Ranji Trophy, 2018
Vidarbha vs Saurashtra, Round 9, Elite Group A Match Preview
Heading into the new year, the first match for the defending champions in 2019 is slated to take place at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot against the hosts Saurashtra.
The Elite Group A and B is currently led by the reigning champions Vidarbha who are yet to lose a game in this edition alike their counterparts from this game Saurashtra who are standing firmly as well with 3 wins to their game.
Both teams have had 7 outings this edition where both have won 3 and drawn 4 encounters. Both teams played their last game against Mumbai where Vidarbha registered an emphatic win by an innings and 146 runs courtesy a tempting batting effort from Wasim Jaffer who scored a belligerent 178 while Athawa Taide and Ganesh Satish got 95 and 90 runs respectively in a mammoth first innings total of 511 runs.
Saurashtra, on the other hand, weren’t as fortunate as Mumbai as they were settled for a draw as Mumbi’s Jay Gokul Bista first innings knock of 127 runs proved the difference.
If we talk about the last four meeting between these two sides in Ranji Trophy history, Vidarbha have had the upper hand as they have won twice in the year 2005 and 2016, lost once in 2016 and drew level once in the year 2015.
Venue- Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Saurashtra
Matchday- January 07, Monday at 09:30 AM IST
Read on for VID vs SAU team news and VID vs SAU dream11 prediction.
The probable VID vs SAU playing 11 is listed below.
Faiz Fazal, Atharwa Taide, Wasim Jaffer, Ganesh Satish, Akshay Wadkar, Mohit Kale, Apoorv Wankhade, Aditya Sarwate, Akshay Karnewar, Akshay Wakhare, Rajneesh Gurbani. (Doubt: Lalit Yadav)
Harvik Desai, Snell Patel, Vishvaraj Jadeja, Sheldon Jackson, Jaydev Unadkat, Aarpit Vasavada, Prerak Mankand, Chirag Jani, Dharmendrasinh Jadeja, Chetan Sakariya, Hardik Rathod.
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