Ranji Trophy 2012-13, Round VI December 8, 2012

Ranji Trophy 2012-13, Round VI, Day 1

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Group A
Stumps Punjab 288/4 (Mandeep 102*, Ravi Inder 79) v Mumbai
Stumps Rajasthan 182/5 (Kanitkar 45*, Yagnik 12*) v Gujarat
Stumps Madhya Pradesh 212/5 (Rameez 82*, Rajan 0*) v Railways
Stumps Bengal 7 for 0 trail Saurashtra 209 (Jadeja 70, Saxena 5-17) by 202 runs

Group B
Stumps Delhi 44 for 2 trail Karnataka 192 (Binny 61, Awana 5-81) by 150 runs
Stumps Haryana 257 (Yadav 63) v Maharashtra
Stumps Uttar Pradesh 248/4 (Dagar 116, Kaif 85) v Vidarbha
Stumps Baroda 34/1 trail Odisha 181 (Podder 82, Bhatt 6-73) by 147 runs

Group C

Stumps Services 284/4 (Chatterjee 103, Yashpal 92*, Paliwal 23*) v Goa
Stumps Assam 213/4 (Das 90) v Himachal
Stumps Kerala 0/0 v J&K 215 (Ian Dev Singh 117*, Shahid 8-51)
Stumps Jharkhand 95/3 (Tiwary 38*, Jaggi 43*) trail Tripura 106 (Subhrajit 43, Yadav 6-38) by 11 runs

5.10pm Thanks all for tuning in today. We'll soon have several stories up on the site to fill your Ranji cravings. See you in the morning!

5.00pm

Last update of the day from Amol:

"Hiken Shah latches on to an edge off Uday Kaul's bat. And that's stumps. Punjab 288 for 4. Mandeep Singh unbeaten on 102."

And here's Kanishkaa signing off:

"Close on day 1 and Delhi are trailing by 148. Would have been ideal if they hadn't lost those two wickets but they will be very pleased with this effort today. Exploited a seamer's pitch to the fullest. Dhawan's looking strong. Karnataka will want to get him early tomorrow."

4.55pm

Kanishkaa spots this oddity. "Mithun bowling to Mithun." That's Abhimanyu to Manhas.

4.50pm Delhi lose two

Kanishkaa says:

Full marks for field placement! Delhi have lost two and Karnataka have a spring in their step. Short fine leg was in place and Sharath came round the wicket and angled it towards the left-hander’s ribs. Tucked it straight to KL Rahul. Mohit c Rahul b Sharath 0 (4b) FOW 37 for 2 in 12.1 ov

4.45pm Century for Mandeep

Amol says:

"Mandeep flicks Dhawal Kulkarni through mid-wicket for a boundary to raise his hundred. 162b 217m 14x4. Fifth in first-class cricket."

4.40pm Saurashtra collapse

From 174 for 4, Saurashtra have tumbled to 209 all out. Iresh Saxena takes five wickets for 17 in his 12 overs.

4.25pm Ian Dev Singh carries his bat

For only the second time in Ranji history, a J&K batsman has carried his bat. Ian Dev Singh is 117* out of 215. That isn't the only remarkable performance though, as left-arm quick CP Shahid took 8 for 51, the third-best bowling effort by a Kerala bowler.

4.15pm Raina fails again

Not exactly the way Raina will want to make his case for a Test middle-order berth. He's been bowled for 8 by Sandeep Singh, the season's leading wicket-taker, who has all three of the wickets to fall today.

4.05pm A mere 70 for Ravindra Jadeja

No triple or even a single century for the season's highest run-getter. Jadeja is

4.00pm Uday Kaul for India?

Our reader Arjun asks: "Plenty of support pours in for the trinity of Parthiv Patel, Dinesh Karthik and WP Saha, but none for Uday Kaul? He's got a superior FC record to all of them with the bat and has been scoring runs in Punjab's wins this season, and he's also a better wicketkeeper than most of the run-scoring prospects now. And all his runs came in the top tier."

3.45pm Karnataka fold for 192

Hot off the presses from Kanishkaa:

"Middle stump knocked out of its afternoon slumber! Awana gets a five-wicket haul and what a fine way to get there. Appanna was bowled through the gate, the middle stump going for a tumble. Awana stretches his arms out and looks heavenward. KP Appanna b Awana 10 (28b) FOW 192 for 10 in 64.6 ov, HS Sharath 4*"

3.40pm Odisha rolled over for 181

Bhargav Bhatt takes six wickets as Odisha finish on 181 in Vadodara. Solid first day's work by Baroda.

3.35pm

Amol:

"Sigh of relief for Mumbai, and Agarkar. Someone has latched on to an edge, finally. The Mumbai captain forces Ravi Inder to nick one and keeper Aditya Tare accepts a straightforward chance. Ravi Inder scored 76, Punjab 237 for 3"

3.30pm

Kanishkaa:

"Vinay Kumar c Dhawan b Bhatia 28 (65b) FOW 184 for 9 in 63.4 ov Quite a soft dismissal. Vinay tamely chips it to cover, giving Dhawan the simplest of catches today. Vinay didn’t go through with the shot."

