PUN vs HAR Dream11 : Rain takes over Group B with today’s impending clash looming under the threat of lashing rainfall as well
When the rhetoric revolves around rain rather than cricket, you know thing don’t bode well for the game. And unfortunately, the Vijay Hazare Trophy has become the latest victim of record and unprecedented rainfall across the country, seeing us bereft of matches which promised to intrigue and enthral us in a riveting set of cricket.
And here couldn’t be a better testament to this narrative than Elite Group B which has been subjected to inclement weather conditions. Across the course of the 10 and more matches slated in the marquee tournamnet till now, we have not had cricket in even one of them, making this the solitary group which has failed to see any kind of action be engaged in.
Two sides who have had to find themselves entrapped in this predicament are today’s opponents Punjab and Haryana with apart from the specks of cricket, the side failing to complete a full match till now. While Punjab have seen three of their matches result in abandoned endings, Haryana have been a tad luckier, seeing their opening two encounters result in the side being left devoid of cricket.
The two sides have managed to see a glimpse of the cricket field though with Haryana playing out a part of their encounter against Delhi, a match where they were left rueing the intervention of rain with the side having Delhi on the mat. Halting Delhi’s innings at just 154, Haryana were 6-0 after the second over before rain hampered proceedings.
The same played out with Punjab as well with the side left thanking rain for deciding to enter the fray of their encounter. Down and about at just 169-9 in 42 overs, the side were heading towards a certain defeat with a horrendous batting display pegging them back in their quest of recording their first win in the tournamnet.
PUN vs HAR Pitch Report
Rain continues to hover ominously over the surface, threatening to come down at any time and leave us yearning for cricket. It’s an ordeal which has unfortunately engulfed the showpiece tournamnet with today looking to be the same, seeing us be in for either a delayed start, a shortened clash or an altogether abandoned circumstance.
If we do have cricket here, the wetness in the surface will see the ball quirkily deviate for the pacers in the opening exchanges before the pitch decided to revert to its real nature, one which will allow the batsmen to pile n the runs today.
Probable Playing 11
- Shubman Gill will not be available for Punjab for the course of the remainder of the tournamnet with the batsman out for the upcoming test series between India and South Africa.
Prabhsimran Singh, Abhishek Sharma, Anmolpreet Singh, Mandeep Singh (C), Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Sharad Lumba, Anmol Malhotra (WK), Siddarth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma, Mayank Markande, Karan Kaila
Nitin Saini (WK), Chaitanya Bishnoi, Ankit Kumar, Pramod Chandila, Himanshu Rana, Jayant Yadav, Sumit Kumar, Amit Mishra (C), Harshal Patel , Arun Chaprana, Yuzvendra Chahal
Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019
Match: Punjab Vs Haryana Elite Group B
Date And Time: 2nd October, Tuesday- 9:00am IST
Venue: Motibaug Cricket Ground, Vadodara
Where To Watch: Star Sports 1/HD
- Abhishek Sharma, Anmolpreet Singh, Anmol Malhotra, Karan Kaila
- Harshal Patel, Arun Chaprana, Pramod Chandila, Amit Mishra
Top 4 Batting Order
- Prabhsimran Singh, Abhishek Sharma, Anmolpreet Singh, Mandeep Singh
- Nitin Saini), Chaitanya Bishnoi, Ankit Kumar, Pramod Chandila
- Anmolpreet Singh, Sharad Lumba
- Pramod Chandila, Harshal Patel
Death Overs Bowlers
- Sandeep Sharma, Karan Kaila
- Harshal Patel , Arun Chaprana
PUN vs HAR Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
A display of semblance was an entity Punjab were left devoid of in the only match which saw some kind of cricket being played out but in their wicket-keeper Anmol Malhotra, they managed to find someone willing to show immense fighting spirit. It’s his tenacious display in that encounter which sees us aptly opt for him as our choice in this facet.
PUN vs HAR Dream11 Batsmen
With rain set to intervene and shorten this clash with scissors set to be snapped on the total number of over today, we had a simple agenda when picking out our bats for this impending clash. We have gone in with all the top-order bats from both the sides, opting for only clean hitters, names who are not only capable of cleaning the ball to the fence but will aloes be accorded enough overs to do so.
This sees us pick up Anmolpreet Singh as our first player from Punjab with the batsman being held in massive reverence for his ability to send the bowlers to the fence and dispatch them to the cleaners with raucous ease. Mandeep Singh comes in from the side as well whilst from Haryana we are choosing Pramod Chandila and Ankit Kumar for this one.
PUN vs HAR Dream11 All-Rounders
There is only one viable all-rounder in this facet, just the singular player who will play an adequate enough role with both the bat and ball to see us select him for today’s clash. Punjab’s Abhishek Sharma will hold an escalated role today and along with his leftarm variety of spin bowling, he is set to implore and stifle the opposition batting effort as well.
PUN vs HAR Dream11 Bowling Order
After Punjab faltered and lost their way in the only match they stepped out to bat in, we decided to divulge deep into Haryana’s bowling order and pick up an entire trivalent from the side for this clash. Spinners Amit Mishra and Yuzvendra Chahal both come in from the side along with Harshal Patel while from Punjab we have gone in with Mayank Markande and Sandeep Sharma.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Anmolpreet is our side’s captain for the impending clash whilst Abhishek is being made the 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.