Ranji Trophy 2022, MUM vs SAU, Elite Group D Match Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report, and Other Updates

Ajinkya Rahane was one of the failures of last season and will be under the radar this season.

Ranji Trophy 2022, MUM vs SAU, Elite Group D Match Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report, and Other Updates

Mumbai and Saurashtra will meet in the Elite Group D Match of the Ranji Trophy on 17th February 2022. The Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad will be the venue for the MUM vs SAU match from 9:00 am IST

Mumbai and Saurashtra are clubbed along with Odisha and Goa in the Elite Group D and will play all their matches in the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. Mumbai led by the former under-19 captain Prithvi Shaw is arriving at the competition having lost four of their five matches in the Vijay Hazare Tournament. The most trophy-holding team will aim for a victory and start off the competition with a good note.

Saurashtra, the defending champions led by the left-arm pacer Jaydev Unadkat, won four out of five matches they played in the Vijay Hazare tournament and will look to keep on the momentum.

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Match Details

Date: 17 February 2022

Time: 09:00 am IST

Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Where to watch: Star Sports Network, Disney+Hotstar

Pitch Report

The wicket offers more favors to the batting team and very much resistance to the bowling side and it might be quite difficult to pick up the wickets. Among the bowlers, spinners fetch more wickets as little to moderate spin is expected. The average score at this venue in the first inning is 376 as per the last five matches. Both teams are expected to chase on winning the toss.

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Weather Forecast

The temperature will hover around 28 degrees in Ahmedabad and will provide a clear sunny day for a beautiful match of MUM vs SAU. Very less clouds and humidity are forecasted with mild winds sweeping in and out.

MUM vs SAU: Dream 11 Top Picks

Captain Prithvi Shaw who’s eyeing a comeback in the national team is undoubtedly the hottest pick of the match. His career first-class stats include 2414 matches at an average of around 50.

Ajinkya Rahane was one of the failures of last season and will be under the radar this season. However, his career is a fine example of how amazing a player he is which is evident from the 52 half-centuries and 35 centuries totaling above 11000 runs in the format.

Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara will be the one to look out for in the Saurashtra squad. His addition has boosted the morale and his stats in this format include a whopping 16,757 runs at an average of around 50 in 223 outings.

Jaydev Unadkat, was the captain of Saurashtra when they won their inaugural title when they defeated Bengal a few years back. His captaincy is a plus point for the defending champions. He has 327 wickets in 89matches including the 67 he picked up in the 2019-20 season where he was the leading wicket-taker.

Dream 11 Fantasy Team 1 For MUM vs SAU

Dream 11 Fantasy Team 1 For MUM vs SAU

Wicketkeepers: Sheldon Jackson

Batters: Ajinkya Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara, Prithvi Shaw and Yashaswi Jaiswal

All-rounders: Shams Mulani and Shivam Dube

Bowlers: Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni,Dharmendra Singh Jadeja and Chetan Sakariya

MUM vs SAU: Dream11 Captain & Vice-Captain Choice for today match

Captain – Cheteshwar Pujara

Vice-Captain – Jaydev Unadkat

Dream 11 Fantasy Team 2 For MUM vs SAU

Dream 11 Fantasy Team 2 For MUM vs SAU

Wicket-Keeper – Sheldon Jackson

Batters – Arpit Vasavada, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Sarfaraz Khan

All-rounders – Prekar Mankad, Shams Mulani and Shivam Dube

Bowlers – Dharmendra Singh Jadeja, Dhawal Kulkarni and Jaydev Unadkat

MUM vs SAU: Dream11 Captain & Vice-Captain Choice for today match

Captain – Shams Mulani

Vice-Captain – Sarfaraz Khan

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Probable XI for MUM vs SAU

Mumbai: Aditya Tare (WK), Prithvi Shaw, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ajinkya Rahane, Sarfaraz Khan, Shivam Dube, Shams Mulani, Dhawal Kulkarni, Arman Jaffer, Prashant Solanki, Mohit Awasthi

Saurashtra: Sheldon Jackson (WK), Cheteshwar Pujara, Arpit Vasavada, Harvik Desai, Vishvarajsinh Jadeja, Prerak Mankad, Chirag Jani, Kamlesh Makwana, Jaydev Unadkar, Chetan Sakariya, Dharmendrasinh Jadeja

Who will Win- Match Prediction

Looking at the current form and team combination, Saurashtra is expected to win the match trumping the 41-time champions Mumbai. But since a lot is expected from the latter, a different result cannot be written off

Disclaimer: The team is built upon the author’s understanding, analysis, and instincts. You can choose your team by considering the points above and making your own decision accordingly.