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Kagiso Rabada
Kagiso Rabada (Image Credit: BCCI/IPL)

IPL 2020: Kagiso Rabada Creates IPL History

The 25-year-old South African right-arm fast bowler Kagiso Rabada created IPL history on Friday (9th October) night as he surpassed the previous record of taking at least one wicket in most consecutive innings in the Indian Premier League (IPL) history.

It was the 23rd match of the IPL 2020, where the second-positioned team in the ongoing IPL season Delhi Capitals (DC) were playing against Rajasthan Royals (RR) at Sharjah Cricket Stadium (Sharjah). Rajasthan Royals captain Steven Smith sent the Delhi Capitals to bat first after winning the toss. At the end of the first innings, Delhi Capitals scored 184/8 (20 overs).

Kagiso Rabada created the IPL history after dismissing Jofra Archer

During the second innings of the match, Delhi Capitals fast bowler Kagiso Rabada took his first wicket of the match and created history in this tournament.

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Kagiso Rabada (Image Credit: BCCI/IPL)

In the 15th over of the second innings, while Rabada was busy in his third over of the game, he took his first wicket of the match by dismissing Jofra Archer (2). Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer took a good catch in the long-off to send back Archer to the pavilion as Rajasthan Royals were struggling on 100/6 in 14.5 overs. It was Rabada’s 20th consecutive IPL innings where the fast bowler managed to claim at least one wicket.

Previously, R Vinay Kumar was holding the record of taking at least one wicket in most consecutive IPL innings as he managed it to maintain in 19 consecutive IPL innings between 2012 and 2013.

Vinay Kumar, most consecutive innings, Most consecutive innings in IPL history to take at least one wicket
R Vinay Kumar (Image Credit: IPL)

But Rabada now just broke this record. His amazing consistency is running from the late of the IPL 2017 (two matches). While he missed out the entire IPL 2018, he played 12 matches in the IPL 2019. Meanwhile, the latest IPL match against Rajasthan Royals was his sixth game in the IPL 2020.

Most consecutive innings in IPL history to take at least one wicket (top 4)

Player Number of consecutive innings to take at least one wicket
Kagiso Rabada 20*
R Vinay Kumar 19
Lasith Malinga 17
Yuzvendra Chahal 15

Kagiso Rabada is currently the Purple Cap holder in the ongoing IPL 2020. He has taken 15 wickets in 6 matches of the IPL 2020.

It was the 24th IPL match for Kagiso Rabada, who made his IPL debut in 2017 edition for the Delhi franchise, and the right-arm fast bowler has already picked up 46 wickets.


Ranji Trophy 2019/20: Vinay Kumar Creates New Ranji Trophy History

On Saturday (28th December), the 35-year-old right-arm pacer Vinay Kumar created history in Ranji Trophy as he became the most wicket-taker in the tournament history as a pacer.

During the round one of this new Ranji Trophy season (2019/20), former Karnataka captain Vinay, who is now serving for Puducherry, became the second pace bowler to complete 400 wickets in Ranji Trophy history. Now on the final day of the round three of Ranji Trophy 2019/20, Vinay Kumar moved on top of the table of the most wicket-taker list as a pacer in Ranji Trophy history.

Vinay Kumar broke Pankaj Singh’s record of 409 wickets in Ranji Trophy history

Vinay Kumar, Ranji Trophy
R Vinay Kumar (Image Credit: Google)

Before this match against Mizoram, Vinay Kumar was four wickets away to create this history. While Puducherry won the match by an innings and 272 runs, Vinay took three wickets in each innings (3/25 & 3/24). After dismissing Pratik Desai (45) in the third innings of the match, Vinay Kumar surpassed Pankaj Singh‘s record of 409 Ranji Trophy wickets.

The right-arm pacer Pankaj Singh was the first pace bowler to claim 400 Ranji Trophy wickets in the last season. Apart from mostly playing for Rajasthan, Pankaj served for Puducherry in the 2018/19 domestic season.

Vinay Kumar, Ranji Trophy
Pankaj Singh (Image Credit: Google)

While Pankaj Singh has bagged 409 wickets in Ranji Trophy history, Vinay Kumar has now taken 412 wickets in this tournament history. Vinay is now the seventh most wicket-taking bowler in Ranji Trophy cricket history.

