Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s LIVE Day 1 coverage of Ranji Trophy Round 6 matches. This is Dhruva Prasad and Abhishek Saini getting you the latest updates.
Delhi vs Mumbai
Delhi faces a daunting task of stopping the Mumbai juggernaut when the two sides meet at the Arun Jaitley stadium here for a Ranji Trophy clash.
The fortunes of the two teams after five rounds couldn’t be more different: Delhi, with just five points, is fighting to avoid relegation, while Mumbai, with three wins, looks likely to qualify for the knockouts and given the form of some of its players, is among the favourites to clinch the title.
Tamil Nadu vs Assam
With nothing but pride at stake, Tamil Nadu will look to finish the Ranji Trophy season positively in its last two matches against Assam and Saurashtra over the next two weeks.
The team will have a new captain in R. Sai Kishore when it takes the field at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium on Tuesday against Assam.
With just eight points from five matches, Tamil Nadu will take comfort from playing in familiar conditions at home as it seeks its first win of the season.
Meanwhile, Assam comes into the game on the back of an innings defeat to Mumbai. With just 11 points, though the team is still in the competition mathematically, its chances are slim.
Assam got the first-innings lead against Delhi and beat Hyderabad but has since scored only one point from the last two matches.
-S. Dipak Ragav
Saurashtra vs Andhra
Jaydev Unadkat’s Saurashtra will be out to seal its Ranji Trophy quarterfinal spot when it hosts Andhra Pradesh in a sixth-round match at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot from Tuesday.
Placed comfortably atop the Elite Group B standings with 26 points from three wins and two draws, Saurashtra has emerged as the team to beat in a group where heavyweights have struggled with wavering form.
After two grinding draws, Saurashtra earned a morale-boosting win against second-placed Mumbai, without regular skipper Unadkat and Cheteshwar Pujara in late December.
Meanwhile, Andhra Pradesh (14 points) is ranked fourth in a group where Mumbai and Maharashtra are battling for the second knockout spot beside Saurashtra.
Andhra’s focus could shift to maintaining its lead over bottom-ranked Delhi and Hyderabad to prevent relegation to the Plate Group next season.
WHEN AND WHERE TO WATCH RANJI TROPHY
When to watch Ranji Trophy 2022/23?
Ranji Trophy Round 6 fixtures will start from Tuesday, January 17 from 9:30 AM IST.
Where to watch Ranji Trophy 2022/23 on TV?
A select number of tournament matches are being telecast on Star Sports 2 and Star Sports 2 HD. The telecast also provides updates and scores from all matches at regular intervals.
Where to live stream Ranji Trophy 2022/23?
The streaming of the Ranji Trophy matches will be available on Disney+ Hotstar app.