The 3rd match of the 2019 Deodhar Trophy will be played between India B and India C at the JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi.
The match will start at 08:45 AM local time (03:15 AM GMT). This game will be live on Star Sports 2 and Star Sports 2 HD. Streaming available on Hotstar.
Preview for Fantasy
The caravan of 2019 Deodhar Trophy rolls on and the final league-stage match will see India B square off against India A in what should be a riveting encounter at Ranchi.
Both sides have had a great run in the tournament thus far. India B pulled off a comprehensive 108-run-win over India A in the opening encounter and will look to continue with the same against a very good India C unit and seal their place in the finals.
India B’s win was set-up by a commanding batting performance- led by hundreds from opener Ruturaj Gaikwad (113 off 122 balls) and Baba Aparajith (101 off 101 balls); one that led them to an eventual match-winning total of 6-302. The twin hundreds from Gaikwad and Aparajith were ably backed up by left-arm pacer Roosh Kalaria’s 3-20 and Mohammad Siraj’s 2-30, handing them a 108-run victory.
If Gaikwad (113) and Aparajith (101) were the spearheads for India B, it was the duo of Mayank Agarwal (120 off 111 balls) and Shubman Gill (143 off 142 balls) who ruled the roost for India C in their opening encounter and it will essentially be a battle between two batting powerhouses, come Saturday.
It is expected to be partly cloudy at the JSCA Stadium in Ranchi on Saturday. According to the weather report, there is a 10 percent chance of rain and the temperatures will hover between 19-26 degrees celsius.
6-302, 3-366. These have been the scores racked up by India B and India C while batting first in their respective games. It is expected to be another high-scoring affair in Ranchi.
Average first innings score: 334 (In two matches in the tournament )
Record of the chasing teams: Won – 0; Lost – 1
Injury and Availability News:
(It will be added once there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs for Fantasy
Priyank Panchal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Parthiv Patel (c & wk), Baba Aparajith, Vijay Shankar, Kedar Jadhav/Nitish Rana, Krishnappa Gowtham, Shahbaz Nadeem, Roosh Kalaria, Mohammed Siraj
Bench: Nitish Rana/Kedar Jadhav, Anukul Roy, Yarra Prithviraj
Shubman Gill (c), Mayank Agarwal, Priyam Garg, Suryakumar Yadav, Anmolpreet Singh, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Jalaj Saxena, Axar Patel, Mayank Markande, Dhawal Kulkarni, Ishan Porel
Bench: Avesh Khan, Virat Singh, Diwesh Pathania
India B: The duo of Ruturaj Gaikwad (113) and Baba Aparajith (101) picked up from where they had left in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, stroking nonchalant tons to set-up a commanding win for India B in their opening game. They along with Yashasvi Jaiswal will lead the batting unit while Roosh Kalaria (3-20) and Mohammed Siraj (2-30) will spearhead the bowling attack.
India C: Again, it will be that superstar duo of Mayank Agarwal (120 off 111 balls) and Shubman Gill (143 off 142 balls) who will be the centre of attraction when India C takes on India B. The bowling unit will be led by Mayank Markande, Dhawal Kulkarni and Ishan Porel.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options: Shubhman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Baba Aparajith
Vice-Captain Options: Roosh Kalaria, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Suryakumar Yadav
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy:
Keeper – Dinesh Karthik
Batters – Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal (VC), Priyank Panchal, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ruturaj Gaikwad
All-Rounders – Baba Aparajith (C), Jalaj Saxena
Bowlers – Ishan Porel, Mohammed Siraj, Roosh Kalaria
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy:
Keeper – Parthiv Patel
Batters – Shubman Gill (C), Mayank Agarwal, Yashasvi Jaiswal (VC), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav
All-Rounders – Vijay Shankar, Krishnappa Gowtham
Bowlers – Mayank Markande, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mohammed Siraj
It will be a battle between two batting powerhouses. And, opting for top-order batters in your Fantasy team from either side as captain/vice-captain will be a vital punt. Also, there might be some changes in the XIs. Wait for them before finalising the Fantasy team.
It will be a close encounter between two very good sides. However, considering the bowling strength of India B, they will start as favourites.
*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and the instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision
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