Duleep Trophy, 2018
India Red vs India Blue, Duleep Trophy Final
As the caravan of the Duleep Trophy moves to its final leg, India Red will take on India Blue for the summit clash on Tuesday.
Venue:- NPR College Ground, Dindigul
Match Timing:- Tuesday, September 04, 2018, 01:30 PM IST
India Red registered their berth into the finals after Shahbaz Nadeem (5-53) and Parvez Rasool (4-107) sent jitters in the India Blue camp after they had set 278 runs for the Blues to chase down in the final innings. The ninth-wicket pair of Kulkarni and Bandara Ayyappa offered some resistance before Abhinav Mukund-side settled for a draw. The three points attained via first innings lead were enough to secure the final berth.
They’ll once again face India Blue in the finals after the Faiz Fazal-led side gained three points on account of an 83-run lead over India Green in the first innings. Dhruv Shorey (93) was the leading run-scorer for the Blues in the first innings and he wasn’t done yet as he weathered the second innings collapse that has seen his side plummet to 117 all out from 3-81. Shorey scored 40 to help India Blue post 201 as the fourth innings target and secure the finals berth on account of the first innings lead.
IN-R vs IN-B Team News
IN-R vs IN-B Squads
Abhinav Mukund (c), Siddhesh Lad, Sanjay Ramaswamy, Rajneesh Gurbani, Bavanaka Sandeep, Abhishek Gupta, Yarra Prithviraj, Writtick Chatterjee, Mihir Hirwani, Abhimanyu Mithun, Shahbaz Nadeem, Akshay Wadkar (wk), Ashutosh Singh, Ishan Porel, Baba Aparajith, Parvez Rasool
Faiz Fazal (c), Basil Thampi, Swapnil Singh, Ganesh Satish, Akshay Wakhare, Saurabh Kumar, Jaydev Unadkat, Nikhil Gangta, Smit Patel, Dhruv Shorey, Ricky Bhui
IN-R vs IN-B Playing 11
Here’s how both teams might possibly line-up for IN-R vs IN-B:-
Wicket-keeper – Akshay Wadkar
Batsmen – Abhinav Mukund, Siddhesh Lad, Ashutosh Singh, Sanjay Ramaswamy
All-rounders – Baba Aparajith, Parvez Rasool
Bowlers – Rajneesh Gurbani, Abhimanyu Mithun, Shahbaz Nadeem
Wicket-keeper – Smit Patel
Batsmen – Faiz Fazal, Dhruv Shorey, Ricky Bhui, Ganesh Satish, Nikhil Gangta
Bowlers – Jaydev Unadkat, Saurabh Kumar, Basil Thampi, Akshay Wakhare (Doubt: Dhawal Kulkarni, Swapnil Singh, Bandaru Ayyappa)
IN-R vs IN-B Key Players
IN-R vs IN-B Dream11 Team:-