2017/18 Ranji Trophy: 5 players who failed to set the stage on fire
After 84 matches and 52 days, the league stage of the 2017-18 Ranji Trophy came to an end with the top two teams from each group making it to the quarter-finals.
In spite of playing out of their skins, few teams found themselves crashing out of the tournament by the narrowest of margins. Gujarat collected the most number of points among all the eight teams with 34 points from six games while Tripura managed to get the fewest points from the group stage with just two in six matches.
Few players produced some extraordinary performances. Mayank Agarwal, R Samarth, Faiz Fazal, Sanjay Ramaswamy, Anmolpreet Singh etc. made a strong case for themselves with the bat while the likes of K Gowtham, Jalaj Saxena, Dharmendrasinh Jadeja, Piyush Chawla etc. starred with the ball.
However, there are few players who failed to deliver in this year's competition. Let us take a look at five players who failed to set the 2017-18 Ranji Trophy on fire.
Manan Vohra established a name for himself with his blitz for Kings XI Punjab in the IPL. The right-handed opener showed a lot of promise very early in his career and was one of two names retained by the franchise ahead of the 2014 IPL.
Though his T20 numbers are good for a top-order batsman, his average of 31 in the first-class format is something that has not done justice to the potential he has. In the ongoing season, Manan managed to score 62 runs in five innings (four matches) at an average of 12.4. Out of the 62, he scored 51 runs in one innings and 11 in the remaining four.
He was eventually dropped from the side after under-19 opener Shubman Gill returned from injury.