SAU vs AND Dream11 Prediction
We have reached the final few matches of the Ranji Trophy and it will be Saurashtra and Andhra Pradesh who will fight it out in the 4th quarter-final of the tournament. Both teams have played some impressive cricket in the tournament and will look to come out all guns blazing in the all-important knock out clash.
While Saurashtra finished 4th in their group with 31 points, Andhra Pradesh finished the group stage at the 5th position with 27 points in 8 matches. Saurashtra should start as the favourites for the match but they can’t take Andhra Pradesh lightly especially due to the fact that Andhra has enjoyed a great run at the CRS Sharma College Ground in Ongole winning all their 3 matches. All in all we should be in a for a good contest between two keenly contested teams.
Pitch Conditions and Toss
The pitch has always been batting friendly. It will be very important to bag the 1st innings lead which was the case with Andhra Pradesh in the last 3 matches.
The spinners are expected to come into play in the last two days of the match and batsmen will look to utilize the first two days and score as many runs as possible. In all likelihood, the team winning the toss should be willing to bat first.
Probable Playing XI
Harvik Desai, Avi Barot (WK), Divyaraj Chauhan, Sheldon Jackson, Prerak Mankad, Arpit Vasavada, Chirag Jani, Dharmendrasinh Jadeja, Jaydev Unadkat (C ), Kamlesh Makvana, Khushang Patel
CR Ganeshwar, Prasanth Kumar, Nitish Reddy, Ricky Bhui, Srikar Bharat (C & WK), Karan Shinde, Bodapati Sumanth, Shoaib MD Khan, Kv Sasikanth, Mohammad Rafi, S Ashis
Ranji Trophy Quarterfinal 4
Saurashtra vs Andhra Pradesh
Venue: CRS Sharma College Ground in Ongole
Live streaming on Hotstar
5 must-have players in the dream XI team
Harvik Desai, Arpit Vasavada, Jaydev Unadkat, Kv Sasikanth, Ricky Bhui
KS Bharat and Avi Barot will be the wicket-keepers in our dream Xi team. He has scored some important runs in Ranji Trophy so far and will look to get some runs under his belt in the quarter-final. He has scored 255 runs in the season so far with 26 catches behind the wicket.
Avi Barot has looked in good touch and scored a brilliant 82 against Tamil Nadu in the previous encounter. He will surely look to get some runs under his belt in the all-important quarter-final clash.
Sheldon Jackson and Ricky Bhui will be the first two batsmen in our dream Xi team. Jackson is an experienced campaigner and has been a consistent run-scorer. He scored 85 in the previous clash against Mumbai. He also smashed 186 and 161 against Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka not long ago. Hence he is an automatic pick in our dream XI team.
Ricky Bhui has been a consistent run-scorer for Saurashtra. He is their leading run-getter in the season far with 431 runs under his belt. He will look to make a vital contribution in the all-important quarter-final clash.
The next two batsmen in our dream XI team will be Harvik Desai and Arpit Vasavada. Harvik Desai has been the leading run-getter for Saurashtra with 503 under his belt. He hasn’t scored too many runs in the last couple of matches but given his consistency in the tournament, a big knock might be just around the corner.
On the other hand, Arpit Vasavada had looked in sensational form with the bat. He scored a magical 132 against Tamil Nadu in the previous game and will look to make an impact in tomorrow’s clash. He has also scored 466 runs in the season so far.
Chirag Jani and Prerak Mankad will be the two all-rounders in our dream Xi team. Jani has been in sensational form with the bat and has also chipped in with some important wickets. In the previous clash against Tamil Nadu, he scored a magnificent unbeaten 124 besides bagging a couple of wickets.
Prerak Mankad has been among the wickets and will look to make his presence felt in the quarter-final clash. Not only he has picked some important wickets but has also chipped in with some important knocks in the lower order.
Jaydev Unadkat, KV Sasikanth and Siraparapu Ashish will be the three bowlers in our dream XI team. Unadkat has been in a wicket-taking spree and has bagged 51 wickets in the season so far. He has been in a great rhythm and has bagged six 5 wicket hauls in the season far.
KV Sasikanth has been a wicket-taker per excellence in the season so far. He has bagged 35 wickets in the season so far and will look to add some more to his tally in the quarter-final clash. On the other hand, Siraparapu Asish has been a wicket-taking option. He bagged a 5 wicket haul against Punjab and looked threatening.
Captain and Vice-captain
Sheldon Jackson will be the captain while Jaydev Unadkat will be the vice-captain.
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All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match 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.