Mumbai are favourites in Ranji final, says Kotak

Veteran Saurashtra batsman Sitanshu Kotak feels that the star-studded Mumbai side gunning for their 40th Ranji Trophy title will be favourites in the summit clash starting on Saturday.

“Mumbai is a big team with Sachin Tendulkar playing as well. Then there are players like (captain) Ajit Agarkar, Dhawal Kulkarni, Wasimbhai (Jaffer) and Abhishek Nayar. Mumbai is obviously a superior team; One can lie they are not, but the truth is they are a superior team,” said the 40-year-old left-handed batsman.

“This is big game for us. It’s a pressure game. Personally, I think we should play like another Ranji Trophy game and try out best. But if we get a grip on the match, we have to make sure, we don’t lose it,” said Kotak ahead of Saurashtra’s maiden appearance in the summit contest.

Kotak, who had frustrated Mumbai by batting with monumental patience for nearly 800 minutes in making 168 when the two teams met at the same venue six years ago, said this was one way the visitors could frustrate the hosts again. Read more
Courtesy :cricketnext.in.com

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