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Ranji Trophy:J&K aim to continue wining march against Chhattisgarh

KSW Desk


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Srinagar: The unbeaten and dominant J&K senior cricket team would be aiming to continue to their winning march when they take on visitors Chhattisgarh in the Round VI match of the Ranji Trophy tournament Elite Group-C match at GGM Science College ground Jammu from Monday.
J&K Ranji trophy team has been on dream run in this season tournament notching up five wins and a draw out of first six matches played. If it would not have been the bad weather, J&K was set to win the drawn match against Assam where they had dominated the proceedings.
With six matches unbeaten run in the group and having defeated some of the top sides like Jharkhand, Odisha and Maharashtra on their way, J&K currently stand at number one position in the points table. They have got 34 points from the six matches while as second placed side Odisha have got 28.
J&K will now take on Chhattisgarh in its seventh match of the season and is likely to dominate the side against whom they have got decent record.
The last match that J&K played on home soil turned out as draw due to bad weather and this time also there is prediction of bad weather on second and third day of the match in Jammu city. Keeping the outcome of previous match in mind, J&K is likely to be aggressive in this match and will try to go for an early lead and then wait for weather to improve in order to get an outright result.
As per experts this is best ever performance by J&K side in the Ranji trophy tournament and they are on course to qualify for the next round. If qualified, it will be third time ever they will qualify for the next round.
This season J&K played its first four matches without Parvez Rasool who was injured. On his return in fifth match he bagged man of the match by shining with both bat and ball.
Overall this season J&K has played like a unit with everyone contributing at some point and time.
The emergence of new IPL boy of J&K Abdul Samad has helped J&K immenslky. He is power hitter and has already scored two centuries this season. In spin department, apart from Parvez, youngster Abid Mushtaq is doing well. He is picking wickets regularly and has contributed with bat also. The backbone of J&K strength whole season has been its pace. The department is lead by veteran Mohammad Mudhasir alongwith Umar Nazir. They have been giving out brilliant at performances in each and every match and has helped J&K win matches. The pace duo of Mudhasir and Umar has now got the boost in the shape of Auquib Nabi who in his first two matches has already picked two five wicket hauls. Apart from that he is contributing with bat as well. The side looks totally balanced and with only three matches to go they look set to qualify for the next round.
J&K team trained in Jammu on Sunday and looks likely to go with same playing eleven as against Odisha.