Karnataka will enter this game after an innings win over Pondicherry in Bangalore. Dominant Karnataka, at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium he finished the match in three days.
A confident Karnataka are looking to score maximum points against Goa in the Ranji Trophy Elite ‘C’ group match, which starts here on Tuesday.
Karnataka will enter this game after an innings win over Pondicherry in Bangalore. Dominant Karnataka at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium he finished the match in three days.
Goa, on the other hand, have ended in draws in their last two matches. A few days earlier at Jamshedpur, Goa narrowly missed the first innings lead against Jharkhand. Captain Darshan Misal and wicket-keeper bat Eknath Kerkar scored a half-century to bring the team closer to Jharkhand’s total of 386, but ultimately fell 24 runs short.
Jharkhand then declared early on that he was aiming for an overall win and Goa managed to hold on to a draw.
Karnataka had few problems mining Pondicherry. Pacers Vidwas Kaberappa, Vishak Vijaykumar and Ronit Moa dominated the Pondicherry batting line-up as the home side beat the opposition by 170 and 127 respectively.
Opener his R. Samarth gracefully hit his 137, allowing Karnataka to hit just his one.
The unit expects up-and-coming Vishal Onat to recover. Onat has scored 33, 14 and 4 in which he has played in two first-class matches. Veteran Manish Pandey is also taller. Pandey showed form against Pondicherry where he scored 45 on 78 balls.
All-rounder Shreyas He said Gopal could only throw two overs in this match and P.V. With Karnataka doing a short job in Goa, Shreya could easily spend a few days in the field.
Shashikanth said his team will try to maintain the winning streak. “I don’t know what to expect in Goa, but I will give it my all and try to score maximum points. I want to keep the momentum going throughout the season. But we must not be complacent with the status quo,” Shashikanth said.