Out of favour India pacer, Barinder Sran has switched his base to Chandigarh from Punjab after missing on a place in the squad for upcoming Vijay Hazare Trophy. In a chat with The Times of India, Sran said that the selectors did not give him a valid reason why he was dropped from the team.
The left-arm pacer earned his maiden national call-up for the tour of Australia in 2016. He had impressed the Indian team management during a practice session ahead of Mohali Test against Soth Africa in 2015, that saw him being fast tracked to the national side.
Sran played three ODIs on the tour. He registered figures of 3/56 on his debut but went wicketless in next two matches, that saw him being dropped from the playing XI.
He made a comeback for the Zimbabwe tour later that year and scalped four wickets in three ODIs and six wickets in two T20Is but has not played for India since then.
The 26-year-old has age on his side and can make a comeback to the national team should he do well for Chandigarh.
Apart from Sran, Manan Vohra and Uday Kaul are two other Punjab players who will be plying their trades for Chandigarh.
Karn Sharma back to Railways –
Karn Sharma has made his comeback to Railways after playing for Vidarbha and Andhra Pradesh. He had switched his base to Vidarbha before 2017/18 season on the advice of Paras Mhambrey.
Incidentally, Mhambrey had to leave Vidarbha job to join India A and U-19. Karn did not get enough chances in Vidarbh’a Ranji Trophy-winning campaign and played just four matches. He later switched to Andhra Pradesh and was a consistent member of the side.
The leg-spinner is a part of Chennai Super Kings in IPL but the presence of seniors Harbhajan Singh, Ravindra Jadeja and New Zealand Mitchell Santner saw him play just one match this season.
Arindam Ghosh will lead Railways while Pratham Singh has been named deputy to him for the Vijay Hazare Trophy.