Ranji Trophy 2013-14

Ranji Trophy live blog, 1st round, 4th day

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October 30, 2013

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Posted by   on (October 30, 2013, 12:39 GMT)

the master ends first class on a HIGH...hope he does de same in Mumbai!!!

Posted by sony_sr on (October 30, 2013, 7:41 GMT)

shami ahmed and iswar pandey and zaheer can be a good seam bowling attack against WI.

Posted by mmmuthukumar on (October 30, 2013, 7:22 GMT)

For Overseas Matches, India need Young batters, who are strong on back foot. Only Samsan and Aparajith fits the bill here.

Posted by ssenthil on (October 30, 2013, 7:21 GMT)

Legacy of Sachin Tendulkar:

Last ODI match - WON against Pak Last WC Match - Won against SL Last WC - Won Last T20I - Won against SA Last IPL Match - Won against Hyd Last IPL - Won Last CL Match - Won against RR Last CL - Won Last Domestic FC match - Won against Haryana

So now I hope Sachin's last and his 200th Test also will be a Win

Posted by   on (October 30, 2013, 6:32 GMT)

i don't know why paras dogra is never given a chance...Actually no one even talks about him let alone the selection..

Posted by ssenthil on (October 30, 2013, 6:25 GMT)

I m not sure the Double Centuries scored by ALL YOUNGSTERS (No one is more then 23 years Age!!! & Satyam Choudhary being 23 and others below 20 years of Age!!!) is a great knock? Particularity they were scored against the weak bowling attacks such as S Choudhary vs Railways, B Aparajith vs Services (Just promoted from group C); then S Samson vs Assam and V Zol vs Tripura from group C. But for the moment we should admire them that they have the talent as well as temperament at this young age but we shall wait for a time to nurture them by playing against Visiting International teams and sending them to A tours to SA, Aus, NZ, Eng and WI. They have to toil hard for an year or so before being picked for national team. What others think?

Posted by blthndr on (October 30, 2013, 5:52 GMT)

@Hmk12.......haey mate u left Virat!!!!!!!

Posted by   on (October 30, 2013, 5:51 GMT)

sachin will not be select in this tournament.if select that will be one reason if india loose game

Posted by azeemparayil on (October 30, 2013, 5:15 GMT)

4 teenagers trashing on indian doors not knocking them, good to see healthy competition among, aparajith, sanju, vijay zol and unmukth chand, hope the match in guwhati will be a repeat of last ranji match in kadappa,kerala may chase 150-180 runs in 25 overs and match will be called off in last over

Posted by   on (October 30, 2013, 4:38 GMT)

ishwar pandey not bad choice for test aginst wi

Posted by   on (October 30, 2013, 0:46 GMT)

Wake up selectors. Ajay Jadeja can make a comeback in Ranji. But donot go back to Zakir, Ishant etc. Have Rishi, Sami, U.yadav as your pace battery. Test a leg spinner as WI are always bunnies against leg spin. Are you hearing???

Posted by shebeerdoha on (October 29, 2013, 13:47 GMT)

If Indian Team for W.I series is declaring on the basis of current form and performance in first round of ranji matches, it should be like; Choudhary, Dogra, Zol, Sachin Tendulkar, Mandeep, Aparajith, Samson, Rishi Dhawan, Dhruv, Zaheer and Pandey. Plus Bumrah, Harbhajan, Rahane (Rahane's performance is very impressive in both innings than any other big centurions)... How's it???

Posted by   on (October 29, 2013, 13:41 GMT)

why not give rishi dhawan a chance since india would be touring sa,nz,eng,aus next which offer help to seamers in place of jadeja whose batting is suspect against seamers

Posted by Hmk12 on (October 29, 2013, 13:14 GMT)

my india team after 5 year-unmukt,zol,aparajith,samson,raina (captain),manish pandey,rishi dhawan,kuldeep jadav,burmah,mohit,ishwar pandey,rahane,rasool,menaria,praveen kumar

Posted by Rajesh.L.Ravi on (October 29, 2013, 10:47 GMT)

friends, All are mentioning about kerala's rise along with sanju and add one more amazing guy to that Nikhilesh Surendran. He is a record holder when he was just 15 and amassed 334 not out during u-16 interschool tournament held in hyderabad in a 43 over match.

Posted by azeemparayil on (October 29, 2013, 10:23 GMT)

kerala takes first innings lead on sanjusamson double century

Posted by   on (October 29, 2013, 9:45 GMT)

Sanju really looks solid even when wickets falling around him. Superb temperament. But still a long way to go..

