Round XIII of the Plate Group pits the unbeaten Uttarakhand side against a formidable Meghalaya side in one of the marquee clashes on Friday. Uttarakhand has 18 points from six games and is yet to lose a game. Although Meghalaya has lost a game, they aren’t far with 16 points. Uttarakhand has their spin bowlers to thank for with Rahil Shah leading the line. While Meghalaya also possesses a potent bowling unit, it is their batting that has done most of the damage. With the match taking place at the scenic Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Dehradun, both sides would look towards getting the four points to themselves with a place in the knockouts beckoning for either side.
Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019
Meghalaya vs Uttarakhand, Round 13, Plate
Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Dehradun
October 11st, 2019
9:00 AM IST
The weather is all clear for this game although it wasn’t the case in the previous game at this very ground and city. There should be some swing on offer due to the cloudy conditions at the ground on Thursday with the temperatures bound to be in the 20s
Although the ground has only played host to a couple of low scoring games, it is a good batting track. While the seamers will be the key with the new ball, spinners will also come into play as the game progresses.
Predicted Playing XI:
Puneet Bisht and Unmukt Chand are in very good form this year with a couple of 50+ scores to their credit. Along with the aforementioned duo, former U-19 star, Tanmay Srivastava is also a viable option. Karn Veer Kaushal was one of the breakout stars of 2018 with 489 runs in the previous Vijay Hazare Trophy. Two Meghalaya allrounders in Swarajeet Das and Sanjay Yadav are also preferred considering their form. Former Tamil Nadu spinner, Rahil Shah and Singhania should round the team off for this fantasy contest.
1: Unmukt Chand
2: Swarajeet Das
3: Puneet Bisht
Dream XI & Points Projection:
S Rawat, Points: 20-22, Grade: B
P Bisht, Points: 60-62, Grade: A
U Chand, Points: 52-54, Grade: A
K Kaushal, Points: 38-40, Grade: A
T Srivastava, Points: 44-46, Grade: A
S Das, Points: 66-68, Grade: A
S Yadav, Points: 48-50, Grade: A
R Shah, Points: 58-60, Grade: A
D Sharma, Points: 54-56, Grade: A
A Choudhary, Points: 42-44, Grade: A
A Singhania, Points: 34-36, Grade: B
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