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

Kedar Jadhav did wicket-keeping in the previous game which automatically makes Nitin Saini the only WK available in Dream11.

Amit Mishra
Amit Mishra. (Photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

Match Details:

The Round 10 game of the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019 between Maharashtra vs Haryana will be hosted by Darshanam Sports and Education Academy Cricket Ground, Vadodara.

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

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Preview:

Maharashtra and Haryana will lock horns in Vadodara on Saturday in what is supposed to be a crucial game for both the sides if they are to make it to the knockouts. Haryana lost their previous game to Himachal Pradesh by 84 runs while chasing 215 runs. They were bundled out for just 130 runs with none of the batsman being able to spend time in the middle.

Maharashtra have been the unluckiest team in the Vijay Hazare Trophy this season with five out of seven of their matches being washed out. To make things worse, they have lost the other two matches and are currently at 10 points. They will have to win all the remaining three matches and then hope for a few results to go their way in order to make it to the top five in the group.

Weather Condition/Report:

The sweltering heat will welcome both the teams in Vadodara on Saturday. There is no chance no rain whatsoever and the clouds will be clear. Sun will beat down with the temperature also expected to reach 36 Degrees Celsius in the afternoon according to AccuWeather.


Pitch Report:

All the scheduled matches at the Darshanam Sports and Education Academy Cricket Ground were abandoned due to rain this season. It looks like this will be the first match to be completed at the venue. Rather the forecast as of now suggests the same. With no idea about the pitch’s behaviour, the team winning the toss is expected to bowl first.

Injury and Availability News:

(Will be shared when there’s an update)

Probable Playing XIs:

Maharashtra

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rahul Tripathi, Ankit Bawne, Kedar Jadhav (C & WK), Naushad Shaikh, Azim Kazi, Divyang Himganekar, Shamsuzama Kazi, Satyajeet Bachhav, Mukesh Choudhary, Samad Fallah.

Bench – Nikit Dhumal, Avdhoot Dandekar, Swapnil Gugale, Yash Nahar

Haryana

Nitin Saini (WK), Ankit Kumar, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Pramod Chandila, Yashu Sharma, Sumit Kumar, Jayant Yadav, Amit Mishra (C), Arun Chaprana, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal.

Bench – Rahul Tewatia, Himanshu Rana, Rohit Parmod Sharma, Ajit Chahal, Shivam Chauhan, Aman Kumar, Tinu Kundu, Ravi Balhara

Top Picks:

Ruturaj Gaikwad is one of the best batsmen going around in the domestic arena. Opening the innings, he will be crucial for Maharashtra along with Rahul Tripathi who is a good batsman as well. Satyajeet Bachhav and Samad Fallah are also good bowlers and should be picked in Fantasy team.

For Haryana, the bowling pair of Chahal and Mishra will be crucial. Chaitanya Bishnoi is a must-have player in the Fantasy team as he bats at three and will bowl a few overs as well.


Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rahul Tripathi, Chaitanya Bishnoi

Vice-Captain Options: Jayant Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kedar Jadhav

Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Nitin Saini

Batsmen – Rahul Tripathi, Ruturaj Gaikwad (C), Chaitanya Bishnoi, Himanshu Rana

All-Rounders – Kedar Jadhav, Jayant Yadav (VC)

Bowlers – Samad Fallah, Satyajeet Bachhav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Harshal Patel.

Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Nitin Saini

Batsmen – Ankit Bawne, Rahul Tripathi (C), Naushad Shaikh, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Yashu Sharma

All-Rounders – Kedar Jadhav (C), Jayant Yadav

Bowlers – Satyajeet Bachhav, Amit Mishra, Yuzvendra Chahal.


Expert Advice:

Kedar Jadhav did wicket-keeping in the previous game which automatically makes Nitin Saini the only WK available in Dream11. Wait for the XIs to come before picking Avdhoot Dandekar who is Maharashtra WK.

Probable Winners:

It could be a closely-fought contest but Maharashtra might edge Haryana out in the end.

*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.

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