
Mumbai will also miss the services of key batsmen Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma, both members of India's ODI squad now playing against Pakistan.
Mumbai squad: Ajit Agarkar (Captain), Sachin Tendulkar, Wasim Jaffer, Suryakumar Yadav, Dhaval Kulkarni, Kaustubh Pawar, Abhishek Nayar, Hiken Shah, Aditya Tare, Ankit Chavan, Nikhil Patil (Jr.), Javed Khan, Shoaib Shaikh, Shardul Thakur and Vishal Dabholkar.
Coach: Sulakshan Kulkarni.
Check out the schedule:
|Ranji Trophy 2012-13 (Indian domestic cricket)|
|Jan 6-10||Quarter-final 1: Mumbai v Baroda||Mumbai||0930 IST|
|Jan 6-10||Quarter-final 2: Punjab v Jharkhand||Jamshedpur||0930 IST|
|Jan 6-10||Quarter-final 3: Saurashtra v Karnataka||Rajkot||0930 IST|
|Jan 6-10||Quarter-final 4: Uttar Pradesh v Services||Indore||0930 IST|
|Jan 16-20||First semi-final||TBA*||0930 IST|
|Jan 16-20||Second semi-final||TBA*||0930 IST|
|Jan 26-30||FINAL||TBA*||0930 IST|
|(TBA=To be announced)|