For the upcoming Ranji season, this is the team selected to represent Jharkhand for the first 2 games.
Shahbaz Nadeem (c), Manish Vardhan (vc), Deepak Chogule, Kumar Deobrat, Shiv Gautam (wk), Sunny Gupta, Amir Hashmi, Ishank Jaggi, Jaskaran Singh, Rameez Nemat, Samar Quadri, Shiv Shankar Rao, Rahul Shukla, Saurabh Tiwary, Ajay Yadav.
Jharkhand's Ranji record is nothing much to speak of. Hopefully they will get some success in the revamped Ranji format. MS Dhoni playing any game looks a very remote possibility but Varun Aaron might get a few games if he is fit.
The victory of East Zone in the Duleep Trophy owed quite a lot to the contributions from the Jharkhand boys, in the absence of some key players appearing in the Champions League. Centuries by Saurabh Tiwary in the semi-finals and Ishank Jaggi in the final were the chief contributors to the East Zone victory.
Performance of the Jharkhand boys in the semi-finals against South Zone -
- Manish Vardhan (5 & 0)
- Saurabh Tiwary (145 & 0)
- Shiv Gautam (11 & 4)
- Samar Quadri (4 &1, 2/37 & 0/4)
Finals vs Central Zone
- Ishank Jaggi (100*)
- Saurabh Tiwary (0)
- Shiv Gautam (34 & 4*)
Will make an attempt to capture the team's fortunes through this blog.
Here is wishing all the best to Shahbaz Nadeem and team for the Ranji Trophy.