Ranji Trophy, 2018 | Tamil Nadu vs Punjab, Round 06, Elite Group A and B | TN vs PUN WHO WILL WIN
The Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali will be hosting the next Ranji encounter which will be played between Tamil Nadu and Punjab.
Both teams have not been placed in a comfortable position as of now as they have managed only one win in the competition thus far. Punjab’s only win came in their third encounter against Delhi by an impressive margin of 10 wickets, whereas, Tamil Nadu were victorious in their last game against Kerala by 151 runs.
Currently, they are placed head to head on the points table, Punjab is placed on the 11th spot whereas Tamil Nadu are just one step ahead of them on the 10th position.
Things are gone worse for Punjab as they are standing on the verge of an exit. A win in this encounter is what they need to stay alive in the competition. They have been boosted with the availability of Shubman Gill, Anmolpreet Singh and Siddharth Kaul who were busy with India A in the tour of New Zealand.
The weather at the PCA stadium is expected to be cloudy which might see some rainshowers pouring down as well. The pitch has been under covers for two days which means there must be moisture on the surface.
Venue:- Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
Where:- Friday, December 14-17, 2018, 09:30 AM IST
Read on for TN vs PUN Team News & TN vs PUN Playing 11
Tamil Nadu: B Indrajith (c), Dinesh Karthik, V Shankar, Abhinav Mukund, M Kaushik Gandhi, B Aparajith, N Jagadeesan, J Koushik, Rahil Shah, Abhishek Tanwar, M Shahrukh Khan, R Sai Kishore, M Mohammed, T Natarajan, K Vignesh.
Punjab: Mandeep Singh (c), Abhishek Gupta (wk), Arpit Pannu, Anmolpreet Singh, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Siddarth Kaul, Yuvraj Singh, Jiwanjot Singh, Abhishek Sharma, Baltej Singh, Barinder Sran, Sanvir Singh, Shubek Gill, Sharad Lumba, Vinay Choudhary, Mayank Markande, Shubman Gill.
Here’s how both teams may line-up:-
Wicket-keeper – Dinesh Karthik
Batters – N Jagadeesan, Kaushik Gandhi, Shahrukh Khan, Abhinav Mukund, B Indrajith (c)
All-rounder – Vijay Shankar, Baba Aparajith
Bowlers – R Srinivasan Sai Kishore, Rahil Shah, T Natranjan, M Mohammed
Wicket-Keeper- Abhishek Gupta
Batters- Abhijeet Garg, Shubman Gill, Yuvraj Singh, Mandeep Singh(c)
All-rounders- Sanvir Singh, Gurkeerat Singh Mann (Doubt: Anmolpreet Singh)
Bowlers- Vinay Chaudhary, Raghu Sharma, Siddharth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma (Doubt: Subek Gill)
Wicket-keeper: Dinesh Karthik should be an obvious choice here. He has been in a stellar form for India this season and he will look do the same while playing for his state team.
Batsmen: Punjab skipper Mandeep Singh has three 50’s to his name and has amassed 280 runs from 6 innings in this season. Jiwanjot Singh is also on a roll with the bat as he has got 234 runs from 8 innings with 124 being his top score so far.
Shubman Gill is also back in the side after scoring 110 runs in his only outing in this Ranji season. Meanwhile, for Tamil Nadu, Baba Indrajith and Abhinav Mukund have been doing the bulk of scoring with 326 and 281 runs respectively to their name from 7 innings.
With the return of Vijay Shankar, Tamil Nadu does possess some strength in their all-round department now, as he will be the most vital cog for the visitors.
Bowlers: With Mayank Markande unavailable, the impetus of Punjab’s bowling would be on the returning Siddharth Kaul who has 11 wickets to his name from 3 outings.
Rahil Shah, M Mohammad, and T Natrajan have 17, 15 and 13 wickets respectively to their name for Tamil Nadu. This trio is definitely to watch out for.
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