Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019-20: Round 4, Elite Group B, Vidarbha vs Uttar Pradesh, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019-20: Round 4, Elite Group B, Vidarbha vs Uttar Pradesh, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

UP will be led by Samarth Singh and the side will hope that the skipper carries on with his last year's form.

Rinku Singh
Rinku Singh. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Match Details:

The Round 04 Elite Group B game will be played between Vidarbha and Uttar Pradesh at the Reliance Stadium in Vadodara.

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

Match Preview

As the caravan of the 2019-20 Vijay Hazare Trophy rolls on, both Vidarbha and Uttar Pradesh will be desperate to get on the park. Both sides have had their first two games washed out due to a combination of inclement weather and the subsequent wet-outfield and have had to settle with sharing equal points.

Both sides will hope they shrugged off the ignominy of the previous season where they ended up at sixth and seventh in their respective groups. While Vidarbha will be led by an experienced campaigner in Wasim Jaffer, UP will be led by Samarth Singh, who had a breakout domestic season last year.

Weather Condition/Report:

The game is off-course possible only if weather permits. And, sadly it’s not looking good for tomorrow in Vadodara. According to the weather report, Thunderstorms are expected throughout the day. While the humidity is expected to be around 88%, the chances of rain are 80 percent.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The pitch at the Reliance Stadium has spent almost its entire time under the covers in the past few days. All the three games that were originally scheduled were abandoned either due to rain or wet outfield. So, even though the average score at the venue in the last five completed List A games is 265, the fast bowlers could have a role to play considering the damp conditions.

Average first innings score: 265 (Last 5 List A matches)

Records of chasing teams: Won- 3, Lost- 2

Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Probable Playing XIs:

Vidarbha:

Jitesh Sharma [wk], Faiz Fazal, Wasim Jaffer [c], Atharva Taide, Ganesh Satish, Darshan Nalkande, Apoorva Wankhade, Akshay Wakhare, Akshay Karnewar, Yash Thakur, Shrikant Wagh.

Bench: R Sanjay, Akshay Wadkar, Umesh Yadav, Aditya Sarwate, Rushabh Rathod.

Uttar Pradesh:

Samarth Singh [c], Upendra Yadav [wk], Akshdeep Nath, Umang Sharma, Rinku Singh, Saurabh Kumar, Abhishek Goswami, Ankit Rajpoot, Shivam Mavi, Mohsin Khan, Ankit Chaudhary

Bench: Mohit Jangra, Shanu Saini, Almas Shaukat

Top Picks:

Vidarbha: Vidarbha will once again bank on their experienced batting unit. Last year, Arthav Taide (311 runs in 7 games), Ganesh Satish (254 runs in 7 games), Faiz Fazal (211 runs in 5 games) were the cornerstone of the batting unit.

The bowling unit will be led by the likes of Akshay Wakhare (7 wickets in 6 games), Shrikant Wagh (3 wickets in 3 games) and Yash Thakur (4 wickets in 3 games).

Uttar Pradesh: UP will be led by Samarth Singh and the side will hope that the skipper carries on with his last year’s form. In 3 matches last season, Samarth Singh scored 227 runs at an average of 113.50 which included a half-century and a hundred. The onus will be on him to spearhead the inexperienced batting unit along with Akshdeep Nath (258 runs in 7 games) and Upendra Yadav (233 runs in 6 games).

The onus of leading the bowling attack will be on Shivam Mavi and Ankit Rajpoot.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Samarth Singh, Arthav Taide

Vice-Captain – Ganesh Satish, Akshdeep Nath, Faiz Fazal

Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Upendra Yadav

Batters – Arthav Taide (VC), Ganesh Satish, Apoorva Wankhade, Samarth Singh (C), Faiz Fazal

All-Rounders – Srikanth Wagh, Saurabh Kumar

Bowlers – Akshay Wakhare, Yash Thakur, Ankit Rajpoot

Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Upendra Yadav

Batters – Wasim Jaffer, Arthav Taide, Ganesh Satish, Samarth Singh (VC), Abhishek Goswami

All-Rounders – Srikanth Wagh (C), Akshdeep Nath

Bowlers – Akshay Wakhare, Shivam Mavi, Ankit Chaudhary


Expert Advice:

With rains expected to play spoilsport, it could be a rain-curtailed encounter. Hence, picking more top-order batters can reap you great rewards.

Probable Winners:

The Probable winners thus far in Vijay Hazare Trophy has been rain. But, in an unlikely event of a full game, considering the experience that Vidarbha have, they should start as favorites.