Madhya Pradesh (MP) will take on Mumbai (MUM) in the Ranji Trophy 2022 final at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru starting on Wednesday, June 22. The match will start at 9:30 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).

Under coach Chandrakant Pandit, Madhya Pradesh reached the Ranji Trophy final for the first time since the 1998-99 season after they beat Bengal by 174 runs in the semi-finals. Interestingly, Chandrakant Pandit was the captain of the Madhya Pradesh team when they played their last Ranji Trophy final in 1999.

On the other hand, Mumbai stormed into their 47th Ranji Trophy final after getting the better of Uttar Pradesh in the other semi-final on the basis of a first innings lead.

MP vs MUM Dream11 prediction

While Mumbai have won the Ranji Trophy a record 41 times, Madhya Pradesh are yet to lift the coveted title. 

The last time these two sides met in the Ranji Trophy, the match ended in a draw during an Elite Group encounter in 2020.

Going by recent form and past record, Prithvi Shaw-led Mumbai will start as favourites against Madhya Pradesh heading into the Ranji Trophy 2022 final.

MP vs MUM Dream11 team tips for Ranji Trophy 2022 final

Top Tip: Best batter

Mumbai’s Sarfaraz Khan has been the highest run-getter in the ongoing edition of Ranji Trophy so far. The 24-year-old has amassed 803 runs in five matches at a staggering average of 133.83. He has recorded three centuries and two fifties so far. Having accrued 490 fantasy points already, Sarfaraz Khan is a must-have fantasy pick for the Ranji Trophy 2022 final.

Top tip: Best bowler

In the bowling department, Madhya Pradesh’s Kumar Kartikeya has been one of the standout bowlers in the Ranji Trophy this season. The left-arm spinner has picked 27 wickets in five matches at an average of 16.33. He has already accumulated 190 fantasy points and will be a worthy fantasy pick for the final at 9.5 credits.

Top tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper

Picking in-form Shams Mulani of Mumbai for the all-rounder slot is a no-brainer. The 25-year-old has been the leading wicket-taker in the Ranji Trophy this season, having bagged 37 wickets in five matches at an average of 14.59. Apart from his bowling credentials, Mulani has scored 292 runs at an average of 48.66. Having already amassed 354 fantasy points, one must pick Shams Mulani in their fantasy cricket team.

For the wicket-keeper spot, Madhya Pradesh’s Himanshu Mantri will be the preferred choice over Hardik Tamore of Mumbai. Mantri has accumulated 307 runs in three matches apart from fulfilling his wicket-keeping responsibilities. At 9 credits, the MP wicket-keeper will be a valuable addition to any fantasy cricket team and will look to add to his tally of 244 points. 

MP vs MUM probable playing XI

MP playing XI (probable): Yash Dubey, Himanshu Mantri (wicket-keeper), Shubham Sharma, Rajat Patidar, Aditya Srivastava (captain), Akshat Raghuwanshi, Saransh Jain, Puneet Datey, Anubhav Agarwal, Kumar Kartikeya, Gaurav Yadav

MUM playing XI (probable): Prithvi Shaw (captain), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Armaan Jaffer, Suved Parkar, Sarfaraz Khan, Shams Mulani, Hardik Tamore (wicket-keeper), Tanush Kotian, Dhawal Kulkarni, Tushar Deshpande, Mohit Avasthi

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