It will be the battle of equals as formidable J&K will be facing equally balanced Andhra Pradesh in the Ranjhi trophy plate group match at Cricket Club of India (CCI) Mumbai on Thursday.
In the last two outings between these two teams, each team has won once. Moreover in the two outings this season, Andhra out rightly lost against Haryana and drew against Himachal Pradesh in a rain hit match, while on the other hand J&K drew against Kerela and won outrightly against Goa.
The surface at CCI is usually firm and ideal for batting, however because of heavy rains last week and some showers two days back, there seems to be slight dampness in the wicket. For that matter, both the teams have decided to choose the playing eleven tomorrow morning only after examining the wicket.
While in batting, J&K will be relying on the batting trio of Parvez Rasool,Ian Dev Singh and skipper Mithun Manhas, who will be eager to score big runs after his failure in the match against Goa.
On the other hand AP will rely on Hanuma Vihari,D B Prashant Kumar ,K S Barat and Ravi Teja in their batting.
On the bowling front, JK apart from the pace bowling trio of Ram Dayal, Samiullah Beigh and Umar Nazir will heavily be dependent on off spinner Parvez Rasool, while Andhra have Shiv Kumar,B Ayappa,C H Stephen and Bargav Bhatt in their bowling line up.