DEL Vs PUN Dream 11 Team Prediction: Top of the table Punjab’s rampant run makes for a formidable challenge for Delhi today.
When Elite Group B of the Vijay Trophy was crafted out, Delhi were expected to be the dominant sides after their rousing run in the 2018 edition of the premier tournamnet. However the side form the capital have been upstaged by Punjab, a team who currently find themselves touching the pinnacles of the points tally with 18 points at the halfway mark.
Losing just the one match till now out of the six clashes they have contested in, Punjab have unequivocally been the side to watch out for in the group. It’s not just been the wins but the overwhelming manner they have come about in for the side with the team imbedding in place impeccable and sensational displays, quirky performance brought to birth by their myriad performers.
Playing against Uttar Pradesh in the previous clash, the side swept their way to massive 59 run win, one that saw them mince out and lambast Uttar Pradesh’s run chase. Scoring 204 while batting first in a match marred by rain, Punjab ended up halting the opposition for just 141, a bowling performance which rattled Uttar Pradesh to leave them flummoxed and flabbergasted.
Elsewhere, Delhi find themselves in fifth place with the side failing to emulate the same colossal performances as last season. It’s been an inconsistent outing in the tournamnet for them till now, one which leaves them with two wins and two defeats apiece with the side being put down by Vidharbha who chased down Delhi’s 207 with 10 balls and 5 wickets to spare.
Today’s clash is one which has the potential of being a real humdinger given the massive identity of these two sides. While Punjab will be looking to hammer down first place in their favour, a win for Delhi would see them move right next to Punjab and climb as high as second place, a set of events which are set to buoy the side ahead of this impending clash.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
With no team having crossed the 250 run mark in the 9 contests played on this surface till now, the figure is a testament to how treacherous this wicket has played out for the batsmen. Spinners thrive over here immensely, getting the ball to rip and grip off the surface to leave batsmen in a cumbersome peril.
Not much to choose from when it comes to deciding on what to do after winning the toss but with 5 wins for the team chasing as opposed to the 4 for the side batting first, the side winning the toss will be looking to field over here.
Probable Playing 11
Shikhar Dhawan, Hiten Dalal, Anuj Rawat (WK), Dhruv Shorey (C), Nitish Rana, Himmat Singh, Lalit Yadav, Pawan Negi, Manan Sharma, Navdeep Saini, Simarjeet Singh
Abhishek Sharma, Sanvir Singh, Anmolpreet Singh, Mandeep Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Gurkeerat Singh Mann (C), Karan Kaila, Anmol Malhotra (WK), Mayank Markande, Siddarth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma
Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019
Match: Delhi Vs Punjab Elite Group B
Date And Time: 14th October, Monday- 9:00am IST
Venue: Motibaug Cricket Ground, Vadodara
- Anuj Rawat, Dhruv Shorey, Himmat Singh, Simarjeet Singh
- Abhishek Sharma, Anmolpreet Singh, Karan Kaila, Anmol Malhotra
Top 4 Batting Order
- Shikhar Dhawan, Hiten Dalal, Anuj Rawat, Dhruv Shorey
- Abhishek Sharma, Sanvir Singh, Anmolpreet Singh, Mandeep Singh
- Dhruv Shorey, Himmat Singh
- Anmolpreet Singh, Ramandeep Singh
Death Overs Bowlers
- Lalit Yadav, Simarjeet Singh
- Karan Kaila, Mayank Markande
One of Delhi’s most consistent bats, wicket-keeper Anuj Rawat has been quissential to the side’s cause this season. He’s garnered 167 runs in 4 matches, scoring them at a consistent rate to gallop his way to one of the leading run getters of the side, making him our pick in this facet.
We have a duo coming into our side from Delhi in this facet, making captain Dhruv Shorey our first pick with him getting 167 runs for his side till now with Himmat Singh accompanying him for this one. Elsewhere we have just the one pick from Punjab with Anmolpreet Singh being opted by us with the bat having scored 108 runs till now, slowly finding his stride in the tournamnet as the matches run down their course.
We compensate with the bats from Punjab over here, making Gurkeerat Singh Mann the first pick from the side. He’s the side’s leading run getter as things stand, scoring 192 runs in 5 matches with Abhishek Sharma coming in as well after getting 120 runs in the same number of matches.
Elsewhere Lalit Yadav is our first pick from Delhi’s side with the player adding 68 runs with the bat, a performance which along with his imperious bowling makes him a solid choice for this clash along with Manan Sharma.
With this set to be a bowling conducive wicket, one which sees the bowlers reign supreme and act as the custodians of their side’s fortunes, we have packed in our side with the spearhead bowling choices for this clash. Simarjeet Singh comes into our side from Delhi while our deadly and menacing duo from Punjab is made up of Karan Kaila who has scored 101 runs along with snaring 11 wickets, partnering him up with Mayank Markande for this one.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Our side’s captain is Karan for this clash while Markande is our choice for the vice-captain slot.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.