Surat, December 14 – December 17 at 09:30 AM IST
Karnataka and Gujarat will lock horns at Surat in the Round 6, group A of Ranji Trophy starting from Friday.
With two wins and three draws out of five games, Gujarat is placed third in the points table. There last encounter against Railways ended in a draw while they registered 9 wickets win over Mumbai in the second last encounter.
Karnataka is placed in the middle of Group A leagues table with 1 win and 1 loss out of four games. After playing two draws against Vidarbha and Mumbai, Karnataka thrashed Maharashtra by 7 wickets in the third encounter. However, they faced 87 runs defeat against Saurashtra in the previous encounter.
Batting first, Saurashtra mustered 316 in 97.1 overs at the loss of ten wickets with the help of Skipper Jaydev Shah’s 97 of 159 deliveries. Jagadeesha Suchith was the pick of bowlers for Karnataka as he bagged 6 wickets giving away just 111 runs in 30.1 overs.
In its’s first innings, Karnataka only managed 217 runs on board in 78.1 overs with Dega Nischal (58) and Karun Nair (63) turning up to be the top scorers. For Saurashtra, D Jadeja bagged 7 wickets in total giving away just 103 runs in his 34 overs spell.
With 100 runs lead, Saurashtra returned for second innings. But this time they were bowled out for a paltry 79. Jagadeesh Suchith, Pavan Deshpande and Shreyas Gopal returned with three wickets each.
Chasing 179 runs in last innings, Karnataka’s five players returned for a duck. Only three batters scored in double-digits and the whole team was bundled out for a mere total of 91, falling short of 87 runs.
Here’s how the two sides may lineup for-
KAR Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Sharath BR
Batsmen –P Deshpande, Karun Nair, K Siddharth, Dega Nischal, Devdutt Padikkal, R Samarth,
All-rounder – Shreyas Gopal, Jagadeesha Suchith
Bowlers – Abhimanyu Mithun, Vinay Kumar (c)
GUJ Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Dhruv Raval
Batsmen – Priyank Panchal (c), Manprit Juneja, Bhargav Merai, Kathan D Patel
All-rounder – Rujul Bhatt, Roosh Kalaria
Bowlers – Piyush Chawla, Hardik Patel, Chintan Gaja, Arzan Nagwaswalla
Karnataka- Vinay Kumar (c), Srinivas Sharath (wk), Pavan Deshpande, Stuart Binny, Mir Kaunain Abbas, Abhimanyu Mithun, Karun Nair, Ronit More, Dega Nischal, Ravikumar Samarth, Shishir Bhavane, Jagadeesha Suchith, Liyan Khan, Sharath BR (wk), Prasidh Krishna, Krishnamurthy Siddharth, Shreyas Gopal, Devdutt Padikkal
Gujarat- Roosh Kalaria, Parthiv Patel (c & wk), Hardik Patel, Piyush Chawla, Arzan Nagwaswalla, Manprit Juneja, Priyank Panchal, Mehul Patel, Bhargav Merai, Rujul Bhatt, Samit Gohel, Karan Patel, Dhruv Raval, Siddharth Desai, Kshitij Patel, Chintan Gaja, Kathan D Patel
Both Bharath SR and D Raval are good choices. However, D Raval is a better pick than Sharath. In 7 innings, Raval has scored 354 runs while BR Sharath has scored 103 runs in 7 innigs.
Fantasy pick: D Raval is a better pick in wicketkeeper.
D Nischal – 319 runs in 8 innings || K Siddarth – 297 runs in 8 innings
P Panchal – 667 runs in 10 innings || M Juneja – 338 runs in 8 innings || B Merai – 288 runs in 10 innings
Fantasy picks- D Nishcal, K Siddarth, P Panchal, M Juneja and B Merai
S Gopal – 169 runs in 6 innings and 11 wickets in 8 innings
J Suchith- 23 wickets in 8 innings
R Kalaria- 233 runs in 7 innings along with 18 wickets in 8 innings
R Vinay Kumar – 7 wickets in 6 innings || A Mithun – 10 wickets in 8 innings
S Desai – 15 wickets in 8 innings || P Chawla – 224 runs in 6 innings along with 8 wickets in 8 innings
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