Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019-20: Round 10, Elite Group A and B, Punjab vs Uttar Pradesh, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019-20: Round 10, Elite Group A and B, Punjab vs Uttar Pradesh, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Mavi didn't play the previous game and might come back. Keep an eye on the playing XIs after the toss.

Siddarth Kaul
Siddarth Kaul. (Photo Source: Kuntal Chakrabarty/IANS)

Match Details:

The Round 10 Elite Group A and B game will take place between Punjab and Uttar Pradesh in the Gujarat State Fertilizer Corporation Ground in Vadodara.

The match starts at 9:00 AM local time (IST) (3:30 AM GMT).

Match Preview:

Punjab will take on Uttar Pradesh in the Round 10 of the Elite Group A and B encounter of the 2019-20 Vijay Hazare Trophy on Saturday. Punjab will come into this game after having registered a three-wicket win against Baroda. The win was spearheaded by Siddarth Kaul’s four-wicket-haul; one that restricted Baroda to 8-222.

Their batting though was a tale of batsmen getting themselves in and then throwing it away. Eventually, Karan Kaila (35*) guided them past the finishing line. Their opponents- Uttar Pradesh- are coming off a five-wicket-win against Delhi after they successfully chased down 203, courtesy half-centuries from Priyam Garg (79) and Upendra Yadav (57).

Weather Condition/Report:

The weather in Vadodara is expected to be bright and sunny on Saturday. According to the weather report, the humidity is expected to be around 47% while the temperatures will hover between 23-35 degrees.


Pitch Condition/Report:

In the three games played at the venue, we have seen good all-round cricket with the wicket providing enough to keep everyone interested. Much of the same is expected on Saturday.

Average first innings score: 188 (In 3 completed VHT 2019-20 games)

Records of chasing teams: Won-2, Lost- 1

Injury and Availability News:

(Will be shared when there’s an update)

Probable Playing XIs:

Punjab:

Abhishek Sharma, Abhijeet Garg, Anmolpreet Singh, Sharad Lumba, Gurkeerat Singh Mann (C), Ramandeep Singh, Anmol Malhotra (wk), Karan Kaila, Mayank Markande, Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul.

Bench: Baltej Singh, Akul Pandove, Mandeep Singh, Shubman Gill, Simran Singh

Uttar Pradesh:

Aryan Juyal, Samarth Singh (C), Priyam Garg, Upendra Yadav (WK), Rinku Singh, Saurabh Kumar, Mohsin Khan, Akshdeep Nath, Ankit Rajpoot, Mohit Jangra, Ankit Chaudhary/Shivam Mavi.

Bench: Umang Sharma, Almas Shaukat, Shivam Mavi/Ankit Chaudhary, Abhishek Goswami, Shanu Saini.

Top Picks:

Punjab: Punjab will hope that the likes of Abhishek Sharma (38), Anmolpreet Singh (27), Sharad Lumba (33) and Gurkeerat Singh Mann (39) kick on and get a three-figure score. The bowling-unit will be spearheaded by Sandeep Sharma and Siddarth Kaul.

Uttar Pradesh: Priyam Garg (79) and Upendra Yadav (57) led UP towards a five-wicket win. They along with skipper Samarth Singh will spearhead the batting unit.


Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Samarth Singh, Akshdeep Nath, Priyam Garg

Vice-Captain – Siddarth Kaul, Abhishek Sharma, Upendra Yadav

Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Upendra Yadav

Batsmen –  Rinku Singh, Samarth Singh, Anmolpreet Singh, Sharad Lumba, Priyam Garg (C)

All-Rounders – Akshdeep Nath (VC), Gurkeerat Singh Mann

Bowlers – Ankit Rajpoot, Siddarth Kaul, Shivam Mavi.

Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Upendra Yadav

Batsmen –  Rinku Singh, Samarth Singh (C), Sharad Lumba, Priyam Garg, 

All-Rounders – Akshdeep Nath, Abhishek Sharma (VC), Gurkeerat Singh Mann

Bowlers – Sandeep Sharma, Ankit Rajpoot, Mayank Markande.


Expert Advice:

With conditions expected to be bright and sunny, picking more top-order batsman could be an ideal punt.

Mavi didn’t play the previous game and might come back. Keep an eye on the playing XIs after the toss.

Probable Winners:

Both teams are coming off a win in their previous game. Hence, it is tough to predict the winner of this encounter.

*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.