Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019-20: Round 5, Elite Group C, Madhya Pradesh vs Bihar, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019-20: Round 5, Elite Group C, Madhya Pradesh vs Bihar, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Babul Kumar has looked quite impressive thus far in the tournament.

Naman Ojha
Naman Ojha. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Match Details:

The Round 5 game of the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019-20 Elite Group C will be played between Madhya Pradesh and Bihar at the KL Saini Ground in Jaipur.

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

Preview

Madhya Pradesh didn’t get off to a great start in the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019-20. In three games thus far, the team managed to register only one victory. After the 104-run loss to Tripura earlier in the season, they bounced back to register a narrow 3-wicket win against Railways. However, in their previous game against Gujarat, the side fell short by 35 runs. But compared to some of the other teams, they are still in a better position.

With the tournament progressing forward rapidly, the team will look to register a few more victories quickly. In their next match, they will be facing Bihar who lost both the games they played in the tournament so far. However, the smaller teams have been stunning the big sides this time around. Thus, despite going into this match as the favourites, Madhya Pradesh will have to be wary of this fact and should look to play their best cricket. Bihar, on the other hand, will look to pull off an upset.


Weather Report

Scattered thunderstorms are predicted for a majority of the morning in Jaipur on Monday. At 9 AM, the chances of precipitation are around 41 per cent. While this keeps declining as the day progresses, we might lose out on a few overs at the start of the day.

Pitch Condition/Report:

With the rain around, teams have preferred to bowl first at this venue. However, bowlers tend to get a great assistance usually in the second innings after the rain. Thus, chasing gets slightly difficult at this venue but is still a decent option. It is all about the batsmen applying themselves and getting their eye in on this testing track.

Average first innings score: 251 (Last 4 VHT 2019-20 matches at this venue)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 2, Tied – 0


Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Probable Playing XIs:

Madhya Pradesh

Naman Ojha (c), Ajay Rohera (wk), Rajat Patidar, Yash Dubey, Parth Sahani, Ananad Bais, Ishwar Pandey, Venkatesh Iyer, Gaurav Yadav, Saransh Jain, Kumar Kartikeya.

Bench: Avesh Khan, Kuldeep Sen, Mihir Hirwani, Rahul Batham, Mukul Raghav, Rishabh Chouhan.

Bihar

Babul Kumar, Vikash Ranjan (WK), Shasheem Rathour, Keshav Kumar, MD Rahmatullah, Sachin Kumar, Ashutosh Aman (C), Vivek Kumar, Rohan Kumar, Samar Quadri, Kamlesh Kumar.

Bench: Vikash Yadav, Utkarsh Bhaskar, Aditya Kumar, Nikku Singh.


Top Picks:

Amongst the wicket-keepers, Naman Ojha is the best option to go with. Babul Kumar has impressed with the bat and should be in your Dream11 Fantasy team. Amongst the all-rounders and bowlers, Venkatesh Iyer and Ishwar Pandey are the top picks considering their recent form.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – B Kumar, V Iyer, I Pandey

Vice-Captain Options – N Ojha, P Sahani, Sachin Kumar

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – N Ojha (VC), A Rohera

Batters – R Patidar, B Kumar (C), M Rahmatullah

All-Rounders – V Iyer, K Kumar, Sachin Kumar

Bowlers – G Yadav, I Pandey, S Quadri

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – N Ojha, V Ranjan

Batters – P Sahani (VC), B Kumar, M Rahmatullah

All-Rounders – V Iyer (C), S Rathour, Sachin Kumar

Bowlers – G Yadav, I Pandey, V Kumar


Expert Advice:

Bihar’s captain Ashutosh Aman didn’t feature in the Playing XI in the last game. However, he might return for this match. It is advised to keep an eye on the teams and make necessary changes in case he doesn’t play this game as well.

Probable Winners:

Madhya Pradesh is predicted to win this game.

*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.