Here is the list of most wicket-taker in Ranji Trophy history 

Player Role Wickets
Rajinder Goel Slow left-arm orthodox 637
Srinivas Venkataraghavan Right-arm off-break 530
Sunil Joshi Slow left-arm orthodox 479
Narendra Hirwani Leg-break googly 441
Bhagwath Chandrasekhar Leg-break 437
Vaman  Kumar Leg-break googly 418
R Vinay Kumar Right-arm medium 412
Pankaj Singh Right-arm medium-fast 409

While Mizoram were bundled out for just 73 runs in the first innings of the latest Ranji Trophy match against Puducherry, Vinay Kumar’s side scored 458/5 decl. in their first innings, thanks to the double century of Paras Dogra (200) and unbeaten century of Suresh Kumar (103*). Later, Puducherry won the match by an innings after dismissing Mizoram for just 113 runs in their second innings.

After playing 133 first-class matches, Vinay Kumar has taken 474 wickets. He served for the Indian national cricket team in one Test, 31 ODIs and nine T20Is where the right-arm pacer scalped one, 38 and 10 wickets respectively.

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IPL 2020: Six Names Added In Shortlisted Players Ahead Of Auction

A total of 971 players registered their names in IPL auction among which 332 players have been shortlisted by the franchise. Well, six players have been more added to the shortlisted players’ list ahead of the IPL auction scheduled Today (19th December) at 3:30 pm. R Vinay Kumar, Ashoke Dinda, Matthew Wade, Sanjay Yadav, Robin Bist, and Jake Weatherald are the six who will be the highlight of the auction.

R Vinay Kumar is the fast bowler who started the journey in IPL since its inception. He last played in 2018 edition for Kolkata Knight Riders. The right-arm pacer has picked 105 wickets in 105 IPL matches. He can be the crucial player for the team who want to strengthen their bowling department.

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Vinay Kumar. Credit: BCCI

Ashoke Dinda has played for Kolkata Knight Riders, Rising Pune Supergiants, Delhi Daredevils, Pune Warriors India and Royal Challengers Bangalore. The Bengal players is a pacer who has played 78 IPL matches and picked 68 wickets.

Matthew wade, Sanjay Yadav and Robin Bist have also played in the cash-rich league but have not been impactful in T20 formats. It will be interesting to see their last-minute edition will impact the auction or not.

Jake Weatherald, IPL 2020 auction
Jake Weatherald.

The significant name, among these six players, is the Australian player Jake Weatherald. The 25-year-old is an uncapped player. He has impressive figures in the limited-overs format. The top-order batsman has scored 997 runs in 25 List A games with four centuries and four half-centuries.

Meanwhile, all the franchises have reached Kolkata where the fates of players will be decided on Thursday. Some players will turn millionaires in overnight, or some may remain unsold. The IPL auction is always unpredictable so just keep your eyes on the Television from 3:30 pm and watch your beloved franchise biding for the favourites.

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R Vinay Kumar (Image Credit: Google)

Vinay Kumar Becomes Second Pacer To Take 400 Wickets In Ranji Trophy History

Ranganath Vinay Kumar, who is popularly known as R Vinay Kumar, became the second pacer to claim 400 wickets in Ranji Trophy history.

Ranji Trophy 2019/20 has just started where the former Karnataka captain R Vinay Kumar just completed his first Ranji Trophy match for Puducherry. Before the new Ranji Trophy season opener game against Bihar, R Vinay Kumar was only three wickets behind to complete his 400 wickets in Ranji Trophy.

Vinay Kumar, Pankaj Singh
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The 35-year-old R Vinay Kumar had the wicketless bowling figures (0/35) in the first innings of the match against Bihar. But, he was the most wicket-taker for his team during Bihar’s second innings of the match as the right-arm pacer had the bowling figures of 19.4-3-57-4. After picking up the third wicket in that innings, he completed his 400 wickets in Ranji Trophy career.

