Ranji Trophy: Uphill task for Mumbai in Bangalore
Both teams have won three of their six Ranji Trophy league games so far and drawn the remaining three.
Therefore, there’s very little to separate Karnataka and Mumbai, baring the fact that the former sit at the top of the Group ‘A’ table with 26 points while Mumbai trail in second place on 23.
The two powerhouses of Indian cricket meet here today, and it would be interesting to see in whose favour the dice rolls.
However, Mumbai look to be playing catch-up largely because of the fact that they are still coming to terms with some high-profile players not being available at this stage of the tournament.
Wasim Jaffer who was back as captain in the previous game against Odisha at the Wankhede Stadium will once again be marshalling a young team.
The veteran batsman, around whom Mumbai’s batting revolves, will once again be expected to deliver the goods against the likes of R Vinay Kumar, Abhimanyu Mithun and Stuart Binny.
The Mumbai bowling attack is inexperienced and Shardul Thakur, Javed Khan, Vishal Dabholkar and Pravin Tambe certainly have their task cut out.
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