Ranji Trophy 2019-20, 2nd Quarter-Final: Bengal vs Odisha– Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Ranji Trophy 2019-20, 2nd Quarter-Final: Bengal vs Odisha– Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

It would not be a bad idea to make any of the bowlers VC of your Fantasy team as another green top is expected.

Manoj Tiwary
Manoj Tiwary. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Match Details:

The 2nd Quarter Final of the Ranji Trophy 2019-20 will be played between Bengal and Odisha at the DRIEMS Ground in Cuttack.

The match starts at 9:30 AM local time & IST (04:00 AM GMT). This match can be streamed live on Hotstar.

Preview for Dream11 Fantasy

Bengal and Odisha will fight it out in the second quarter-final of the ongoing Ranji Trophy season. Both the teams stood second in their respective groups. While Bengal were only behind Gujarat in the Elite Group A & B with 32 points to their name, Odisha ended the league stage with 38 points in nine matches.

However, coming into this game, Bengal boast of a winning momentum having defeated Rajasthan and Punjab in their last two matches. Odisha, on the other hand, played out a draw in their previous game and had lost a game to Maharashtra prior to it. With a place in the semi-final at stake, Bengal and Odisha, both teams, are expected to give their best.

Weather Report

The forecast for the four days in Cuttack is absolutely clear with no chances of rain. The temperature is expected to be in the mid-30s during the match on all four days according to AccuWeather.

Pitch Report

The venue has been a happy hunting ground for Odisha as they have won two out of three matches played this Ranji Trophy season. Odisha posted 540 in the first innings in December against Services. However, the teams have gone past 200 only twice in the eight innings in next two matches. The teams have preferred to field first in all three teams and the trend is likely to continue.

Injury and Availability News:

Ishan Porel and Sudip Chatterjee have been included in Bengal’s 16-man squad for this match. Akash Deep is carrying a niggle and as of now, is doubtful to feature in the quarter-final. His fitness will be assessed ahead of the match.

Probable Playing XIs


Shantanu Mishra, Anurag Sarangi, Debashish Samantray, Govinda Poddar, Subhranshu Senapati (C), Biplab Samantray, Rajesh Dhuper (WK), Debabrata Pradhan, Suryakant Pradhan, Basant Mohanty, Rajesh Mohanty

Bench – Abhishek Raut, Sandeep Pattnaik, Sujit Lenka, Pappu Roy, Ankit Yadav


Koushik Ghosh, Abhimanyu Easwaran (C), Abhishek Raman, Arnab Nandi, Manoj Tiwary, Shreevats Goswami (WK), Anustup Majumdar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Ramesh Prasad/Mukesh Kumar, Ishan Porel, Akash Deep.

Bench – Sudip Chatterjee, Agniv Pan, Shreyan Chakraborty, Nilkantha Das, Mukesh Kumar/Ramesh Prasad.

Top Picks:

For Bengal, Manoj Tiwary has been in scintillating touch having scored 641 runs in 11 innings including a triple century. Apart from him, Goswami (309 runs), Raman (337 runs) and Majumdar (284 runs) will be crucial in Dream11 Fantasy team. Shahbaz Ahmed’s all-round skills (281 runs and 29 wickets) make him a perfect captain material.

For Odisha, their batsmen have been in brilliant form. Debashish Samantray (467 runs), Biplab Samantray (408 runs), Shantanu Mishra (464 runs) and Anurag Sarangi (347 runs in 8 innings) have been in superb touch this season. Also, Debabrata Pradhan (181 runs and 22 wickets) and Suryakant Pradhan (244 runs and 35 wickets) have been superb with their all-round skills. Rajesh Mohanty and Basant Mohanty, with 32 and 30 wickets respectively, are also top bowlers for Bengal and can earn crucial Dream11 Fantasy points.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Devdutt Padikkal, Shubham Pundir, Shubham Khajuria

Vice-Captain – Karun Nair, Manish Pandey, Abdul Samad

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Shreevats Goswami

Batters Manoj Tiwary (C), Debashish Samantray, Anurag Sarangi

All-Rounders – Arnab Nandi, Shahbaz Ahmed, Suryakant Pradhan (VC)

Bowlers – Ishan Porel, Basant Mohanty, Debabrata Pradhan, Rajesh Mohanty


Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Rajesh Dhuper

Batters – Abhimanyu Easwaran (VC), Koushik Ghosh, Debashish Samantray, Shantanu Mishra

All-Rounders – Shahbaz Ahmed (C), Suryakant Pradhan

Bowlers – Ishan Porel, Akash Deep, Basant Mohanty, Rajesh Mohanty


Expert Advice

Pick more bowlers from the team bowling first as it will be another green top and the team batting first might not score much. It would not be a bad idea to make any of the other bowlers VC of your Dream11 Fantasy team.

Probable Winners

With another green top expected in Cuttack, the team winning the toss 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.