3.15pm

Things not going well for Mumbai. Amol:

And Mumbai squander one more opportunity. Mandeep edges it and the ball was heading towards Hiken Shah in the first slip. But Ajinkya Rahane went for it from the second slip and spilled it. Madeep Singh on 67. Punjab 223 for 2

3.10pm No spectators allowed at the Chinnaswamy

Kanishkaa: "Bizarrely, no spectators are allowed into this game because the KSCA is taking all security precautions possible because of the Pakistan T20 game on the 25th. Even the media need passes to get in, which isn’t traditionally the case in a domestic match. It wasn't the case for the last game in Bangalore. Looks like only the members of the KSCA club can watch from the Members Stand, but from what I heard from a friend watching from there, there are hardly any takers."

3.00pm Bhargav Bhatt runs through Odisha

Left-arm spinner Bhatt takes five as Odisha's middle-order folded in Vadodara. Odisha are 156 for 8, with Govind Podder dismissed for 82.

2.45pm Can anyone stop Ravindra Jadeja?
The man with three triples is now unbeaten on 54, and well past 700 runs for the Ranji season. Saurashtra are 150/4 against Bengal.

At Chinnaswamy:

At tea Karnataka are 167 for 8. No specialist batsmen left, so unless the tail bat out of their skins, Delhi could be batting quickly. We’ve hardly seen any spin all day. Says so much about the pitch. Awana chasing a five-for. He has 4 for 67. Vinay 18*, Appanna 0*

2.40pm Another one down for Karnataka
Kanishkaa says: "Tea is just around the corner and Karnataka have managed to lose one more. Mithun plays all over a full delivery from Awana, strikes the base of the pad. Didn’t take the umpire long to give that out. Abhimanyu Mithun lbw b Awana 14 (16b) FOW 163 for 8 in 54.6."

2.35pm Punjab batsmen having it easy

Here's Amol with the latest from Wankhede: Mandeep Singh slog-sweeps Ankeet Chavan through mid-wicket for his eighth four and raises his bat after a well-made fifty. Punjab 202 for 2. Ravi Inder batting on 65.

2.30pm

Sanjay Bangar has broken the stand between Rameez Khan and Devendra Bundela with a run-out. MP now 113 for 3 against Railways. Here's Bangar talking about his finest hour, and about being a senior statesman in the Railways side.

2.20pm Binny dismissed

Kanishkaa has the bad news for Karnataka fans:

Stuart Binny c Bisht b Awana 61 (113b), eight fours FOW 147 for 7 in 50.4 ov. Partnership 42 runs.

Karnataka have lost their mainstay Binny. Edged to the keeper Bisht, but the batsman waited because the non-striker Vinay appeared to gesture to the umpire that Awana may have overstepped. The umpires have a look and Binny has to go. Though this game isn't televised, there are cameras to check for foot faults.

2.10pm Kaif continues solid run

Mohammad Kaif has been in top form this season: 91, 25, 122, 36, 83 and now 63*. He's missed out on two Ranji centuries already this season, and will be hoping to convert this time. UP are at a strong 146 for 1, against Vidarbha.

2.00pm Fifty for Binny

Kanishkaa:

“Something to keep the cheer for Karnataka as Stuart Binny speeds to his fifty. Two whipped boundaries to deep midwicket off Ashish Nehra. Punches a single wide of point to bring up the half-century. Vinay Kumar needs to fight it out with him. 50 off 102 balls with six fours.”

1.55pm Bist falls for 13

Robin Bist began the season with a century in the Duleep Trophy, building on a prolific season in 2011-12, but hasn't touched those heights again since. He seemed to be back in form with an 85 and unbeaten 37* against Madhya Pradesh, but he has fallen cheaply today, caught behind off Rakeh Dhruve.

Another young Rajasthan batsman who is struggling this season is Ashok Menaria, still to hit a half-century this Ranji season. He has perished to the part-time bowling of Venugopal Rao for 18. Rajasthan are 95/4.

And Amol updates with this:

Ravi Inder Singh drives Ajit Agarkar down the wicket to complete his fifty. Punjab 164 for 2

1.50pm Changes galore

People have been calling for large-scale changes to the Test side as it slumps to another defeat, but few could have asked for anything as dramatic as our reader Yor Banra: "The Indian team for next Test should be : Jiwanjot Singh. Akshath Reddy, Hiken Shah, Paras Dogra, Ravindra Jadeja, Yashpal Singh, Parthiv Patel, Shahbaz Nadeem, Siddharth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma, Arlem Konwar."

1.40pm Tripura bowled out for 106

Jharkhand, table-toppers early in the tournament, are now in fourth place, but have made a strong start today. Fast bowler Ajay Yadav playing only his second first-class match has taken six wickets for 38.

1.35pm

Amol sends this in:

"Oh well so much for that let-off. Gautham adds just one run after that drop. Awana gets one to lift, Gautham can't resist another slash and this time Bisht takes yet another catch #4. It was a good ball by Awana."

1.25pm

More from Kanishkaa: "Oh well so much for that let-off. Gautham adds just one run after that drop. Awana gets one to lift, Gautham can't resist another slash and this time Bisht takes catch #4. It was a good ball by Awana.105 for 6."

1.15pm

Kanishkaa from the Chinnaswamy:

Binny has been timing it well after lunch. Two crisp boundaries one over off Awana. And Gautham has been dropped on 10. Slashed at one outside off and Manhas flung himself to his left and couldn't hang on. Would have been a sharp take.

