Ranji Trophy 2019-2020 Fantasy Cricket Tips and Updates: In the first match of the Ranji season, Kerala made a merry start to their campaign after putting up an impressive show against Delhi in Thiruvananthapuram. The home team claimed three points in the opener before they face Bengal at the same venue in the second round. On the other hand, Bengal will kickstart their campaign as they hope to make winning start against a solid-looking Kerala line-up.
Fantasy Cricket XI: Abhimanyu Easwaran, Ponnam Rahul, Robin Uthappa (C), Manoj Tiwary, Sachin Baby, Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Jalaj Saxena (VC), Ishan Porel, Ashok Dinda, Sandeep Warrier, Sijomon Joseph
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Robin Uthappa is a sure starter in any Fantasy cricket team after his century on first-class debut for Kerala. Kerala skipper Sachin Baby is also expected to continue his form after a century in the last game. For Bengal playing their first match, Manoj Tiwary and A Easwaran will hold the key along with an experienced campaigner in A Dinda.
Kerala: Robin Uthappa, Sachin Baby, Jalaj Saxena
Bengal: Manoj Tiwary, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Wriddhiman Saha
Punjab vs Hyderabad
In the second match this Ranji season, Punjab will host Hyderabad at Patiala. The hosts will be upbeat after their comfortable victory against Rajasthan in their own backyard. It was an outright win for Punjab as they registered the entire seven points on offer. However, their opponents will feel the gas after a below-par performance in their opening encounter against Gujarat. Hyderabad will hope a quick turnaround before they the field against Punjab at Patiala.
Fantasy Cricket XI: Shubman Gill (VC), Gurkeerat Singh, Akshath Reddy, Mandeep Singh (C), Bavanka Sandeep, Ashok Malhotra (WK), Chama V Milind, Mayank Markande, Mohammad Siraj, Siddharth Kaul, Baltej Singh
Fantasy Cricket Tips: After a dominating performance against Rajasthan, Punjab is expected to dominate the Fantasy XI in their match against Hyderabad. Punjab captain Mandeep Singh will also be the first-choice skipper. Gill, who didn’t have a great outing against Rajasthan, might want to settle the score against Hyderabad.
Punjab: Shubman Gill, Mandeep Singh, Siddharth Kaul
Hyderabad: Akshath Reddy, M Siraj, Bavanaka Sandeep
Vidarbha vs Rajasthan
Vidarbha will be disappointed after they failed to grab the entire six points in their opening clash against Andhra at Vijaywada. After gaining a first-innings lead, Vidarbha were all set to winning convincingly before a fightback from Andhra batsman forced the match to be drawn. However, Rajasthan would be gutted as they never turned up against Punjab in their first match at the SMS stadium. They faced a ten-wicket loss and failed to open their account in the points table. Vidarbha will go in as favorites against Rajasthan as they return to their familiar territory at the VCA stadium in Nagpur.
Fantasy Cricket XI: Chetan Bist (WK), Sanjay Raghunath, Mahipal Lomror (VC), Ganesh Satish (C), Ashok Menaria, Mohit Kale, Lalit Yadav, Aditya Sarwate, Rajneesh Gurbani, Khaleel Ahmed, Tanveer ul-haq
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Vidarbha’s Ganesh Satish struck the highest score of the first round after he scored a match-defining 237 to claim the Man of the Match award. Mahipal Lomror was able to notch-up runs in both the innings of the last game and hence might be an ideal choice for the vice-captain option in this Fantasy cricket team.
Vidarbha: Ganesh Satish, Aditya Sarwate, Mohit Kale
Rajasthan: Mahipal Lomror, Ashok Menaria, Khaleel Ahmed
Andhra vs Delhi
Both the teams arrive after bagging a solitary point in their drawn effort in the previous match. It was a similar story for both the teams as Andhra was bowled out cheaply in their first innings against Vidarbha and came back strongly to deny the visitors a convincing win. And similarly, Delhi fought back against Kerala in their second essay in making sure that they return with at least a point to open their points tally. It will be a contest between two evenly matches sides, aiming to draw first win on the board as they face at Ongole on December 17.
Fantasy Cricket XI: Kunal Chandela, C Gnaneshwar, Hanuma Vihari (VC), Nitish Rana (C), Jonty Sidhu, Srikar Bharat (WK), Lalit Yadav, Bandaru Ayyappa, Cheepurapalli Stephen, Navdeeep Saini, Tejas Baroka
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Nitish Rana came to his own in the second innings against Kerala to save his side from an embarrassing defeat and is rightfully the captain of this Fantasy cricket team. As his deputy, Vihari, who looked good in the first innings against Vidarbha, is one of the better choices in the team.
