Gujarat captain Parthiv Patel won a crucial toss and elected bowling against hosts Kerala in crucial Ranji Trophy Quarterfinals. For Kerala Jalaj Saxena returns to the final XI. VA Jagadeesh is dropped from the team.
Kerala beat Himachal Pradesh in their last round group fixture to scrape through to the quarter-finals only at the last minute.
Kerala (Playing XI): Ponnam Rahul, Sijomon Joseph, Mohammed Azharuddeen(w), Sanju Samson, Sachin Baby(c), Vishnu Vinod, Jalaj Saxena, MD Nidheesh, Vinoop Manoharan, Basil Thampi, Sandeep Warrier
Gujarat (Playing XI): Parthiv Patel(w/c), Kathan D Patel, Chintan Gaja, Priyank Panchal, Rujul Bhatt, Dhruv Raval, Axar Patel, Rahul V Shah, Piyush Chawla, Roosh Kalaria, Arzan Nagwaswalla