The Round 4 clash in Elite Group A and B of the Ranji Trophy 2019-20 will be played between Punjab and Delhi at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali.
The match starts at 09:30 AM IST (04:00 AM GMT). There will be no live streaming of this match.
Preview for Dream11 Fantasy:
In this edition of the Ranji Trophy, Punjab has seemed to be the team to beat. They have been playing some fabulous cricket thus far and registered two huge wins and drew another game. There wasn’t a lot of action possible in the match against Vidarbha due to bad weather. Yet, the players seemed eager to put up another impressive performance in that game as well.
In their next game, they will be hosting Delhi which is another strong side in the tournament. With the likes of Shikhar Dhawan and Ishant Sharma back in the team, Delhi has managed to register its first win in the previous match against Hyderabad. They will hope to carry forward this momentum and give some tough competition for Punjab.
While it is predicted to be a cloudy day on Friday, it will be foggy on Saturday and Sunday. The temperatures will be quite low and visibility could be an issue during this game. Rain is expected on Monday.
This will be the first game of this season to be played in Mohali. The track at the IS Bindra Stadium offers a good amount of swing for the fast bowlers. Spinners will come into play as the game enters the third or fourth day.
Injury and Availability News:
Shikhar Dhawan and Navdeep Saini won’t be available for this game as they are a part of the squad for the T20I series against Sri Lanka.
Siddhant Sharma replaced Ishant Sharma in Delhi squad.
Probable Playing XIs:
Sanvir Singh, Shubman Gill, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Mandeep Singh (c), Anmolpreet Singh, Sharad Lumba, Anmol Malhotra (wk), Mayank Markande, Arshdeep Singh, Baltej Singh, Sandeep Sharma.
Bench: Siddarth Kaul, Karan Kaila, Akul Pandove, Maninder Singh, Vinay Choudhary, Ashwani Kumar, Abhishek Gupta, Rohan Marwaha.
Kunal Chandela, Hiten Dalal, Dhruv Shorey (C), Nitish Rana, Jonty Sidhu, Lalit Yadav, Anuj Rawat (WK), Kunwar Bidhuri, Siddhant Sharma/Vikas Mishra/Pradeep Sangwan, Simarjeet Singh, Pawan Suyal.
Bench: Vikas Mishra/Pradeep Sangwan/Siddhant Sharma, Shivam Sharma, Tejas Baroka, Shivank Vashisht
Shubman Gill and Dhruv Shorey will form great picks for your Dream11 Fantasy team. Mandeep Singh has been in great form this season and has scored 326 runs in just the two innings that he played. Ishant Sharma is your top pick amongst the bowlers.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Mandeep Singh, Nitish Rana, Lalit Yadav
Vice-Captain Options – Kunal Chandela, Shubman Gill, Dhruv Shorey
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Anuj Rawat
Batters – Shubman Gill (VC), Dhruv Shorey, Jonty Sidhu, Kunal Chandela
All-Rounders – Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Mandeep Singh, Nitish Rana (C)
Bowlers – Baltej Singh, Sandeep Sharma, Simarjeet Singh
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Anuj Rawat
Batters – Shubman Gill, Dhruv Shorey (VC), Kunwar Bidhuri
All-Rounders – Mandeep Singh (VC), Sanvir Singh, Lalit Yadav, Nitish Rana
Bowlers – Mayank Markande, Pawan Suyal, Arshdeep Singh
Anuj Rawat is the best wicket-keeping option for your Dream11 Fantasy team. He bats comparatively higher up the order. With the kind of form Punjab’s top order is in, Anmol Malhotra might not get a lot of batting keeping the weather conditions in mind as well.
Investigation is currently in progress regarding Nitish Rana’s age fudging case. But there is no news on him playing or not playing this match. Keep an eye on Delhi’s XI for the same. If he is playing, Rana is certainly worthy of making the captain.
Punjab is expected to win this game.
*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.
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