And Amol from Wankhede: "Ravi Inder Singh charges down the wicket to drive Chavan through covers and then rocks on the back foot to pull one through the square-leg boundary. Punjab 131 for 2."

1.05pm

Odisha have lost two soon after lunch. Bardoa's left-arm spinner Bhargav Bhatt, who hit a six towards the close of their nervy one-wicket victory over Haryana, has taken two in two overs. Odisha 90 for 4.

12.50pm Jiwanjot falls

Amol brings the bad news:

"Mumbai finally see the back of Jiwanjot. The right-hander pushes at one from Dhawal Kulkarni outside off and this time around, Hiken Shah makes no mistake at second slip. Punjab 109 for 2. Jiwanjot scored 42"

12.45pm Goa's Swapnil Asnodkar playing his 50th first-class match today. He hasn't had the best of seasons, though, so far. One hundred against J&K, but a string of low scores otherwise.

12.30pm

Meanwhile, over in Kolkata, India are tumbling towards defeat. They went into lunch at a solid 86 for 0, and are now 107 for 4. Tendulkar the latest to go. Commentary here.

12.15pm Updates from Sreesanth's club game:

Sreesanth has successfully completed his first match in more than a year. Here are his tweets.

Noon: Drum roll please, Ravindra Jadeja batting

The only Indian with three triple-centuries is now in the middle. Ravindra Jadeja is unbeaten on 7 as Saurashtra move to 72 for 2. Ashok Dinda, another player released from the Indian Test squad, has just dismissed Shitanshu Kotak for 40.

Lunch in Bangalore: Kanishakaa's verdict “If you opt to bat first and lose five wickets in the opening session, it can’t be a good morning. Delhi’s seamers have made best use of a grassy pitch. They have kept the ball up and forced the batsmen to play. Karnataka’s top order has misfired again. All down to Stuart Binny and Gautam now.”

Lunch in Mumbai: And Amol rushes off to lunch with this: "Punjab 108 for 1 in 35 overs, Jiwanjot Singh 41 (116n, 151m, 6x4), Ravi Inder Singh 29 (58b, 83m, 6x4). See you in 40-odd minutes".

11.55am

Assam's Pritam Debnath is in the middle. Does he have the coolest profile pic in all of Cricinfo?

11.50am Mumbai being generous to Jiwanjot

Amol can't believe the form batsman of this Ranji season has already been put down twice:

"And Jiwanjot gets second life. Ankeet Chavan, the left-arm spinner, forces an edge off Jiwanjot's willow but Rohit Sharma fails to pouch it after diving to his right. Jiwanjot on 41. Punjab 108 for 1"

11.40am Delhi take charge

Kanishkaa is watching another Karnataka collapse:

Kunal Kapoor – c Bisht b Bhatia 11 (41b) FOW 67/5 in 25.4 ov. Can the morning session get any worse for the hosts? It’s the debutant Kunal who has to walk. Puneet Bisht is having a fine morning behind the stumps. Another smart bowling change. Rajat Bhatia replaces Narwal. Keeper up to the stumps. Kunal gets a thin edge as he tries to steer it to the off side. CM Gautham walks in

11.35am Nayar v Jiwanjot

Amol from the Wankhede:

"Abhishek Nayar, who bowled a dream spell of 19-12-13-6 against Bengal at CCI four days ago, almost gets rid of Jiwanjot Singh. But wicketkeeper Aditya Tare's diving attempt goes in vain. Jiwanjot survives on 39. Punjab 100 for 1"

11.30am Tripura continue to stumble

Tripura have now slid to 72 for 7 against Jharkhand. Their opener Subhrajit Roy is unbeaten on 31 after two-and-a-half hours, but he hasn't had much support from the others. Offspinner Sunny Gupta has taken a wicket in each of his first two overs, taking him to 24 wickets for the season.

11.20am Haryana batting wobbles again

As our reader Shyam correctly points out: "Seems like Haryana's ritualistic batting collapse is on."

Haryana, who bounced back from three straight defeats in a row to beat Delhi in their previous match, are now 63/4. Their opener Rahul Dewan, who got married earlier this week, is still battling on 28*.

11.05am

Bishan Bedi, the great left-arm spinner, is at the Ranji ground in Malappuram, where Kerala are taking on J&K.He has plenty of praise for the new stadium.

10.55am Trouble for Karnataka

Kanishkaa's latest:

Karnataka's top order continues to wobble! Pandey offers a low catch to the keeper Bisht who falls forward. The umpire was convinced it carried. Pandey walks off, no fuss. Stuart Binny walks in. Pandey c Bisht b Narwal 8 (21b) FOW 51/4 in 17.1 ov

10.40am Update on Jaffer

Amol says:

Official word on Jaffer's exclusion: "There's been a death in his family, so he has pulled out of the game." So the exclusion theory is put to rest for now. Also, Suryakumar Yadav's injury is not serious, so he along with Shardul Thakur and Iqbal Abdullah have been released for Mumbai's Col CK Nayudu Trophy (Under-25) semifinal against Baroda in Vadodara

10.35am Mumbai strike

Jiwanjot coasts on, but Karan Goel is gone. Here's Amol:

Left-hander Karan Goel drives Balwinder Singh Sandhu, the namesake of the 1983 World Cup hero, who is playing his first game of the season for, for a sweetly timed boundary. soon after, though, the change of end works for Agarkar. He manages to extract a bit of bounce and Goel edges it to Ajinkya Rahane at the second slip. Goel scored 25. Punjab 57 for 1

10.30am

Latest from the Chinnaswamy, from Kanishkaa: "Karnataka are 3 down. The off stump goes for a toss! Parvinder Awana changes ends, replaces Nehra and takes a wicket off the first ball of a new spell. KL Rahul is beaten and the stump lands a few yards back. KL Rahul scored 11. New man in is the debutant Kunal Kapoor."

