Ranji Trophy 2018-19 Mumbai vs Gujarat Dream11 Cricket Fantasy

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

Mumbai might face a tough time against Gujarat due to inexperience but can do wonders given that they will be playing at home.

Armaan Jaffer
Armaan Jaffer. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Mumbai and Gujarat face off in a Ranji Trophy game for the first time since the 2016/17 season where Gujarat thumped the most successful team in Indian first-class history. The two teams will lock horns in the 4th round game to be hosted by the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. This will be only the 2nd instance of Mumbai taking on Gujarat in a Ranji game at Wankhede in the last 11 years. They faced in the 2015/16 season game here in which Gujarat conceded first innings lead and got knocked out.

Mumbai, who started with three points against Railways, didn’t perform up to the mark against Karnataka. It resulted in making quite a few changes to their squad including bringing back Armaan Jaffer nearly after two years. The 20-year-old is fresh of an unbeaten 300 in the CK Nayudu Trophy match against Saurashtra. Gujarat will be playing under Priyank Panchal’s captaincy in the absence of their regular captain Parthiv Patel.

Match Details:

The Ranji Trophy game between Mumbai and Gujarat will be played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

The match starts on 28th November 2018 at 9:30 AM IST (Local time) (4:00 AM GMT). The match will be live on Star Sports 2 and Star Sports 2 HD. Streaming available on Hotstar.

Recent Form:

Mumbai:

First innings lead in a draw against Railways.

First innings lead conceded in a draw against Karnataka.

Gujarat:

Won by nine wickets against Baroda.

First innings lead in a draw against Chhattisgarh.

First innings lead conceded in a draw against Saurashtra.

Pitch Condition/Report:

In the two games played at the Wankhede last season, the teams batting first struggled against pacers. The first day was in favour of the seamers before batsmen piled on runs. In both those games, the first innings total read less than 200 while the 2nd batting team’s first innings witnessed 400+ totals.

Squads:

Mumbai:

Dhawal Kulkarni (C), Siddhesh Lad, Jay Bista, Surya Kumar Yadav, Aditya Tare (WK), Eknath Kerkar, Shivam Dube, Akash Parkar, Karsh Kothari, Dhrumil Matkar, Akhil Herwadkar, Tushar Deshpande, Royston Dias, Armaan Jaffer, Shubham Ranjane.

Gujarat:

Priyank Panchal (C), Mehul Patel, Rujul Bhatt, Piyush Chawla, Siddharth Desai, Chintan Gaja, Samit Gohel, Manprit Juneja, Rush Kalaria, Kshitij Patel, Bhargav Merai, Arzan Nagwaswalla, Karan Patel, Dhruv Raval.

Probable XI:

Mumbai:

Dhawal Kulkarni (C), Jay Bista, Akhil Herwadkar, Armaan Jaffer, Surya Kumar Yadav, Siddhesh Lad, Aditya Tare (WK), Shivam Dube, Dhrumil Matkar, Tushar Deshpande, Royston Dias/Shubham Ranjane.

Gujarat:

Priyank Panchal (C), Samit Gohel, Rujul Bhatt, Bhargav Merai, Manprit Juneja, Dhruv Raval (WK), Mehul Patel/Chintan Gaja, Piyush Chawla, Rush Kalaria, Siddharth Desai, Arzan Nagwaswalla.

Power Picks:

Jay Bista is far from replicating his big knocks in the age group cricket in senior cricket. He has been getting starts like the fifty in the previous game but is not far from a breakthrough inning.

Best Playing XI:

Aditya Tare (WK), Surya Kumar Yadav, Siddhesh Lad, Priyank Panchal, Jay Bista, Dhruv Raval, Shivam Dubey, Rush Kalaria, Piyush Chawla, Siddharth Desai, Dhawal Kulkarni.

Captain and Vice-captain Selection:

Shivam Dubey showed what he can do with his all-round skills. He should be the captain of the fantasy XI or at least the vice-captain. Rush Kalaria is also on the same lines of Dubey. Among batsmen, Siddhesh Lad and Surya Kumar Yadav’s recent consistency can be considered for one multiplier.

Expert Advice:

Mumbai are ought to make changes to their bowling attack with skipper Dhawal Kulkarni, Tushar Deshpande and Shivam Dube being constant. There is nothing much for Gujarat to thinker regarding their playing XI as of now.

Probable Winners:

Mumbai might face a tough time against Gujarat due to inexperience but can do wonders given that they will be playing at home.

*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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