Nagpur, December 30- January 02 at 09:30 AM IST
Forty-one-time champions Mumbai have a do or die situation in front of them when they face reigning champions Vidarbha in their next Ranji fixture. Both the sides will be locking horns at Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground, Nagpur from December 30-January 02 in the next Elite Group A fixture of Ranji trophy 2018-19.
Placed 14th in the ladder, Mumbai is having one of the worst seasons so far. In the six games played so far, Mumbai has failed to secure a single win in this edition. The champions need a win here to keep their hopes alive and advance to the next round- quarter-finals. With 11 points adrift, Mumbai has managed five draws and faced one defeat against Gujarat by 9 wickets.
They will be boosted with the return of two key pacers – Tushar Deshpande and Shardul Thakur who were missing out due to injuries. However, Mumbai will have to put an all-around show with both bat and ball in order to take an edge over Vidarbha.
A loss here will certainly put Mumbai out of contention for the spot in the next round.
With two wins and no loss in six games, Vidarbha have 21 points in their bag and are placed third in the combined group A and B standings. Skipper Faiz Fazal and veteran Wasim Jaffer are the two pillars of Vidarbha batting line up and are the top run-scorer for the side. They will be the biggest threat to Mumbai’s lack-lustre bowling attack.
Here’s how the two sides may lineup for-
VID Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper –Akshay Wadkar
Batsmen – Wasim Jaffer, Faiz Fazal (c), Ganesh Satish, Mohit Kale, Atharwa Taide
All-rounder – Aditya Sarwate, Akshay Karnewar,
Bowlers – Akshay Wakhare, Rajneesh Gurbani, Lalit M Yadav
MUM Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper –Aditya Tare
Batsmen – Siddhesh Lad (c), Shreyas Iyer, Jay Gokul Bista,
All-rounder – Shivam Dube, Shubham Ranjane, Tanush Kotian,
Bowlers – Royston Dias, Akash Parkar, Minad Manjrekar, Vikrant Vilas Auti (S Thakur and T Deshpande)
Vidarbha– Faiz Fazal(c), Aditya Sarwate, Ravi Jangid, Atharwa Taide, Shrikant Wagh, Wasim Jaffer, Ganesh Satish, Akshay Wakhare, Akshay Wadkar(w), Mohit Kale, Rajneesh Gurbani, Lalit M Yadav, Sanjay Ramaswamy, Aditya Thakare, Apoorv Wankhade, Siddhesh Wath, Akshay Karnewar, Darshan Nalkande, Yash Thakur
Mumbai- Siddhesh Lad (c), Vikrant Auti, Shardul Thakur, Shreyas Iyer, Aditya Tare, Tushar Deshpande, Shivam Dube, Jay Bista, Shubham Ranjane, Eknath Kerkar, Dhrumil Matkar, Tanush Kotian, Minad Manjrekar, Karsh Kothari, Royston Dias
Fantasy picks from Mumbai –
S Dube – 567 runs in 11 innings || S Lad – 643 runs in 12 innings || S Iyer – 297 runs in 4 innings || J Bista 310 runs in 10 innings
S Dube – 21 wickets || R Dias -13 wickets || T Deshpande – 6 wickets in 2 innings
**Don’t pick Dhawal Kulkarni. He is not in the squad
Fantasy picks from Vidarbha-
F Fazal – 612 runs in 10 innings || W Jaffer – 487 runs in 9 innings || A Wdkar – 575 runs in 10 innings || G Satish – 346 runs in 9 innings
A Sarwate – 28 wickets || L Yadav – 19 wickets || A Wakhare – 15 wickets || A Karnewar – 9 wickets
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