Irani Trophy: Focus on Pujara, Vihari, Unadkat as Saurashtra face Rest of India

Updated: Sep 30 2023 12:17PM

Rajkot, Sep 30 (PTI) Sandwiched between the World Cup warm-up matches and the opener, the Irani Trophy, to be played between Ranji Trophy champions Saurashtra and Rest of India here from Sunday, might appear a rather meaningless sideshow.

But a clutch of stars, including veteran Cheteshwar Pujara and Hanuma Vihari, will be eager to remain in the range of selectors’ radar with big performances ahead of a slew of important assignments scheduled for India.

None will be keener than Pujara to construct an edifice of runs in one his favourite venues, the SCA Stadium. Pujara's Test career seemed to have hit a roadblock after his omission from the tour to the West Indies in July.