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VHT ODD: MAH v HIM – Maharashtra will look to move above on the points table

Match details:

Maharashtra vs Himachal Pradesh
9.00 am IST
Reliance Stadium, Vadodara


Maharashtra won their previous match against Haryana by 5 wickets. Naushad  Shaikh was the top scorer in that match with an unbeaten 48  runs while Ankit Bawne scored a gritty 42. Maharashtra had won the toss and elected to bowl first and restricted their opponents for just 135 in 39.5 overs. Azim Kazi and SS Bachhav bowled brilliantly and  together bagged 8 wickets. On the other hand, Himachal Pradesh won their last match against Haryana by a convincing margin of 84 runs. Amit Kumar is the high scorer in that match with 47 runs. Himachal Pradesh won the toss and opted to bat first and scored 214 runs for 8 wickets using 50 overs. Their bowlers did a great job by restricting Haryana for 130. Their bowler Mayank Dagara took 4 wickets in that match. Currently Himachal Pradesh and Maharashtra are standing at 5th and 9th positions in the points table respectively.

Stats to be considered:

1. Ankit Bawne scored 42 runs for his team in the previous match against Haryana.

2. Naushad Shaikh  scored unbeaten 48* against Haryana.

3. Azim Kazi scalped 4 wickets in his previous match against Haryana.

4. Satyajeet Bachhav has also taken 4 wickets against Haryana.

Probable starting lineup:


Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rahul Tripathi, Ankit Bawne, Kedar Jadhav (c), Nikhil Naik (wk), Naushad Shaikh, Samad Fallah, Azim Kazi, Shamshuzama Kazi, Satyajeet Bachhav, Mukesh Choudhary

Himachal Pradesh

Prashant Chopra, Rishi Dhawan, Amit Kumar, Kanwar Abhinay Singh, Nikhil Gangta, Ankush Bains (c & wk), Pankaj Jaiswal, Ankit Kalsi, Mayank Dagar, Priyanshu Khanduri, Ayush Jamwal

Top picks:

Ankit Bawne and Ruturaj Gaikwad will be the key players for this match.

Captaincy options:

We can consider Ruturaj Gaikwad or Kedhar Jadhav as the captain in this match. Other than these we can pick Ankit Bawne as the captain.

Dream 11 team:

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