Irani Cup 2023-24: Pujara and Mayank in focus as Remainder of India takes on Ranji Trophy champion Saurashtra


Sandwiched between the Asian Video games and the World Cup, the Irani Cup match, which begins on the Saurashtra Cricket Affiliation stadium right here on Sunday, derives its relevance from being the communion of the have-beens and the wannabes making an attempt to nourish their Group India prospects.

Cheteshwar Pujara, the can-do-all-day stonewaller, would be the buzz-making stately presence. It is going to be fascinating to observe if he’s being busy or attritional with the bat.

Pujara undoubtedly would be the bedrock of the Saurashtra batting that boasts of the second highest run-getter within the 2022-23 Ranji Trophy season, Arpit Vasavada. The group additionally has the 37-year-old Sheldon Jackson, who’s recognized to string lengthy partnerships with Pujara.

The bowling will probably be spearheaded by captain Jaydev Unadkat. Pujara and Unadkat come off a county stint with Sussex.

Equally, Remainder of India’s B. Sai Sudharsan comes off a county stint with Surrey. The 21-year-old, who has been in effective type and lately gained the TNCA cricketer of the 12 months award, will probably be among the many younger skills to be careful for together with Sarfaraz Khan, Yash Dhull, and Rohan Kunnummal. It is going to be fascinating to see the place they function within the batting order.

Remainder of India’s batting will probably be shouldered by the skilled Mayank Agarwal, the very best run-getter within the 2022-23 Ranji Trophy season, and captain Hanuma Vihari.

Bengal’s Akash Deep, who changed the injured Shivam Mavi within the Remainder of India squad, isn’t anticipated to play as he’s within the India squad on the Asian Video games in Hangzhou.

Navdeep Saini is predicted to steer the tempo assault with Karnataka’s Vidwath Kaverappa. Shams Mulani, the second highest wicket-taker within the 2022-23 Ranji Trophy season, Uttar Pradesh’s Saurabh Kumar and Delhi’s Pulkit Narang are the spinners within the squad.

KS Bharat will don the gloves for Remainder of India. Gloveman Dhruv Jurel additionally options within the squad.


Hanuma Vihari (captain), KS. Bharat, Mayank Agarwal, Yash Dhull, Shams Mulani, Sai Sudarshan, Sarfaraz Khan, Pulkit Narang, Saurabh Kumar, Yash Dayal, Navdeep Saini, Vidwath Kaverappa, Akash Deep, Rohan Kunnummal, Dhruv Jurel.


Jaydev Unadkat (captain), Cheteshwar Pujara, Sheldon Jackson, Arpit Vasavada, Harvik Desai, Dharmendrasinh Jadeja, Prerak Mankad, Chirag Jani, Jay Gohil, Parth Bhut, Vishvarajsinh Jadeja, Samarth Vyas, Yuvrajsinh Dodiya, Kushang Patel, Snell Patel, Devang Karamta.



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