Ranji season is here and all about to commence this Thursday. Mandeep Singh will lead the team as captain and the first match will be played against Andhra Pradesh at Vizag.
In Ranji Trophy will see 37 teams participating with new teams including Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Puducherry, Sikkim and Uttarakhand. The tournament begins on November 1st and finishes on 2nd February.
The performance of the Punjab team was not so good in previous seasons and they were on the third position in group D. The team only won two matches on league stage, even they didn’t qualify for knock stage.
The surprising news is that the several big names are missing as Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh are not in list of the team.
Recently in an interview Yuvraj Singh said “ I don’t wanna play on the place of any youngster player he also stated that we also give chance to new players”, that is why he is not in the team. On the other hand Harbhajan Singh didn’t Play in Vijay Hajare Trophy that is why it is not so much surpring us. In the captaincy of Mandeep Singh, Punjab had a good performance in Vijay Hajare Trophy.
Gurkeerat Singh will play as vice-captain of the team. State cricket has named 16 players in the team those are respectively “ Shubman Gill, Jiwanjot Singh, Anmolpreet Singh, Mandeep Singh, Sanvir Singh, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Abhishek Gupta, Abhishek Sharma, Mayank Markande, Arpit Pannu, Vinay Choudhary, Siddharth Kaul, Shubek Gill, Baltej Singh, Barinder Sarn, Sharad Loomba.