The fans turned out in numbers to watch their hero Panikkar but they were disappointed. Yes, Panikkar pulled out of the match at last moment due to some difference with the coach.
Will he be dropped further? Or the problems be solved. But kerala got another hero in Ajay, who scored a half century and led the team in Panikkars absence.. But Ajay 's half century and the 4 wicket haul from Mathew's weren't enough to save kerala from the embarrassment. The high flying Nepal were unstoppable and yet again they proved why they are holding onto the group stage topper tag.. Kim Mathews and Ajay being the two bright spots it's interesting to watch who will make way for Panikkar.
It's something interesting up next watch out for the away match Mizoram vs kerala, 21:00, 24-02-2019.