Mumbai will be facing off against Puducherry in the Elite Group E fixture of the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2022 at the JSCA Oval Ground in Ranchi on Monday, November 21. Both teams performances have not been up to the mark so far in this tournament.
Mumbai currently occupy the fourth position in the points table having won and lost two matches each and have eight points to their tally at an NRR of 1.185. They would be heading into this fixture high on confidence having successfully registered an impressive seven-wicket victory over Mizoram in their last encounter.
Puducherry, on the other hand, need to do a lot of work if they want to make any further progress in this competition. Just like Mumbai, even Puducherry have been inconsistent managing just two victories and losses each from the four games that have played so far with eight points to their tally at a net run rate of 0.281.
They would be heading into this contest on the back of a demoralizing eight-wicket defeat at the hands of Bengal in the previous fixture.
Mumbai vs Puducherry, Elite Group E, Vijay Hazare Trophy 2022
Venue: JSCA Oval Ground, Ranchi
Date & Time: November 21, 8:30 AM IST
Telecast & Live Streaming: Disney + Hotstar app
The JSCA Oval Ground can be good for batting early on, but the spinners could start getting assistance as the contest progresses. Chasing might become a bit difficult due to the ball turning later on and therefore, the captain winning the toss will look to bat first.
Probable Playing XIs for MUM vs PUD
Prithvi Shaw, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Armaan Jaffer, Ajinkya Rahane(c), Sarfaraz Khan, Hardik Tamore(w), Shams Mulani, Tanush Kotian, Tushar Deshpande, Mohit Avasthi, Royston Dias
Ramachandran Ragupathy(w/c), Jay Pande, Arun Karthik, Paras Dogra, Gonnabattula Chiranjeevi, Ankit Sharma, Vikneshwaran Marimuthu, Sagar Udeshi, Parameeswaran Sivaraman, Bharat Bhushan Sharma, Sridhar Ashwath
Probable Top Performers from MUM vs PUD
Probable best batter: Prithvi Shaw:
Prithvi Shaw has time and again showcased consistent performances in domestic cricket despite being snubbed by the national selectors for a long time. He was yet again impressive in Mumbai’s last match against Mizoram where he scored a 39-ball 54 and was also involved in an 86-run opening stand along with Yashasvi Jaiswal chasing 189.
Probable best bowler: Royston Dias
Royston Dias has been around there at the domestic level for a decade and he still continues to knock at the door of the national selectors with consistent on-field performances. Dias was the pick of the bowlers for Mumbai in the last game as he registered a three-wicket haul. He finished with figures of 3/30 from his 10 overs including two maidens at an outstanding economy of exactly three.
Today’s Match Prediction: Mumbai to win the match.