SAU VS UP: Uttar Pradesh – the second team other than Rajasthan from Elite Group C to qualify for the quarter-finals, sealed the quarterfinal spot through the three crucial points that came off from the first innings lead in their drawn affair against Assam. UP bowled out Assam for 175 in the first innings and piled on mammoth 619 on the board with the help of centuries from Rinku Singh and Upendra Yadav, to take a massive lead.
Saurashtra finished second in the combined Elite Group A and B with 29 points coming off three wins in eight encounters. They are undefeated so far in the tournament and would be looking to continue the same and book a seat in the semi-finals starting from January 24, Thursday. Saurashtra played a draw against reigning champions Vidarbha in the final group encounter and must secure a win in the knockout stage to stay alive in the contest.
Saurashtra and Uttar Pradesh PLAYING 11
SAU Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Snell Patel
Batsmen – Sheldon Jackson, Harvik Desai, Vishvaraj Jadeja, Aarpit Vasavada
All-rounder – Prerak Mankad, Kamlesh Makvana, Chirag Jani
Bowlers – Jaydev Unadkat (c), Dharmendrasinh Jadeja, Chetan Sakariya
UP Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Upendra Yadav
Batsmen – Akshdeep Nath (c), Rinku Singh, Priyam Garg, Samarth Singh, Umang Sharma
All-rounder – Mohammad Saif, Saurabh Kumar
Bowlers – Ankit Rajpoot, Imtiaz Ahmed, Yash Dayal
Saurashtra and Uttar Pradesh SQUADS
Snell Patel (wk), Kamlesh Makvana, Samarth Vyas, Jaydev Unadkat (c), Harvik Desai, Vishvaraj Jadeja, Aarpit Vasavada, Prerak Mankad, Chirag Jani, Dharmendrasinh Jadeja, Chetan Sakariya, Hardik Rathod, Jay Chauhan, Sheldon Jackson, Agnivesh Ayachi
Akshdeep Nath (c), Samarth Singh, Madhav Kaushik, Rinku Singh, Mohammad Saif, Shivam Chaudhary, Umang Sharma, Saurabh Kumar, Ankit Rajpoot, Upendra Yadav (wk), Yash Dayal, Dhruv Pratap Singh, Priyam Garg, Imtiaz Ahmed, Zeeshan Ansari, Shivam Mavi