Big names will look to stand tall when Karnataka takes on Uttar Pradesh in their Ranji Trophy quarterfinal on the Alur floor right here from Monday.
The dwelling group is led by skilled batter Manish Pandey, who will function in his ninety fifth First Class match. Opener Mayank Agarwal returns to the squad, and will look to make amends for a poor run within the IPL.
Southpaw Devdutt Padikkal, a part of the Rajasthan Royals unit which reached the IPL last, is one other confirmed performer.
Karun Nair, whose unbeaten 175 in opposition to Jammu and Kashmir within the group stage supplied hope after an extended lean patch, will discover a middle-order spot.
In the absence of Prasidh Krishna, away on National obligation, the bowling assault will be spearheaded by pacer Ronit More and off-spinner Ok. Gowtham. The assist solid — V. Koushik, V. Vyshak, M. Venkatesh, Ok. Vidwath and others — are pretty inexperienced.
On the bowling line-up, Karnataka bowling coach S. Arvind stated, “They are promising, they know the conditions and how to utilise it. The youngsters may not have played First Class cricket, but they come with experience from the under-25 competition (C.K. Nayudu Trophy). They know the lengths they need to bowl, and have studied the batsmen’s weaknesses as well.”
Uttar Pradesh, which like Karnataka topped the desk within the group stage, will look for contributions from established gamers. Priyam Garg featured in solely two video games for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2022, however he will hope to proceed his good type within the red-ball format.
Kolkata Knight Riders’ Rinku Singh, who hit 67 and 78 n.o. to energy Uttar Pradesh previous Maharashtra within the final group stage match, is the batting mainstay.
Fast bowler Ankit Rajpoot is the aspect’s main wicket-taker (12 wickets).