Ranji Trophy 2022: Ravi Kumar wonderful talent, but he needs to wait for debut, says Bengal coach Arun Lal
Ranji Trophy 2022: Bengal coach Arun Lal said that pacer Ravi Kumar is a fantastic talent, but he might have to wait for his debut in the Ranji Trophy, ahead of their Elite Group B match against Baroda.
After two years, the Ranji Trophy would return and the players would finally get a chance to play domestic cricket with the red ball.
“Team is looking very good. We have had some very useful practices, they are working very hard, and their skill is looking good. And we are pretty buoyant and we have a good mix of experience and youngsters, they are looking forward to it,” said Arun Lal.
“We all are very buoyant about this prospect. He’s (Ravi Kumar) a wonderful talent but at the moment maybe he has to wait a while to make his debut. The wicket is looking good; initially, it might assist a little bit of seam movement. So it’s important to win the toss,” he added.
Bengal will be led by Abhimanyu Easwaran in the showpiece event. Bengal has also picked Shahbaz Ahamed and Ishan Porel in their Ranji Trophy team.
Wriddhiman Saha has also been left out of the Bengal team. Bengal is in Group B and will compete in Cuttack for the Ranji Trophy.
The Ranji Trophy will be split into two phases. With the pre-Indian Premier League (IPL) phase set to take place from February 10 to March 15. From May 30 through June 26, the post-IPL phase will take place. This season’s Ranji Trophy will include 64 matches across 62 days.
Bengal squad: Abhimanyu Easwaran (C), Manoj Tiwary, Sudip Chatterjee, Anustup Majumdar, Abhishek Kumar Raman, Sudip Kumar Gharami, Abishek Das, Writtick Chatterjcc, Ritwik Roy Chowdhury, Abishek Porch, Shahbaz Ahamed, Sayan Sekhar Mondal, Akash Deep, Ishan Porel, Mukesh Kumar, Kazi Junaid Saifi, Sakir Habib Gandhi, Pradipta Pramanik, Geet Puri, Nilkantha Das, Karan Lal, Ravi Kumar.