Defending champions Mumbai will go head to head against Andhra Pradesh in the round seven game of Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019 held at KSCA Cricket Ground in Alur. Andhra lost their last clash against Saurashtra by 153 runs while Mumbai registered a five-wicket win against Saurashtra in their second match. Mumbai’s last match against Hyderabad was abandoned due to rain. The Andhra side is equipped with players who were in-form such as Ricky Bhui and Yarra Prithviraj and the Mumbai side has a lot of India A regulars with them. These players have the potential to win the match single-handedly.
Mumbai have registered just one win in their last two games. They have two strong top-order batsmen - Suryakumar, Aditya Tare, and Shreyas Iyer, who have won matches for Mumbai. Aditya Tare scored 90 runs off 107 balls in his first clash against Chattisgarah while Shreyas Iyer knocked a half-century. Their bowling unit seems strong too with Shams Mulani and Shivam Dube. Mulani picked three wickets in that match. For Andhra, Srikar Bharat is a crucial player as his name already came up during the Nationals selection. Andhra has lost all three of their clashes. Karan Sawant top-scored with his 76-ball 52 in their last match against Saurashtra.
Alur being a high-scoring ground, both teams will be willing to post maximum runs on the scoreboard. With overcast conditions on offer, bowlers with a new ball will play a crucial role in the game. And the average first innings score on the ground is over 250 in the previous season.
Keeper – Srikar Bharat
Batsmen – Shreyas Iyer (C), Jay Bista, Ricky Bhui, Ashwin Hebbar, Siddhesh Lad
All-Rounders – Shivam Dube (VC)
Bowlers – Y Prithviraj, Shams Mulani, Shardul Thakur and KV Sasikanth