10.25am Sreesanth finally returning to fitness
He's playing for his club Muthoot Pappachan group in Kochi.

And here's what Manoj Tiwary has been telling himself, as he still searches for the way to a spot in India's middle order.

10.20am

A nice trend so far, with all batting teams in Group A making slow and steady starts, and those in Group B all losing early wickets.

10.15am Another big score coming up Jiwanjot?

An update from Amol:

Punjab openers have cruised to 32 for no loss after 11 overs. Jiwanjot Singh (13) and Karan Goel (16) are set for another long haul

10.10am Delhi strike again

Here's Kanishkaa:

Karnataka are two down for 33. Sumit Narwal replaces Awana and takes a wicket in his first over. Good catch by the keeper Bisht diving to his right. G Satish went forward and got a thick edge. Satish gone for 12. Manish Pandey walks in

9.50am Tripura in trouble
Tripura came into this match after pulling off a rare outright victory, over Himachal in Nadaun, but are struggling against Jharkhand at Agartala. Their batting have caved in on a difficult track, with Ajay Yadav and Shankar Rao taking five wickets in their opening spell. Jharkhand's major wicket-takers have been the spinners, Shahbaz Nadeem and Sunny Gupta, but it is the quicks who are causing the damage today.

9.35am

For those of you asking, the teams not playing this round are: Tamil Nadu, Andhra and Hyderabad.

9.30am Uthappa gone!

Kanishkaa types in:

What a start for Delhi and Nehra! Robin Uthappa is gone for 4. Stuck his front pad out and the umpire took his time. He had whipped the previous ball for a four past midwicket. Nehra had the last laugh. Ganesh Satish is the new man in.

9.20am No Wasim Jaffer

Amol says:

Surprise at Wankhede. Wasim Jaffer is not in the eleven. Neither is Suryakumar Yadav. While there is no clarity over Jaffer's unavailability so far, Yadav seems to have hurt himself during the warm-ups. Mumbai, meanwhile, have won the toss and elected to field.

9.15am

Batsman Kunal Kapoor, who didn't act in Rang de Basanti, is making his debut for Karnataka today. Another debutant sharing a name with a famous personality is J&K's Owais Shah.

Karnataka: Vinay Kumar (capt), Robin Uthappa, KL Rahul, G Sathish, Manish Pandey, CM Gautham (wk), Kunal Kapoor, Stuart Binny, Abhimanyu Mithun, KP Appanna, HS Sharath

For Delhi, Ashish Nehra returns for his third match of the Ranji season.

Delhi: Shikhar Dhawan (capt), Unmukt Chand, Mohit Sharma, Mithun Manhas, Vaibhav Rawal, Rajat Bhatia, Puneet Bisht, Ashish Nehra, Sumit Narwal, Parvinder Awana, Vikas Mishra.

9.00am Punjab are having an extraordinary season, with four outright wins already and are miles ahead of everyone else in Group A. They face their toughest test in this game, facing up against the most successful team in Ranji history, Mumbai. Harbhajan Singh and Ajinkya Rahane have been released from India's Test squad to play this game. Amol Karhadkar has braved Mumbai's peak hour traffic to be at the ground in time to provide us updates. Here's his preview.

In Group B, a team which has done well in the past few years, Karnataka, is at the bottom of the table after a surprise defeat to Odisha. They are up against Delhi at the Chinnaswamy Stadium today. Kanishkaa Balachandran is tracking that match. He's surprised by the state of the pitch in Bangalore:

"Bright and sunny morning in Bangalore. Karnataka have won the toss and have elected to bat. The pitch is GREEN. Hardly a patch of white. It was trimmed yesterday so you can imagine how it could have looked. Looks can be deceiving. Let's see how it actually plays. The team that won the toss actually chose to bat"

8.40am Hello Ranji fans, Round VI coming up. If it was the old system of Elite and Plate, the Plate teams season would have been finished by now, as they usually only played five games a season. Here's a reminder of what the points table looks like.

Siddarth Ravindran is a senior sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • Ravi.b on December 9, 2012, 3:43 GMT

    Wel come ranji leage 2nd day

  • mani on December 8, 2012, 17:17 GMT

    kaifs.got nearly hundred 3 times ...85,83,91...nd a hundred in last 5 matches...nd all in tuf condition...wt is needed now i dn't know,not like jadeja 300..on flat wicket like..national highway

  • Anonymous on December 8, 2012, 13:40 GMT

    Give chance to Awana & Pankaj..these guys are hard workers & much much better than Ishant or Dinda. Zaheer is also on decline now, so Umesh Yadav should be treated as our spearhead along with guys like Pankaj Singh, Parvinder Awana, Varun Aaron, Pawan Suyal, Siddharth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma & Shami Ahmed.

