TAMIL NADU is all set to lock horns against MUMBAI in the next game of Round 5 Elite Group A and B of the Ranji Trophy 2019-20. This fight is scheduled to take off on 11th January 2020. The game will be commencing at 9:30 AM IST on the pitch of MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. Both the teams are in the bottom half of the Elite, Cross Pool. Though, the journey just has started the teams will have many more chances to turn the tables.
If we have a look over team TAMIL NADU, the team is acquiring 16th place in the Standings Table of the series. As of now, the team has gone through 4 face-offs and out of those 4, they’ve made it to 2 losses and 2 draws. The team is yet to win its first game. And, with such performance, Tamil Nadu just has scored only 4 points in their account with the Net Run Rate of 0.932.
TAMIL NADU: Dinesh Karthik (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Murali Vijay, Abhinav Mukund, Baba Aparajith, Kaushik Gandhi, Vijay Shankar (c), Murugan Ashwin, M Mohammed, T Natarajan, Shahrukh Khan, Laxmesha Suryaprakash, Jagatheesan Kousik, Abhishek Tanwar, Ganga Sridhar Raju, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Hari Nishanth, Krishnamoorthy Vignesh, N Jagadeesan (wk), K Mukunth, Manimaran Siddharth
MUMBAI: Ajinkya Rahane, Dhawal Kulkarni, Aditya Tare (wk), Suryakumar Yadav (c), Shardul Thakur, Siddhesh Lad, Royston Dias, Sarfaraz Khan, Jay Gokul Bista, Tushar Deshpande, Shubham Ranjane, Akash Parkar, Prithvi Shaw, Eknath Kerkar, Vinayak Bhoir, Shams Mulani, Shashank Attarde, Deepak Shetty
Recently, Tamil Nadu squared off against Uttar Pradesh wherein team UP won the toss and chose to field first. In the first innings, Tamil Nadu gave its opponent a target score of 180 runs & 154 runs in the second innings while team UP scored 175 runs in the first & 42 runs in the second innings. This entire score resulted in a tie between the two which gave the team TN 3 points to their name.
While on the other hand, it’s MUMBAI which is currently at the 13th place according to the Elite, Cross Pool. Out of 3 played matches, the team has made it to only 1 win and 2 losses, which is considered to be below average. The team manages to collect only 6 points in their account with the net Run Rate of 1.042. In their last game played against Karnataka, team Mumbai didn’t perform at all and lost the match by 5 wickets. Prior to that also they lost the game against Railways by 10 wickets. The team got a good start at the beginning of the series but now it looks like the team has already started to fade away. If they keep on going like this only, it would really be going to quite difficult for the team to survive in the tournament. The team needs to bounce back and start increasing their winning numbers.