Group D: Vasisht has Services in a spin
Khare double-ton drives Chhattisgarh while Goa start positively against Punjab’s daunting 635
Shadab Jakati is one of those players who has benefited from the Indian Premier League, emerging from the limbo to become a crucial bowling component on the low, slow MA Chidambaram stadium surface in Chennai. The slow left-arm orthodox bowler from Goa is a domestic veteran who made his first-class debut in 1998, but it wasn’t until the 2009 IPL in South Africa when he picked up four-wicket hauls in consecutive games that he shot into prominence. The arrival of Ravindra Jadeja will perhaps undermine his significance somewhat, but Jakati’s combative instincts should keep him ready for battle whenever the call comes.