So far Kerala is performing very well in the Ranji Trophy.Sachin Baby’s team made it three wins out of four in Ranji Trophy games this year, with a crushing 158-run win over Jammu & Kashmir at the St Xavier’s College ground in Thumba.The team seems to be a very good unit as they are showing their ability in ground individually and as a team.Everyone is playing their hand whenever the team need them to. There is still a long way to go for the team to make it to the knockouts.
Kerala took 3 wickets in 40 minutes to end the Jammu & Kashmir innings at 79.On such a difficult pitch to bat,the great combination of the duo Sanju Samson and Roshan Prem paved their way with the bat.Jalaj Saxena’s all-round brilliance was the highlight of Kerala’s previous two wins.Then the young left-arm spinners Sijjomon Joseph and Akshay KC finishes the job with the seamers MD Nidheesh and Basil Thampi.
Kerala are currently third in Group B with 18 points from four matches. Saurashtra and Gujarat, who both have played one match less than Kerala.Last year also Kerala got into a good position but couldn’t win.
Their next match is against Saurashtra.They have a great advantage because Pujara and Jadeja will be missing the match.