SAU Vs MUM Dream11 Prediction: Mumbai’s agonising and underwhelming season stand in peril of being wrapped up against Saurashtra.
This has turned out to be a languishing season for Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy. Floundering in the trenches of Elite Group A and B with a singular win form six encounters, the club are fast running out of time of making it into the ensuing stage of the tournament.
While they have managed to draw three encounters in succession with their previous encounter against Himachal Pradesh being mauled by inclement weather, Mumbai know draws aren’t going to help their cause in any way. They need two wins to throw their cap into the reckoning for a spot in the ensuing round, ones which look unachievable given their current form.
And when they come across third placed Saurashtra who have the three wins in 6 matches, Mumbai know things are going to get only murkier for them. Saurashtra comes into the affair having defeated Baroda the last time around by 4 wickets as they chased down the 200 run target laid down infront of them.
Given the identity of this surface, we envision Mumbai managing to scram their way through to yet another draw. Saurashtra will come down hard on them with the ball but we envision Mumbai having more than enough in their pool of resources to stick it out in the middle with the bat.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
A pinch perfect surface for the batters, this is a hard, nice and solid brown wicket where the batsmen will flourish. The team winning the toss will be opting to come out and bat first with the wicket tending to wane off and open up for the bowlers who take pace off the ball.
Probable Playing 11
Harvik Desai, Avi Barot, Snell Patel (WK), Divyaraj Chauhan, Sheldon Jackson, Arpit Vasavada, Prerak Mankad, Chirag Jani, Jaydev Unadkat (C), Dharmendrasinh Jadeja, Chetan Sakariya
Jay Gokul Bista, Bhupen Lalwani, Suryakumar Yadav, Siddhesh Lad, Sarfaraz Khan, Aditya Tare (C, WK), Shubham Ranjane, Shams Mulani, Akash Parkar, Royston Dias, Tushar Deshpande
Ranji Trophy 2019-20
Match: Saurashtra Vs Mumbai
Date And Time: 4th February, Tuesday- 9:30am IST
Venue: Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot
- Harvik Desai, Snell Patel, Sheldon Jackson, Dharmendrasinh Jadeja
- Bhupen Lalwani, Suryakumar Yadav, Siddhesh Lad, Tushar Deshpande
Top 4 Batting Order
- Harvik Desai, Avi Barot, Snell Patel, Divyaraj Chauhan
- Jay Gokul Bista, Bhupen Lalwani, Suryakumar Yadav, Siddhesh Lad
Test Cricket Specialist Batsmen
- Harvik Desai, Snell Patel
- Bhupen Lalwani, Suryakumar Yadav
Long Spell Bowlers
- Dharmendrasinh Jadeja, Chetan Sakariya
- Akash Parkar, Tushar Deshpande
His side’s leading scorer with the 509 runs till now, Sheldon Jackson from Saurashtra will be opening up our Dream 11 side for the upcoming outing. Elsewhere, we have the one name represent us from Mumbai as well with Aditya Tare being roped in given the stellar 368 runs he has till now.
We had to begin this docket of our side with the selection of Sarfaraz Khan from Mumbai. The player is in absolutely succulent touch at the moment, scoring a 300 this season and following it up with a 200 in the previous tie to take his tally upto 642 runs in a mere 4 matches to make him Mumbai’s mainstay in the batting order.
The returning Suryakumar Yadav joins him up after enduring a solid outing for India A in New Zealand while we are moving in with an akin partnership from Saurashtra as well. It begins with Harvik Desai whose calibre has translated into runs this season with the player having accrued 434 runs.
With 257 runs, Arpit Vasavada will be coming in as well for the affair with the player’s role growing in stature come today’s encounter with Pujara having left for to fulfil other duties.
The 274 runs and 18 wickets in his artillery this season see us make Shams Mulani the first name to be inducted in this component of our Dream 11 side. These are numbers which emote towards the enterprising nature of the player’s traits, ones which make him a true all-rounder in every sense of the word.
With 183 runs and 13 wickets this season, Dharmendrasinh Jadeja will be imbedded in our side from Saurashtra as we opt for the one player apiece from either side for the contest.
The 12 wickets Jaydev Unadkat took in the previous encounter saw the quick take his figures to 45 wickets in 6 matches for Saurashtra to make the bowler our first name for this facet. Chirag Jani comes in as well from the side while with the 11 wickets in his kitty, Tushar Deshpande will be our singular selection from Mumbai to wrap up our Dream 11 team for the outing.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Sarfaraz comes out to captain our side while Jackson is our vice-captain.
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Dream 11 Disclaimer
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.