Kerala, January 24- 28 at 09:30 AM IST
It’s time for semi-finals in the Ranji Trophy 2019. The first semi-final will be played between Vidarbha and Kerala at Krishnagiri Stadium, Wayanad in Kerala while Saurashtra will lock horns with Karnataka in the 2nd semi-final at the iconic M.Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. Both the semifinals will start on Thursday, January 24, 2019, at 09:30 AM IST. The final of the trophy will start on February 03, Sunday with the venue yet not decided.
The reigning champions, Vidarbha booked a place for semi-final after defeating Uttarakhand by an innings and 115 runs in the first quarter-final played at Nagpur. Put into bat first, Uttarakhand posted 355 runs in the first innings. In response, Vidarbha scored 629 runs in their first innings, courtesy Wasim Jaffer’s double century along with Sanjay Ramaswamy’s 141 and Aditya Sarwate’s 102. In the second innings, Uttarakhand was bowled out for 159 runs. Umesh Yadav (5/23) and Aditya Sarvate (5/55) were instrumental in booking Uttarakhand for mere 159 runs in the second innings.
Kerala secured their maiden semi-final birth after a thumping 113 runs win over Gujarat in the fourth quarter-final at Wayanad, Kerala. Put into bat first, Kerala scored 185-9 in the first innings while Gujarat fell short by 23 runs and was bowled out for 162 in their first innings. Sandeep Warrior (4-42), Basil Thampi (3-61) and MD Nidheesh (3-38) were the key in bowling for Kerala.
In the second innings, Kerala scored 171 with the help of S Joseph’s fifty and Jalaj Saxena’s unbeaten 44 while Gujarat succumbed at paltry 81. Basil Thampi (5-27) and S Warrier (4-30) were instrumental in dismantling Gujarat in the second innings.
This is the first time that the Kerala team has entered the last four stage of the Ranji Trophy, let’s watch how far they go.
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Here’s how the two sides may lineup for-
VID Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Akshay Wadkar
Batsmen – Wasim Jaffer, Faiz Fazal (c), Ganesh Satish, Sanjay Ramaswamy, Mohit Kale
All-rounder – Aditya Sarwate
Bowlers – Umesh Yadav, Akshay Wakhare, Rajneesh Gurbani, Suniket Bingewar
KER Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Mohammed Azharuddin
Batsmen – Sachin Baby (c), Sanju Samson, Ponnam Rahul, Vishnu Vinod
All-rounder – Jalaj Saxena, Vinoop Manoharan
Bowlers – Sandeep Warrier, Basil Thampi, MD Nidheesh, Sijomon Joseph
Faiz Fazal (c), Mohit Kale, Akshay Karnewar, Sanjay Ramaswamy, Wasim Jaffer, Ganesh Satish, Aditya Sarwate, Akshay Wakhare, Suniket Bingewar, Akshay Wadkar (wk), Umesh Yadav, Rajneesh Gurbani, Atharwa Taide, Apoorv Wankhade, Aditya Thakare, Siddhesh Wath
Sachin Baby (c), MD Nidheesh, Mohammed Azharuddin (wk), Rohan Prem, Ponnam Rahul, Sijomon Joseph, Vinoop Manoharan, Sanju Samson, Jalaj Saxena, Basil Thampi, Sandeep Warrier, Arun Karthik, KC Akshay, Akshay Chandran, Vishnu Vinod, Vasudevan Arundhadi Jagadeesh
Fantasy picks from Vidarbha –
W Jaffer – 969 runs in 12 innings || A Wadkar – 680 runs in 13 innings || F Fazal – 651 runs in 13 innings || G Satish – 440 runs in 12 innings
A Sarwate – 44 wickets || A Wakhare – 27 wickets || A Karnewar – 13 wickets
Fantasy picks from Kerala-
Jalaj Saxena – 537 runs in 14 innings || S Baby – 479 runs in 14 innings || P Rahul – 361 runs in 9 innings
S Warrier – 39 wickets || Basil Thampi – 33 wickets || J Saxena – 28 wickets || M Nidheesh – 14 wickets
Note: This VID VS KER Dream11 Prediction is based on news sourced from various sources. We suggest you pick your playing 11 from the squad listed above basis VID VS KER team news. Kindly revisit before the deadline to get the final update of the VID VS KER Dream11 Prediction. Also, hit the bell icon on the bottom right side of your screen to get all the latest Dream11 Prediction updates.