Focus on Shubman Gill

CHANDIGARH:With the new Ranji Trophy season kicking off tomorrow at various venues, six teams from the region — Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand and Chandigarh — will look to put up their best performances in the three-month long tournament.

vermaajay1968@gmail.com

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 8

With the new Ranji Trophy season kicking off tomorrow at various venues, six teams from the region — Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand and Chandigarh — will look to put up their best performances in the three-month long tournament.

In Group A, Punjab begin their campaign against Rajasthan at Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur tomorrow. Himachal Pradesh will take on Saurashtra at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala in a Group B match. In Group C, Haryana take on Maharashtra at Lahli near Rohtak, while Uttarakhand take on Jammu and Kashmir at the Abhimanyu Cricket Academy in Dehradun.

From the region’s perspective, all eyes will be on Shubman Gill, who will once again stake a claim for a place in the Indian team.

Expectations will be high from the Punjab team as it boasts of a handful of India A players and new coach Munish Bali, who has the reputation of marshalling young talent efficiently. It remains to be seen how Punjab fare in their home matches as they play at Patiala, barring one match in Mohali.

This season Punjab failed to clear the semifinals hurdle during the Vijay Hazare Trophy but reached the Super League stage in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy.

Last year, Uttarakhand turned out to be the surprise package from the region as they entered the quarterfinals even as all the established teams from the region wilted before the knockout stage. Uttarakhand lost to eventual champions Vidarbha by an innings and 115 runs in Nagpur.

Top Stories

Punjab passes anti-CAA resolution

Punjab passes anti-CAA resolution

Assembly terms new law ‘inherently discriminatory’, seeks it...

After Kerala, state plans to file plea in SC

After Kerala, state plans to file plea in SC

Wants changes in NPR forms, won’t use new census parameters

A new nationalism

A new nationalism

Leaderless masses are offering resistance to the politics of...

Cities

View All

Man crushed under rashly driven truck

Deceased survived by wife, 10-year-old son

Traders protest against GST Dept

Allege harassment by GST officials during raid at hosiery fa...