Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019-20: Round 3, Elite Group C, Jammu & Kashmir vs Rajasthan, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
Rajasthan has a formidable bowling unit which should ultimately make the difference
Published - Sep 26, 2019 3:14 pm | Updated - Sep 26, 2019 3:14 pm
The Round 3 game of the Vijay Hazare trophy 2019-20 between Jammu & Kashmir and Rajasthan will be hosted by Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur.
The match starts at 9:00 AM local time (IST) (3:30 AM GMT). This game will be live on Star Sports. Streaming available on Hotstar
Both Jammu & Kashmir and Rajasthan started their respective Vijay Hazare Trophy campaigns on the wrong note with a loss, leaving them with some problems to address. While Jammu and Kashmir will be distraught after an insipid performance against Tripura, Rajasthan did give a good account of themselves against a formidable Tamil Nadu side earlier in the week.
None of the J&K batsmen were able to convert their starts with as many as four batsmen crossing the 25-run mark without making a fifty. Against one of the league’s best bowling units in Rajasthan, Parvez Rasool and his men need to step up with the bat if they are to even compete against the likes of Deepak Chahar and Mahipal Lomror.
Rajasthan looks to utilize home conditions to the best of their abilities although it wouldn’t be plain sailing against a side, which is known for pulling off upsets now and then. Both Rajasthan and Jammu and Kashmir featured in Group C in the previous edition and finished 9th and 7th respectively without qualifying for the knockouts.
Rain could interrupt this game as well although the chances of this match completing are quite good. A cloud cover of 67% and humidity of 85%, as per AccuWeather, is predicted at the start of the match with the temperature ranging from 26-30 degrees over the course of the game.
The Sawai Mansingh Stadium is generally a good place to bat with some turn also on offer for the spinners. With cloudy conditions also engulfing the stadium, pacers will be crucial with the new ball. The last game here saw Tamil Nadu easily chase a 250+ target which suggests that chasing will be the way to go in this game as well.
Average score: 171 (Last 5 List A games)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 5, Lost – 0
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
Jammu and Kashmir:
Ahmed Banday, Qamran Iqbal, Shubham Khajuria, Shubham Pundir, Parvez Rasool, Jatin Wadhwan, Fazil Rashid, Ram Dayal, Waseem Raza, Mohammed Mudhasir, Umar Nazir
Bench: Abdul Samad, Aquib Nabi, Mujtaba Yousuf, Paras Sharma
Manender Singh, Chetan Bist, Salman Khan, Mahipal Lomror, Ashok Menaria, Arjit Gupta, Tajinder Singh, Rahul Chahar, Deepak Chahar, Aniket Chaudhary, Khaleel Ahmed.
Bench: Abhimanyu Lamba, Ravi Bishnoi, Amit Gautam, Tanveer ul Haq, Rajesh Bishnoi
Rahul Chahar was one of the standout bowlers last year with 20 wickets in just nine games. Since then, he has even made his international debut and boasts of a List A strike rate of 31.
Parvez Rasool is one of the finest all-rounders in the tournament with the J&K captain showing glimpses of what he is capable of in the previous game. His 2/45 took J&K to the brink of victory although his form bodes well in the longer run for Jammu and Kashmir.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Parvez Rasool, Mahipal Lomror, Khaleel Ahmed
Vice-Captain – Salman Khan, Rahul Chahar, Shubham Khajuria
Parvez Rasool’s superior skill-set in terms of batting and bowling should earn double the points, making him a better option than Mahipal Lomror.
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper –Chetan Bist
Batsmen –Shubham Khajuria, Ashok Menaria, Qamran Iqbal,
All-Rounders – Ram Dayal, Mahipal Lomror, Parvez Rasool (C)
Bowlers – Deepak Chahar, Khaleel Ahmed (VC), Rahul Chahar, Mohammad Mudhasir
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Fazil Rashid
Batsmen – Jatin Wadhwan, Ashok Menaria, Shubham Khajuria
All-Rounders –Parvez Rasool (VC), Mahipal Lomror (C), Ram Dayal
Bowlers – Deepak Chahar, Rahul Chahar, Khaleel Ahmed, Umar Nazir
With sufficient swing on offer to exploit, new ball bowlers would be a great selection while players such as Mahipal Lomror and Ashok Menaria, who play spin well, could be a decent punt to score some runs in the middle overs.
Rajasthan has a formidable bowling unit which should ultimately make the difference against Jammu and Kashmir.
*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.