Ranji Trophy third round matches to be played from Tuesday
Delhi will face strong Tamil Nadu team
new Delhi. The matches of the third round of Ranji Trophy (2022-23) are starting from Tuesday (December 27). Delhi will face Tamil Nadu featuring Washington Sundar, Sai Sudarshan and N Jagadishan at the Arun Jaitley Stadium. Delhi got defeated in their match, whereas, the second one was a draw. Just before the match, Delhi has taken a shocking decision and dropped Kolkata Knight Riders star batsman Nitish Rana from the team. Nitish has also played ODI and T20 matches for Team India.
KKR’s middle order batsman Nitish Rana has played in the last several seasons of IPL. According to the PTI report, the Delhi team management believes that Rana’s focus is solely on playing IPL as he gets crores of rupees from there. Playing for Delhi is not his priority, so he does not even focus on domestic matches. Nitish played innings of 14 and 40 against Maharashtra in the first match of this season. In this match, Delhi was defeated by 9 wickets. In the drawn match against Assam, Nitish was dismissed without opening an account in the first innings. He did not get a chance to bat in the second innings.
Earning big money from IPL
Nitish Rana, who has played one ODI and 2 T20 matches for India, has been associated with Kolkata Knight Riders since 2018. From 2018 to 2021, he got Rs 3.40 crore annually from KKR. For the last two years in IPL, his contract amount has increased to Rs 8 crore annually. In the last season of IPL, Nitish scored 361 runs in 14 matches at an average of 27.77. His strike rate was 143.82. Nitish has played 43 first class matches so far. In this, he has scored 2490 runs at an average of 40.16. Rana has scored 6 centuries in first class cricket.
FIRST PUBLISHED : December 27, 2022, 07:43 IST