HRISHIKESH KANITKAR

  • Upbeat Rajasthan welcome Bengal on a seamfriendly track November 6, 2013

    Jaipur: It will be a battle of pacers as twotime Ranji Trophy champions Rajasthan led by old warhorse Hrishikesh Kanitkar take on a Laxmi Ratan Shukla's gritty Bengal side in a group B encounter of the Ranji Trophy at a seamerfriendly Sawai Man Singh Stadium on Thursday. Rajasthan suffered an innings...
  • Ranji Trophy, Group B: Saurashtra beat Rajasthan; MP grab three points October 30, 2013

    Rajkot: A fighting century by Rajesh Bishnoi went in vain as Saurashtra thrashed Rajasthan by an innings and 31 runs to win with a bonus point on the fourth and final day of their Group B Ranji Trophy match here on Wednesday. Having declared their first innings on 475 for 7,...
  • Spend more time in nets, Rajasthan Ranji coach tells pacers August 17, 2013

    Jaipur: Denouncing the over emphasis on gym training these days, Rajasthan Ranji coach Pradeep Sundaram says the medium fast bowlers should spend more time in the nets to remain fit and injury free. Sundaram, who has the distinction of taking ten wickets in an innings in a Ranji Match, said bowling...
  • Ranji Trophy, round 7: MP, Jadejaless Saurashtra look to gain ground December 14, 2012

    New Delhi: The seventh sound of the 201213 Ranji Trophy season gets underway across the country on Saturday, with the previous round having resulted in six wins, including some exhilarating results and draws. Punjab have booked their place in the quarterfinals and remain head and shoulder above all others with...
  • Not having a specialist spinner hurt us: Vineet Saxena November 20, 2012

    Jaipur: Vineet Saxena, who captained Rajasthan in the absence of regular skipper Hrishikesh Kanitkar, has said not having a specialist spinner hurt them in their Ranji Trophy game against Madhya Pradesh, which ended in a draw with Rajasthan securing three points on the basis of getting the first innings lead....
  • Kanitkar hopes to get fit before Punjab game November 18, 2012

    Jaipur: Rajasthan captain Hrishikesh Kanitkar has said the tenday gap before the team's next game against Punjab will help him regaining his fitness. Kanitkar, 38, missed Rajasthan's ongoing match against Madhya Pradesh after sustaining a calf injury during a practice session a few days before the game. "The recovery has been...
  • Ranji Trophy: Rajasthan, MP eye elusive victories November 16, 2012

    Jaipur: Defending champions Rajasthan will hope to step up their performance when they take on Madhya Pradesh in their Ranji Trophy Group A encounter starting here from Saturday. Their first two matches against Bengal (away) and Mumbai (home) ended in draws and they are lying seventh in the points table...
  • Ranji Trophy: Kanitkar, Saxena tons power Rajasthan to 269/2 November 9, 2012

    Jaipur: Rajasthan skipper Hrishikesh Kanitkar and opener Vineet Saxena struck fine centuries while adding 220 for the second wicket to power the Ranji Trophy holders to 269 for 2 on day one of their secondround match against Mumbai here on Friday. The day began with Rohit Sharma, leading Mumbai in the...
  • Kanitkar looks for Ranji Trophy encore November 1, 2012

    New Delhi Before embarking on his journey for Rajasthan two years ago, Hrishikesh Kanitkar wouldn't have thought that it would bring the best years of his cricketing career. He decided to lead the Rajasthan Ranji Trophy team ahead of the 201011 season, having represented Maharashtra from 1994 to 2008 and...
  • Kanitkar blames batsmen for dismal show September 24, 2012

    Bangalore: Having lost to Rest of India in the Irani Trophy match, Rajasthan skipper Hrishikesh Kanitkar on Monday said that his batsmen failed to spend time in the middle and that proved to be costly for the team. "Second innings we batted very well. We were in control, but due to...
  • Irani Trophy: Rest of India beat Rajasthan by an innings September 24, 2012

    Bangalore: Murali Vijay's recordbreaking 266 proved decisive at the end as Rest of India beat Ranji Trophy champions Rajasthan by an innings and 79 runs to clinch the Irani Trophy in Bangalore on Monday. Resuming their second innings from 44 for 1 on the fourth morning, Rajasthan were bowled out for...
  • Preview: ROI favourites to defend Irani Cup September 20, 2012

    Bangalore: With the cricketing attention firmly on the Twenty20 World Cup in Sri Lanka, a truncated Rajasthan, the reigning Ranji Trophy champions, take on Rest of India in the fiveday Irani Trophy game, the traditional domestic season opener here from Friday. Besides missing out a couple of key players who are...
  • Aakash Chopra to play for Himachal Ranji team July 11, 2012

    Jaipur: Former India opener Aakash Chopra, who played vital role in helping Rajasthan win the consecutive Ranji Trophy titles, has decided to join Himachal Pradesh for the upcoming domestic season. Chopra said that he could not resist a "challenging offer" from the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA). "The offer from Himachal Pradesh...
  • 'Hope selectors take note of our performance' January 23, 2012

    Chennai: Rajasthan captain Hrishikesh Kanitkar feels that the national selectors must be taking a note of the performance of Rajasthan players who have now won backtoback national titles. While pacer Pankaj Singh has again been consistent picking up 34 wickets, Robin Bist has scored over 1000 runs. "I am sure last year's...
  • Ranji final: Rajasthan retain the trophy January 23, 2012

    Chennai: Rajasthan clinched their second Ranji Trophy title, having taken the firstinnings lead over hosts Tamil Nadu on day four, and with it capped one of the most amazing turnarounds for a team in the tournament's 77year history. They had all but sealed the result on Sunday, with only the...
  • TN will go for outright win, says captain Balaji January 18, 2012

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu skipper Lakshmipathy Balaji struck a note of confidence as he felt he has the team to win the Ranji Trophy final against holders Rajasthan in the fiveday game beginning in Chennai on Thursday. At a prematch media conference on Wednesday, Balaji opined that the pitch at the Chepauk...
  • Kanitkar pulls out, Menaria to lead Rajasthan November 28, 2011

    Jaipur: Defending champions and hosts Rajasthan were dealt a blow ahead of their crucial Ranji Trophy Elite Group A match against Uttar Pradesh when captain Hrishikesh Kanitkar was ruled out due to a shoulder injury. Kanitkar has aggravated the shoulder injury he had sustained while fielding in the last match against...
  • Elite Division: Kanitkar ton guides Rajasthan November 11, 2011

    New Delhi: Defending champions Rajasthan put up a strong show against Mumbai on the opening day of the second round of the Ranji Trophy Elite Division on Thursday, while last year's runnersup Baroda bowled out Madhya Pradesh for a paltry 63 to take a sizable firstinnings lead. Rajasthan ended day one...