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VHT ODD: MAH v HIM – Maharashtra will look to turn their fortunes

Match details:

Series: Vijay Hazare trophy 2019
Venue: Reliance Stadium in Vadodara
Date & Time: Oct 13, 09:00 am IST


Both the teams are expecting to get a full game after the rain has canceled twice their matches in the fixture. Maharastra has to fight more hard to make it into the knockout stages. Now after the win against Haryana they would like to maintain their winning momentum against a top Himachal side. Himachal is coming into this match on a back of 3 back to back wins in the tournament. They are more favorable to make it into the knockout.

Weather condition/report:

There are no chances of rain in Vadodara. Hence, we can expect a full game.

Pitch condition/report:

The pitch is good for batting and initially helpful for bowlers. with an average score of 250, we can expect a tough fight between the teams.

Probable playing XI:


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

Bench – Divyang Himganekar, Avdhoot Dandekar, Swapnil Gugale, Yash Nahar, Nikit Dhumal

Himachal Pradesh

Priyanshu Khaduri, Prashant Chopra, Ankush Bains, Ankit Kalsi, Nikhil Gangta, Amit Kumar, Rishi Dhawan, Ayush Jamwal, Pankaj Jaiswal, Mayank Dagar, Kanwar Abhinay Singh.

Bench – Sumeet Verma, Ekant Sen, Arpit Guleria, Ankit Maini

Top picks:

Ruturaj Gaikwad: He cemented his place in all formats for India A on the back of some consistent performances in the domestic tournament last year. He can score quickly as well as he can bat till the end. He is the captaincy material in the dream11 team.

Ankit Bawne: He is consistently making runs for Maharashtra and was very near to grabbing his chance for team India. Maharashtra’s middle order will mostly depend on his performance this year. He scored crucial 42 runs in the last match and saved his team when the top order failed early in the inning.

Kedhar Jadhav: He is the most senior member in the Maharashtra batting line-up and the pillar too. He is consistent with the bat either at the top of the order or in the middle. He has shown his performances throughout his career. He won’t be seen rolling his arm in this match as he has taken up the wicket-keeping duty for Maharashtra.

Prashant Chopra- He has scored runs at an average of 60 last year and Himachal’s batting will mostly depend on him.

Ankush Bains- He is contributing well in this season and leading the Himachal side as well.

Rishi Dhawan- A must-have player in the team. Experienced with the bat and ball. He is raising the bar for the Himachal side.

Captaincy options:

Small league– Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ankit Bawne, Rishi Dhawan, and Prashant Chopra

Grand league– Satyajeet Bachhav, Ankush Bains, Rahul Tripathi, and Kedhar Jadhav

Dream11 team:

Note: This team is final if the lineup does not come.

*Disclaimer: These picks were made based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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