The Prithvi Shaw-led team defeated Uttarakhand by a world-record margin of 725 runs in the quarter-final to storm into the last four of India’s premier first-class competition. The 41-time champions charge was led by debutant Suvesh Parker who scored a record-breaking double-century on his debut for the state side. Meanwhile, Safaraz Khan continued his incredible form in red-ball cricket with another splendid century.
Meanwhile, in the most entertaining clash of the quarter-finals, Uttar Pradesh defeated a star-studded Karnataka team which consisted of the likes of Mayank Agarwal and Karun Nair. Skipper Karan Sharma, who played for Lucknow Super Giants in the 2022 Indian Premier League (IPL) was the hero for them as he scored brilliant unbeaten of 93 in the fourth innings to help his team chase down a tricky total of 213 in the fourth innings.
Having already lost Ajinkya Rahane to injury before the knockouts, Mumbai were hit by another blow as veteran keeper Aditya Tare has been ruled out due to injury.
Here is all my dream 11 team for Mumbai vs Uttar Pradesh Ranji Trophy semi-final
D Jurel, S Khan (C), R Singh, P Shaw, Y Jaiswal, K Sharma (VC), S Mulani, A Rajpoot, S Mavi, T Kotian, Y Dayal
Mumbai predicted XI
Uttar Pradesh predicted XI
Samarth Singh, Priyam Garg, Prince Yadav, Rinku Singh, Aryan Juyal, Karan Sharma (c), Dhruv Jurel (wk), Shivam Mavi, Ankit Rajpoot, Yash Dayal, Saurabh Kumar
Mumbai: Tanush Kotian, Prithvi Shaw (c), Aman Hakim Khan, Armaan Jaffer, Shashank Attarde, Mohit Avasthi, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sarfaraz Khan, Dhawal Kulkarni, Shams Mulani, Siddharth Raut, Prashant Solanki, Hardik Tamore, Aditya Tare, Arjun Tendulkar, Royston Dias, Shivam Dube, Aakarshit Gomel.
Uttar Pradesh: Jasmer Dhankhar, Dhruv Jurel, Aryan Juyal, Kuldeep Yadav, Almas Shaukat, Rishabh Bansal, Priyam Garg, Hardeep Singh, Karan Sharma (C), Madhav Kaushik, Parth Mishra, Akshdeep Nath, Ankit Rajpoot, Shanu Saini, Samarth Singh, Sameer Choudhary, Rinku Singh, Yash Dayal, Zeeshan Ansari, Karan Sharma, Shivam Mavi, Shivam Sharma.