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Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019-20: Round 7, Elite Group A, Mumbai vs Andhra, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

With this being a high scoring ground, top-order batsmen and finishers are crucial in the context of the fantasy contest with the likes of Shreyas Iyer, Shivam Dube and Ricky Bhui bound to score some runs on this surface.

Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Match Details:

The Round 7 game of the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019 between Mumbai and Andhra will be hosted by KSCA Cricket Ground in Alur

The match starts at 9:00 AM local time (IST) (3:30 AM GMT).

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Preview:

Defending champions, Mumbai looks to continue to their ascent to the top of the Elite Group A points table as they face Andhra on Saturday. Andhra comes into this game on the back of a tough loss to Saurashtra while Mumbai has bounced back nicely from a defeat at the hands of Chattisgarh.

Although Andhra is well equipped with the likes of Ricky Bhui and Yarra Prithviraj in their ranks, Mumbai boasts of a number of India A regulars, capable of single-handedly winning games for their side.

In spite of Mumbai’s top order not being up to the mark so far, Suryakumar Yadav and Shreyas Iyer have ensured two consecutive wins for them. Their bowling unit is filled with talent and experience with Shivam Dube acting as the link between the batting and bowling department.

Although Andhra will be considered as the underdogs for this game, Srikar Bharat, whose name has already popped up during national selection, would be crucial to their fortunes. With the KSCA Ground hosting this game, another thrilling encounter between two of the most talented teams in the division is assured.

Weather Condition/Report:

There isn’t any threat of rain at the start of the match although rain is expected in the latter half of the day. The temperatures will hover around 23 and 27 degrees Celsius with cloudy conditions also prevalent.

Pitch Condition/Report:

Alur is generally a high-scoring ground with some help for the pacers and spinners. With overcast conditions on offer, the new ball bowlers will have a major role to play although the batsmen should have the final say with the average first score at the ground being over 250 in the previous season.

Average first innings score: 239 (Matches Completed in 2019)

Record of chasing team: Won – 0, Lost – 3

Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Probable Playing XIs:

Mumbai:

Jay Gokul Bista, Shreyas Iyer (C), Shubham Ranjane, Suryakumar Yadav, Aditya Tare (WK), Siddhesh Lad, Shivam Dube, Shardul Thakur, Shams Mulani, Dhawal Kulkarni and Tushar Deshpande

Bench: Eknath Kerkar, Kruthik Hanagavadi, Shashank Attarde, Sarfaraz Khan, Yashasvi Jaiswal and Atharva Ankolekar

Andhra:

Ashwin Hebbar, Prashant Kumar, Ricky Bhui (C), Srikar Bharat (WK), Naren Reddy, Karan Shinde, Shoaib Khan, Girinath Reddy, Manish Golamaru,  KV Sasikanth and  Yarra Prithviraj

Bench: Dasari Swaroop, Bodapati Sumanth, SK Mamaruddin

Top Picks:

With a List A average of nearly 44, Shreyas Iyer announced himself at the international stage as well earlier in the year and is due for a big one. Shivam Dube’s emergence as a quality pace-bowling all-rounder for the India A side outlines his talent. Although he hasn’t fired yet in 2019-20, the pitch should aid his skill-set. With eight wickets in two games, KKR and Andhra pacer, Yarra Prithviraj is also one to watch out for in this game.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Ricky Bhui, Shreyas Iyer and Shivam Dube

Vice-Captain – Srikar Bharat, Jay Bista and Shams Mulani

Shreyas Iyer’s international experience should serve him well which makes him a top pick

Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Srikar Bharat

Batsmen – Shreyas Iyer (C), Jay Bista, Ricky Bhui, AshwinHebbar, Siddhesh Lad

All-Rounders – Shivam Dube (VC)

Bowlers – Y Prithviraj, Shams Mulani, Shardul Thakur and KV Sasikanth

Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Srikar Bharat (VC)

Batsmen – Siddhesh Lad, Shreyas Iyer (C), Ricky Bhui,  Prashanth Kumar

All-Rounders – Shubham Ranjane, Shivam Dube

Bowlers – Tushar Deshpande, Shams Mulani, Shardul Thakur and KV Sasikanth

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Expert Advice:

With this being a high scoring ground, top-order batsmen and finishers are crucial in the context of the fantasy contest with the likes of Shreyas Iyer, Shivam Dube and Ricky Bhui bound to score some runs on this surface.

Shams Mulani has picked six wickets in three games this season. With the spinner available at an affordable 8.5 credits, he could be a safe option ahead of Shubham Ranjane and Dhawal Kulkarni.

Probable Winners:

Mumbai should make light work of an Andhra side, without the services of captain, Hanuma Vihari.

*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.

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