MUM vs SAU Dream11 Prediction: In the Elite Group D match of the Ranji Trophy 2022, Mumbai will be locking horns with Saurashtra on 17 February (Thursday) at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Both these teams are coming into this match after facing quite contrasting fortunes in the previous edition of the tournament. Mumbai had a horrendous performance during the Ranji Trophy 2019-20 season where they even failed to qualify for the quarterfinals and managed to win just a single game. On the other hand, Saurashtra were crowned as the winners of the previous edition of the domestic competition as they got the better of Bengal in the finals through securing a first innings lead. However, both these teams will be aiming to play their best brand of cricket right from the start of this Ranji Trophy season.
Fixture Name: Mumbai vs Saurashtra
Competition: Ranji Trophy 2022
Date: 17 February
Time: 9:30 AM IST
Ground: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
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The pitch at the Narendra Modi Stadium is expected to have some favourable conditions for the spin bowlers and batsmen that will benefit both the teams. The conditions will improve for the batters as the game progresses when the pitch eases down a bit. The captain winning the toss should choose to bat first as batting in the fourth innings is never easy in the Indian conditions. Thus, picking more of spinners and all-rounders will be a good option from the fantasy cricket point of view.
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Prithvi Shaw Stats in First-Class
Mumbai captain Prithvi Shaw will have a lot of responsibility on his shoulder and will be expected to lead his team from the front. Prithvi Shaw has scored more than 2400 runs in first-class cricket at a fine average of close to 50 that includes 10 fifties and 9 centuries.
|28||2414||49.26||10/9||5, 38, 42, 18, 48|
Ajinkya Rahane Stats in First-Class
For Mumbai, senior batsman Ajinkya Rahane will be have a lot to prove in this Ranji Trophy 2022 season and will be eyeing to strike back in form. Ajinkya Rahane has amassed a wonderful total of more than 11,000 first-class run that comprises of 52 half-centuries and 35 hundreds.
|164||11796||46.44||52/35||9, 1, 0, 58, 48|
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Cheteshwar Pujara Stats in First-Class
For Saurashtra, veteran batter Cheteshwar Pujara will be an important performer to watch out for in this domestic season due to his amazing first-class record. Cheteshwar Pujara notched up an excellent tally of more than 500 runs in just 9 innings during Ranji Trophy 2019-20.
|Matches||Runs||50/100||Ranji Trophy 2019-20 Performance||Recent Form|
|223||16757||68/50||575||43, 9, 3, 53|
Jaydev Unadkat Stats in First-Class
Saurashtra captain Jaydev Unadkat had a remarkable performance in the previous edition of the Ranji Trophy. Jaydev Unadkat was the highest wicket-taker during the 2019-20 domestic season with an impressive total of 67 wickets from 10 matches at an average of 13.23.
|Matches||Wickets||Average||Ranji Trophy 2019-20 Performance||Recent Form|
|89||327||23.21||67 wickets||1/66, 2/25, 2/26|
The Mumbai side will surely be looking forward to improve their performance both in the batting as well as bowling departments after their below-par season in 2019-20. Mumbai did concede a first innings lead in their last league game against Madhya Pradesh during the previous Ranji Trophy season. On the other hand, defending champions Saurashtra will be high on confidence having been in a fabulous form and with the presence of their key players, they will be a strong unit. Thus, Saurashtra will definitely have an edge in this contest. According to the MUM vs SAU today match prediction & Mumbai vs Saurashtra cricket betting tips, Saurashtra are the favourites to win this match.
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WICKET-KEEPERS: Sheldon Jackson
BATSMEN: Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sarfaraz Khan
ALL-ROUNDERS: Prerak Mankad, Shams Mulani
BOWLERS: Prashant Solanki, Jaydev Unadkat, Dharmendrasinh Jadeja
For Small League, Head-to-Head contests: Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane.
For Grand League: Prithvi Shaw, Sheldon Jackson.
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