Confident Chandigarh prepares for Ranji's debut

CHANDIGARH: Chandigarh's team will face Arunachal Pradesh in the cricket stadium of Sector 16 in his maiden Ranji Trophy match on Monday in a dream to be fulfilled after 40 years after the Cricket Control Board in India ( BCCI ) granting affiliation to the Union Territory Cricket Association (UTCA) a few months ago.

As the children performed their exercise on the floor, the level of enthusiasm and the hunger for success could be measured.

Look to the side, boys like Manan Vohra, Bipul Sharma, Gurinder Singh, Shresth Nirmohi, Barinder Sran and Uday Kaul have played so many first-class games, said coach and former VRV Singh player on the sidelines of Chandigarh practice. session.

But yes, the boys are excited about their first game. We want to start our season with a positive note. We know the conditions well. It is a traditional wicket from Sector 16. There is a grass dye. Therefore, it will help fast bowlers in the morning, but it looks like a batting wicket, added Singh, who also comes from City Beautiful, who has produced characters such as the winning captain of the 1983 World Cup Kapil Dev, and 2011 World Cup tournament player Yuvraj Singh, Ashok Malhotra, Yograj Singh, Chetan Sharma, Dinesh Mongia, Siddharth Kaul, Taniya Bhatia and Chandigarh's head coach Vikram Raj Vir Singh, popularly known as VRV.

Everyone was forced to play for Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and other states. That has changed, and the Chandigarh team has shown that it deserves to be in the top league, winning 10 of 15 games played in both the Vijay Hazare Trophy and Syed Mushtaq Ali.

We have shown that we are not aggressive. We have defeated Himachal Pradesh, Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh in the Syed Mushtaq Ali, said VRV.

The team has also gelled very well in a very short period of time. Give this team a couple of years and you will see the difference, he added.

Chandigarh's rhythm attack will be led by Barinder Sran, Shresth Nirmohi and Jaskaran Buttar, while veterans Bipul Sharma, Gurinder Singh and Arpit Pannu will head the spinning department.

On the combination of the team, the former Indian international said: We have all the basic coverage. The team mixes with youth and experience. We have young people like Arslan Khan and Raman Bishnoi, who are in the team due to their solid performance at the U-23 level. Then we have experienced activists like Uday Kaul and Bipul Sharma.

The head coach will have a sweet headache to choose between the two spinners on the left arm in Bipul Sharma and Gurinder Singh. I don't believe in the theory that one should choose only one left arm spinner. If they are good, both should play.

They must be playing only their first game, but VRV has set a goal for their team, which is to qualify for the elite group.

Equipment: Manan Vohra (captain), Bipul Sharma (vice-captain), Anirudh Kanwar, Ankit Kaushik, Arpit Singh, Barinder Singh Sran, Gurinder Singh, Jaskarandeep Singh Buttar, Jaskaranvir Singh Sohi, Kunal Mahajan, Mohammad Arslan Khan, Raman Bishnori, Shivam Bharat Shreshth Nirmohi, Uday Kaul