Ranji Trophy: J&K 3 players ahead of Haryana clash

J&K is going to play its next match of Ranji trophy on December 14 against hosts Haryana at Chaudhry BansiLal Cricket Stadium, Lahli, Haryana.

ABID KHAN
Srinagar, Publish Date: Dec 13 2018 2:02AM | Updated Date: Dec 13 2018 2:02AM
Ranji Trophy: J&K 3 players ahead of Haryana clashRepresentational Pic

J&K’s selectors have dropped three underperforming players from its Ranji trophy team and have included two new players ahead of the clash against Haryana.

J&K is going to play its next match of Ranji trophy on December 14 against hosts Haryana at Chaudhry BansiLal Cricket Stadium, Lahli, Haryana.

Having suffered a shock defeat against heavyweights Uttar Pradesh in its previous game on home soil, senior selection committee has made some changes in the squad. The selectors have dropped three underperforming players Fazil Rashid, Shubham Singh Pundir and Paras Sharma while as two players Pranav Gupta and Aditya Pratap have been included.

It was after series of below-par performances that the selectors have made changes in the team. All the three dropped players have failed to live upto the expectations despite being giving a number of chances.

J&K so far has played five matches in which it has suffered defeat in three and was held to draw in one. It has been able to win only one match and that was against minnows Tripura on home turf of Sheri-Kashmir Cricket Stadium Srinagar. 

It is not the defeat per se, but the manner in which the team has suffered those defeats, would surely have hurt them. Even against Uttar Pradesh, despite being able to get first inning lead, J&K went onto lose the match only in three days on home turf at Jammu. 

On points table, J&K at present is at eighth place with only seven points in Elite Group-C while as hosts Haryana against whom J&K would be playing next game stand at fourth place with 15 points.

“Although the team was announced for only first two matches initially but selectors opted to continue with same in order to back the youngsters fully. However, they have not been able to make full use of the support and chances they have been provided. After persistent failures, selectors were left with no option but to go ahead with axe and bring in new players waiting for an opportunity,” said a JKCA official.

x
This site uses cookies to deliver our services and to show you relevant news and ads. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Service.That's Fine