Posted by pull_shot on (October 29, 2013, 9:25 GMT)

Its amazing no of youngstars in batting ranks aparijit,zol,samson,mandeep,vihari(played well onn tough pitch top scorer in andra vs hyd)

Posted by   on (October 29, 2013, 9:10 GMT)

Why not Baji in the team , In the current form he pack WI batsmen within 3 days. He got six already in the ongoing renji . We must think in terms of picking up the best XII !

Posted by king_julien on (October 29, 2013, 9:05 GMT)

and how could I forget..... Baba Aparajit also :)

Posted by king_julien on (October 29, 2013, 9:04 GMT)

Lets not bring Rohit into the debate here and spoil the experience.....I am here (and few others also i presume) to check some of the promising youngsters (Rohit already has spent 7 years in Indian team). I have been following Vijay Zol, Sanju Samson, Manpreet Juneja etc. for some time. Good to see two of them making centuries......and hoping to see some new bowler do well.

Posted by RAKKKAAA on (October 29, 2013, 8:46 GMT)

baba aparajith should b given chance....my team for south africa n tours after that is as follows: 1.gambhir/m vijay 2.dhawan 3.pujara 4.aprajith/R sharma 5.kohli 6.dhoni 7.jadeja/raina/rahane 8.bhuvi 9.ashwin 10.zaheer 11.U yadav/I sharma

i think jadeja can't bat at no. 7 outside subcontinent & same with raina..so chances should b given to either rahane or aparajith or someone like zol,samson...

india always do the mistake lyk those who are performing in odis or t20 dey automatically come in india's test team also..dis should b changed..look how south africa n england manage their teams...

Posted by RAKKKAAA on (October 29, 2013, 7:45 GMT)

zol joins d party...scored 100 against tripura..he izz very promising

Posted by vipinchirackal on (October 29, 2013, 5:52 GMT)

kerala and himachal is the upcoming cricket powerhouse.even if sanju is there i feel kerala will be the bowling factory of pace powlers for indian cricket

Posted by   on (October 29, 2013, 5:46 GMT)

Please stop backing Rohit, wasting one place in international side. let him play for Mumbai. Hi Ravishastri support everyone, don't support only Rohit. Out of 100 innings hitting one 100, not a talent.

Posted by azeemparayil on (October 29, 2013, 4:58 GMT)

congrats to sanju guys dont forget to see vinoop manoharans bowling figures , i feel hes the new kerala surprise this season

Posted by   on (October 29, 2013, 4:37 GMT)

MY SQUAD 1) Dhawan 2) Ajinkya Rahane 3) Pujara 4) Rohit/Vijay/Badrinath5) Kohli 6) MS Dhoni 7) Amit mishra 8) Sir Jadeja 9) Zaheer 10) Bhuvi 11) Umesh Yadav 12) P.ojha (our best bolwer in Tests) 13)R.Ashwin 14) Shami Ahmed15)Varun Aaron/Mohit Sharma

Posted by CherryWood_Champion on (October 28, 2013, 19:34 GMT)

Here is my Test team for next year ... As far as Sehwag is concerned we should look into the future ... Zak is super Fit and in form again .. so easily walks into the playing XI .. and and here is my 15 for next year. 1) Dhawan 2) Ajinkya Rahane 3) Pujara 4) Rohit 5) Kohli 6) MS Dhoni 7) Baba Aparajit ---- look at his stats & form since his Debut ... Amazing talent 8) Sir Jadeja 9) Zaheer 10) Bhuvi 11) Umesh Yadav 12) Ishwar Pandey 13) Varun Aaron 14) R.Ashwin 15) Shami Ahmed

On Reserves: Murali Vijay / Mohit Sharma / Ambati Rayudu / Amit Mishra

Posted by bbnn on (October 28, 2013, 14:38 GMT)

@ Vivek kumar Yadav , for a leg spinning allarounder look the other half of Baba Aparajith , i mean his twin brother , Baba Indrajith he also part of Tamil nadu Team we hope he also will get a chance to play in the 11 @Jose puliampatta, sir why you forget our own Sanju samson?

Posted by jimbond on (October 28, 2013, 13:19 GMT)

@surepush: Rohit sharma has not got 100 chances. In fact, till now he has 0 (ZERO) chances in tests.

Posted by   on (October 28, 2013, 13:11 GMT)

Yes, I missed Vijay Zol, & Sanju Samson; when I referred to players like Unmukt, Aparajit, Kaleraia, Smit Patel & Bumrah as special players who should be under the responsibility of a designated person, for their all-round development.

They are the backbone of India's future national cricket teams.

Posted by   on (October 28, 2013, 13:05 GMT)

@Soundar Rajan on (October 28, 2013, 10:53 GMT):

Rush Kaleria, all of 20 yrs old, just took 5 wickets. & Bumrah, who is under 20, took four!

