The Round 7 Elite Group A & B fixture of the Ranji Trophy 2019-20 will be played between Himachal Pradesh and Mumbai at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala.
The match starts at 9:30 AM local time (04:00 AM GMT). This match can be streamed live on Hotstar.
Preview for Dream11 Fantasy
Mumbai have so far struggled in this season of Ranji Trophy as they are at the 12th position in their group. They are currently struggling with the poor form of their high profile players. However, in the previous game, they came with improved performances and they would be expected to come up with some stronger effort in the upcoming clash.
In batting, Sarfaraz Khan smacked a brilliant triple century against Uttar Pradesh and he will look to replicate his good form in the crucial game against Himachal Pradesh. Meanwhile, their bowling unit will also have to produce some brilliant display if Mumbai wants to win.
Himachal Pradesh also looks quite out of form based on their ranking in the ongoing tournament. But their batters gave a commendable performance in the previous game. If they managed to replicate the same against Mumbai then the chances are quite high that they might taste their second win in this season of Ranji Trophy. On the other hand, in bowling, Atit Sheth and Lukman Meriwala will be having the responsibility to take wickets for their side looking forward to their impressive form with the ball.
There are chances of rain on the first three days of the four-day game and it will certainly affect the outcome of the match. The temperature is expected to deviate between 4 and 10 Degree Celsius throughout the day according to Accuweather.
The pitch at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium is expected to go in favour of the batsmen. They will get ample time to get settled on the wicket with bowlers getting very little help from the wicket. The spinners will get some help on the final day of the match but it would not be a difficult task for the batters to face the spin heads. The side winning the toss will look to bat first in order to take advantage of the batting-friendly wicket.
Average first innings score: 347 runs (Completed games in Ranji Trophy 2019-20 at this venue)
Injury and Availability News:
There is no news about the change in the squad for both the teams. We are assuming that they are going unchanged for this match.
Probable Playing XIs
Jay Gokul Bista, Bhupen Lalwani, Shashank Attarde, Hardik Tamore, Siddhesh Lad, Sarfaraz Khan, Shams Mulani, Aditya Tare (C & WK), Akash Parkar, Tushar Deshpande, Royston Dias.
Bench –Dhawal Kulkarni, Eknath Kerkar, Vinayak Bhoir, Deepak Shetty
Priyanshu Khanduri, Prashant Chopra, Sumeet Verma, Ankit Kalsi (c), Nikhil Gangta, Rishi Dhawan, Ankush Bains (wk), Akash Vashist, Pankaj Jaiswal, Vaibhav Arora, Kanwar Abhinay Singh
Bench – Ankush Bedi, Mayank Dagar, Ekant Sen, Praveen Thakur
Sarfaraz Khan smacked a brilliant triple ton in the previous game and he will be an obvious pick for any Dream11 Fantasy Side. Ankit Kalsi and Akash Vashist will be another important player to watch out in the upcoming game between Himachal Pradesh and Mumbai. Pankaj Jaiswal is an expected pick in the bowlers’ category due to his impressive form.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Shams Mulani, Aditya Tare, Sarfaraz Khan
Vice-Captain –Rishi Dhawan, Prashant Chopra, Akash Vashist
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Aditya Tare
Batters – Sarfaraz Khan (C), Siddhesh Lad, Jay Bista, Ankit Kalsi
All-Rounders – Rishi Dhawan (VC), Shams Mulani, Akash Vashist
Bowlers – Vaibhav Arora, Tushar Deshpande, Shashank Attarde
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Aditya Tare (C), Ankush Bains
Batters – Sarfaraz Khan, Siddhesh Lad, Prashant Chopra (VC), Priyanshu Khanduri
All-Rounders – Rishi Dhawan, Shams Mulani
Bowlers – Vaibhav Arora, Tushar Deshpande, Kanwar Abhinay Singh
Try to pick as many as four or five batsmen from both the sides looking forward to the batting-friendly conditions in Himachal Pradesh. There is no doubt over the fact that the home side will have an added advantage in the game against Mumbai.
You will get toss updates and playing XI on the official Twitter handle of BCCI Domestic.
Mumbai is expected to win this match.
*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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