GUJ vs BIH Dream11 : Top of the table meets bottom of the battle in a match which looks set to a lopsided proposition
Four matches, four wins and an unblemished record in the 2019 edition of the Vijay Haze Trophy. Gujarat have taken over Elite Group C of the colossal tournamnet, a side quick to assert themselves and the immense quickly imbibed and imbued in them to become early contenders for not only topping the group but also challenging for the glistening trophy.
It’s not just been the wins which have impressed from the side but rather the impeccable and immaculate manner in which those wins have come about which have seen the side become such stalwarts in the early exchanges of the trophy. The side have been quick to lay down the marker, regaling us in some absolutely delightful performances, one where their players blessed with an innate ability have seen the side intertwine their skill set with both the bat and ball.
After piling on some hefty scores in their first three encounters, the side were upbeat on the bowling front in their previous clash, one which saw put on a staunch bowling display to spark a flurry of wickets in Rajasthan’s batting unit. Fielding first, the side restricted Rajasthan to a meagre and sordid score of 102, one Gujarat needed just 3 wickets and 26 overs to chase down in a run chase which was as easy and comfortable as they come about.
While Gujarat have been dominant and succulent in the tournamnet, Bihar on the other hand have been everything that Gujarat have not. With three defeats in succession in the marquee tournamnet, the side sit in last place in the group, a precarious position of peril which threatens to unravel their journey in the early stages itself.
It’s the batting order which has made for a particularly horrifying and sorry viewing, one which has allowed sides to leave them is disarray and dismay, a discourse which was perfectly epitomised in the previous encounter against Madhya Pradesh. Bundled out for a horrifying 137 while batting first, the side were decimated to a 7 wicket defeat as Madhya Pradesh chased down the target in just 28 overs.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
A good surface to come out and bat on, this wicket is going to immensely play in favour of the batsmen, a wicket which will only get better as we rummage through the fixture. There will be ample purchase for the pacers in the early part of the clash with the pacers getting the ball to move around but as time passes, deviation vanishes to allow the batsmen to settle into their stride.
These prevelant conditions will lead the side winning the toss choose to come out and field first on this surface.
Probable Playing 11
Kathan Patel, Priyank Panchal (C), Dhruv Raval (WK), Bhargav Merai, Manpreet Juneja, Axar Patel, Piyush Chawla, Roosh Kalaria, Chintan Gaja, Arzan Nagwaswalla, Rujul Bhatt
Vikash Ranjan (WK), Shasheem Rathour, Babul Kumar, MD Rahmatullah, K Kumar, Aditya Kumar, Ashutosh Aman, Vivek Kumar, Rohan Kumar, S Quadri, Nukku Singh
Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019
Match: Gujarat Vs Bihar Elite Group C
Date And Time: 3rd October, Thursday- 9:00am IST
Venue: Jaipuria Vidhalaya Ground, Jaipur
Where To Watch: Star Sports 1/HD
- Priyank Panchal, Dhruv Raval, Bhargav Merai, Roosh Kalaria
- Vikash Ranjan, Shasheem Rathour, S Quadri, Nukku Singh
Top 4 Batting Order
- Kathan Patel, Priyank Panchal, Dhruv Raval, Bhargav Merai
- Vikash Ranjan, Shasheem Rathour, Babul Kumar, MD Rahmatullah
- Kathan Patel, Priyank Panchal
- Vikash Ranjan, Shasheem Rathour
Death Overs Bowlers
- Roosh Kalaria, Chintan Gaja
- Rohan Kumar, Nukku Singh
GUJ vs BIH Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
We are going in with Gujarat’s Dhruv Ravel for this encounter due to two vital reasons. Not only does he step out at number 3 for his side but is also a key component with the gloves as well, a role which should see him be heavily involved given Bihar’s floundering and agonising batting unit.
GUJ vs BIH Dream11 Batsmen
With Bihar such a torrid batting unit, we have decided to divulge in the top-order picks from Gujarat, names who’ll be involved heavily today for the side. Given the exquisite conditions prevelant on this track and Bihar being a tepid bowling unit, Gujarat should see their first four bats come out and play a majority of the overs, ones in which they’ll get apt runs.
We begin with Bhargav Merai, their top run getter till now with a stunning 258 runs in 4 encounters with captain Priyank Panchal accompanying him today. Elsewhere the one pick from Bihar comes in the form Babul Kumar, their top run scorer with 11 runs, a name on whom a brunt of taking onus and delivering an incisive performance is going to lie in this clash.
GUJ vs BIH Dream11 All-Rounders
We have opted for both the spinners in this one, names who’ll be integral for Gujarat today on a track where the pacers could start going for hefty runs once the ball starts to wear and get old. Bowling in the middle part of the encounter, Axar Patel and Rujul Bhatt will get the ball to jump, bounce and squarely turn, sending down a treacherous variety which should leave Bihar flummoxed and caught unaware.
Elsewhere just the one pick from Bihar for us yet again with us picking up Sachin Kumar from the side, someone who could get some good points for us given is role in both the facets of the game for his side.
GUJ vs BIH Dream11 Bowling Order
Time for us to finally compensate our side with the picks from Bihar with us choosing two bowlers from the side in our Dream 11 setup. Although their bowlers have done little to infuse confidence in us, the death overs operators should taste some success as Gujarat look to up the ante, lashing and lunging out at every ball which sees us pick out Vivek Kumar who has 4 wickets till now.
Samar Quadri comes in as well while from Gujarat we are opting for Chintan Gaja and Roosh Kalaria who has scuffed oppositions with quirky and zestful pefromance to snare 11 wickets in four encounter.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Merai is being made our captain for this one while we are moving is with Roosh as our vice-captain.
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.