Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019-20: Round 06, Elite Group A & B, Delhi vs Maharashtra, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
It's going to be a riveting encounter.
Published - Oct 4, 2019 12:22 pm | Updated - Oct 4, 2019 12:22 pm
The Round 06 Elite Group A and B game will be played between Delhi and Maharashtra at the Gujarat State Fertilizer Corporation Ground in Vadodara.
The match starts at 9:00 AM local time (IST) (3:30 AM GMT).
Rain, rain, and more rain! Unfortunately, this has been the story of the 2019-20 Vijay Hazare Trophy thus far. And, no one would know it better than the two teams in contention tomorrow.
In the Round 06, Elite Group A & B encounter will see Delhi square off against Maharashtra. Each and every scheduled game of both sides this far in this season have been abandoned either due to inclement weather or the wet outfield. However, Delhi got a chance to play against Baroda.
Provided that the rain stays away, both sides will be eager to get back on the field get their fledgling campaign underway, finally.
For a change, there is some positive news as far as the weather is concerned. After a plethora of washouts, we’ll finally get to see some cricket tomorrow. As per the weather report, it is expected to be a bright and sunny day at Vadodara. The humidity is expected to be 76% while the temperatures will hover between 24-32 degrees.
With the pitch taking a considerable amount of rain in the past few weeks, the track might be a bit sluggish, and shot-making could get difficult in the second half.
Average first innings score: NA
Records of chasing teams: NA
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added if there’s an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
Shikhar Dhawan, Hiten Dalal, Dhruv Shorey (C), Nitish Rana, Anuj Rawat (WK), Himmat Singh, Pawan Negi, Manan Sharma, Kulwant Khejroliya, Navdeep Saini, Subodh Bhati
Bench: Tejas Baroka, Kunal Chandela, Kunwar Bidhuri, Rishabh Pant, Vikas Tokas, Simarjeet Singh, Lalit Yadav
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rahul Tripathi, Ankit Bawne, Naushad Shaikh, Kedhar Jadhav (C), Avdhoot Dandekar (WK), Divyang Himganekar, Samad Fallah, Satyajeet Bachhav, Azim Kazi and Nikit Dhumal
Bench: S Kazi, Mukesh Choudhary, Yash Nahar, Swapnil Gugale
Delhi: Delhi has been bolstered by the return of Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan. The left-hander will add potency to a batting line-up that boasts of the likes of Hiten Dalal, Dhruv Shorey [332 runs at 36.88], Nitish Rana [375 runs at 46.87] and Himmat Singh [246 runs at 49.20], all of whom had great 2018 season.
Kulwant Kejroliya [15 wickets at 11.20] and Navdeep Saini [16 wickets at 19.18] were the leading wicket-takers for Delhi last year.
Maharashtra: Maharashtra consists of a formidable batting line-up boasting of the likes of Ruturaj Gaikwad [365 runs in 45.62], Ankeet Bawne [328 runs in 7 games at 82.00], Naushad Shaikh [201 runs in 4 games] and skipper Kedar Jadhav.
The bowling unit will be spearheaded by Samad Fallah and Satyajeet Bachhav claimed 15 wickets each last season and will once again be the bedrocks of their side this year.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shikhar Dhawan, Ankeet Bawne
Vice-Captain – Himmat Singh, Samad Fallah, Naushad Shaikh
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Anuj Rawat
Batters – Ruturaj Gaikwad (C), Naushad Shaikh, Shikhar Dhawan, Himmat Singh (VC), Hiten Dalal
All-Rounders – Pawan Negi, Kedar Jadhav
Bowlers – Samad Fallah, Satyajeet Bachhav, Navdeep Saini
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Avdhoot Dandekar
Batters – Ankeet Bawne (VC), Rahul Tripathi, Naushad Shaikh, Shikhar Dhawan (C), Nitish Rana
All-Rounders – Pawan Negi, Kedar Jadhav
Bowlers –Satyajeet Bachhav, Kulwant Kejroliya, Subodh Bhati
Both sides boast of a strong top-order. Hence, picking more top-order batsmen is a prudent punt.
It’s going to be a riveting encounter. However, with Delhi boasting of a potent all-round team, they’ll start as slight favorites.
*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.