It is a distinct homecoming for Sanju Samson. Jaipur could have been his second residence because the Rajasthan Royals captain, however this time it’s with the Kerala crew that he has reached the Pink City to tackle Rajasthan within the Ranji Trophy cricket match.
Sanju and his males are in good spirits too, after scoring a splendid victory towards Jharkhand within the opening fixture at Ranchi, the place nearly every little thing had gone proper for them.
After declaring on the ultimate day, Kerala was in a position to bowl out the house aspect in beneath 62 overs (out of the utmost 67). The spinners — Kerala performed 4 of them — had performed the important thing function.
But towards Rajasthan, Kerala could drop one among them to accommodate a seamer. So M.D. Nidheesh or N.P. Basil may are available.
There is trigger for concern although as opener Rohan Kunnummal having picked up a niggle. But, P. Rahul, who had been unwell and missed out within the final match, is match for choice.
The comeback males Rohan Prem and Akshay Chandran have been the largest success tales in batting at Ranchi and Kerala shall be hoping that they’d proceed in the identical vein. The crew additionally will need the off-spinners Jalaj Saxena and Vaisakh Chandran, who was making his debut, to ship but once more.
Kerala’s coach Tinu Yohannan feels the wicket on the Sawai Mansingh Stadium may encourage the seamers. “Rajasthan has a superb seam assault with bowlers like Aniket Choudhary and Kamlesh Nagarkoti,” he advised The Hindu.
Rajasthan didn’t get the form of begin it might need needed to. In the drawn match at Porvorim, it had conceded the first-innings result in Goa, regardless of making 456, due to effective knocks from opener Yash Kothari, Mahipal Lomror and Arafat Khan down the order.
Yohannan mentioned Kerala’s purpose was to publish one other victory earlier than the house matches received underway. “We need to preserve the momentum,” he mentioned.