After Pankaj Singh, Vinay Kumar is the second pacer to claim 400+ wickets in Ranji Trophy history

In the last Ranji Trophy season, the right-arm pace bowler Pankaj Singh became the first pace bowler to take 400 wickets in Ranji Trophy career. Incidentally, the former Rajasthan cricketer Pankaj Singh also played for Puducherry in the last Ranji Trophy season. He has picked up 409 wickets in Ranji Trophy history. Pankaj Singh played two Tests and one ODI for India.

Vinay Kumar, Pankaj Singh
Pankaj Singh (Image Credit: Google)

After the latest first-class match, Vinay Kumar has taken 401 Ranji Trophy wickets. He is eight wickets away from the most wicket-taker as a pacer in Ranji Trophy history – Pankaj Singh.

Puducherry has started this season with a victory against Bihar. After Bihar was sent to bat first, they were bundled out for 173 runs in the first innings. In reply, Puducherry scored 300 runs. Later, in the second innings, Bihar were all out on 196 runs, and Puducherry chased down the 70 runs target in the fourth innings without losing any wicket. With this 10-wicket victory, Puducherry also ended Bihar’s six-winning streak in Ranji Trophy history.

After playing 131 first-class matches, Vinay Kumar has picked up 463 wickets. The right-arm pacer has also taken 225 and 194 wickets in List A and T20 cricket career respectively.

Vinay Kumar, Pankaj Singh
Vinay Kumar played 41 international matches (Image Credit: Getty Images)

Vinay Kumar also represented the Indian national cricket team. After making his international debut in May 2010, he has played only Test, 31 ODIs and nine T20Is where he has taken one, 38 and 10 wickets respectively. He last time played for India in November 2013.

Mayank Agarwal, Robin Uthappa
Mayank Agarwal (Image Credit: Google)

Robin Uthappa Reveals Who Motivated Mayank Agarwal During His Struggling Period

Before getting the call-up in the national team, Mayank Agarwal dominated the domestic cricket for a good time. But before that, he faced a struggling period in domestic cricket. Even he was very close to face exclusion from his domestic side Karnataka but then captain R Vinay Kumar strongly backed him and motivated to return to his form. Recently, his domestic teammate and 59 international matches experienced player Robin Uthappa revealed this story.

In November 2017, Mayank Agarwal scored 304* in the Ranji Trophy game against Maharashtra. Robin Uthappa recently revealed the earlier story of Mayank Agarwal when the 41-match-experienced international player Vinay Kumar motivated the struggling batsman to return to his form.

Mayank Agarwal, Robin Uthappa
Vinay Kumar (Image Credit: PTI)

According to India.com, Uthappa said, “I remember we contemplated dropping him from a Ranji game but when (captain) R Vinay Kumar gave him a push (motivational words), he scored a triple hundred and did not look back from there.”

In Ranji Trophy 2016/17, Karnataka batsman Mayank Agarwal scored only 284 runs in 13 innings (7 matches) with an average of 23.66. But in the very next Ranji Trophy season, Mayank finished as the leading run-scorer in that tournament. He scored 1,160 runs in 13 innings (8 matches) of Ranji Trophy 2017/18 with an incredible average of 105.45. While the right-handed batsman scored only three half-centuries in 2016/17 Ranji Trophy, he hit five centuries and two more half-centuries in the next Ranji Trophy season.

Mayank Agarwal will only get better with more opportunities – Robin Uthappa

In the ongoing Visakhapatnam Test against South Africa, Mayank registered his maiden three-figure score in Test career. The opening batsman scored 215 runs that led the Indian team to manage a big first-innings total of 502/7.

Mayank Agarwal, Robin Uthappa
Robin Uthappa (Image Credit: Google)

Talking about this incredible knock, Uthappa said, “He was eventually dislodged on 215 with the hosts declaring their first innings on 502/7. He will only get better with more opportunities. This will give him a lot of confidence.”

Rohit Sharma is arguably one of the best batsmen in the world – Robin Uthappa

Indian openers Mayank Agarwal and Rohit Sharma provided a great start in the first innings of the ongoing Visakhapatnam Test. They put a remarkable 317-run partnership for the first wicket and it guided the national team to the big total. Before Mayank’s outstanding double-century, Rohit dominated the Proteas bowlers. Coming to bat as a Test opener for the first time, Rohit scored 176 runs off 244 balls.

