Kerala vs Goa in Ranji trophy cricket | Sijomon Joseph captain Manorama News

Thiruvananthapuram ∙ There will be a generational change in the Kerala captaincy when they face Goa today in the fourth match of the Ranji Trophy cricket season. 25-year-old all-rounder Sijomon Joseph is the new Kerala captain. As captain Sanju Samson heads to India’s camp for the Twenty20 series against Sri Lanka, vice-captain Sijomon Joseph will make his debut as the captain. Batter Rohan S. Kunnummal (24) is the new vice-captain.

Hailing from Pala Kitangur, Sijomon is one of Kerala’s youngest captains in the Ranji Trophy. He is a left-handed batsman and off-spinner. Sijo has been playing in the Kerala team since the under-14 category and captained the under-14, 16, and 19 teams. Sijo, who made her Ranji debut in 2017, has taken 437 runs including 3 fifties and 43 wickets including a haul of 5 wickets in 18 matches. The player who played for the India A team against England in 2017 scored a half century in the first innings and took 6 wickets in the second innings.

Palakkad native Rohan, who was included in the 2020 Kerala Ranji team, has scored 896 runs with four centuries and a half century in 8 matches. He is a right handed opener. He has also played in the India A team.

Kerala are now top of Elite Group C. Goa is in 6th position with 3 draws. The game will be played on the College St. Xavier, Thumpa.

Tendulkar is in Goa

Thiruvananthapuram ∙ There is a remarkable player who has played only 3 first class matches in the Goan line-up that will face Kerala today in the Ranji Trophy; Arjun Tendulkar is the son of cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar. This is the first Ranji season for Arjun, who joined the Goan team after failing to get a place in Mumbai’s star-studded team. Arjun (23), a left-arm pacer who took 6 wickets in 3 matches, also scored a century in one match. Came to Kerala to play for the first time.


Arjun Tendulkar

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