    Rishi Dhawan & Bhuvneshwar Kumar could fill the quota of a medium pace allrounder, which is very important role outside subcontinent.

    Uday Kaul or Wriddhiman Saha should keep wickets for test, while Dinesh Karthik or Robin Uthappa can be used for T20's.

  • Rishabh on December 8, 2012, 12:28 GMT

    Raina strrugling in ranji trophy but may be against england he can score.

  • sohail on December 8, 2012, 11:14 GMT

    india should pick kaif...he's such a great player and cool attitude...come on, no more politics, give a chance to kaif...at the age of 32, he's still look young similar to raina...

  • abhishek on December 8, 2012, 11:01 GMT

    a lot of comments are coming raina should be in test match.but look at his ranji innings.he hadnt 50 in this season and today also he got out.so fan should not be biased by state or region,its a national team.so give chances to kaif,rahane,jadeja instead of raina,yuvraj or kohli

  • Pranav Pal on December 8, 2012, 10:59 GMT

    I am in for Ravindra Jadeja in the last test match. Let him prove that all his triple hundreds and consistent runs in the Ranji's is just a hoax. Others had enough chance to fail.

  • Srikantha Kent on December 8, 2012, 10:53 GMT

    Why no one is talking of Manoj Tewary? He is a handy leg spinner too. And why not have Praveen Kumar to open the bowling. My vote would be to kick out Dhoni and make Partiv Patel the keeper with Gauti as skipper. Promote Ashwin to No.7 and play with 5 bowlers. After all, with 1-2 down, we have to win the next test to level the series.

  • Arjun on December 8, 2012, 10:31 GMT

    Plenty of support pours in for the trinity of Parthiv Patel, Dinesh Karthik and WP Saha, but none for Uday Kaul? He's got a superior FC record to all of them with the bat and has been scoring runs in Punjab's wins this season, and he's also a better wicketkeeper than most of the run-scoring prospects now. And all his runs came in the top tier.

  • Vijay on December 8, 2012, 10:09 GMT

    Is hyderabad not playing today??havent seen any updates today....

  • Ravi.b on December 9, 2012, 3:43 GMT

    Wel come ranji leage 2nd day

  • mani on December 8, 2012, 17:17 GMT

    kaifs.got nearly hundred 3 times ...85,83,91...nd a hundred in last 5 matches...nd all in tuf condition...wt is needed now i dn't know,not like jadeja 300..on flat wicket like..national highway

  • Anonymous on December 8, 2012, 13:40 GMT

    Give chance to Awana & Pankaj..these guys are hard workers & much much better than Ishant or Dinda. Zaheer is also on decline now, so Umesh Yadav should be treated as our spearhead along with guys like Pankaj Singh, Parvinder Awana, Varun Aaron, Pawan Suyal, Siddharth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma & Shami Ahmed.

    Rishi Dhawan & Bhuvneshwar Kumar could fill the quota of a medium pace allrounder, which is very important role outside subcontinent.

    Uday Kaul or Wriddhiman Saha should keep wickets for test, while Dinesh Karthik or Robin Uthappa can be used for T20's.

  • Rishabh on December 8, 2012, 12:28 GMT

    Raina strrugling in ranji trophy but may be against england he can score.

  • sohail on December 8, 2012, 11:14 GMT

    india should pick kaif...he's such a great player and cool attitude...come on, no more politics, give a chance to kaif...at the age of 32, he's still look young similar to raina...

  • abhishek on December 8, 2012, 11:01 GMT

    a lot of comments are coming raina should be in test match.but look at his ranji innings.he hadnt 50 in this season and today also he got out.so fan should not be biased by state or region,its a national team.so give chances to kaif,rahane,jadeja instead of raina,yuvraj or kohli

  • Pranav Pal on December 8, 2012, 10:59 GMT

    I am in for Ravindra Jadeja in the last test match. Let him prove that all his triple hundreds and consistent runs in the Ranji's is just a hoax. Others had enough chance to fail.

  • Srikantha Kent on December 8, 2012, 10:53 GMT

    Why no one is talking of Manoj Tewary? He is a handy leg spinner too. And why not have Praveen Kumar to open the bowling. My vote would be to kick out Dhoni and make Partiv Patel the keeper with Gauti as skipper. Promote Ashwin to No.7 and play with 5 bowlers. After all, with 1-2 down, we have to win the next test to level the series.

  • Arjun on December 8, 2012, 10:31 GMT

    Plenty of support pours in for the trinity of Parthiv Patel, Dinesh Karthik and WP Saha, but none for Uday Kaul? He's got a superior FC record to all of them with the bat and has been scoring runs in Punjab's wins this season, and he's also a better wicketkeeper than most of the run-scoring prospects now. And all his runs came in the top tier.

  • Vijay on December 8, 2012, 10:09 GMT

    Is hyderabad not playing today??havent seen any updates today....

  • Anupam on December 8, 2012, 10:01 GMT

    Does our selectors have the courage to ouster Dhoni & Yuvi? Kaif is making all these runs on tracks where Indian Stars will not be able to stay for 10 min even....

