Saurashtra are pitted against Uttar Pradesh in a Ranji Trophy quarter-final tie at Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Cricket Stadium in Lucknow. Saurashtra are unbeaten this season and finished at the second place in the Elite Group A points table. After eight games in the competition, Saurashtra piped their opponents on three occasions while other five games ended in a draw.
Uttar Pradesh, on the other hand, had a fairly successful season. Out of the nine outings, Uttar Pradesh saw off their opponents on five occasions and played out draws in the remaining four games. In the last three outings, they have won two of their fixtures.
Form Guide (last five fixtures, recent first)
Saurashtra – D D W W D
Uttar Pradesh – D W W D W
Head-to-head (last two fixtures)
Saurashtra – 0, Uttar Pradesh – 1, Draw – 4
Where – Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
When – January 15, 9:30 AM IST
Cheteshwar Pujara has returned from Australia and would feature for Saurashtra here.
SAU Playing 11: Jaydev Unadkat (c), Chirag Jani, Kamlesh Makvana, Sheldon Jackson, Aarpit Vasavada, Dharmendrasinh Jadeja, Snell Patel (wk), Prerak Mankad, Harvik Desai, Vishvaraj Jadeja, Chetan Sakariya. Cheteshwar Pujara
Saurashtra Ranji Trophy Squad: Jaydev Unadkat(c), Chetan Sakariya, Hardik Rathod, Jay Chauhan, Samarth Vyas, Agnivesh Ayachi, Snell Patel(wk), Harvik Desai, Vishvaraj Jadeja, Sheldon Jackson, Aarpit Vasavada, Prerak Mankad, Chirag Jani, Kamlesh Makvana, Dharmendrasinh Jadeja, Cheteshwar Pujara
UP Playing 11: Akshdeep Nath (c), Ankit Rajpoot, Umang Sharma, Imtiaz Ahmed, Mohammad Saif, Saurabh Kumar, Samarth Singh, Rinku Singh, Upendra Yadav (wk), Priyam Garg, Yash Dayal
Uttar Pradesh Ranji Trophy Squad: Akshdeep Nath(c), Upendra Yadav(wk), Samarth Singh, Suresh Raina, Rinku Singh, Shivam Chaudhary, Umang Sharma, Priyam Garg, Saurabh Kumar, Ankit Rajpoot, Yash Dayal, Dhruv Pratap Singh, Imtiaz Ahmed, Mohammad Saif, Zeeshan Ansari, Madhav Kaushik, Shivam Mavi
Wicket-keeper – There is not much to separate the two wicket-keepers and you can choose either.
Batsmen – Rinku Singh, Akshdeep Nath, Harvik Desai, Vishvaraj Jadeja and Sheldon Jackson came good with the bat in their last Ranji Trophy outing. Aarpit Vasavada and Priyam Garg are among the other options who have piled runs for their side in the competition. Cheteshwar Pujara is another who can be picked.
All-rounders – Saurabh Kumar has 50 scalps this season and add to that his batting ability. Mohammad Saif is another option you can go for basis the current form.
Bowlers – Ankit Rajpoot and Dharmendrasinh Jadeja are among others who have picked plenty of wickets for their side. Yash Dayal and Jaydev Unadkat are among other options you can choose from.
Make SAU vs UP Dream11 Team as per your discretion from the squad listed in the article.