Match Preview India A vs India B, Deodhar Trophy
India A lock horns against India B in the opener of the Deodhar Trophy, to be played at HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala. Three teams – India A, India B and Karnataka – will play 2 matches to book a place in the final on March 8.
When: March 04, Sunday; 1:30 PM
Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala has hosted 4 ODIs. The pitch favours batting but dew comes into play in the day-night encounters. The average 1st innings score in ODIs here is 214, while 2nd innings’ average drops to 201. The highest total made by a team is 330, whereas the lowest is 112.
India B have in their ranks in-form Siddhesh Lad alongside Manoj Tiwary and Shreyas Iyer. Pacemen Umesh Yadav and Siddarth Kaul are two spearheads of their bowling.
India A‘s batting looks formidable featuring the likes of Unmukt Chand, Prithvi Shaw, Suryakumar Yadav and Ankit Bawne. Mohammed Shami, Krunal Pandya, Kulwant Khejroliya and Basil Thampi make up the side’s bowling attack.
India B have no injury concerns at the moment; full squad is available for selection.
Probable XI: Manoj Tiwary, Siddhesh Lad, Shreyas Iyer (c), Srikar Bharat (wk), G H Vihari, Ruturaj Gaikwad/ Abhimanyu Easwaran/Rajat Patidar, Siddarth Kaul, Umesh Yadav, Harshal Patel, Dharmendrasinh Jadeja, K Khaleel Ahmed/ Jayant Yadav
Squad: Manoj Tiwary, Siddarth Kaul, Umesh Yadav, Harshal Patel, Jayant Yadav, Akshdeep Nath, G H Vihari, Srikar Bharat (wk), Dharmendrasinh Jadeja, Siddhesh Lad, Shreyas Iyer (c), Abhimanyu Easwaran, Rajat Patidar, K Khaleel Ahmed, Ruturaj Gaikwad
India A captain Ravichandran Ashwin has been sidelines for the tournament. Ankit Bawne will lead the team.
Probable XI: Unmukt Chand, Mohammed Shami, Suryakumar Yadav, Ankit Bawne (c), Basil Thampi, Ishan Kishan (wk), Krunal Pandya, Shubman Gill/Ricky Bhui/ Amandeep Khare/Rohit Rayudu, Prithvi Shaw, Kulwant Khejroliya, Shahbaz Nadeem
Squad: Unmukt Chand, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mohammed Shami, Suryakumar Yadav, Ankit Bawne (c), Ricky Bhui, Navdeep Saini, Basil Thampi, Ishan Kishan (wk), Amandeep Khare, Krunal Pandya, Shubman Gill, Prithvi Shaw, Kulwant Khejroliya, Rohit Rayudu
It’s an evenly poised matchup with two well-balanced sides taking on each other. It could go either way.
Note: The IN-B vs IN-A match preview we are providing here is based on our research and analysis. We suggest you to pick your playing 11 from the squad listed above. Since this is the first match of the competition, the playing XIs could vary from ours.
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