Kerala enjoys slight edge over JK

Last Updated: Nov 09, 2010, 19:18 PM IST

Perinthalmanna: Kerala will take on Jammu and Kashmir in their second Ranji Trophy Cricket Plate League match in Group ‘B’ at the Perinthalmanna Cricket Stadium, here on Wednesday.

Kerala had earned three points from their first match against Services by taking the first innings lead, while Jammu had lost to Maharashtra, in their first match.

Kerala will be banging on their experienced allrounder, Sreekumaran Nair, who had scored 137 against services and Robert Fernandez 57 and Rohan Prem 98 for a big total, while their bowling will be spearheaded by medium pacer Sony Cheruvattoor, spinners Nair and Sreejith.

On the other hand the visitors fortune will depend on Arshad Bhatt, Raman Dutta and Javid Ahmed, who had shown good nick in the previous match.

Kerala Captain Raiphy Vincent Gomez, is being rested for the match, after sustained an ankle injury in the last game at Delhi against Services.

Vice-Capatin Robert Fernandez, will captain the Kerala in the match.

The Perinthalmanna cricket stadium is hosting a Ranji trophy for the first time.

PTI