Posted by surepush on (October 28, 2013, 13:04 GMT)

It seems Baba is seeing the ball like a foot ball,

Form of his life, should be fair to give him a chance,

If Rohit gets 100 innings to prove atleast the youngster deserve a chance

Posted by   on (October 28, 2013, 13:01 GMT)

The current U-19 ODI World champions have more than Unmukt to rave about. Baba Aparajit, Rush Kaleria, & Smit Patel, all just below / above 20 are making waves. (Did I miss any?). Now it is up to BCCI to nurture & develop them.

Same is the case with Bumrah, who though very raw, looks extremely talented too. He seems to be focusing on pace. He has a few rough edges which need some 'polishing'. Hope, Captains don't convert him into yet another line & length medium pacer.

I am amazed at the number of very talented boys, under 23. I Think, BCCI need to have a specifically assigned person, just to focus on guys (in this particular category) and help them in their all-round development; covering beyond cricketing skills.

Posted by kaveera on (October 28, 2013, 12:49 GMT)

A new batting prospect for India, yet again.... But what about the bowling dear!!! How much time we would depend on theIshants...!!!???

Posted by   on (October 28, 2013, 11:37 GMT)

@soundar: just see bumrah's figure in gujarat match. He made his debut today.

Posted by   on (October 28, 2013, 11:33 GMT)

@Sounder: just watch bumrah figures in the ongoing gujarat match.

Posted by   on (October 28, 2013, 10:53 GMT)

As we are watching 19yrs old B. Aparajith making double hundred in Ranji, my question is that when can we see a debutant young fast bowler taking 5wkts in a innings in Ranji?!!

Posted by   on (October 28, 2013, 10:42 GMT)

i hvnt seen rush kalaria....seems to be good prospect.....baba aparjith should very soon be introuced in test cricket....the earliar he gets to face the world class bowler the stronger he would become...no matters if he fails in few initial steps...but the experience gained will b very fruitful for future test cricket....south africa tour should see baba's name in the squad.....vijay zol..and sanju samson ....definitely are a supreme prospect for future ......fast bowling still remains a issue....and a quality leg- spinner with some batting skills are what my eyes are searching for.......

Posted by   on (October 28, 2013, 10:33 GMT)

Any player can become consistent if they are given chances like Rohit Sharma.

Posted by janardhan1990 on (October 28, 2013, 9:59 GMT)

selectors dont waste ur time ur replacement for sachin is here baba aprajith is the man to go for.

Posted by srinideva on (October 28, 2013, 8:54 GMT)

Phew, Take a bow..well done B Aparajith..

Posted by   on (October 28, 2013, 8:46 GMT)

Looks like with One legend (SRT), another (Baba Aparajith) is waiting to emulate him. Good days for India. I think he should seriously be considered for the #4 straight away - after the legend retires!

Posted by switchmitch on (October 28, 2013, 8:31 GMT)

Haryana have turned out to be quite a thorn for Mumbai. They negated the famed fast bowlers and now are feasting on the spinners and part timers. Another hour of Sunny and Dewan will place Mumbai in serious trouble in this match.

Posted by mcs81 on (October 28, 2013, 7:29 GMT)

What consistency from Baba Aparajith at such a young age..Wish he goes on to play for India in the next 2 years!

Posted by azeemparayil on (October 28, 2013, 6:52 GMT)

vinoop manoharan made a nice debut for kerala claimimng 3 wickets and blowling 38 overs economically, the blog looks dry, i was a active participant of blog last year

Posted by   on (October 28, 2013, 6:22 GMT)

Yesterday's affliction of less on the games seems to be making a bit of a return in the last 15 minutes. Keep up the discussions, but please don't forget its a live blog on the Ranji Trophy, and the actual cricket being played matters along with general comments. I am willing to put it down to the approaching or actual lunch time break for now......

Posted by   on (October 28, 2013, 5:42 GMT)

All these talk of Joginder Sharma for tests, it's just a non-starter. He bowls around a pace of 120, the likes of ABDV and Pietersen will have him for breakfast, lunch and dinner!. If we are to look at seam bowling all-rounders, I think the focus should be on Rishi Dhawan, the promising youngster from Himachal, or if he regains form and fitness, Irfan Pathan. Abhishek Nayar could be a good call for limited over games.

Posted by jimbond on (October 28, 2013, 3:27 GMT)

And I would not be too impressed about Harbajan's performance. Let him do it consistently against better Ranji sides and then possibly he can be thought about as a prospect for the higher level. Another factor is the number of doosras he bowls when international match referees are not present. I am curious to know how many of the wickets in this match were from Doosras.

