Punjab battle Uttar Pradesh in the upcoming fixture of the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019-20. The former are well-placed on the table in second position equal on points with leaders Karnataka but having played two more matches. However, four of their games have been washed out depriving them of vital opportunities to further strengthen their position in the standings. Likewise, Uttar Pradesh has suffered the misfortune of games being called off due to awful weather conditions but still have collected 16 points from their six games and haven’t tasted defeat till now in the competition.
Punjab vs Uttar Pradesh
12th October 2019
9:00 AM IST
Gujarat State Fertilizer Corporation Ground, Vadodara
Bright Sunny conditions with no chances of rain and temperature ranging around 32 degrees Celsius expected during the game.
The surface should be a belter for the batsmen and would be beneficial for strokeplay, which could result in a high-scoring encounter.
No major injury concerns reported.
Probable Playing XI:
After their three-wicket win over Baroda, there is no significant need for any changes. Abhishek Sharma will be endowed with the responsibility of anchoring the inning whereas the pairing of Siddharth Kaul and Sandeep Sharma could cause plenty of trouble with the shiny new ball. Kaul notched a four-fer in the previous game and should continue his impressive form in this match.
Abhishek Sharma, Abhijeet Garg, Anmolpreet Singh, Sharad Lumba, Gurkeerat Singh Mann (C), Ramandeep Singh, Anmol Malhotra (wk), Karan Kaila, Mayank Markande, Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul
Like their opponents, Uttar Pradesh enters this game on the back of a resounding triumph over Delhi. Priyam Garg was a central figure in that victory playing a breezy knock of 79(52) at a strike rate of 151.92. Upendra Yadav is a solid figure in the middle order whilst the likes of Ankit Rajpoot and Mohsin Khan offer impetus with the ball in hand.
Aryan Juyal, Samarth Singh (C), Priyam Garg, Upendra Yadav (WK), Rinku Singh, Saurabh Kumar, Mohsin Khan, Akshdeep Nath, Ankit Rajpoot, Shivam Mavi, Ankit Chaudhary
Priyam Garg should be the first name on your team sheet due to his ability to clear the boundary lines with considerable ease. After scoring a controlled half-century in the previous game, Upendra Yadav would be an excellent pick and is certain to amass plenty of points. Gurkeerat Singh Mann appears in decent touch and could score big after failing to convert a good start (39) into a substantial total in the last match.
1: Priyam Garg
2: Gurkeerat Singh Mann
3: Upendra Yadav
U Yadav, Points: 78-80, Grade: A
P Garg, Points: 88-90, Grade: A
R Singh, Points: 50-52, Grade: A
S Singh, Points: 64-66, Grade: A
G Singh Mann, Points: 86-88, Grade: A
A Nath, Points: 70-72, Grade: A
A Sharma, Points: 62-64, Grade: A
A Rajpoot, Points: 70-72, Grade: A
S Mavi, Points: 64-66, Grade: A
S Kaul, Points: 72-74, Grade: A
M Markande, Points: 54-56, Grade: A