In a much-anticipated clash, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu, the two most dominant sides of group C, take on each other in what promises to be an exhilarating affair. Both these sides have been on a different level compared to every other team in this group and rightly occupy the top two positions on the table. They boast identical records that read eight wins in eight games and 32 points to their name with only net run-rate separating the two sides. This is a high-stakes encounter as each side aim to maintain their winning streak and finish at the summit of the leaderboard at the end of the contest.
Vijay Hazare Trophy
Gujarat vs Tamil Nadu
16th October 2019
9:00 AM IST
Jaipuria Vidyalaya Ground, Jaipur
Sunny conditions are expected with absolutely no chances of rain and temperature ranging around 24 degrees Celsius expected during the game.
The surface should offer some assistance to the pacers early on in the game whilst the spinners could come into play once the pitch wears down a bit. Batting first would be the logical decision as the track will slow down as the match progresses.
No notable injury concerns reported.
Probable Playing XI:
This is their biggest test in the competition thus far. The experience of Parthiv Patel will be invaluable at the top and the onus will lie on him to anchor the inning for his side. Priyank Panchal and Bhargav Merai are talented batsmen that should contribute generously with the willow in hand whereas the all-round quality of Axar Patel will prove to be vital in this match.
Parthiv Patel(w/c), Priyank Panchal, Dhruv Raval, Bhargav Merai, Manprit Juneja, Rujul Bhatt, Axar Patel, Piyush Chawla, Roosh Kalaria, Arzan Nagwaswalla, Chintan Gaja
This is as good as a batting unit one will come across in this edition of the Vijay Hazare trophy. The likes of Abhinav Mukund, Baba Aparajith, and skipper Dinesh Karthik can change the complexion of the game in an instant whilst Vijay Shankar is a menace with both bat and bowl. Murugan Ashwin could be a potent weapon in the middle stages of the inning and will be expected to pick up a couple of wickets.
Abhinav Mukund, Murali Vijay, Baba Aparajith, Vijay Shankar, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Washington Sundar, Shahrukh Khan, M Mohammed, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Murugan Ashwin, Abhishek Tanwar
Given the opulence of talent on show, one is sure to be left perplexed at the daunting task of picking eleven players from the staggering pool of talent available. Abhinav Mukund and Priyank Panchal scored 147 and 135 respectively in the previous game and can be relied upon to produce another big score in this particular contest. Parthiv Patel, Dinesh Karthik, and Vijay Shankar have impressed recently with their batting displays thus justifying their place in the Dream11 Team.
1: Abhinav Mukund
2: Vijay Shankar
3: Priyank Panchal
D Karthik, Points: 84-86, Grade: A
P Patel, Points: 86-88, Grade: A
A Mukund, Points: 94-96, Grade: A
B Merai, Points: 70-72, Grade: A
P Panchal, Points: 90-92, Grade: A
B Aparajith, Points: 88-90, Grade: A
V Shankar, Points: 92-94, Grade: A
A Patel, Points: 80-82, Grade: A
R Kalaria, Points: 66-68, Grade: A
M Ashwin, Points: 68-70, Grade: A
T Natarajan, Points: 64-66, Grade: A