Kerala opener Rohan Kunnummal’s scorching kind resulted in his maiden India A call-up on Wednesday for the Check tour to Bangladesh that’s scheduled to start in Cox’s Bazaar on November 29.
With lower than a month to go for the IPL (Indian Premier League) 2023 public sale, Kunnummal, who has swiftly constructed his title as an all-format batter for Kerala, attended trials with a number of franchises.
The Kerala opener advised Sportstar that he had attended match simulation periods with Rajasthan Royals (RR), Delhi Capitals (DC) and Kolkata Knight Riders within the lead-up to the mini-auction, which can be held in Kochi on December 23.
Kunnummal mentioned his senior Kerala teammate and Rajasthan Royals skipper Sanju Samson had led him to the trials with Rajasthan.
“I had attended trials with Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan and Delhi Capitals. I had obtained requires a few extra trials, however I couldn’t attend them due to our State-team matches. I attended the three periods throughout the break between the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy group stage and knockouts.
“Sanju (Samson) bhai had taken a couple of of us for the trials at Rajasthan. I used to be in a position to carry out effectively within the match simulations with RR and DC. Clearly, the choice on the public sale isn’t in my arms and I’m not desirous about it,” Kunnummal added.
The 24-year-old has had a breakout run in 2022. Kunnummal slammed three centuries in consecutive innings for Kerala within the group stage of the Ranji Trophy 2021-22 season earlier this yr. Rohan backed it up with a fourth ton in succession throughout his Duleep Trophy debut for South Zone in September.
Whereas Kunnummal might solely handle 201 runs in eight innings with a solitary fifty within the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20s, he bounced again within the group stage of the continuing 50-over Vijay Hazare Trophy event. Kunnummal struck his maiden Listing A century (134 vs Goa) and adopted up with an unbeaten 107 off 75 balls in opposition to Bihar on Monday as Kerala secured qualification for the pre-quarterfinals. Kunnummal is Kerala’s main run-scorer within the event with 414 runs in seven innings however will miss the knockouts following his India A call-up.
Kerala coach Tinu Yohannan has confirmed that the staff is not going to title a alternative for Kunnummal and can carry the identical squad for its pre-quarterfinal conflict in opposition to Jammu and Kashmir in Ahmedabad on Saturday.
The India A staff will play two four-day video games in opposition to Bangladesh A in Cox’s Bazaar and Sylhet. Senior India gamers Cheteshwar Pujara and Umesh Yadav, who’re a part of India’s Check squad for its two-match sequence in Bangladesh from mid-December, had been additionally named within the A squad for the second four-day recreation that can be performed from December 6.