MAH vs BRD Dream11 : Baroda and Maharashtra commence Elite Group B’s round 3 as action looks to finally get underway in the group
An unprecedented set of events after the opening two rounds of matches in the Elite Group B of Vijay Hazare Trophy see all the nine sides in the group on four points each with every match in the group having been abandoned till now. Where cricket should have taken precedence, unfortunately inclement weather has with widespread ad incessant rainfall refusing to siege, lashing grounds to leave us famished for cricket.
As we get ready to traverse through to the third round of matches in the group slated for today, two sides who’ll be wishing that the skies stay clear and allow for us to finally revel in riveting cricketing are Baroda and Maharashtra. Both the sides will be looking to finally get their campaigns underway with a win, a rhetoric which is set to regale us in an intriguing and enthralling encounter come today.
Where Maharashtra have failed to see even the single ball being sent down in the two encounters which were scheduled for them, Baroda elsewhere were left thanking rain in their contest against Uttar Pradesh. Languishing at 91-8, the side ended up facing the full wrath of Uttar Pradesh’s bowling unit, one which lambasted their bats before rain decided to intervene and save them from an imminent defeat.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
Althouhg we are ardently wishing that rain stays away and we can finally augur our way to a fully fledged match today, the conditions prevelant leave us in angst. The threat of rain prevails, looming over today’s surface as well with a shortened or completely truncated encounter a very realistic likelihood.
The side winning the toss today will be looking to field first owing to these conditions with the overall identity of the surface being a steady one, a pitch which will allow the ball to come onto the bat nicely.
Probable Playing 11
Kedhar Devdhar, Mitesh Patel (wk), Deepak Hooda, Sukrit Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Krunal Pandya (c), Vishnu Solanki, Swapnil Singh, Rishi Arothe, Lukman Meriwala, Abhimanyu Rajput
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rahul Tripathi, Ankit Bawne, Naushad Shaikh, Kedhar Jadhav (C), Avdhoot Dandekar (WK), Divyang Himganekar, Samad Fallah, Satyajeet Bachhav, Azim Kazi, Nikit Dhumal
MAH vs BRD Match Prediction
After their inclement form with the bat in the bygone match and the formidable bowling unit of Maharashtra, Baroda will find it extremely tough to scramble together a meaningful performance with the bat in this one. The conditions are ones which will favour Maharashtra with the depth in their batting unit guiding them to a win on this wicket.
Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019
Match: Baroda Vs Maharashtra Elite Group B
Date And Time: 28th September, Saturday- 9:00am IST
Venue: DSEA Cricket Ground, Vadodara
Where To Watch: Star Sports 1/HD
- Kedhar Devdhar, Mitesh Patel (wk), Deepak Hooda, Yusuf Pathan, Krunal Pandya (c), Vishnu Solanki, Swapnil Singh, Rishi Arothe, Lukman Meriwala, Sukrit Pandey, Abhimanyu Rajput
- Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rahul Tripathi, Ankit Bawne, Naushad Shaikh, Kedhar Jadhav (C), Avdhoot Dandekar (WK), Divyang Himganekar, Samad Fallah, Satyajeet Bachhav, Azim Kazi, Nikit Dhumal
Top 4 Batting Order
- Kedhar Devdhar, Mitesh Patel, Deepak Hooda, Yusuf Pathan
- Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rahul Tripathi, Ankit Bawne, Naushad Shaikh
- Kedhar Devdhar, Mitesh Patel
- Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rahul Tripathi
Death Overs Bowlers
- Rishi Arothe, Sukrit Pandey
- Samad Fallah, Satyajeet Bachhav
MAH vs BRD Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
He floundered in the previous match for his side but a high batting spot sees us make Baroda’s Mitesh Patel for this prevelant encounter as well. With this encounter set to see the overs being snipped at and cut down, selecting batsmen from the op-order is the safe way to go in this one and Patel is someone who has the acumen to get a good amount of runs.
MAH vs BRD Dream11 Batsmen
After their shambolic collapse with the bat in the previous encounter, we are choosing just the one pick from Baroda in the form of Vishnu Solanki. Elsewhere we have an entire trivalent being inducted into our side from Maharashtra, roping in Rahul Tripathi, Ankit Bawne and Ruturaj Gaikwad, all names who have massively impressed with their consistency over the course of the last year in the domestic arena.
Ruturaj Gaikwad is someone who has been a stellar name for the India A side as well, amassing a colossal 689 runs in 12 innings, a name who Maharashtra rely on heavily to lay down the foundation of consummate success for them. Elsewhere Ruturaj Gaikwad got 365 runs in the bygone edition of the Vijay Hazare Trophy, making him an unmissable pick as well.
MAH vs BRD Dream11 All-Rounders
We begin with Kedar Jadhav from Maharashtra with the all-rounder having registered some good displays for India in 2019, encapsulating his skill set with both the bat and ball to emerge as a handy player. Having affirmed his credentials at the highest stage, he is someone we envisage putting in a succulent display today and amassing a slew of points.
The two picks meanwhile from Baroda with us choosing both Deepak Hooda and Krunal Pandya.
MAH vs BRD Dream11 Bowlers
After their chastening performance with the bat in the previous clash, one which saw them fail to come to terms with the deviating ball in conditions conducive to pace, Baroda could easily flounder today as well. It’s a discourse which sees us opt for the duo Samad Fallah and Babashafi Pathan from Maharashtra, two names who can easily entrap Baroda in a tussle today and see them regress once again.
The lone pick in the form of Rishi Arothe completes our set of picks from Baroda and today’s encounter for our Dream 11 side for the impending clash.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Ruturaj is our side’s captain for this one where on the other hand we are opting for Rahul 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.