Srinagar, Oct 5: J&K Cricket Association on Monday announced the 15 member J&K squad for the Ranji trophy event in which they will start their campaign against Kerala on October 6.
Surprisingly squad is again lead by Mithun Manhas who last year shifted from Delhi to J&K and was straight away made captain of J&K team replacing Parveez Rasool who did a tremendous job by lifting J&K from group C to group A.
Manhas failed to make an impact last year both with his batting and captaincy but still has been made Captain again this year.
Squad is good mixup but still many deserving players are missing. Samiullah Beigh and Adil Reshi are making comeback in the team after being dropped last year. Zahoor Sofi, Mohsin Mufti and Amir Sofi are the new faces in squad which may raise many eyebrows.
Formidable Jammu and Kashmir team will take on almost equally strong Kerala to begin its Ranji Trophy campaign at Bengal Cricket Academy ground, Kalyani, Kolkata from October 6.
The team is being accompanied by Imraj Thakur as Manager, while Prithvi Vaid as Joint Manager. Abdul Qayoom is the bowling coach, Majid Dar is assistant coach, Dr Aijaz Chiloo is Physio, Muhammad Iqbal is the trainer and Susheel Panju is the video analyst.
Squad: Mithun Manhas(C), Parveez Rasool, Shubham Khajuria, Aadil Reshi
Ian Dev Singh (WK), Pranav Gupta, Mohsin Mufti, Bandeep Singh, Amir Sofi, Amir Aziz
Ram Dayal, Samiullah Beigh, Zahoor Sofi, Umar Nazir and Rohit Sharma
J&K Ranji Schedule:
October 6: JKCA vs Kerala at Bengal Cricket Academy Ground, West Bengal.
October 13: JKCA vs Goa at Lalabhai Contractor Stadium, Vesu (Surat).
October 20: JKCA vs Andhra Pradesh at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai.
October 27: JKCA vs Services at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur.
November 5: JKCA vs Himachal Pradesh at JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi.
November 13: JKCA vs Haryana at Barabati Sadium, Cuttack.
November 21: JKCA vs Tripura at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
November 29: JKCA vs Hyderabad at Moti Bagh Stadium, Vadodara.
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