Ranji Trophy: Karun Nair, Manish Pandey in; Kl Rahul to miss quarter-final against J&K

Jammu, February 19: Indian players Karun Nair and Manish Pandey are all set to feature for Karnataka in the Ranji Trophy quarter-final against J&K while Kl Rahul misses out as KSCA unveils squad.

Rahul, who recently returned from a brilliant New Zealand tour, was expected to travel Jammu to play the knockout encounter, however, he has been sent to National Cricket Academy instead.

The Karnataka State Cricket Association on Monday announced the 15-memeber squad for the match, unveiling Karun Nair will lead the side while Manish Pandy also gets a go.

The squad looks quite balanced with a bunch of star players, those from IPL and Indian team, making an entry for the important match.

Meanwhile, Jammu is going to host a Ranji Trophy knockout game first time ever, giving fans an opportunity to taste the high-tension game live. GGM Science College ground is currently being prepared to host this much-anticipated encounter.

Pertinently, Karnataka team is expected to reach Jammu this evening.

Karnataka squad for quarter-final against J&K:

Karun Nair (Capt), R. Samarth, Devdutt Padikkal, Manish Pandey, Pavan Deshpande, Sharath Srinivas, Shreyas Gopal, K. Gowtham, A. Mithun, K.V. Siddharth, Prasidh Krishna, J. Suchith, Prateek Jain, Ronit More, B.R. Sharath.(KSW)