  • Arjun on December 8, 2012, 10:01 GMT

    Why not Pankaj Singh and Parvinder Awana in the Test side? Both are built like fast bowlers and bowl decently fast, and have form on their side. The BCCI doesn't have to get stuck with Dinda and an off-colour Ishant all the time.

  • Aby on December 8, 2012, 9:59 GMT

    India had to field Rahane and our Garry Sobers(Jaggu) ib the next test... Gambhir.gifted 4 indian wickets in this match, so let Rahane open and Yuvi should take some more rest. Jaggu bowls quicker through the air and might had the same effect of a panesar...

  • Araf on December 8, 2012, 9:24 GMT

    Yeah get Jadeja, on Kanpur's green park against Bhuvaneshwar Kumar. Bet you! you will find the stumps uprooted!

  • Anonymous on December 8, 2012, 9:22 GMT

    kaif,amit mishra and umesh should replace yuvraj,ashwin and ishant respectivly

  • John on December 8, 2012, 9:14 GMT

    Come on Kaif, show them what you could do!

  • Saurabh on December 8, 2012, 9:13 GMT

    A few people have suggested whole sale changes,which holds an allure alright considered the battering the present test team has been handed time and again.But tempting as it might be,it would be quite hasty and rushed.Though changes,quite a few of them in-fact,are definitely the order of the time.I personally would like to see Yuvraj make way for Rahane,MSD make way for Dinesh Kartik or Wridhiman Saha(his being the captain could make this tricky.I suggest the good old 'he has a sore back/nursing some kind of fake niggle' be used to save him ignominy.I may be reaching with saving the blushes.) and the introduction of Sandeep Sharma and Shahbaz Nadeem or Sunny Gupta as bowling options.We could e'en consider trying a genuine all-rounder,someone like Stuart Binny,Jadeja(you want a spinner who bowls quick,you got one in him),Bhuvaneshwar Kumar;I have heard there's a bloke from Orissa who is handy too. Expecting the selectors to,for once,get off their lazy bums and mean business.

  • Dileep on December 8, 2012, 9:09 GMT

    Most Important part of Kaif scoring is dat all the scores were on green pitches like Ghaziabad,Meerut and Kanpur.

  • soo on December 8, 2012, 8:57 GMT

    INDIAN SQUAD FOR NEXT GAME;SEHWAG,GAUTI,PUJARA,SACHIN,VIRAT,JADEJA,MSD,ASWIN,OJHA,RISHIDHAWAN,BHUVANESHWARKUMAR,SANDEEPSHARMA,UMESH(if not injured),JALJ SAXENA.

  • Ansari Rashid on December 8, 2012, 8:54 GMT

    All the Best UP

  • Zahir on December 8, 2012, 8:54 GMT

    Kip Goin Kaif!!! Will b soon in Test Team... U r desperately nided.. oli u can replace dravid o Laxman!!!!

  • Srikanth Matrubai on December 8, 2012, 8:52 GMT

    The Biggest change required is the Captaincy. Dhoni has been a disaster. It is now probed beyond doubt that he won because of the stalwars like Dravid and Laxman. Get Dinesh Karthik as Keeper and Virat Kohli as Skipper. Think long term. Enough of stars. We want performers

  • Suresh on December 8, 2012, 8:46 GMT

    Indian squad for next test should be : Virendra shewag , Gautam Gambhir , Pujara , Sachin Tendulkar , Suresh Raina ,DINESH KARTIK , virat , Ashwin , Ojha , UMESH YADAV , msd , SANDEEP SHARMA , Z Khan, VARUN ARON , amit mishra

    CAPITAL names are specially required to be there in squad & even in playing 11

  • dada on December 8, 2012, 8:38 GMT

    @Yor Banra poor rahane he dsnt get chance here also lol

  • Rishabh on December 8, 2012, 8:36 GMT

    Keep updating up score please.

  • jay shah on December 8, 2012, 8:28 GMT

    watch out for manpreet juneja from gujrat....he is a player to watch out for...amazing technique...4 centuries in 7 games...he has the right temprament to succeed

  • Dileep on December 8, 2012, 8:26 GMT

    Gud going Kaif...Keep scoring on these green pitches...u will definitely be rewarded...

  • Yor Banra on December 8, 2012, 8:20 GMT

    The Indian team for next Test should be : Jiwanjot Singh. Akshath Reddy, Hiken Shah, Paras Dogra, Ravindra Jadeja, Yashpal Singh, Parthiv Patel, Shahbaz Nadeem, Siddharth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma, Arlem Konwar

  • Rishabh on December 8, 2012, 8:19 GMT

    Hope tosee raina in 4th test instead of yuvi.

  • Suresh on December 8, 2012, 8:00 GMT

    Umesh Yadav should be fit to play a next match because India do not have any wicket taking bowlers. He is only the wicket taking bowler in the Indian cricket at this stage .

  • Samy on December 8, 2012, 7:55 GMT

    @zig1. No idea as only thing security guys at gate 19/20 and Police inspector at gate 1 ( The Pavillion) told me is that public is not allowed. I saw plenty of 2/4 wheelers in and around so guessing that members of the Bangaloer cricket club and press is the only ones allowed. I being a lowly grunt, they simply dismissed me with one liner that public is not allowed even when I asked for tomorrow's entry. Oh well, I am better off watching India getting decimated by Eng. than same thing happening to KA by Delhi at Chinnaswamy.

