The 1st Quarter-Final match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021 will be played between Gujarat and Andhra on 8th March at Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi.
The match is scheduled to start at 9:00 AM IST. It will be streamed live on Sony Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar.
Gujarat and Andhra will be up against each other in the first quarter-final of the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021 season. Gujarat won all of their five games in Elite Group A and finished at the top of the table. They are coming off a victory against a strong Baroda in the last group match and will be approaching the knockout stage on a high. They just need to keep things simple and continue doing what they did in the group stages.
On the other side, Andhra also finished the group stage at the top of the table, with three wins in five games. They defeated a strong Tamil Nadu team and will be in high spirits as well. They don’t have many big names in their squad, but would like to play as a team, as they did in the group stages.
GUJ vs AND Weather Report for 1st Quarter-Final:
It is going to be a sunny day in Delhi with the temperature rising to 30-31 degree celsius throughout the match. There is no chance of any rain and a good day for a cricket match.
The pitch at the Arun Jaitley Stadium helps both the batsmen and the bowlers equally. It will be only the second match at this venue this season. So, it is expected to play well in both innings. However, it will get better for the spinners as the game progresses.
Average first innings score:
276 (Last five matches played at this venue)
Record of chasing teams:
Won – 1, Lost – 4, Tie – 0
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Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
GUJ vs AND Today’s Probable Playing XIs:
Dhruv Raval (wk), Priyank Panchal (c), Bhargav Merai, Het Patel, Chirag Gandhi, Karan Patel, Ripal Patel, Piyush Chawla, Chintan Gaja, Hardik Patel, Arzan Nagwaswalla
Roosh Kalaria, Mehul Patel, Tejas Patel, Siddharth Desai, Kshitij Patel, Jayveer Parmar, Kathan Patel, Rahul V Shah, Manan Hingrajia
Ricky Bhui (wk), Ashwin Hebbar, Hanuma Vihari (c), Nitish Kumar Reddy, Kranthi Kumar, C Rajan Gnaneshwar, Karan Shinde, Naren Reddy, Karthik Raman, Manish Golamaru, Shoaib Md Khan
Girinath Reddy, S Ashish, Charan Sai Teja, Dhruva Kumar Reddy, Uppara Girinath, Maheep Kumar, Santhosh Kumar, Sanaboyina Tarun, Cheepurapalli Stephen
GUJ vs AND Top Picks for Today’s Dream11 Match
Ricky Bhui is currently the highest run-scorer for Andhra, having scored 258 runs at an average of 129 in five games. He is in very good form and also scored a half-century in the last game.
Ashwin Hebbar will open the innings for Andhra alongside Ricky Bhui. He has an average of 43 and has also scored a century in the group stage.
Arzan Nagwaswalla is currently the third-highest wicket-taker in the tournament. He has picked up wickets in 5 matches at an average above 13.
Het Patel scored runs at an average of 76.75 throughout the group stage. His batting style will suit the Delhi conditions.
Shoaib Md Khan is the highest wicket-taker for Andhra this season. He has picked up 8 wickets in 5 games. Being an off-spinner, he will get a lot of help on this kind of a surface.
Piyush Chawla is the lead spinner for Gujarat in their bowling attack. He has seven wickets which also makes him the second highest wicket taker in that bowling attack.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Het Patel, Ricky Bhui
Vice-Captain Options – Arzan Nagwaswalla, Shoaib Md Khan
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Suggested Playing XI No.1 for GUJ vs AND Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Het Patel (C), Ricky Bhui, Dhruv Raval
Batters – Ashwin Hebbar, Hanuma Vihari, Ripal Patel
All-Rounders – Nitish Kumar Reddy, Karan Patel
Bowlers – Arzan Nagwaswalla (VC), Shoaib Md Khan, Piyush Chawla
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for GUJ vs AND Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Ricky Bhui (C), Het Patel
Batters – Hanuma Vihari, Ashwin Hebbar, Priyank Panchal, Kranthi Kumar
All-Rounders – Karan Patel, Chintan Gaja
Bowlers – Shoaib Md Khan (VC), Hardik Patel, Arzan Nagwaswalla
Ricky Bhui and Het Patel are the safest choices for captaincy in this match. Both of then finished the group stage as the highest run-scorer for their respective teams.
Today’s GUJ vs AND Probable Winners:
Gujarat is expected to win this match.
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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.
Source: The source of this content is our cricket news platform Crictracker.
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