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Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019-20: Round 12, Elite Group C, Bengal vs Bihar, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Available for just 8 credits, Shahbaz Ahmed is one to watch out for against the Bihar batsmen.

Shreevats Goswami
Shreevats Goswami. (Photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

Match Details:

The Round 12 game of the Vijay Hazare trophy 2019 between Bengal and Bihar will be hosted by Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur.

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

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Preview:

Bengal and Bihar are pitted against one another as part of a Round 12 fixture in the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019-20. While Bengal is firmly in the running for a knockout place, Bihar finds themselves at the bottom of the Elite Group C points table.

Bengal will consider themselves as the favourites for this game. Abhishek Raman has been the standout batsman for them with 291 runs in six matches. Their bowlers have also done well with Ishan Porel and Arnab Nandi consistently picking wickets for Bengal. Bihar, on the other hand, would depend on Ashutosh Aman and Babul Kumar to lead the way in their plight to give a tough fight to a formidable Bengal side.

Weather Condition/Report:

A typically hot day is in the forecast with the temperatures ranging between 28 and 34 degrees Celsius. There should be no interruptions during the game with minimal cloud cover during the course of the game.


Pitch Condition/Report:

The Sawai Mansingh Stadium pitch should favour stroke play with the surface staying true to its nature. The relatively high average first innings score here provides comfort to both sets of batsmen. Pacers will enjoy extra bounce from the surface while chasing is the preferred option upon winning the toss.

Average first innings score: 256 ( Completed Vijay Hazare Trophy Matches in 2019)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 5, Lost – 4

Injury and Availability News:

(Will be shared when there’s an update)

Probable Playing XIs:

Bengal:

Abhimanyu Easwaran (C), Shreevats Goswami (WK), Abhishek Raman, Manoj Tiwary, Ritwik Chowdhury, Agniv Pan, Akash Deep, Arnab Nandi, Ishan Porel, Shahbaz Ahmed, Ashoke Dinda

Bench: Karan Lal, Prayas Ray Barman, Sayan Ghosh,  Sudip Chatterjee, Ayan Bhattacharjee

Bihar:

Shasheem Rathour, Babul Kumar, MD Rahmatullah, Sachin Kumar, Vikash Ranjan (WK), Ashutosh Aman (C),  Vivek Kumar, Nikku Singh, Utkarsh Bhaskar, S Gani, Shivam Kumar

Bench: Samar Qadri, Rohan Kumar, Kamlesh Kumar, Aditya Kumar, Keshav Kumar


Top Picks:

Abhimanyu Easwaran has been a consistent performer for Bengal for the past few seasons. In spite of his record in the List A format, Easwaran hasn’t been able to get going this season. Ishan Porel picked a six-fer earlier in the tournament against Jammu and Kashmir. Since then he has faded a bit but should be able to bounce back against Bihar. From the Bihar roster, Ashutosh Aman’s ability to pick wickets and also score vital runs down the order makes him a worthy option.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Abhimanyu Easwaran, Manoj Tiwary, Ishan Porel

Vice-Captain – Shahbaz Ahmed, Ashutosh Aman, Shreevats Goswami

In spite of his ever-growing reputation, Abhimanyu Easwaran is yet to hit his strides and is due for a big one in the tournament.

Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper –Shreevats Goswami

Batsmen –Abhishek Raman, Abhimanyu Easwaran (C), Babul Kumar, Md Rahmatullah

All-Rounders – Sachin Kumar, Manoj Tiwary (VC)

Bowlers – IshanPorel, Ashutosh Aman, Shahbaz Ahmed, Arnab Nandi

Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Shreevats Goswami (C)

Batsmen – AbhishekRaman, Abhimanyu Easwaran (VC), Babul Kumar

All-Rounders –Sachin Kumar, Shasheem Rathour, Manoj Tiwary

Bowlers – Ishan Porel, Arnab Nandi, Shahbaz Ahmed, Vivek Kumar


Expert Advice:

If Bihar were to bat first, top order Bengal batsmen would be the key with the likes of Abhimanyu Easwaran and Abhishek Raman expected to make short work of them.

Shahbaz Ahmed has been one of the standout players for Bengal with the allrounder also scoring a hundred earlier in the tournament. Available for just 8 credits, Shahbaz Ahmed is one to watch out for against the Bihar batsmen.

Probable Winners:

Owing to their clear advantage in terms of talent and experience, Bengal should register an easy win over Bihar.

*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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