IN-R vs IN-B Dream11 : India Red and India Blue look to finally get the Duleep Trophy underway after rain ended up hampering the tournament’s opening encounter
Given the fact that India’s biggest domestic names are partaking in the Duleep Trophy, the anticipation to watch out the tournament unfold was palpable across the country. It’s what increased the disappointment after the opening encounter was truncated due to incessant rainfall, seeing just 49 overs being bowled in the first innings before play was called off for the rest of the days.
Now stepping out in the middle once again today, India Blue will be wishing for the skies to stay clear as they look to finally get their campaign underway. The current champions are taking on India red today after failing o complete proceedings with India Green, a match where they know they are up against an evenly matched opponent.
Also, what will make India Blue extra cautious while making an advent into today’s encounter is the flabbergasting position they found themselves in the first innings in the previous match. The side were languishing at 112-6 in 49 overs, losing their entire top-order, one that failed to navigate around the pace friendly conditions at hand. With India Red lined up with some stellar names, expect this to be an evenly contested encounter, a humdinger which revels us in a fine brand of cricket.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
The threat of rainfall continues to loom around this encounter as well, something which will see the surface play nicely for the bowlers. With us getting rain across the past couple of days, the pitch should be soft along with having water seeped into it, seeing the first day of play become extremely tough to negotiate.
It’s this narrative which will see the side winning the toss choose to come out and field first as they look to bundle out their opponents cheaply today.
IN-R vs IN-B Probable Playing 11
- Five players have been picked out from in between the two sides for India A’s upcoming series against South Africa A but that shouldn’t deter their involvement in today’s encounter.
Priyank Panchal (C), Abhimanyu Easwaran, Karun Nair, Hapreet Singh Bhatia, Ishan Kishan (WK), Axar Patel, Aditya Sarwate, Varun Aaron, Ronit More, Jaydev Unadkat, Sandeep Warrier
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Snell Patel (WK), Shubman Gill (C), Ankeet Bawne, Anmolpreet Singh, Ricky Bhui, Jalaj Saxena, Shreyas Gopal, Basil Thampi, Tushar Deshpande, Aniket
Match: India Red Vs India Blue
Date And Time: 23rd August, Friday- 9:30am IST
Venue: Alur Cricket Stadium, Bengaluru
Where To Watch: Star Sports 2/HD
- Priyank Panchal, Karun Nair, Ishan Kishan, Sandeep Warrier
- Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Anmolpreet Singh, Shreyas Gopal
Top 4 Batting Order
- Priyank Panchal, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Karun Nair, Hapreet Singh Bhatia
- Ruturaj Gaikwad, Snell Patel, Shubman Gill, Ankeet Bawne
- Priyank Panchal, Hapreet Singh Bhatia
- Shubman Gill, Anmolpreet Singh
Death Overs Bowlers
- Varun Aaron, Jaydev Unadkat
- Jalaj Saxena, Basil Thampi
Wicket-Keeper for IN-R vs IN-B Dream11
India Red’s Ishan Kishan comes into our side for this one with us also picking out India Blue’s Snell Patel. Our reasoning for select both the wicket-keepers was the same. The players with the gloves will be involved heavily in this encounter given the way wickets will tumble in this fixture along with both these names being more than capable of coming up with crucial runs with the bat as well.
Batsmen for IN-R vs IN-B Dream11
Despite Shubman Gill being sent back cheaply in the previous fixture, we’ll continue to persist with him. He scored a double century in India A’s test series win over West Indies A, someone who has scored goods run across the series he’s played in recently.
Coming in from Blue as well are Ruturaj Gaikwad and Anmolpreet Singh while form India Red we have opted for the dup of Priyank Panchal and Abhimanyu Easwaran. Both of them average above 70 in India’s domestic circuit across the last year with Panchal having been in pristine form with the bat in India U19’s series triumph in England recently.
All-Rounders for IN-R vs IN-B Dream11
Our only pick over here is Axar Patel from India Red after scoring runs and picking up wickets with his spin again West Indies A. This is a surface which will break up as well as the day’s go by, seeing the ball deviate for the slower bowlers, an eventuality which will see Patel pick up wickets today.
Bowling Order for IN-R vs IN-B Dream11
One thing which is a certainty in this encounter is the fact that wickets are going to tumble at will. We’ll begin with our selections from India Red first, getting in Jaydev Unadkat with the pacer having taken 251 wickets in 75 domestic matches. We have also picked out Sandeep Warrier form the side while from India Blue we have Basil Thampi and Tushar Deshpande be picked out by us.
The pacers are going to love the conditions prevelant here, seeing us pick all four faster bowlers, a composition which should snare up a solid amount of wickets in this encounter.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Gill is our captain for this encounter while Gaikwad is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report 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.