AND vs KER Dream11 : Kerala look to bolster their place in Elite Group A when they take on an agonising Andhra Pradesh side today
With the group stage matches in Elite Group A of the Vijay Hazare Trophy coming to a culmination, for Kerala, today’s encounter is of pivotal importance. Currently in fifth place with 16 points, the side know anything less than a win will mean their sojourn in the ongoing edition of the marquee tournamnet will come to an end.
And playing their culminating encounter against Andhra Pradesh today, Kerala will be knowing they can pull off a result in their favour. Andhra Pradesh have been nothing more than onlookers,, a side which have left everyone miffed with their lapses filled agonising displays which have seen them be rattled and battered to find themselves in the trenches of the points tally.
With jus the one win from 7 encounters, as Andhra Pradesh prepare to play their final encounter in the group, this looks to be yet another match where they should end up being no more than pushovers. Despite making 265 in the last clash, the side were defeated by three wickets by Jharkhand in the final over, a display which should the lopsided quality of their side’s bowling unit.
Elsewhere, Kerala were minced out by Mumbai in their last tie, a fixture which saw them being made light work of and walked all over by 8 wickets. Making just 199, their bowling unit was equally dismal as a performance filled with dismay saw Mumbai peel down the target at hand in just 39 overs with 8 wickets to spare.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
A good batting wicket, this surface has offered massive scores in the two matches contested on this track despite the surface being marred by rain. There is a likelihood of rain for this clash as well, leading the side winning the toss choosing to come out and field first.
Probable Playing 11
Pranith Manyala, Kranthi Kumar, Prasanth Kumar, Ricky Bhui (C, WK), Karan Shinde, Girinath Reddy, Shoaib Khan, Bodapati Sumanth, Dasari Swaroop, Cheepurapalli Stephen, Yarra
Vishnu Vinod, Robin Uthappa (C), Sanju Samson, Sachin Baby, Jalaj Saxena, Akshay Chandran, Mohammed Azharuddeen (WK), Rahul P, Asif K M, Nidheesh M D, Sandeep Warrier
Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019
Match: Andhra Pradesh Vs Kerala Elite Group A
Date And Time: 15th October, Wednesday- 9:00am IST
Venue: Alur Cricket Stadium 3, Bengaluru
- Pranith Manyala, Ricky Bhui, Karan Shinde, Cheepurapalli Stephen
- Vishnu Vinod, Sanju Samson, Jalaj Saxena, Sandeep Warrier
Top 4 Batting Order
- Pranith Manyala, Kranthi Kumar, Prasanth Kumar, Ricky Bhui
- Vishnu Vinod, Robin Uthappa, Sanju Samson, Sachin Baby
- Pranith Manyala, Ricky Bhui
- Sanju Samson, Sachin Baby
Death Overs Bowlers
- Bodapati Sumanth, Cheepurapalli Stephen
- Asif K M, Sandeep Warrier
AND vs KER Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
After scoring 200 for his side against Goa, a display which took his side to 377, Kerala’s wicket-keeper, Sanju Sampson comes into our side for today’s encounter. With Andhra Pradesh’s bowling unit being so tepid and meek, Sampson could end up piling on a good score today, making him an instant pick for the imminent clash.
AND vs KER Dream11 Batsmen
With two 100s and the one 50 this year along with snagging a few wickets in the last encounter as well, we are getting in Vishnu Vinod as the first pick from Kerala for today’s encounter. Sachin Baby comes in from the side as well for us while form Andhra Pradesh, with 286 runs in the side’s previous clash and a role behind the wickets as well, Ricky Bhui becomes the first player to come in for us.
His 314 runs in the bygone 8 matches see us get in DB Prasanth-Kumar as well from the side along with Bodpati Sumath.
AND vs KER Dream11 All-Rounders
With their not being a single player from Andhra Pradesh who plays in this slot, we have gone in with just the one pick over here in the form of Kerala’ Jalaj Saxena. He’s not played much for his side this edition of the tournamnet due to his engagement elsewhere but he should be back for this encounter, seeing him come into our side for this one.
AND vs KER Dream11 Bowling Order
We have the three bowlers come into our side from Kerala with Andhra always prone to collapsing, a vulnerable and paper thin batting unit which has found it difficult to sustain pressure and strive in its bid to out bat the opposition. Kerala’s leading wicket taker with 14 wickets till now, KM Asif becomes the first pick for us along with Akshay Chandran and Sandeep Warrier.
From the opposing side meanwhile we have gotten in only the one player in the form of Shoaib MD Khan.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Vishnu will be our captain for this match while we are going in with Sanju as the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.