A place in the semi-finals of the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019-20 is up for grabs in the second quarter-final, which is set to be contested between Delhi and Gujarat. Both sides had fantastic outings in the league stages of the tournament. Gujarat finished second in Group C behind Tamil Nadu and almost had a flawless record, suffering only a single defeat across nine matches that at the hands of the table-toppers. In Group A&B, Delhi had to contend themselves with a third-place finish managing to amass 22 points from their eight games.
Vijay Hazare Trophy
Delhi vs Gujarat
20th October 2019
9:00 AM IST
Just Cricket Academy Ground, Bengaluru
Mostly Cloudy conditions with high chances of rain showers and temperature ranging around 24 degrees Celsius expected during the course of the game.
Due to the overcast conditions, an ample amount of assistance will be on offer for the pacers whilst the spinners too will have plenty of joy bowling on this surface.
No notable injury concerns reported.
Probable Playing XI:
The Parthiv Patel-led side’s eight-game winning streak came to an end against Tamil Nadu in their final group stage fixture. They will aim to put that defeat behind them and bring their A-game to the table in this encounter. Priyank Panchal and Bhargav Merai have done well in this tournament and should continue their good form in this match. With 20 and 14 wickets respectively to their name, Roosh Kalaria and Piyush Chawla have important roles to play in the bowling unit.
Parthiv Patel (c/wk), Priyank Panchal, Bhargav Merai, Manpreet Juneja, Rujul Bhatt, Axar Patel, Karan Patel, Piyush Chawla, Roosh Kalaria, Chintan Gaja, Arzan Nagwaswalla
Shikhar Dhawan will be key at the top of the order and his big-match experience shall prove to be of paramount importance. Anuj Rawat has performed admirably behind the stumps as well as with the willow in hand whereas Nitish Rana has been brilliant in every department. Navdeep Saini has bagged 10 wickets and will spearhead the pace attack.
Shikhar Dhawan, Kunwar Bidhuri, Anuj Rawat (wk), Dhruv Shorey (c), Nitish Rana, Himmat Singh, Lalit Yadav, Pawan Negi, Manan Sharma, Simarjeet Singh, Navdeep Saini
Bhargav Merai and Priyank Panchal are must-picks considering they have scored 410 and 273 runs at an average of 68.3 and 54.6 respectively. Due to his steady performances with both bat and bowl, Nitish Rana is another mandatory pick. He has snared 12 wickets in addition to accumulating 278 runs at an average of 55.6. Parthiv Patel, Axar Patel, and Roosh Kalaria are other certain picks in the Dream11 Team.
1: Bhargav Merai
2: Nitish Rana
3: Priyank Panchal
P Patel, Points: 84-86, Grade: A
P Panchal, Points: 90-92, Grade: A
B Merai, Points: 94-96, Grade: A
H Singh, Points: 70-72, Grade: A
N Rana, Points: 90-92, Grade: A
A Patel, Points: 88-90, Grade: A
M Sharma, Points: 60-62, Grade: A
C Gaja, Points: 56-58, Grade: A
R Kalaria, Points: 66-68, Grade: A
A Nagwaswalla, 62-64, Grade: A
S Singh, Points: 52-54, Grade: A