Madhya Pradesh face Mumbai in the final match of Ranji Trophy 2021-22 on Wednesday, June 21, at M. Chinnaswamy, Bengaluru from 9:30 AM IST (Indian Standard Time).
Both teams have had an unbeaten run in the tournament and look all-set to overcome the final hurdle. While Mumbai will be hunting for their 42nd Ranji Trophy crown, Madhya Pradesh will look to win the trophy having made it to their first Ranji Trophy final since the 1998-99 season.
The Mumbai team led by Prithvi Shaw have been in great form this season with five of their top seven batters scoring hundreds in their last two Ranji Trophy fixtures. With the ball, Shams Mulani has starred for the domestic heavyweights with 37 wickets across nine innings including five five-wicket hauls.
For Madhya Pradesh, Rajat Patidar (506 runs in seven innings) and Kumar Kartikeya (27 wickets in nine innings) have been the torchbearers for the team this season. The latter in particular has been impressive with the ball with a five-wicket haul each in the quarterfinal and semi-final of the competition.
Madhya Pradesh vs Mumbai Ranji Trophy 2021-22 odds
Dafabet odds: Madhya Pradesh: 2.42, Mumbai: 1.55
10CRIC odds: Madhya Pradesh: 2.31, Mumbai: 1.50
Betwinner odds: Madhya Pradesh: 2.50, Mumbai: 1.51
Parimatch odds: Madhya Pradesh: 2.32, Mumbai: 1.57
Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.
Madhya Pradesh vs Mumbai probable playing XI
Madhya Pradesh: Yash Dubey, Himanshu Mantri (wicket-keeper), Shubham Sharma, Rajat Patidar, Aditya Shrivastava (captain), Akshat Raghuwanshi, Saransh Jain, Anubhav Agarwal, Gourav Yadav, Kumar Kartikeya, Puneet Datey.
Mumbai: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Prithvi Shaw (captain), Armaan Jaffer, Suved Parkar, Sarfaraz Khan, Hardik Tamore (wicket-keeper), Shams Mulani, Tanush Kotian, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mohit Avasthi, Tushar Deshpande.
Madhya Pradesh vs Mumbai top picks
Madhya Pradesh: Kumar Kartikeya will be a worthy choice for this game. The left-arm spinner is second on the list of leading wicket-takers this season with 27 scalps across five matches. The 24-year-old picked up a five-wicket haul in each of his last two Ranji Trophy games and will look to continue his dream run against in-form Mumbai.
Mumbai: Sarfaraz Khan is a no-brainer for this fixture. The 24-year-old is currently in the form of his life with 803 runs across five matches at an average of 133 in the ongoing Ranji Trophy season. Sarfaraz has three 150-plus scores in the tournament and will be a vital player for Mumbai in the final.
Madhya Pradesh vs Mumbai Ranji Trophy 2021-22 prediction
Mumbai will be the favourites to win this fixture. The 41-time Ranji Trophy winners have been in dominant form this season and look all set to triumph against a well-settled Madhya Pradesh outfit.
However, Madhya Pradesh are no pushover and will look to upset Mumbai and win the coveted trophy.
Madhya Pradesh vs Mumbai Ranji Trophy 2021-22 playing conditions and weather report
Maximum Temperature: 22°C
Wind: 19 km/h