Ranji Trophy 2019-20, 4th Quarter-Final: Saurashtra vs Andhra - Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips- Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Ranji Trophy 2019-20, 4th Quarter-Final: Saurashtra vs Andhra – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips- Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

It will be a close match as Saurashtra team is very balanced in all the departments.

KS Bharat
KS Bharat. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Match Details:

The 4th Quarter Final of the Ranji Trophy 2019-20 wiĺl be played between Saurashtra and Andhra at the CRS Sharma College Ground in Ongole.

The match starts at 9:30 AM IST, Local time (4:00 AM GMT). This match can be streamed live on Hotstar

Preview for Dream 11 Fantasy

Saurashtra and Andhra will meet in a do or die match in Ongole, both teams have a decent run in this tournament, Saurashtra finished the league stage at 4th position in their Elite A & B group with 31 points while Andhra Pradesh finished at 5th position with 27 points in 8 matches.

Surely Saurashtra has upper hand over Andhra Pradesh in the league stage but this match will be played in Ongole where Andhra Pradesh has played 3 matches in this tournament and won all 3 of them, as the hosts will be more familiar with the pitch, it will be a close match as Saurashtra team is very balanced in all the departments.

Weather Report 

The forecast for the four days in Ongole is almost clear and we will witness the full match without any interruption of rain, and temperature will be around 25 to 30°C according to AccuWeather.

Pitch Report

First innings lead will be crucial on this pitch. In the last 3 matches, Andhra took lead in 1st inning and won all 3 of them. This is a typical Indian pitch where Initial two days will be helpful to batsmen and after that spin bowlers will come into play and this is the starting time of summer in India, so due to heat, the pitch will wear rapidly and quickly spinners will come into the action.

Injury and Availability News:

In the last league match, Saurashtra has rested some of their key players but as this is a do or die match, both the teams will come up with their best XI

Probable Playing XIs

Saurashtra 

Harvik Desai, Snell Patel/Avi Barot (WK), Divyaraj Chauhan, Sheldon Jackson, Prerak Mankad, Arpit Vasavada, Chirag Jani, Dharmendrasinh Jadeja, Jaydev Unadkat (C ), Kamlesh Makvana, Khushang Patel

Bench– Parth Bhut, Vandit Jivrajani, Samarth Vyas, Jay Chauhan, Vishvraj Jadeja, Chetan Sakariya, Avi Barot/Snell Patel

Andhra Pradesh

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

Bench– Pranith Manyala, Uppara Girinath, Desari Swaroop, Jyothi Sai Krishna, Yaara Prithviraj, Paidikalva Vijaykumar, Bandaru Ayyappa, Naren Reddy, Cheepurapali Stephen, Girinath Reddy, Manish Golamaru.

Top Picks:

For the Saurashtra team in batting section, opening batsman Harvik Desai (503 runs at Average of 38.69), middle-order batsmen Sheldon Jackson(605 runs at Average of 55.00) and Arpit Vasavada (306 runs at Average of 58.25) are their main run scorers. In the bowling section, Jaydev Unadkat is their highest wicket-taker with 51 wickets, He is not quick with the ball but with his accuracy of line and length he is picking the wickets, Dharmendrasinh Jadeja (21 wickets) and Prerak Mankad (17 wickets) are also their main bowlers.

Andhra Pradesh’s bowling unit has played well, compared to their batting unit. Experience campaigner Ricky Bhui is their top run-scorer with 431 runs, CR Ganeshwar (364 runs at Average of 30.33), Prasanth Kumar (326 runs at Average of 25.07), and Karan Shinde (326 runs at Average of 32.60) have also performed well, but as a batting unit, their stats are not so promising.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain– Sheldon Jackson, Jaydev Unadkat, KV Sasikanth

Vice-Captain– Chirag Jani, Prerak Mankad, Ricky Bhui, Srikar Bharat.

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket

Keeper – Snell Patel

BattersSheldon Jackson (C), Ricky Bhui, Arpit Vasavada 

All-Rounders– Dharmendrasinh Jadeja, Chirag Jani, Prerak Mankad

BowlersJaydev Unadkat (VC), KV Sasikanth, S M Khan, S Ashish


Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket

Keeper – KS Bharat, A Barot (C)

Batters– Sheldon Jackson, Ricky Bhui, Harvik Desai

All-Rounders- Chirag Jani (VC), Prerak Mankad

Bowlers– Jaydev Unadkat, KV Sasikanth, Khushang Patel, Mohammad Rafi


Expert Advice

Try to pick more bowlers and all-rounders in your team because both teams have good bowling attack and any batsman might have off day on the field.

Probable Winners

Andhra Pradesh has played 3 matches on this ground in the league stage and have won all 3 matches, so they will have upper hand in this match.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.