Posted by jimbond on (October 28, 2013, 3:21 GMT)

Aparajith is proving that he is already better than his Ranji team mates- even if he is still some way from being considered as a specialist batsman for India. Hope he improves his bowling also. Considering that he is in the Ranji team, I am surprised by the Tamil Nadu team composition. They have five bowlers apart from Aparajith. Because of this, Aparajith would hardly get to bowl. Hardly the best situation for a guy wanting to make it as an allrounder.

Posted by shukurbasha on (October 27, 2013, 13:20 GMT)

For the first time 'm disappointed with Cricinfo for such a live blog for Ranji. How sensational the previous one was. I was expecting the same but really disappointing this one is..

Posted by Arunviz on (October 27, 2013, 12:06 GMT)

We need to include Baba Aparajith , Abhishek Nair and Mohit Sharma in place of Ravindra Jadeja , Suresh Raina and Ishanth Sharma in TEST Squad of team India .

Posted by   on (October 27, 2013, 10:49 GMT)

Good to see more meaningful updates on the game towards the end of the day. The comments and discussions are good, but there has to be more updates about the game beyond the scores.

Posted by   on (October 27, 2013, 9:26 GMT)

Is it a live blog on the Ranji Trophy or a section of live comments? Please, can we have a bit more on the games? Or haven't you got anyone else other than Abhishek Purohit at the grounds? Don't lets us down like this, cricinfo.

Posted by Army_rangers on (October 27, 2013, 8:47 GMT)

I must say its really disappointment...last year it was excellent blog.i hope it improves gradually..

Posted by   on (October 27, 2013, 7:43 GMT)

The blog, I am sorry, has got off to a rather disappointing start this year, as there is not much on the game as such other than the scores. Don't think I really like the look of it this year. Looking forward to a significant improvement

Posted by   on (October 27, 2013, 7:24 GMT)

@krishna patel u can watch mumbai vs haryana match in star sports 2 live

Posted by drpramit on (October 27, 2013, 6:43 GMT)

What India need is a fast bowling all rounder. i m quite sick to see ravindra jadeja in test team batting at no. 7 & bowling few overs here & there.

Posted by   on (October 27, 2013, 6:41 GMT)

Vidarbha all-out for 85? Looks like the wicket is lively....6th ODI is gonna be interesting...

Posted by   on (October 27, 2013, 6:30 GMT)

i hope baba aparajith scores 100 in this match.

Posted by   on (October 27, 2013, 5:58 GMT)

this time your live Ranji blog isn't upto standards of last year's.besides scores, there is hardly any description about the game..hoping for rising itself as tournament progress

Posted by   on (October 27, 2013, 5:43 GMT)

as per going match we will be watch sachin on pitch very soon

Posted by Mr.PotatoesTomatoes on (October 27, 2013, 5:41 GMT)

One of the major concerns with Zaheer's bowling couple of seasons ago was his inability to provide breakthroughs at the start of innings.With the kind of lethality he had developed with the old bowl,he would come back later to make up for not very impressive figures earlier.However,that's not what India needs of its most experienced pace bowler.It's early wickets that pegs the opposition back,and creates psychological pressure on the rest of the line up.Hope selectors observe him carefully and judge him by his ability to pick wickets and his intensity throughout the innings and not just on his showings with the old 'reversing' ball.

Posted by AricentHarish on (October 27, 2013, 5:33 GMT)

@ Anand & Krishna, Star Sports 2 is telecasting the match live (in India)

Posted by   on (October 27, 2013, 5:28 GMT)

Want to see aaron bowling. I hope he gradually builds up to his pre-injury pace and rhythm. He is a rare commodity in Indian Cricket and the selector should handle him with care. India will always produce decent batsmen but the same cannot be said of the bowlers including spin bowling which was our strength one time.

Posted by   on (October 27, 2013, 5:21 GMT)

Please let us know the status of Himachal Vs Goa match at Dharamshala. ....Is it raining there?

Posted by   on (October 27, 2013, 5:02 GMT)

@Krishna Patel: Go to Star Sports 2 buddy for live action.

Posted by   on (October 27, 2013, 4:54 GMT)

Its live on Star sports but we might be able to see Tye maestro bat only tomorrow unless Haryana gets bowled out today :)

Posted by   on (October 27, 2013, 4:35 GMT)

want to watch sachin live playing. Any way to watch on tv or Net??

Posted by   on (October 27, 2013, 4:18 GMT)

waiting for varun aron bowling performance

Posted by   on (October 27, 2013, 4:12 GMT)

Please keep the scores updated.! Any live links? who took the wicket? Zaheer??

Posted by   on (October 27, 2013, 4:12 GMT)

When will the preview on TN be out?

Posted by keerthitommy on (October 27, 2013, 4:05 GMT)

waiting to see zaheer back on action!!!!

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