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Rohit Sharma (Image Credit: Twitter)

Robin Uthappa hasn’t felt any surprise on Rohit Sharma’s success as an opener.

Uthappa said, “He (Rohit) has always done well in India and abroad. In white-ball cricket, he dominates the scene right now. He is arguably one of the best batsman in the world. He has reached a point in his career where he understands his batting really well and knows what works for him. Given that situation, he must be going through a huge surge in confidence. I think he has figured out opening the batting and this opportunity came at the right moment for Rohit to capitalise on it. So it’s not a surprise that he is successful.”

Robin Uthappa was one of the members in the Indian squad during their victory in ICC World T20 2007. He has played 46 ODIs and 13 T20Is from 2006 to 2015.

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Vinay Kumar hat-trick puts Karnataka on top over Mumbai on day one. Photo Credit: PTI.

2014 Selection Snub Forced Me to Change Myself – R Vinay Kumar

The last time R Vinay Kumar donned the national jersey, he had gone for a total of 102 runs in his nine overs, thus breaking the record of Zaheer Khan (88 runs in 10 overs) to leak most runs in an ODI game by an Indian bowler.

Though a double century in that match from Rohit Sharma drew all the limelight and Vinay Kumar’s record was probably which something that did not highlight much.

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Soon, after the unforgettable game, he turned up for Karnataka and led the team to a Ranji Trophy victory and post that, an Irani Cup victory as well. In both the games, Karnataka posted a win by a margin of an innings and Vinay Kumar scalped 17 wickets in those two games.

He had done enough to make a comeback for the national team, but when the squads for Asia Cup and T20I World Cup got announced, his name wasn’t there, which forced him to change himself, as Vinay Kumar reckons,

“I took 10 wickets in that match. All the selectors were there and everyone watched the game. Two limited-over Indian teams were to be selected shortly after the match. I thought I had done enough. But when the list came, my name wasn’t there in either of them. I felt so bad I can’t explain. Then I thought, maybe I need to change myself,” he said after the end of day’s play.

He has been a domestic legend as apart from his 438 first-class wickets, Vinay Kumar had also scored 2599 runs which also includes two centuries, but at present, he is nowhere close to national selection. The likes of Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar have gone far ahead of him. But Vinay Kumar is forcing selectors to have a look at him again.

With his hat-trick against Mumbai in the fourth quarterfinal of Ranji Trophy 2017/18, Vinay Kumar sent a message to the selectors that sooner or later, they will have to include him in the team.

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Karnataka captain R Vinay Kumar appeals for a wicket

Talking of the game, riding on six-for from R Vinay Kumar, Karnataka bundled out Mumbai on a mere score of 173 and hold a stronghold of the game with a score of 115/1 at stumps. R Vinay Kumar, the most experienced player in Karnataka line-up, opened up Mumbai’s inexperienced top-order, including Prithvi Shaw, who was one of the batsmen who was on the list of his hat-trick.

Karnataka would be hoping to pile up runs on day two, and on half of day three before asking Mumbai to chase down the lead, after which they would expect to set a target for the Karnataka side.

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Ranji Trophy 2017/18: Karnataka Captain R Vinay Kumar Shows Confidence Ahead Of Marquee Game Against Mumbai

After a toil of two months, finally, eight teams viz Karnataka, Mumbai, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Bengal, Kerala and Vidarbha qualified for the quarterfinal of the Ranji Trophy 2017/18.

Among the eight teams, undoubtedly, Mumbai and Karnataka are the two of the strongest opponents and incidentally, they are up against each other in the quarterfinal stage.

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Karnataka captain R Vinay Kumar appeals for a wicket

It will be a cracker of a game between the two teams and the board has also decided to telecast this game out of the four contests that will be played across the country.

Karnataka captain, R Vinay Kumar, showed confidence ahead of the knockout game and has said that the team has all the basis covered, they just need to be careful regarding that extra fifth-day,

“We have all bases covered; it’s not like we’re depending only on fast bowlers or spinners. Because this is a five-day game, we need to be extra careful. There’s always a chance for a team to come back,” he told Sportstar.

