In today’s first-class form of cricket battle, Maharashtra will compete with Karnataka to make a mark on selectors. Both the teams are all set to grab this opportunity. By winning both their previous matches from ASM and HYD, Karnataka is in really good situation and is looking much a stronger against Maharashtra. On the opposite, Maharashtra didn’t have the kickstart tournament. The first match ended with rain winning situation while they somehow managed to win their last match with UP.
Moreover, it seems a tough battle with some good cricket is going to happen.
Series- Ranji Trophy, 2017-18
Venue- Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
Date and Time- 01-November-2017; 9:30 AM Local
The pitch is looking good and is in favor of the batsman. This is a good wicket for batting. A high scoring cricket battle can be expected.
Total Matches 03
Match won batting 01
Match won chasing 02
Average Score (1st inngs score) 294
Average Score (2nd inngs score) 273
Highest total 356/7 (48.1 Ov) by Ind vs. Eng
Lowest total 232/10 (49.4 Ov) by Ind vs Aus
Maharashtra- After their first match was almost washed by rain and somehow managing to win against UP in the second match, Maharashtra will try to showcase their full strength against Karnataka. The players are eager to play good cricket and utilize their strength. There is expectation that K Jadhav and Samad Fallah will play the match. However, there is no such official announcement. If he gets a place in playing 11, Ruturaj Gaikwad or Naushad Shaikh will have to sit.
Karnataka- Karnataka is in really good form. They have won both their previous matches which include a massive win against ASM and HYD. They will try best to keep going their momentum. Both KL Rahul and Manish Pandey are playing for the national team so they will be unavailable for tomorrow’s match. M K Abbas will get chance to play in place of KL Rahul.
shrikant mundhe/s fallah, akshay darekar, rohit motwani (wk), ankit bawne (c), chirag khurana, anupam sanklecha, rahul tripathi, jagdish zope, swapnil gugale, naushad shaikh/kedhar jadhav, ruturaj gaikwad/kedhar jaidhav
vinay kumar (c), stuart binny, abhimanyu mithun, sreenath aravind, cm gautam (wk), mayank agarwal, karun nair, lokesh rahul, krishnappa gowtham, ravikumar samarth, shreyas gopal, m k abbas, r more
Below are the key players to look for in today’s match and choices for captain and vice-captain-