Rafiq A Wani
SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir players’ terrific show this Ranji Trophy season has some Indian Premier League franchises keeping an eye on the players. Nita Ambani owned Mumbai Indians have already started communicating with some of the J&K players and if sources are to be believed a couple of players on back of their decent show in the Ranji Trophy season could land with a contract with the defending IPL champions in the seventh edition.
Kashmir Reader understands that Punjab skipper and ace Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh, who was one of the three five players retained by the Mumbai before the auction, was impressed by the skill level of J&K players which prompted him to recommend some players to the team management.
Young batsman Shubham KhaJuria and pacer Umar Nazir, who made his first class debut this season have already been called up for routine trials, and Harbhajan has already talked to a J&K player, one of the architects of J&K’s successful run, about a possible engament with the franchise.
It is also learnt Abey Kuriwilla, former Indian pacer who currently works with Mumbai Indians’ backroom staff, had some good words to say for a Kashmir based batsman who is one of the favourites to be part of the IPL this season.