  • Dilipsingh Upring on December 8, 2012, 7:52 GMT

    Will Umesh Yadav will play 4th Test against England in his home ground.

  • Suresh on December 8, 2012, 7:50 GMT

    Dinesh Karthik should be selected for next test match & I think now raina will be playing next test match against England

  • Srinidhi on December 8, 2012, 7:35 GMT

    Is Karnataka team following this year by matching India team performance in longer version of the format! As of now, its stands one of the worst batting display in a season for the last 5 years by Karnataka.

  • Abhinav on December 8, 2012, 7:20 GMT

    A player who has always batted at no. 3 while representing his state team and has always played the role of the anchor . The same player with such an unselfish attitude batted at no. 7 for the Indian team, sacrificed his wicket when needed, scored two centuries for two times he was promoted for no.3 spot in ODI and was such a livewire in the field. The same player scored a century in his final test match and was expelled from the team with the arrival of a player with more flambuoyance. He is still a proven performer and a stalwart. Unfortunately I guess selectors have lost a track of him. Mohammed Kaif is a beauty of a player and to be more precise: a beauty of a team player. I just wish selectors get a little visionary refraining from the age factor, coz a 32 year old Kaif is way fitter than many players in their 20's. ATB Kaifi .....Keep Rocking!!!

  • Suresh on December 8, 2012, 6:59 GMT

    Raina has a big Chance for the next test to be selected if he makes a ton yuvraj is not taking his chances

  • abhishek on December 8, 2012, 6:58 GMT

    its interesting to watch ranji trophy live updates in cricinfo.so many new faces like jiwanjot and co are doing great.so we should be happy with ipl and ranji matches.our national team great stalwarts are doing injustice to great indian fan.after so many failures both at home and away when the selectors will wake up......they should give chances some young talents

  • Araf on December 8, 2012, 6:56 GMT

    Yeah Kaif!keep going mate.

  • shyam on December 8, 2012, 6:54 GMT

    mod kaif and raina should in the indian team.

  • Sudhakar on December 8, 2012, 6:47 GMT

    uthappa failed in just last match and people want his omission.

  • manish on December 8, 2012, 6:36 GMT

    look at the m.kaif he took lots of time.. India needs kaif for stablity

  • Zig1 on December 8, 2012, 6:31 GMT

    @Samy- Very strange that they are not allowing public to watch the match, i was also planning to go watch the match but thinking otherwise now, any reasons why they were not allowing the public to watch.

  • Saurabh on December 8, 2012, 6:12 GMT

    I know it's a little too early,but the initial stats from the round seem to favor the bowlers.Hope to see some exciting display of bowling in this round.It's a department we have been poor at for a really long time.Poor bowling shouldn't be viewed as a problem that concerns just the bowlers;you don't get quality batsmen coming through either if all they do is feed on sub-standard bowling in first class cricket.The end result is that the overall quality of cricket comes down a notch.

  • Vivek on December 8, 2012, 6:10 GMT

    Karnataka's story since 2009 2009-10 final 10-11 semis 11-12quarter final this reason i think just league stage ths s d story of decline of karnataka cricket!!

  • Vijay Kumar on December 8, 2012, 6:08 GMT

    Rajasthan 50/1 in 29 overs ( Chouhan 36*, Bist 1*, Dhruve 1/6)v/s Gujarat.

  • Av Singh on December 8, 2012, 6:00 GMT

    Any upcoming offspinners in ranjhi, ashwin seems to have lost a plot.

  • Samy on December 8, 2012, 5:51 GMT

    Went to Chinnaswamy stadium (BLR) to watch KA V/s Delhi match, but told that public is not allowed. Circled around the stadium and checked at pavilion gate along with common man's gate. No luck. there were about 20 people looking to watch the match when I was there. On one hand we complaint about lack of interest and on the other hand, we do not allow common public to enter stadium. At least have some ticket charges and let supporters follow the game in stadium. Only God can save Indian domestic cricket if these are the ways of Administrators of the game.

  • Anonymous on December 8, 2012, 5:46 GMT

    Rajasthan 45/0 in 24.3 overs ( Chouhan 33*, Saxena 9*)v/s Gujarat.

  • Sandeep on December 8, 2012, 5:45 GMT

    Hope raina will make a ton today,nd give a option for selectors

  • Shefali on December 8, 2012, 5:42 GMT

    Another bad start from Karnataka, has been a tough year. This team has done pretty well the last few seasons. Questions need to be asked of the top order. If Sharath was picked on form of U-19 performances, how about Karun Nair who is in sublime form this season..Need KB Pawan in, tough cricketer who can see through the new ball..

  • Vijay Kumar on December 8, 2012, 5:39 GMT

    Rajasthan 32/0 in 18 overs ( Chouhan 21*, Saxena 8*)v/s Gujarat.

  • Anupam on December 8, 2012, 5:38 GMT

    Not only his assured batting but also his work ethics is what India requires at the moment ...this man can bat, can field and can keep the spirits high through the 5 days...BCCI look at Kaif ..

