Opportunity for Munaf Patel to make a come back in Team India

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Jaipur, Nov 14 (UNI) Maharashtra medium pacer Munaf Patel has a golden opportunity to prove his worth during their four-day Ranji Trophy match against hosts Rajasthan commencing here tomorrow, if he wish to regain his place back in the Indian team.

Munaf, who has been struggling to find place in the national team, would fine ideal conditions here on a green top wicket which will suit medium pacers. But one thing which might go against him is his last match's poor performance against Tamilnadu.

Rajasthan also had medium pacer Pankaj Singh, who has recently represented India 'A' team, to compete with him in the match as he has good performances under his kitty. Despite their loss against Delhi in the recently concluded match, Pankaj impressed all by scalping 10 wickets.

The two teams had net practice in the morning session at the match venue but none of them declared their final eleven today. The team will be selected tomorrow before the start of the match.

Teams: Rajasthan (From): Mohammed Aslam (capt), Rohit Jhalani, Gagan Khoda, Rahul Kanwat, Abhijeet Sharma, Afroz Khan, Pankaj Singh, Vineet Saxena, Robin Bist, Shailendra Gehlot, Sumit Mathur, Shamsher Singh, Rohit Sharma and Rajesh Bishnoi.

Coach: Bhaskar Pillai.

Maharashtra (From): Venugopal Rao (capt), Harshit Khaviwale, Munaf Patel, Sairaj Bahutule, Yogesh Takale, Vishant More, Vishal Bhilare, Dhruv Mohan, Ashish, Kaidar Jadhav, Salil Agarkar, Samad Falla, Wahid Sayyed, Ranjit Chouhan, Srikant Munde, Diambar Waghmore.

Coach: Chandrakant Pundit.


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