VHT ODD 2019: BRD vs UP - Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips

Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019-20: Round 2, Elite Group B, Baroda vs Uttar Pradesh, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update (Repeat)

Krunal Pandya is expected to play a big role with his all-round ability and will be perfect as captain or vice-captain.

Akshdeep Nath
Akshdeep Nath. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Match Details:

The Round 2 match in the Elite Group B of the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019-20 will be played between Baroda and Uttar Pradesh at the Motibaug Cricket Ground in Vadodara.

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


Baroda and Uttar Pradesh faced off on the 2nd day of the tournament in a game which was called off after 20.3 overs. Shivam Mavi’s 3/9 and Ankit Rajpoot’s 2/17 left Baroda stranded at 91/8 before the game was called off. After this unfortunate end, the Uttar Pradesh team couldn’t take the field even once. They were supposed to be part of five games since then with all of them getting abandoned.

They will be hoping their first result-oriented game of the season will be against Baroda only as the game will be replayed. Baroda’s luck in escaping a defeat which was on cards didn’t last long. They were involved in two matches that produced results and lost in both of those. In the game against Delhi, Baroda were bowled out for 128; ten runs short of a revised target. Later, they lost to Haryana by 58 runs.

Weather Condition/Report:

A bit of cloud cover is expected at the Motibaug ground on Monday. However, it won’t make an impact over the match as no rain is forecasted during the match.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The Motibaug Cricket Ground in Vadodara hosted plate group matches in the previous edition. Most of them turned out to be as the matches with scores of 250+ and less than 150. It won’t be right to judge the track based on those games. In general, this venue is pretty good for batting and we can see scores over 250 if the moisture doesn’t influence on the pitch.

Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Probable Playing XIs:


Yusuf Pathan, Kedar Devdhar, Aditya Waghmode, Lukman Meriwala, Vishnu Solanki, Rishi Arothe, Deepak Hooda, Atit Sheth, Swapnil Singh, Krunal Pandya (C), Mitesh Patel (WK).

Bench: Babashafi Pathan, Ninad Rathva, Soyeb Sopariya, Abhimanyu Rajput, Sukrit Pandey.

Uttar Pradesh:

Upendra Yadav (WK), Abhishek Goswami, Samarth Singh (C), Rinku Singh, Akshdeep Nath, Ankit Chaudhary, Mukesh Kumar, Saurabh Kumar, Shivam Mavi, Ankit Rajpoot, Mohsin Khan.

Bench: Shanu Saini, Mohit Jangra, Almas Shaukat, Hardeep Singh.

Top Picks:

Atit Sheth, Shivam Mavi and Ankit Rajpoot pick two wickets at an average every game and they become a must in the fantasy team. Samarth Singh and Kedar Devdhar can be picked as they are quite consistent. Akshdeep Nath has been UP’s best batsman when it comes to 50-overs cricket and also picks up a wicket here and there.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Krunal Pandya, Akshdeep Nath, Samarth Singh, Kedar Devdhar

Vice-Captain – Aditya Waghmode, Saurabh Kumar, Shivam Mavi, Deepak Hooda

Krunal Pandya is expected to play a big role with his all-round ability and will be perfect as captain or vice-captain.

Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Mitesh Patel

Batsmen – Kedar Devdhar, Aditya Waghmode, Samarth Singh, Rinku Singh

All-Rounders – Saurabh Kumar (VC), Krunal Pandya (C), Akshdeep Nath

Bowlers – Atit Sheth, Shivam Mavi, Ankit Rajpoot

Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Upendra Yadav

Batsmen – Aditya Waghmode, Samarth Singh, Yusuf Pathan,

All-Rounders – Saurabh Kumar, Krunal Pandya (VC), Akshdeep Nath (C)

Bowlers – Atit Sheth, Shivam Mavi, Ankit Rajpoot

Expert Advice:

Both Baroda and Uttar Pradesh have got players with similar fantasy potential. The UP team is more of a young side while Baroda players have experience. All the players have excelled in their respective roles recently which makes fantasy selection tough. In our Suggested XIs, we have picked players who have performed the best in this season.

Probable Winners:

Uttar Pradesh might hand 3rd straight defeat to Baroda.

*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.