Central Zone's MP duo of Jalaj Saxena and wicketkeeper batsman Naman Ojha took full advantage of dropped catches sending an inexperienced North Zone attack to the cleaners as they posted 344 for three at stumps, on the first day of their Duleep Trophy semi-final, here on Wednesday.
With domestic season set to kick off in another month and a half's time, the future of top Rajasthan cricketers like Pankaj Singh, Robin Bist and Ashok Menaria hangs in balance as it is difficult for them to even get an inter-state transfer to play for any other state.
Rajasthan Royals all-rounder Ashok Menaria believes his team has the advantage of having a strong batting line-up which excels on seaming wickets and they have enough firepower in their bowling to compete with Chennai Super Kings at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium here on Friday.
Ashok Menaria and Kedar Jadhav cracked half centuries to enable India `A` inflict a 3-0 whitewash on New Zealand `A` with a thrilling two-wicket victory in the third and final unofficial ODI match on Thursday.
Ashok Menaria produced an all-round show as India A scored a convincing six-wicket victory over New Zealand A in the second one-dayer to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match unofficial ODI series here on Wednesday.
Ashok Menaria and Mandeep Singh scored unbeaten centuries each to put India `A` in the driver`s seat, reaching 433 for four on the opening day of the second unofficial Test against New Zealand `A` here on Wednesday.
Rajasthan middle-order batsman Ashok Menaria said he is eager to make a mark for his franchise, Rajasthan Royals during the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League, commencing in Chennai on April 4, and push his case for the national team.
Ashok Menaria scored a brilliant double century while Robin Bist hit a ton to help defending champions Rajasthan declare their first innings on 521 for eight on the second day of the Ranji Trophy Elite Division match against Railways on Friday.