Andhra: Hanuma Vihari, Bandaru Ayyappa, Cheepurapalli Stephen
Delhi: Kunal Chandela, Nitsh Rana, Navdeep Saini
Karnataka vs Uttar Pradesh
Preview: In yet another cliff-hanger of a match, Karnataka emerged triumphant on the back of some inspiring show by their all-rounder Krishnappa Gowtham against Tamil Nadu in Dindigul. Karun Nair and his boys were staring down a defeat in the opening game before Gowtham turned the match on his head with eight wickets in the second innings, picking up 14 in the match. On the other hand, Uttar Pradesh somehow escaped a scare against Railways as they managed to grab a point from their opening fixture.
Fantasy Cricket XI: Almas Shaukat, Devdutt Paddikal (VC), Pavan Deshpande, Akshdeep Nath, Upendra Yadav (WK), Krishnappa Gowtham (C) Shreyas Gopal, Ronit More, Ankit Rajpoot, Yash Dayal, Shivam Mavi
Fantasy Tips: K Gowtham is a no-brainer to captain in most of Karnataka’s games this season. His stellar one-man show was the only difference between the two teams. For UP, Mavi was impressive with the ball and so was Paddikal with contributions in both the innings.
Karnataka: Devdutt Paddikal, Krishnappa Gowtham, Shreyas Gopal
Uttar Pradesh: Ankit Rajpoot, Almas Shaukat, Shivam Mavi
Madhya Pradesh vs Baroda
Fantasy XI: Kedar Devdhar (VC), Rajat Patidar, Aryaman Birla, Vishnu Solanki, Deepak Hooda(C), Yusuf Pathan, Naman Ojha (WK), Krunal Pandya, Bhargav Bhatt, Abhimanyu Rajput, Avesh Khan
Fantasy Tips: Deepak Hooda, after his all-round performance both with the bat and the ball in the previous match, is an obvious choice to lead the Fantasy XI cricket team. Kedar Devdhar is a useful choice as a vice-captain after he scored runs in both the innings against Mumbai.
Madhya Pradesh: Rajat Patidar, Aryaman Birla, Avesh Khan
Baroda: Kedar Devdhar, Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya
Railways vs Saurashtra
Hosting the runners-up form the last season, Railways will have their task cut-out as they face Saurashtra in their next encounter of the Ranji Trophy this season. In the last match, Railways gave a run for their money to the UP boys before settling out on a draw, On the other hand, Saurashtra inflicted a five-wicket win over Himachal Pradesh in conditions which were conducive to fast bowling. Unadkat and his boys would want to continue their good run and take down an inexperienced Railways side in the second round starting next Tuesday.
Fantasy XI: Harvik Desai, Pratham Singh, Cheteshwar Pujara, Dinesh Mor (VC), Prerak Mankad, Snell Patel (WK), Chirag Jani, Jaydev Unadkat (C), Himanshu Sangwan, Amit Mishra, Dharamendrasinh Jadeja
Fantasy Tips: After his stellar performance with the ball against Himachal, Unadkat will find the place as a skipper in this Fantasy team. Railways’ Dinesh Mor impressive outing against Uttar Pradesh will yield him a vice-captain badge in this team.
Railways: Dinesh Mor, Amit Mishra, Pratham Singh
Saurashtra: Jaydev Unadkat, C Pujara, Snell Patel
Tamil Nadu vs Himachal Pradesh
In of the closest encounter in the entire first round matches this season, Tamil Nadu came second against a better Karnataka side in their opening fixture at Dindigul. The hosts crumbled on the ultimate day and fell 26 runs short of what could have been a proper way to start their campaign. On the other side, Himachal faced an annihilating defeat by the hands of Saurashtra in their home conditions. For a majority of the game, Himachal fought well before the inexperienced in their side came to the fore as they failed to grab on the match-defining moments. On Tuesday, both the teams will hope to open their account and draw early lead in the points table.
Fantasy XI: Abhinav Mukund, Prashant Chopra, Baba Aparajith, Dinesh Karthik (C & WK), Nikhil Gangta, Sumeet Verma, Ravichandran Ashwin (VC), Rishi Dhawan, Mayank Dagar, Sai Kishore, M Siddharth
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Dinesh Karthik will be the first-choice skipper of the team. The TN wicket-keeper batsman scored century in the first innings to anchor his team to a decent score. The Indian off-spinner R Ashwin will be the vice-captain in the side.
