Andhra takes on Baraod in Ranji season opener

Published: Tuesday, November 22, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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Ananthapur:A keen contest is on cards when the rejuvenated Andhra team, led by Y Venugopala Rao, takes on a formidable Baroda in the season opener of Ranji Trophycricket match in the Elite 'B' group beginning here tomorrow.

Fresh from a brief stint in the national side, Venugopala Rao would be looking for a good score and the batting is further strengthened with the inclusion of AT Rayudu in team.

Seasoned MSK Prasad will keep the wickets and has the ability the get good scores while KS SAhbuddin, T Suman and Gnaneswara Rao along with Md Faiq will be helpful to hosts in both departments.

Baroda on the other hand has a strong combination under the capatincy of Jacob Martin with Stayjit Parab and Cornor Williams being the men to watch for big scores.

Zaheer Kahan, Irfan Pathan(Sr), Rajesh Pawar, Kiran Powar and Rakesh Solanki being the other players to watch.


Andhra: Y Venugopala Rao(Cap), KS Shdbuddin, M Suresh, T Suman, MSK Prasad, Y Gnaneswara Rao, D Kalyan Krishn AT Rayudu, ASK Varma, Md Faiq, B Balaji Krishna Singh, Y lakdhman Kishore, K Kumaraswamy and AG Praveen.

Coach: Syed Abil Ali.

Baroda: Jacob Martin(Cap), Zaheer Khan, Satyajit Parab, Cornor Williams, Irshad Sindhi, Kiran Powar, Rakesh Solanki, Yousuff Pathan, Rajesh pawar, Rakesh Patel, Sumit Singh, Ajit Bhoita, Irfan Pathan(sr), Sekhar Joshi, Milap Newade.

Coach: Balwinder Singh Sandhu.

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