Monday, November 5, 2018

Ranji Trophy 18-19: Jharkhand vs Assam

Match Summary: Jharkhand (344 & 230/4d) drew with Assam (298 & 140/2)
Points: Jharkhand 3, Assam 1

A solid performance to start the season. Jharkhand were missing Shahbaz Nadeem, who has finally got his maiden national call-up. Ishank Jaggi was back in action after sorting out the yo-yo test issues. 

  • Playing XI: Kumar Deobrat, Nazim Siddiqui, Utkarsh Singh, Saurabh Tiwary, Ishank Jaggi, Ishan Kishan (c & wk), Anand Singh, Anukul Roy, Varun Aaron, Ashish Kumar, Ajay Yadav
  • First Class Debut: Anukul Roy
  • Ishan Kishan gets his 5th First-Class century, keeping him firmly in contention for the national keeping duties. 
  • Maiden First-class half-century for Utkarsh Singh
  • A fine all-round debut for Anukul Roy who top-scoring in the first innings & taking the team to a respectable score.
  • A maiden 5-wicket haul for Ashish Kumar which ensured Jharkhand got the lead and also secured him the Player of the Match Award.
Season Stats:
  • Top Scorer: Ishan Kishan – 138 @ 69.00
  • Top Wicket-Taker: Ashish Kumar – 5 @ 13.80
  • Player Count – 11
Points Tally: 3 from 1 game. Currently in 3rd place in the group.

Coming Up Next – Haryana who are 2nd in the group but also with 3 points.

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