Tamil Nadu: Dinesh Karthik, R Ashwin, Abhinav Mukund
Himachal Pradesh: Prashant Chopra, Rishi Dhawan, Nikhil Gangta
Chhattisgarh vs Uttarakhand
Fantasy XI: Jiwanjot Singh, Ashutosh Singh, Tanmay Srivastav (C), Unmukt Chand, Amandeep Khare, Saurabh Rawat (WK), Dikshanshu Negi, Rahil Shah (VC), Dhanraj Sharma, Puneet Dubey, Veer Pratap Singh
Chhattisgarh: Amandeep Khare, Puneet Dubey, Veer Pratap Singh
Uttarakhand: Tanmay Srivastav, Unmukt Chand, Rahil Shah
Haryana vs Tripura
Fantasy XI: Shubham Rohilla (VC), Shivam Chauhan, Himanshu Rana, Milind Kumar, Pratyush Singh, Nitin Saini (WK), Harshal Patel (C), Harmeet Singh, Amit Mishra, Rana Dutta, Tinu Kundu
Haryana: Harshal Patel, Shubham Rohilla, Shivam Chahuan
Uttarakhand: Milind Kumar, Rana Dutta, Harmeet Singh
Maharashtra vs Jammu and Kashmir
Fantasy XI: Ahmad Banday (VC), Swapnil Gugale, Shubham Khajuria, Naushad Shaikh (C), Abdul Samad, Fazil Rashid (WK), Azim Kazi, Ram Dayal, Anupam Saklecha, Mohammad Mudhasir, Samad Fallah
Maharashtra: Swapnil Gugale, Anupam Saklecha, Naushad Shaikh
Jammu and Kashmir: Ahmad Banday, Mohammad Mudhasir, Samad Fallah
Odisha vs Services
Fantasy Cricket XI: Anurag Sarangi, Mumtaz Qadir, Arun Barmal, Rajat Paliwal (C), Biplab Samantray, Sujit Lenka (WK), Suryakant Paradhan, Rajesh Mohanty (VC), Basant Mohanty, Diwesh Pathania, Shadab Nazir
Odisha: Arun Barmal, Rajat Paliwal, Rajesh Mohanty
Services: Sujit Lenka, Anurag Sarangi, Diwesh Pathania
Assam vs Jharkhand
Fantasy Cricket XI: Kumar Deobrat, Pallavkumar Das, Virat Singh, Saurabh Tiwary (C), Ishank Jaggi (VC), Riyan Parag, Nazim Siddiqui (WK), Ashish Kumar, Anukul Roy, Arup Das, Mukhtar Hussain
Assam: Riyan Parag, Arup Das, Mukhtar Hussain
Jharkhand: Kumar Deobrat, Saurabh Tiwary, Ishank Jaggi
Chandigarh vs Bihar
Fantasy XI: Arslan Khan (C), Shivam Bhambri, Nishant Kumar, Manan Vohra (VC), Ashutosh Aman, Uday Kaul (WK), Bipul Sharma, Vivek Kumar, Sabir Khan Shresth Nirmohi, Gurinder Singh
Chandigarh: Arslan Khan, Manan Vohra, Shivam Bhambri
Bihar: Ashutosh Aman, Nishant Kumar, Vivek Kumar
Puducherry vs Sikkim
Fantasy Cricket XI: Yashpal Singh, Faizan Khan, S Anand, Arun Karthik (VC), Paras Dogra, Damodaren Rohit (WK), Vinay Kumar (C), Plazor Tamang, Iqbal Abdulla, Sagar Udeshi, Ishwar Chaudhary
Puducherry: Vinay Kumar, Arun Karthik, Paras Dogra
Sikkim: Yashpal Singh, Iqbal Abdulla, Ishwar Chaudhary
Goa vs Meghalaya
Fantasy Cricket XI: Sumiran Amonkar, Wanlambok Nongkhlaw, Suyesh Prabhudessai, Smit Patel, Puneet Bisht (C & WK), D Ravi Teja, Darshan Misal, Sanjay Yadav (VC), Akash Chaudhary, Felix Alemao, Mark Ingty
Goa: Darshan Misal, Sumiran Amonkar, Felix Alemao
Meghalaya: Puneet Bisht, D Ravi Teja, Sanjay Yadav
Manipur vs Nagaland
Fantasy XI: Chingangbam Singh, Stuart Binny (VC), Imliwati Lemtur, Rongsen Jonathan, Rex Singh (C), Langlonyamba Keishangbam, Al Bashid Muhammed (wk), Bishworjit Konthoujam, Tahmeed Rahman, Hokaito Zhimomi (c), Thokchom Kishan
Manipur: Chingangbam Singh, Rex Singh, Langlonyamba Keishangbam
Nagaland: Stuart Binny, Imliwati Lemtur, Rongsen Jonathan
Arunachal Pradesh vs Mizoram:
Fantasy XI: KB Pawan (C), Lalhruaizela, Taruwar Kohli, Lalruai Ralte, Bobby Zothansanga, Techi Neri, Karkir Taye, Akhilesh Sahani, Techi Doria, Rahul Dalal (VC), Kamsha Yangfo (WK)
Arunachal Pradesh: Techi Neri, Karkir Taye, Rahul Dalal
Mizoram: KB Pawan, Lalhruaizela, Taruwar Kohli
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