Kerala vs Mumbai: Vijay Hazare Trophy 2023 Cricket Prediction

Kerala will take on Mumbai in Match No. 20 of the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2023 at the KSCA Cricket Ground in Alur, India on Saturday, November 25. The match starts at 09:00 AM IST. Mumbai are placed first in the Group A points table of the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2023 with two points and a net run rate of +5,720. They won their opening match against Sikkim by seven wickets. Kerala, meanwhile, are fourth with two points from one match. They also won their opening match against Saurashtra by three wickets and have a net run rate of +0.244.

Weather conditions

The temperature at the KSCA Cricket Ground in Alur is expected to be around 28 degrees Celsius with 64 percent humidity.

Pitch report

The average first innings score in the last 10 matches at the KSCA Cricket Ground in Alur is 251.

Chasing is recommended at the venue, with the team batting second winning 70 percent of matches.

Predicted to play XI

Kerala: Vishnu Vinod, Rohan Kunnummal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Sachin Baby, Akhil Scaria, Abdul Basith, Shreyas Gopal, Sijomon Joseph, Basil Thampi, Nedumankuzhy Basil, Akhin Sathar

Mumbai: Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Jay Bista, Prasad Pawar (wk), Ajinkya Rahane (c), Sarfaraz Khan, Shams Mulani, Tanush Kotian, Tushar Deshpande, Mohit Avasthi, Atharva Ankolekar, Royston Dias

Kerala vs Mumbai Fantasy XI, Vijay Hazare Trophy 2023

Wicket Keepers: Sanju Samson

Batsmen: Ajinkya Rahane, Jay Bista, Abdul Basith, Angkrish Raghuvanshi

All-Rounder: Shams Mulani, Atharva Ankolekar

Bowlers: Akhin Sathar, Tushar Deshpande, Shreyas Gopal, Mohit Avasthi

Captain: Sanju Samson

Vice-captain: Ajinkya Rahane

Picking Sanju Samson for the wicket-keeper spot is a good option as the right-handed batsman is known for his big hitting power. Samson possesses the ability to adjust his batting approach according to the match situation. He demonstrated his leadership skills by guiding Kerala to a three-wicket win against Saurashtra in their opening encounter.

In the batting department, former India skipper Ajinkya Rahane will lead the way for Mumbai. Rahane came into the tournament with a solid performance after amassing 175 runs in eight matches during the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2023/24.

Jay Bista has consistently been a significant contributor for Mumbai with the bat over the years. He is expected to continue his fine form in the upcoming match against Kerala.

Abdul Basith accumulated a total of 159 runs in eight matches for Kerala during Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2023/24. The right-handed batsman’s role will be crucial to Kerala’s success, especially if they aim to beat Mumbai.

Angkrish Raghuvanshi played a brisk innings of 30 in Mumbai’s seven-wicket win over Sikkim in their opening match. He is expected to carry this momentum into the upcoming match against Kerala. During Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2023/24, Raghuvanshi scored a total of 138 runs in seven matches.

Among the all-rounders, Mumbai Shams Mulani is a good choice. The left-arm slow bowler secured a wicket against Sikkim, showing his importance for Mumbai. Mulani finished the 2023/24 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy with a tally of 12 wickets in eight matches.

Mumbai all-rounder Atharva Ankolekar secured figures of 2/13 and played a crucial role in bowling Sikkim out for 89. The team will be counting on the left-arm spinner to repeat this performance in the upcoming match against Kerala.

In the bowling department, Kerala’s Akhin Sathar stands out with four wickets in the first of the competition for Kerala. His outstanding performance in Vijay Hazare Trophy 2023 is 4/39, achieved against Saurashtra. The right-arm fast-medium bowler has an average of 9.75 and an economy of 3.90.

Mumbai’s Tushar Deshpande has claimed three wickets in a single match, showing his effectiveness as a right-arm middle bowler. He has an average of 6.33 and an economy of 2.71. He secured figures of 3/19 against Saurashtra in their Vijay Hazare Trophy opener.

Mohit Avasthi contributed two wickets in Mumbai’s opening match against Sikkim. The right-arm fast bowler took figures of 2/9 in their opening game of Vijay Hazare Trophy 2023.

Kerala’s Shreyas Gopal has captured two wickets in a match. The leg-spinner has bowled at an average of 14.50 and an economy of 4.14. His best performance in Vijay Hazare Trophy 2023 is 2/29.

Captain: Sanju Samson

The seasoned batter will be expected to play a captaincy against a formidable opponent like Mumbai. The Team India player is expected to draw on all his experience and put up a significant performance in the upcoming match.

Vice-captain: Ajinkya Rahane

The experienced cricketer has a pivotal role in Mumbai’s batting line-up. The former India skipper will look to utilize his experience in tackling the Kerala attack and guide Mumbai to victory.

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