Ranji Trophy: Vinay Kumar aims to take Karnataka to sixth straight win in quarterfinal against UP

An upbeat Karnataka side come up against Uttar Pradesh in the quarterfinal of the ongoing Ranji Trophy.

updated: January 07, 2014 19:26 IST
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Bangalore: Riding high on their five consecutive victories, Karnataka will be looking to continue their winning streak when they take on Uttar Pradesh in the quarterfinals of the Ranji Trophy at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Wednesday.

Karnataka have been on a roll like never before, as they scripted five outright victories in a row this season in the league stage. The most unforgettable one was against traditional rivals Mumbai, whom they beat by 160-run margin.

Karnataka captain Vinay Kumar would undoubtedly be hoping to take full advantage of playing in home conditions and give a hard time to the visitors, who have senior pros in their ranks like -- Mohammad Kaif, Piyush Chawla, Praveen Kumar and RP Singh. Vinay might be disappointed with the absence of in-form all-rounder Stuart Binny due to his inclusion in India's ODI squad for New Zealand tour, but must be relieved to have Robin Uthappa back in the side, who recovered from a hamstring injury.

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