Bangalore. Mumbai, who have won the Ranji Trophy title a record 41 times, will face a variety of bowling action when they take the field against Uttar Pradesh in the semi-finals of the current season here on Tuesday. Before the match, Mumbai’s upper hand looks a bit heavy, but the return of Mohsin Khan, who bowled sharply in the Indian Premier League, will boost the spirit of Uttar Pradesh. Mumbai defeated Uttarakhand by a world record 725 runs in the quarter-finals to secure the semi-final ticket, while Uttar Pradesh defeated Karnataka’s strong team by 5 wickets. In another match, MP and Bengal will clash.
Mumbai will once again expect better performance from their batsmen. All eyes will be on opener Prithvi Shaw. Young openers Yashasvi Jaiswal and Sarfaraz Khan, who scored centuries in the last match, are also in great rhythm. Sarfaraz is known for his aggressive batting and the bowlers of Uttar Pradesh will face a tough challenge to stop him. Armaan Jaffer will once again try to play a big innings with Suved Parkar, who scored a double century in the debut match against Uttarakhand. However, Mumbai will have to make changes in the playing XI due to the injury of wicketkeeper Aditya Tare.
Good bowlers under Mohsin Khan
Apart from Mohsin, Yash Dayal, Ankit Rajput and spinner Saurabh Kumar, however, would like to stop Mumbai on a low score. Saurabh took 7 wickets in the quarter-finals and captain Karn Sharma would expect him to do the same once again. However, the Mumbai team would not like to make much changes in the bowling. Left-arm spinner Shams Mulani, who is running in great rhythm, will be supported by experienced Dhawal Kulkarni, Mohit Awasthi, Tushar Deshpande and young off-spinner Tanush Kotian. This bowling unit has full potential to stop the batsmen of Uttar Pradesh.
Uttar Pradesh will have high hopes from Priyam Garg and Rinku Singh, who are batting consistently. However, the team would expect a better game from other batsmen like Aryan Juyal, Samarth Singh, Dhruv Jurel.
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 13, 2022, 16:15 IST