Mumbai and Gujarat will lock horns in the final of Ranji Trophy 2016/17 season. Defending champions Mumbai will be eyeing their 42nd Ranji title. On the other hand, Gujarat will be looking for their maiden title after having made it to the final of the tournament only second time. The Mumbai vs. Gujarat Ranji final will be played at Holkar stadium in Indore. The Ranji Trophy final will be telecast live on Star Sports 4 and Star Sports 4 HD. The free live streaming of the match will be available HotStar here. Also Read - Ranji Trophy Final: Jaydev Unadkat's Presence of Mind to Runout Akash Deep is Unmissable | WATCH VIDEO
41 wins out of 46 finals; that is Mumbai’s record in Ranji finals for you. And going by that, they certainly start as favourites. After topping the Group A with 30 points, Mumbai went on to defeat Hyderabad and Tamil Nadu in the quarter-final and semi-final respectively to make it to finals. Also Read - Ranji Trophy Final: Bengal Keep Pressure on Saurashtra Despite Jadeja, Barot Half-Centuries
On the other hand, Gujarat too were housed in Group A and ended on the second position. In the quarter-final, Parthiv Patel-led side defeated Odisha and then in semis defeated Jharkhand to set up the finals clash with defending champions. Also Read- Prithvi Shaw hits a ton on his Ranji Trophy debut, leads Mumbai to the finals Also Read - Live Score: Saurashtra vs Bengal, Ranji Trophy Final, Day 1: After Avi Barot 54, Vishvarajsinh Jadeja Takes Saurashtra to 155/2 at Tea
The two sides met earlier in the tournament and the match ended in a draw. However, Gujarat earned three points from the match courtesy their first innings lead. Jasprit Bumrah picked 6/71 as Gujarat restricted Mumbai to 422 after scoring 437 in their first innings.
Gujarat opener Priyank Panchal scored 232 in this match while Mumbai’s Shreyas Iyer, batting at number three, scored 194.
Mumbai (From): Praful Waghela, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Aditya Tare(w/c), Siddhesh Lad, Abhishek Nayar, Shardul Thakur, Akshay Girap, Prithvi Shaw, Vijay Gohil, Balwinder Sandhu, Sagar Kerkar, Kevin Almeida, Sufiyan Shaikh, Tushar Deshpande, Royston Dias.
Gujarat (From): Samit Gohel, Priyank Panchal, Bhargav Merai, Parthiv Patel(w/c), Manpreet Juneja, Rujul Bhatt, Chirag Gandhi, Rush Kalaria, RP Singh, Hardik Patel, Mehul Patel, Axar Patel, Karan Patel, Dhruv Raval, Ishwar Choudhary, Chintan Gaja, Abdulahad Malek.