BEN vs ODS Dream11 Prediction
It is expected to be an intriguing clash in the Ranji Trophy when Bengal and Odisha lock horns in the 3rd quarter-final. Both the teams have played some impressive brand of cricket and will look to find a place for themselves in the semi-final. Both Bengal and Odisha finished 2nd in their respective groups. While Odisha finished with 39 points, Bengal accumulated 32 points from their group stage encounters.
Bengal will be in a better state of mind than Odisha especially given the fact that they won two back to back matches against Rajasthan and Punjab. The form of Manoj Tiwary has kept Bengal in good stead and he will definitely look to make an impact in the all-important quarter-final. On the other hand, Odisha is coming off a draw and defeat in the last two games and will look to get back to winning ways.
Pitch Conditions and Toss
The DRIEMS Ground in Cuttack has been a happy hunting ground for Odisha and they will be thriving in their home conditions. They won 2 out of the 3 matches at this venue and will look to get their act together yet again. Odisha posted 540 against Services last December. However, the pitch has predominantly produced relatively low scores ever since. Only twice in the next 8 innings, teams managed to get past the 200 mark.
Probable Playing XI’s
Koushik Ghosh, Abhimanyu Easwaran (C), Abhishek Raman, Arnab Nandi, Manoj Tiwary, Shreevats Goswami (WK), Anustup Majumdar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Ramesh Prasad, Ishan Porel, Akash Deep.
Shantanu Mishra, Anurag Sarangi, Debashish Samantray, Govinda Poddar, Subhranshu Senapati (C), Biplab Samantray, Rajesh Dhuper (WK), Debabrata Pradhan, Suryakant Pradhan, Basant Mohanty, Rajesh Mohanty
Ranji Trophy Quarterfinal 2
Bengal vs Odisha
Venue: DRIEMS Ground in Cuttack
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Abhimanyu Easwaran, Manoj Tiwary, Ishan Porel, Shreevats Goswami
Debashish Samantray, Shantanu Mishra, Suryakant Pradhan, Basant Mohanty
Top 4 batting order
Koushik Ghosh, Abhimanyu Easwaran (C), Abhishek Raman, Arnab Nandi
Shantanu Mishra, Anurag Sarangi, Debashish Samantray, Govinda Poddar
5 must pick in the dream XI team
Manoj Tiwary, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Debashish Samantray, Suryakant Pradhan, Abhishek Raman
BEN vs ODS Dream11 Wicket-keepers
Shreevats Goswami will be the wicket-keeper in our dream XI team. Goswami has looked in good touch in the Ranji Trophy so far and will look to get some runs under his belt in the all-important clash against Odisha. He has scored 309 runs in the tournament so far with a couple of half-centuries under his belt.
BEN vs ODS Dream11 Batsmen
Abhimanyu Easwaran, Debashish Samantray and Shantanu Mishra will be the first three batsmen in our dream XI team. Easwaran has been a consistent run-scorer for a long time and will look to get going in the quarter-final.
Debashish Samantray has been one of the prolific run-scorers for Odisha. He will be an important player in the dream XI team. He has scored 467 runs in the season so far and will look to make an impact in the quarter-final. Shantanu Mishra has been another prolific run-scorer and has amassed 464 runs in the tournament so far and will look to add some more in the knockout stage.
The next two batters in the dream XI team will be Manoj Tiwary and Abhishek Raman. Tiwary is an experienced campaigner and also holds the record for most runs (641) in the season so far. He will be a big player for Bengal if they harbour hopes of going through to the semi-final.
Raman is the last player in the list and has also scored some important runs for Bengal. He has scored 337 runs in the tournament so far.
BEN vs ODS Dream11 All-rounders
Suryakant Pradhan and Shahbaz Ahmed will be the two all-rounders in our dream XI team. Pradhan has been the leading wicket-taker for Odisha with 35 wickets under his belt. He has also chipped in with some useful knocks with the bat as well.
On the other hand, Shahbaz Ahmed has been another important player for Bengal. He has been in great form with the ball in hand and has bagged 29 wickets in the tournament so far. He also bagged 11 wickets in the previous clash against Punjab.
BEN vs ODS Dream11 Bowlers
Basant Mohanty, Ishan Porel and Ramesh Prasad will be the three bowlers in our dream XI team. Basant Mohanty has been a wicket-taking option for Odisha. He has bagged 30 wickets in the season so far and will look to add a few more in the quarter-final clash.
Ishan Porel has just returned to the Bengal team and should walk in straight into the team. He was in India A squad and will look to come out all guns blazing. In the last Ranji match he played against Gujarat, Porel finished with a 4 wicket haul.
Ramesh Prasad is a relatively unknown commodity and he had to be adjusted in the team given the fact it was very difficult to leave out the other players.
Captain and Vice-captain
Manoj Tiwary will be the captain while Suryakant Pradhan will be the vice-captain.
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All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.