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Cricket news - Ranji Trophy: Karnataka face on-song Rajasthan; Pujara boost for Saurashtra

In-form Pujara back to boost his state team ahead of the quarters.

For all the rich history that the General Trophy, in connection with the Mumbai team, or Bombay as it was formerly called, have reserved several chapters that appeared in the textbook of India's first-class cricket, with 41 title victories of 46 finals you have. However, among those, the Chapter, the text of the 2018-19 season would be something that Mumbai will be happy to erase from their memories, which do not give the knockouts for the first time in eleven years.

Finalists of the last season, Delhi, are also leaving Karnataka as the only team in the knockouts among the top six teams have played, the number of General final missing from the line-up for the knockouts, Baroda, Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, Bengal,. Among those who seek to profit from the absence of these teams are first time participants in Uttarakhand, will be pitted against defending champion Vidarbha in the quarter-finals stage which gets underway on Tuesday (15. January). Saurashtra to take Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka are pitted against Rajasthan, Kerala and Gujarat, the completion of the quarter-final line-UPS.

Vidarbha vs Uttarakhand

Not to lose among the top three teams from your group, a single match, Vidarbha have the strength of their batting - around Wasim Jaffar, Faiz Fazal and Akshay Wadkar, runs aggregating more than 500 this season - and spin. Vidarbha's approach has bat oppositions and then make way for the likes of Aditya Sarwate and Akshay Wakhare, to try and get this on worn surfaces. Their biggest victory this season - an innings and 146-run victory against Mumbai came to the first victory at home this season, which should keep you in good stead in a home quarter-final in Nagpur.

After six wins from eight games in a row unbeaten debut run, is the game of Uttarakhand is the biggest test. Their performance in the plate group, however, was dominated, not to assess the ideal sample size while he's against the top teams. But the match against Vidarbha can serve as a good platform for Uttarakhand to prove their skills on the big stage. The experienced Rajat Bhatia, who also supply the team with the highest goal - scorer this season, is the key to Uttarakhand, while wicket, the bank Deepak Dhapola and Sunny Rana, their two top-of - the Taker-to.

Saurashtra vs Uttar Pradesh

The hero of India, the first Test-series victory in Australia, Cheteshwar Pujara, back to his roots, as a major boost to Saurashtra, which collide in front of your path in Lucknow. Like Vidarbha, Saurashtra, also unbeaten with three wins and five draws. That you managed to get the first innings lead against Vidarbha in their last match, with skipper Jaydev Unadkat to the forefront with a six-wicket haul, a good sign for the team that will do well on Dharmendrasinh Jadeja, the damage with the ball. Apart from Pujara, their batting revolves around the experienced Sheldon Jackson.

Uttar Pradesh, just about saw off competition from Jharkhand, the second from group C with a first innings lead against Assam, is going to do the trio of Rinku Singh, Priyam Garg and Akshdeep Nath, the bulk of the work with the bat, as you in the tournament so far. Saurabh Kumar and Ankit Rajpoot, the greatest wicket-Taker, have a key role to play, if to strive to emulate their only General Trophy winning campaign in 2005-06. This season, Suresh Raina had scored the most runs for his team, but he is yet to make a major contribution this season and will be hoping that he comes to the party.

Karnataka vs Rajasthan

In last season's finalists Karnataka, who are fresh from a defeat against Baroda in a low-scoring thriller against Rajasthan, giving you the knockouts with the self-confidence from seven wins under your belt. Karnataka have blown layers of hot and cold so far, with three wins and two defeats and were without some of their most important players. Mayank Agarwal continued to not, but they are amplified injury due to the presence of K Gowtham, who missed the last game due to a finger. KV Siddharth and Dega Nischal have the most opportunities with both scoring over 600, and provide added strength to batting, Karun Nair, Manish Pandey and R Samarth. Karnataka also have a quality bowling attack - with Ronit More than the choice of the quantity and count on you to get the job done in the home conditions at the Chinnaswamy stadium.

The only team to total more than 50 points in this edition, Rajasthan, are yet to admit that the first innings lead so far. "Robin Are, Mahipal Lomror and Amit Kumar Gautam, Rajasthan have in 1883, runs between them and banking on the trio to add a lot more to the tally. Tempo is the primary weapon for Rajasthan, Aniket Choudhary, Tanvir-ul-Haq and Nathu Singh with 116 wickets between them in bags. Rahul Chahar break the leg, there is also Rajasthan varied.

Kerala vs Gujarat

We were in the knockouts for the first time in your General history, Kerala overwhelmed by Vidarbha in the quarter-finals, the final of the last season. You will have the opportunity to make amends when they face-off against Gujarat in a home match at the Krishnagiri stadium in Wayanad, made it to the knockouts wicket after a thrilling five-victory against Himachal Pradesh in their last League game. Jalaj Saxena's all-round abilities and his immense experience will be the key for the South Indian team, who also carry hope for some of the other regulars in your batting order - the likes of Sanju Samson, Vishnu Vinod and Sachin Baby , shoulder the responsibility. Sandeep not Warrier-Basil Thampi is a strong pace-pair, while Sijomon Joseph provides support to Saxena in the spin Department.

Kerala, though, bring your A game, as you taste it against a quality, the Gujarat team, are still defeat and are fresh from an innings victory against Maharashtra. Priyank Panchal has again led from the front with the bat with 887 runs, four centuries, while Gujarat will be strengthened by the return of experienced Parthiv Patel. The batting workload was distributed, also under Manprit Juneja, Rujul Bhargav Bhatt and Merai, while the 22-year-old Kathan Patel, his first first-class season, scored 389 runs with two hundreds and two fifties in nine innings. The launchers have also selected a collective map with as many as five, which is more than 15 wickets, all of which are good for the 2016-17 champions.

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