MUM vs KAR Dream11 Prediction : Mumbai vs Karntaka Dream 11 Team and Match Report.
It will be a battle between two heavyweights in the Ranji Trophy when Mumbai and Karnataka square off in the all-important clash in round 4. While Mumbai is the most successful Ranji Trophy team in history, Karnataka has been a superpower in the last few years. Both teams will be coming into this match on the back of unexpected defeats.
Mumbai was steamrolled by Railways in the previous encounter by 10 wickets as the star-studded batting line-up of Mumbai faltered on both occasions. They have strong names in their unit and the inclusion of Ajinkya Rahane will surely solidify the middle order. Shams Mulani will be in charge of the bowling department and could turn out to be an important player for them.
Karnataka, on the other hand, avoided defeat narrowly in the previous clash against Himachal Pradesh after they were skittled out for 166 in their first innings. However, they managed to salvage a draw after Devdutt Padikal played a brilliant knock alongside skipper Karun Nair. It will be a big game for both teams and we could be in for an exciting clash.
Pitch Conditions and Toss
The conditions in Mumbai are expected to be overcast. Hence there might be a temptation for the team winning the toss to field. The bowlers might find a good time in the first hour of the game and the ball is expected to move around. However, the pitch at the Bandra Kurla Complex gets to get flatter as the game goes into the 2nd day. 2nd and 3rd day might be the best batting day which should mean that the team winning the toss might opt to bowl. All in all, it should be a sporting wicket and a result can be expected.
Probable Playing XI’s
Prithvi Shaw, Jay Gokul Bista, Siddhesh Lad, Ajinkya Rahane, Suryakumar Yadav (C), Sarfaraz Khan, Aditya Tare (wk), Akash Parkar, Shams Mulani, Tushar Deshpande, Deepak Shetty
Ravikumar Samarth, Dega Nischal, Devdutt Padikkal, Karun Nair (C), Rohan Kadam, Shreyas Gopal, BR Sharath (wk), Jagadeesh Suchith, Abhimanyu Mithun, V Koushik, Prateek Jain
Ranji Trophy Round 4
Mumbai vs Karnataka
Venue: Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai
Live telecast not available
Prithvi Shaw, Siddhesh Lad, Ajinkya Rahane, Suryakumar Yadav
Devdutt Padikkal, Karun Nair, Shreyas Gopal, Jagadeesh Suchit
Top 4 batting order
Prithvi Shaw, Jay Gokul Bista, Siddhesh Lad, Ajinkya Rahane
Ravikumar Samarth, Dega Nischal, Devdutt Padikkal, Karun Nair
Test specialist batsmen
Ajinkya Rahane, Prithvi Shaw
Devdutt Padikkal, Karun Nair
Long spell bowlers
Shams Mulani, Tushar Deshpande
Shreyas Gopal, Abhimanyu Mithun
MUM vs KAR Dream11 Wicket-keepers
Aditya Tare will be our wicket-keeper in the dream XI team. He hasn’t been in the best of touches but given his experience of playing big games, Tare could turn his fortunes when the game starts tomorrow morning.
MUM vs KAR Dream11 Batsmen
Karun Nair and Devdutt Padikkal will be the first two batsmen in our dream XI team. Both these batsmen have been an integral part of the Karnataka middle order. Padikkal scored a brilliant 99 in the previous encounter against Himachal Pradesh. Karun Nair has also looked in fluent touch and is a vital cog in Karnataka’s batting order. He scored 81 and 64 in the match against Himachal and helped them salvage a draw after getting bundled out for just 166 in the 1st innings.
The next three names in this segment will be Ajinkya Rahane, Suryakumar Yadav and Prithvi Shaw. Ajinkya Rahane doesn’t need an introduction. He has been a pivotal member of the Indian test team and had a successful year in 2019. Rahane has been scoring consistently and will look to get some runs under his belt.
Suryakumar Yadav is also having a successful time with the bat in hand. He has been churning out runs for fun and will look to score some more in tomorrow’s clash. He scored 65 against Railways in the 2nd innings of the previous clash. In the penultimate game, he scored a century and looked in sensational touch.
Prithvi Shaw has been sensational young dynamite who has been a prolific run-scorer at the top order. He scored a double century against Baroda and was in imperious touch.
MUM vs KAR Dream11 All-rounders
The two all-rounders in our dream XI team will be Shreyas Gopal and Pavan Deshpande. Gopal has been a wicket-taker for Karnataka and is a handy batsman in the lower middle order. On the other hand, Deshpande has been an impressive batsman down the order and scored a crucial 62 in the previous clash against Tamil Nadu.
MUM vs KAR Dream11 Bowlers
The three bowlers in our dream XI will be Shams Mulani, Prateek Jain and Deepak Shetty. Mulani has been a consistent performer for Mumbai who has been bagging wickets on a consistent basis. Mulani had a sensational match against Baroda when he scored 89 in the only innings he batted and ended with a 10 wicket haul in the match.
Prateek Jain bagged 3 wickets against Himachal Pradesh and looked in a good rhythm. Deepak Shetty who played his debut match against Railways bagged 3 important wickets against Railways.
Captain and Vice-captain
Prithvi Shaw will be our captain of the day while Shams Mulani will be the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
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.