  • Shyam on December 8, 2012, 5:37 GMT

    Seems like Haryana's ritualistic batting collapse is on

  • sandeep on December 8, 2012, 5:27 GMT

    India should include Mh. Kaif in palace of Yuvraj or Sachin in Team.

  • Vijay Kumar on December 8, 2012, 5:23 GMT

    Rajasthan 27/0 in 17 overs ( Chouhan 17*, Saxena 7*)v/s Gujarat.

  • himmat singh on December 8, 2012, 5:20 GMT

    might be again jeewanjot's day

  • Shefali on December 8, 2012, 5:13 GMT

    Hoping for a big one from Kunal on debut!! He has finally got his chance.

  • Bharat on December 8, 2012, 5:11 GMT

    How is pitch behaving in chinnaswamy? is this the same track used for the game between odisha and KSCA?

  • Ravib on December 8, 2012, 5:07 GMT

    Karnataka betting in drama home ground chinnswamy

  • sparsh on December 8, 2012, 5:06 GMT

    I am big fan of RAINA and KAIF because only both man given the 100% on the field. I want to Ranji final between UP v Punjab. finally UP Win the Ranji final and Raina, Kaif, Bhuvneshwar and PK all chosen for Indian team. ALL THE BEST

  • Moni on December 8, 2012, 5:02 GMT

    Karnataka selection committee seriusly should think about Robin Uthappa's place in the team... There are so many young players who are waiting to earn place in the team... one is Mayank Agarwal....

  • Bharat on December 8, 2012, 4:56 GMT

    @saurabh it is 33/2 satish also gone pandey and rahul are at the crese

  • Vivek on December 8, 2012, 4:53 GMT

    Karnataka is playing like they had never played cricket before...wonder what happened to them....

  • Anupam on December 8, 2012, 4:48 GMT

    Raina needs to click today, test birth is slipping from his hands

  • Rishabh gupta on December 8, 2012, 4:47 GMT

    Hope raina getting runs today

  • Nitin on December 8, 2012, 4:47 GMT

    Everyone, get prepared to get whooped by UP.

  • Saurabh on December 8, 2012, 4:29 GMT

    Indian cricket fans are definitely watching this space.With so much cricket to be played in the country-not until late next year we travel,and team India's form in the longer format of the game continuing to be listless,the fans are looking at the players who are turning up for their respective states and grinding it out;and hoping to see a few of them make it to the Indian side to revive its' ebbing fortunes.

  • saurabh on December 8, 2012, 4:26 GMT

    karnataka's score plz

  • Anonymous on December 8, 2012, 4:22 GMT

    can any body tell where are the teams bihar,services(rajeev nair)? bihar has given some real good players like randhir singh,hari gidwani ,shaba kareem ,adil hussain,mahendra singh dhoni.

  • Anupam on December 8, 2012, 4:16 GMT

    Good morning all, with the kind of form Kaif has shown for past few years with the selectors be tempted to bring him back in Indian sqad, with Kohli failing and Yuvi not taking his chances again...?

  • Ronak Vora on December 8, 2012, 4:14 GMT

    Hope Gujarat does well at Motera. Are they batting? Want to see Juneja bat here in Ahmedabad.

  • sathish on December 8, 2012, 4:11 GMT

    what the status of up vs vidharbha? Who won the toss

  • Krishna on December 8, 2012, 4:03 GMT

    Good morning cricinfo.... Ranji matches are far more exciting than Indian batting & bowling :(... So which teams are not playing this round?

  • Dileep on December 8, 2012, 3:56 GMT

    All the best to UP and Hope Mohd Kaif Continues his top form.

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  • Dileep on December 8, 2012, 3:56 GMT

    All the best to UP and Hope Mohd Kaif Continues his top form.

  • Krishna on December 8, 2012, 4:03 GMT

    Good morning cricinfo.... Ranji matches are far more exciting than Indian batting & bowling :(... So which teams are not playing this round?

  • sathish on December 8, 2012, 4:11 GMT

    what the status of up vs vidharbha? Who won the toss

  • Ronak Vora on December 8, 2012, 4:14 GMT

    Hope Gujarat does well at Motera. Are they batting? Want to see Juneja bat here in Ahmedabad.

  • Anupam on December 8, 2012, 4:16 GMT

    Good morning all, with the kind of form Kaif has shown for past few years with the selectors be tempted to bring him back in Indian sqad, with Kohli failing and Yuvi not taking his chances again...?

  • Anonymous on December 8, 2012, 4:22 GMT

    can any body tell where are the teams bihar,services(rajeev nair)? bihar has given some real good players like randhir singh,hari gidwani ,shaba kareem ,adil hussain,mahendra singh dhoni.

  • saurabh on December 8, 2012, 4:26 GMT

    karnataka's score plz

  • Saurabh on December 8, 2012, 4:29 GMT

    Indian cricket fans are definitely watching this space.With so much cricket to be played in the country-not until late next year we travel,and team India's form in the longer format of the game continuing to be listless,the fans are looking at the players who are turning up for their respective states and grinding it out;and hoping to see a few of them make it to the Indian side to revive its' ebbing fortunes.

  • Nitin on December 8, 2012, 4:47 GMT

    Everyone, get prepared to get whooped by UP.

  • Rishabh gupta on December 8, 2012, 4:47 GMT

    Hope raina getting runs today