Reigning Ranji Trophy champions, Vidarbha were on the wrong side of a Karan Kaila four fer against Punjab. With time running out for them, they face off against Himachal Pradesh on Monday with two valuable points on offer. With Umesh Yadav currently in the India squad, a relatively inexperienced and spin-heavy bowling unit is key to the fortunes of Vidarbha although the experience of Wasim Jaffer gives them the favorites tag. Himachal Pradesh is at the bottom of the table right now with no wins in four games although most of them were washed out. With an India A regular in Prashant Chopra in their ranks, Himachal Pradesh isn’t to be considered too lightly heading into this game.
Vidarbha vs Himachal Pradesh
Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019-20
Gujarat State Fertilizer Corporation Ground, Vadodara
October 7, 2019
9:00 AM IST
Mostly sunny weather with no chances of rain and the temperature ranging around 32 degrees Celsius is expected during the course of the game.
The pitch should favour strokeplay although spin will play a major part as the game progresses. Batting first upon winning the toss would be the ideal option with some swing on offer in the latter half of the match.
Predicted Playing XI:
1: P Chopra
2: R Dhawan
3: F Fazal
Dream XI & Points Projection:
A Bains, Points: 60-62, Grade: A
A Taide, Points: 40-42, Grade: A
F Fazal, Points: 52-54, Grade: A
P Chopra, Points: 58-60, Grade: A
N Gangta, Points: 44-46, Grade: A
S Wagh, Points: 46-48, Grade: A
R Dhawan, Points: 58-60, Grade: A
M Dagar, Points: 48-50, Grade: A
Y Thakur, Points: 44-46, Grade: A
A Wakhare, Points: 42-44, Grade: A
P Jaiswal, Points: 48-50, Grade: A