Now with the quarterfinals starting from tomorrow, the Ranji trophy 2017-18 is proceeding fast towards its conclusion. With now just 7 matches remaining in the tournament, teams too have started making use of every single opportunity. The 4th quarter-final of this season’s Ranji Trophy will take place between Mumbai and Karnataka at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur. Mumbai ended second in Group C while Karnataka remains at the top spot with 32 points in Group A.
The team winning this match will qualify for the semifinals which are scheduled from December 17 and later on to finals beginning from December 29.
Mumbai – 6 matches – 2 won – 4 draw
Karnataka – 6 matches – 4 won – 2 draw
Although Karnataka looks the stronger side on paper, Mumbai, known for their fighting spirit, cannot be taken lightly. Overall, it will be intriguing to see two giants fighting to take an edge over the others.
Karnataka won -2
Series- Ranji Trophy 2017-18
Venue- Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur
Date and Time- Dec 07-Dec 11, 09:30 AM Local
Earlier, the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium pitch in Nagpur was a perfect batting wicket. However, during the T20 World cup matches hosted on this venue, the pitch oddly showed up as a very low scoring pitch. The wicket is quite hard and dry. There is no moisture in the pitch. A minimum of 300-350 runs on board would be safe for the batting side. Moreover, Nagpur pitch has benefited fast bowlers in Test cricket.
Avg 1st inn score-345
Avg 2nd inn score-418
Avg 3rd inn score-261
Avg 4th inn score-209
Highest Total-610/6 (176.1 Ov) by Ind vs SL
Lowest Total-166/10 (49.3 Ov) by SL vs Ind
Lowest Defended-209/10 (50.2 Ov) by Aus vs Ind
Vinay Kumar (C), Karun Nair (V. C.), Mayank Agarwal, Ravikumar Samarth, CMG (W.K.), Dega Nischal, Pavan Deshpande, Kaunain Abbas, Shreyas Gopal, Krishnappa Gowtham, Stuart Binny, Abhimanyu Mithun, Sreenath Aravind, Suchith Jagadeesha, Ronit More, Sharath S Krishnamurthy
Aditya Tare(c), Surya Kumar Yadav, Dhawal Kulkarni, Siddhesh Lad, Jay Bista, Pritvi Shaw, Akhil Herwadkar, Sufiyan Shaikh, Akash Parkar, Karsh Kothari, Sagar Trivedi, Vijay Gohil, Shivam Malhotra, Shivam Dube, Shubham Ranjane
As this is the quarterfinal match, a number of changes are expected. Team management can make any change at last moment. So, play at your own risk. The probable 11 provided here is as per previous matches. Predicting the playing 11 is very tough at this stage.
MUM Probable 11-
Aditya Tare(c), Dhawal Kulkarni, Akash Parkar, Vijay Gohil, Sidhesh Lad, Prithvi Shaw, Suryakumar Yadav, Sagar Trivedi,
KAR Probable 11-
Mayank Agarwal, Ravikumar Samarth, Karun Nair, K Gowtham, Shreyas Gopal, Vinay Kumar(c), Sreenath Aravind, CMG (wk), Suchith Jagadeesha, Stuart Binny,
Please note: As this is the qualifier match, nothing much can be said about who will play and who will sit out. The last decision depends solely upon team management. The MUM Vs KAR team preview listed here is based on our research and understanding. You can use the information provided here to construct your own playing 11.