In the initial phase of the season, opener Mayank Agarwal suffered a form slump and had scored just 31 runs in first two games, which also included a pair against Hyderabad. Post that game, it was expected that he might be dropped from the team but captain R Vinay Kumar kept faith in him and gave him another chance.

Mayank, who was having a day run until then, grabbed the opportunity with both hands and has scores of 304*, 176, 23, 90, 133*, 173 and 134 alongside his name in past seven innings. He has already crossed the 1000 run mark in the season and is looking forward to a big record,

“Once you start getting runs, your feet will move freely and you’re confident. I hope he continues playing this way. If he does, very soon he might make it to the Indian team. . At the end of the day, in any format, you need to score runs. Look at Sehwag. He played the same way in Tests, ODIs and T20s. If the ball was there to hit, he went for it. And Mayank is doing the same thing,” Vinay Kumar added.

Karnataka, which look a giant force in the contest, is also hoping to gain the services of KL Rahul for the contest as he is neither part of playing XI in the Delhi Test against Sri Lanka nor he is a part of the ODI side.

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KSCA has written a letter to BCCI for releasing the right-handed batsman and the decision lies on the board whether to give him rest ahead of T20I and South Africa series or let him play the knockout game for Karnataka.

On the other hand, though, Mumbai will be without experienced bowler Shardul Thakur, who was ruled out due to the shoulder injury which he suffered during the last league stage game for Mumbai against Tripura at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai.

The fourth quarter-final between Mumbai and Karnataka will be played in Nagpur from December 7 to 11.

Teams –

Karnataka: R Vina Kumar (captain), Karun Nair (vice-captain), Mayank Agarwal, R Samarth, Dega Nischal, Stuart Binny, CM Gautam, Shreyas Gopal, Krishnappa Gowtham, Abhimanyu Mithun, Sreenath Aravind, Pavan Deshpande, Jagadeesha Suchith, Mir Kaunain Abbas, Sharath Srinivas, Ronit More

Mumbai: Aditya Tare (c), Surya Kumar Yadav (VC), Dhawal Kulkarni, Siddhesh Lad, Jay Bista, Prithvi Shaw, Akhil Herwadkar, Sufiyan Shaikh, Akash Parkar, Karsh Kothari, Sagar Trivedi, Vijay Gohil, Shivam Malhotra, Shivam Dube, Shubham Ranjane.

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Ranji Trophy 2017/18: KL Rahul, Manish Pandey To Turn Up For Karnataka Against Delhi

Karnataka have received a big boost ahead of a stern test against Delhi as KL Rahul and Manish Pandey have been added to the Ranji Trophy squad for the contest. While KL Rahul is a part of Indian team for the Test series against Sri Lanka, Pandey is not a member of the team in the longest format of the game.

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KL Rahul during a net session. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

KL Rahul will directly join the Indian camp after finishing the Ranji duty. He was not part of the ODI side against New Zealand and warmed the bench during the T20I series, hence, this game will provide him with the much need match practice.

He is team India’s first choice as an opener, and it will be either of Murali Vijay or Shikhar Dhawan who will partner him for at the crease right from the first over of the game.

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Karnataka captain R Vinay Kumar appeals for a wicket

Karnataka side also includes the likes of Karun Nair, Shreyas Gopal, Abhimanyu Mithun, Krishnappa Gowtham and captain R Vinay Kumar. CM Gautam will don the gloves once again.

Karnataka will face Delhi at Alur. Skipper R Vinay Kumar will have tough choices to make ahead of next contest as KL Rahul and Manish Pandey are an automatic entrant in the playing XI for the next contest.

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Rishab Pant. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

Meanwhile, youngster Rishab Pant will lead Delhi Ranji team for the first time. He has replaced Ishant Sharma in the job, who has joined the Indian camp ahead of the series. Ishant could have also played the game, but BCCI has opted policy of resting pace bowlers ahead of the series. Along with Ishant, Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav will also miss their team’s next Ranji tie.

