Ranji Trophy 2018-19 Karnataka vs Mumbai Dream11 Cricket Fantasy

Ranji Trophy 2018-19, Karnataka vs Mumbai – Dream11 Fantasy Tips

Mumbai is expected to take away three points if the pitch in Belgaum favours batsmen as it has in the past.

Vinay Kumar
Vinay Kumar. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The game between Karnataka and Mumbai can be regarded as the El Clásico of Indian domestic cricket given the rivalry developed between the two sides due to the success they achieved at this level. Mumbai is the most successful team in the history of this tournament while Karnataka has the most number of titles in the last five years and have produced a good number of International players. However, both the sides will be without any of their star players during the third round fixture in Belgaum as they are on national duty with India and India ‘A’.

Both the teams are coming off a three-pointer in their respective first game of this tournament. The Karnataka skipper Vinay Kumar completed 100 appearances in Ranji Trophy. He will be gearing up to make an impact in the game having enjoyed great success against the team. Vinay has claimed 41 wickets in first-class cricket at an average of 19.51. Mumbai, on the other hand, have batsmen who are in a good form.

Match Details:

The Ranji Trophy game between Karnataka and Mumbai will be played at the KSCA Stadium in Belgaum (also called as Belagavi).

The match starts on November 20th 2018 at 9:30 AM IST (Local time) (4:00 AM GMT).

Recent Form:

Karnataka: First innings lead in a draw against Vidarbha.

Mumbai: First innings lead in a draw against Railways.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The KSCA Stadium in Belgaum hosted two first-class matches in the 2016-17 season. Across both the games, around 60 runs in 20-overs were scored per wicket. Gujarat, who were involved in both those matches, conceded 580/6 in one game and scored 624/6 in the other.

Squads:

Karnataka:

Vinay Kumar (C), Kaunain Abbas, Liyan Khan, KV Siddharth, Dega Nischal, Shreyas Gopal, Stuart Binny, Pavan Deshpande, Suchith Jagadeesha, Prasidh Krishna, Shishir Bhavane, Ronit More, Abhimanyu Mithun, Sharath Srinivas (WK), Sharath BR (WK).

Mumbai:

Dhawal Kulkarni (C), Siddhesh Lad, Jay Bista, Surya Kumar Yadav, Ashay Sardesai, Aditya Tare (WK), Eknath Kerkar, Shivam Dube, Akash Parkar, Karsh Kothari, Shams Mulani, Akhil Herwadkar, Tushar Deshpande, Royston Dias, Badrey Alam.

Probable XI:

Karnataka:

Vinay Kumar (C), Dega Nischal, Kaunain Abbas, KV Siddharth, Shishir Bhavane, Pavan Deshpande, Stuart Binny, Shreyas Gopal, Suchith Jagadeesha, Prasidh Krishna, Abhimanyu Mithun.

Mumbai:

Dhawal Kulkarni (C), Akhil Herwadkar, Jay Bista, Ashay Sardesai, Surya Kumar Yadav, Siddhesh Lad, Aditya Tare (WK), Shivam Dube, Shams Mulani, Tushar Deshpande, Karsh Kothari/Royston Dias.

Power Picks:

The trio of Shreyas Gopal, Suchith Jagadeesha and Prasidh Krishna could make a difference in the game. Gopal is well known for his all-round skills and has a partner in form of Suchith who can play a similar role. Prasidh is yet to make a mark in the longer format and he will be hopeful of sealing his place in the Karnataka team.

Best Playing XI:

Aditya Tare (wk), Surya Kumar Yadav, Siddhesh Lad, Dega Nischal, Shishir Bhavane, Shreyas Gopal, Suchith Jagadeesha, Shivam Dube, Shams Mulani, Tushar Deshpande, Vinay Kumar.

Captain and Vice-captain Selection:

Mumbai’s Shivam Dube has been consistent with both bat and ball this season. He scored a century and an unbeaten fifty in the first game. He is expected to do better with the ball in the coming games. Siddhesh Lad, known for scoring runs in tough situations, has been consistent as well. He scored twin fifties in the previous game including a 99 and can be considered a candidate for captain.

Vinay Kumar’s record against Mumbai makes him eligible for vice-captain role and Suchith also makes a case with his nine wickets in the previous game where he also scored few runs with the bat. Surya Kumar Yadav can also be considered for this role given his recent form in all formats.

Expert Advice:

Jay Bista is well known for his big knocks in age group cricket but hasn’t produced any major performance for the senior team. Bista makes a quick 30-40 before he gets out without converting his start. He can be a risky pick and could smash a big one on his day.

Probable Winners:

Mumbai is expected to take away three points if the pitch in Belgaum favours batsmen as it has in the past.

*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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