The North Zone team will take on North East Zone in the Second Quarter-Final of the 2023 Duleep Trophy at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. This year the 2023-24 Indian Domestic season will begin with the Duleep Trophy. North Zone, North East Zone, Central Zone and East Zone will play in play in the quarter-finals, while West Zone and South Zone have directly qualified for the semi-finals.
North Zone leadership has been handed to veteran batter Mandeep Singh. Meanwhile, Rongsen Jonathan will be leading the North East Zone. The winners will qualify for the semi-finals. It is expected to be an exciting contest, with the likes of Prabhsimran Singh, Jayant Yadav, and L Kishan Singha playing in the match.
Date and Time: Wednesday, June 27 to Saturday, July 1, 9:30 AM
Venue: M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Live Streaming: No update yet.
The M.Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru offers help to the pacers, but it will be easier for the batters, once they get to face a few deliveries and set their eye in. They have short boundaries, which can help the batters.
Rain is unlikely to play spoilsport at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru for the second quarter-final of the 2023 Duleep Trophy between the North Zone and the North East Zone.
Top Player Picks
Prashant Chopra: Prashant Chopra was the eighth leading run-scorer in the 2022-23 Ranji Trophy. He has been very consistent for Himachal Pradesh in domestic cricket. In 65 matches, he has scored 4353 runs at an average of 43.96, with 13 centuries.
Prabhsimran Singh: Prabhsimran Singh is one of the most talented players in the Indian domestic circuit. He has a young domestic career so far, scoring 689 runs in 11 matches at an average of 49.21, with three centuries.
Captain and Vice-Captain Choices
Captain: Prashant Chopra has been a consistent performer, which makes him a good candidate to be selected as a captain in the fantasy team. He scored 783 runs this season, at an average of 87, with five centuries.
Vice-Captain: The Manipur bowler L Kishan Singha was the third leading wicket-taker in the last Ranji Trophy season. He took 44 wickets in the season with three five-wicket hauls and a ten-for.
Predicted Playing XIs
North Zone: Mandeep Singh (C), Manan Vohra, Himanshu Rana, Dhruv Shorey, Prabhsimran Singh, Nishant Sindhu, Pulkit Narang, Jayant Yadav, Baltej Singh, Siddarth Kaul, Vaibhav Arora
North East Zone: Rongsen Jonathan (C), Nilesh Lamichaney, Kishan Lyngdoh, Anup Ahlawat, Imliwati Lemtur, Palzor Tamang, Rex Rajkumar, Akash Choudhary, Dippu Sangma, Nagaho Chishi, Prafullomani Singh
Wicket-keeper(s) – Prabhsimran Singh, Prashant Chopra
Batters – Mandeep Singh, Rongsen Jonathan, Dhruv Shorey
All-around – Jayant Yadav, Palzor Tamang, Imliwati Lemtur
Bowlers – Siddharth Kaul, Vaibhav Arora, L Kishan Singha