The last time when Delhi and Karnataka faced each other, the Karun Nair led side defeated Gautam Gambhir led Delhi by a margin of an innings and 160 runs.

Karnataka squad: R Vinay Kumar (captain), KL Rahul, R Samarth, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Manish Pandey, Stuart Binny, CM Gautam (wk), Krishnappa Gowtham, Shreyas Gopal, Abhimanyu Mithun, Ronit More, J Suchith, Pavan Deshpande, Mir Kaunain Abbas.

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KL Rahul leaves the ball

KL Rahul Released From Karnataka Squad Due To India Commitments

India batsman KL Rahul has been released from Karnataka squad due to international commitments. He is a part of Indian team for the T20I series against New Zealand, that starts on November 1.

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Dinesh Karthik plays a shot

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KL Rahul was surprisingly dropped from the Indian ODI squad for Dinesh Karthik, and the wicket-keeper batsman has grabbed the opportunity by scoring well in two ODIs he has played till now. Rahul, on the other hand, was called in the Ranji team for the game against Hyderabad along with Karun Nair. He did not have a good game, as he could just score 27 runs in two innings.

Karnataka have called in uncapped player Dega Nischal in the side. The right-handed batsman is yet to play any first-class or List A game. He last played in Karnataka Premier League in the year 2016. The batsman is expected to replace KL Rahul in the playing XI as well.

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Sreenath Aravind celebrates a wicket. Image: AFP

There is one more change in Karnataka squad. Pacer Sreenath Aravind has been dropped for Ronit More. Aravind could just scalp one wicket in two games and has been dropped from the side for the third contest. If included in playing XI, Ronit will play a first-class game after one year. It is to be noted that he had made a comeback to Karnataka squad past season after spending one year with Himachal Pradesh.

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Karnataka will take on a strong Maharastra side from November 1 to 4 at Pune. The Vinay Kumar led side is currently at the top of the points table with two wins in the same number of games.

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Kedar Jadhav. Image Courtesy: AFP

Meanwhile, Kedar Jadhav might turn out for Maharashtra for the contest. He is not the part of the India T20I squad for the three-matches T20I series against New Zealand. In fact, he might have a long stay with Maharashtra as India will play a Test series against Sri Lanka post conclusion of T20I series and Jadhav will be available for Maharashtra during the time as he is not the part of the Indian team in the longest format of the game.

Karnataka squad against Maharashtra: Vinay Kumar (C), Ravikumar Samarth, Dega Nischal, Karun Nair, Mayank Agarwal, Kaunain Abbas, Pavan Deshpande, CM Gautam (WK), Stuart Binny, Krishnappa Gowtham, Abhimanyu Mithun, Ronit More, Shreyas Gopal, Jagadeesha Suchith, Sharath Srinivas (WK).

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Vijay Hazare Trophy 2016/17: Manish Pandey To lead Karnataka, Fit-Again Robin Uthappa Makes A Comeback

Manish Pandey has been appointed as the skipper of Karnataka for the upcoming edition of Vijay Hazare Trophy as Vinay Kumar, the team’s regular captain is suffering from an injury and will not be able to take part in the tournament.

Captaincy to Pandey came as a surprise as Robin Uthappa has also made a comeback to the squad and he could have been the second choice for this post but the selectors handed over the job to Pandey, who was the part of the Indian Test team for the final two Test matches against England last year.

Srinath Aravind, also the vice-captain of the team, will lead the fast bowling duties along with the comeback man Ronit More, who switched to Himachal Pradesh last year.

K Gowtham, the latest IPL crorepati, will look to continue his good form in List A format as well. Stuart Binny will also turn up for Karnataka and along with him will be another all-rounder Shreyas Gopal, who is making a comeback to the senior cricket after the all-rounder was asked to play junior cricket for the state.

Karnataka squad for Vijay Hazare Trophy: Manish Pandey (Captain), Robin Uthappa (wk), Mayank Agarwal, TR Samarth, Stuart Binny, K Gowtham, Pavan Deshpande, Anirudh Joshi, S Aravind, Shreyas Gopal, J Suchith, T Pradeep, Prasidh Krishna, Ronit More, Rohan Kadam.

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