The Round 6 Elite Group A & B fixture of the Ranji Trophy 2019-20 will be played between Gujarat and Punjab at the Sardar Vallabhai Patel Stadium in Valsad.
The match starts at 9:30 AM local time (04:00 AM GMT). Live Streaming of this match will be available on Hotstar.
Preview for Dream11 Fantasy
Gujarat will face Punjab in the sixth round of the ongoing Ranji Trophy season at the Sardar Vallabhai Patel Stadium from Sunday. The Parthiv Patel-led side are yet to lose a game but have lost their way a bit in the previous two matches after starting the season with a couple of outright victories. They are currently at the sixth place in the points table with 14 points to their name and will need to accumulate more points to make the knockout stages.
Punjab, on the other hand, are coming off a loss at the hands of Kerala in the previous outing. However, they are sitting pretty at the second position in the points table in Elite Group A & B. They have won two, drawn two apart from losing one game in five outings so far. The team would be itching to stay in top two with another authoritative performance against Gujarat.
The forecast in Valsad, Gujarat is absolutely clear for the next four days. There should be no rain interruption on any of the days with the sun shining bright. The temperature will hover in the early 30s during the match according to AccuWeather.
This is the first match of the season at the venue and there is no idea how the pitch will behave. It will be interesting to see if the curator will leave more grass on the wicket to eke out a result in four days. In that case, the bowlers will rule the roost. The spinners might also come into play from the third day.
Injury and Availability News:
Both the teams haven’t officially announced any changes in the squad. We are assuming there won’t be any changes to their side from the previous game.
Probable Playing XIs
Kathan Patel, Priyank Panchal, Samit Gohel, Bhargav Merai, Manprit Juneja, Roosh Kalaria, Parthiv Patel (C & WK), Piyush Chawla, Chintan Gaja, Siddharth Desai, Arzan Nagwaswalla.
Bench – Axar Patel, Rujul Bhatt, Dhruv Raval, Urvil Patel, Kshitij Patel, Tejas Patel.
Rohan Marwaha, Sanvir Singh, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Mandeep Singh (C), Anmolpreet Singh, Abhishek Sharma, Anmol Malhotra (WK), Mayank Markande, Vinay Choudhary, Siddarth Kaul, Baltej Singh.
Bench – Ashwani Kumar, Sharad Lumba, Arshdeep Singh, Akul Pandove.
Priyank Panchal, as usual, is setting the stage on fire in Ranji Trophy yet again. He has so far scored 309 runs in seven innings at an average of 51.50 with a half-century and a century to his name. Samit Gohel has also been amongst the runs scoring 213 runs in three outings. Roosh Kalaria (17 wickets) and Chintan Gaja (12 wickets) have been doing a sensational job with the ball thus far.
For Punjab, Mandeep Singh has to be your top pick in Dream11 Fantasy side. He has amassed 555 runs in seven innings at a prolific average of 138.75 with a high score of 204*. Along with him, Gurkeerat Singh Mann has also scored 357 runs to go with 12 wickets with the ball. Mayank Markande and Kaul are top bowlers for Punjab with 14 wickets (in 7 innings) and 12 wickets (in four innings) respectively. These players should be picked in your Dream11 Fantasy side.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Mandeep Singh, Priyank Panchal
Vice-Captain – Roosh Kalaria, Siddarth Kaul, Anmolpreet Singh
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Anmol Malhotra
Batters – Mandeep Singh (VC), Anmolpreet Singh, Priyank Panchal, Bhargav Merai, Samit Gohel
All-Rounders – Gurkeerat Singh Mann (C)
Bowlers – Baltej Singh, Siddarth Kaul, Roosh Kalaria, Chintan Gaja
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Anmol Malhotra
Batters – Mandeep Singh, Rohan Marwaha, Priyank Panchal (C), Bhargav Merai
All-Rounders – Sanvir Singh, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Piyush Chawla
Bowlers – Mayank Markande, Roosh Kalaria (VC), Siddharth Desai
Wait for the playing XIs to come out after the toss. BCCI Domestic Twitter handle will give the playing XIs.
You can make one of the bowlers C or VC in your Dream11 Fantasy team for Grand League as the new ball might swing a lot.
Punjab are the favourites 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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