VID vs MAH Dream11 : Maharastra’s take on a lapses filled Vidharbha side today as they look to make massive strides in the league ranks
Maharashtra have managed to win just the two matches till now but with three encounters set to be replayed, the side know they can easily seal their berth in the top 4 of Elite Group B of the prevelant edition of the Vijay Hazare Trophy. Not just that, the side have manage to propel themselves sin the annuls of the group standings as well if they are able to win all three of their remaining contests, something they’ll be looking to get underway come today.
And with the side taking on 8th placed Vidharbha, Maharashtra know a win is extremely plausible for them if they are able to imbed the slightest semblance of a complete display in today morning’s clash. Last match’s mockery of a batting display will be fresh on their minds though with the side being sent packing for a paltry 65 runs by Punjab, a howler of a batting display which saw them being obliterated and wiped out by 6 wickets.
It not only brought to an end their two match winning spree but massively exposed the side’s inconsistencies with the bat as well, something Vidharbha will be looking to capitalise on. Although making it to the top 4 is extremely difficult for the side, a win today will keep them alive in the running in for a slot in that docket as the side veer up to play their culminating group stage match today.
They managed to put to bed their two match losing spree with a comprehensive and clinical display against Baroda the last time around, a result which saw the side unlock their true potential for one. Sending Baroda packing for 131, Vidharbha won with 7 wickets and 15 overs to spare, a display which will make Maharashtra extremely tentative and wary ahead of this forthcoming clash.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
With just 185 being the average score by the side batting first in the 6 matches contested on this surface, the figure is a testament to how the surface has been one which has been left in tatters. The initial bit of rainfall was too much for the surface to cope with and with the matches coming in at a fast speed, today’s track will be no better.
The side winning the toss will be looking to come out and bat first before the surface starts cracking and completely crumbling to give way to the spinners.
Probable Playing 11
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rahul Tripathi, Ankit Bawne, Kedar Jadhav (c), Azim Kazi, Naushad Shaikh, Nikhil Naik (wk), Shamshuzama Kazi, Satyajeet Bachhav, Samad Fallah, Nikit Dhumal
Faiz Fazal (C), Jitesh Sharma (wk), Apoorv Wankhade, Atharwa Taide, Akshay Wakhare, Aditya Sarwate, Akshay Wadkar, Ganesh Satish, Akshay Karnewar, Rajneesh Gurbani, Yash Thakur
Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019
Match: Maharashtra Vs Vidarbha Elite Group B
Date And Time: 17th October, Thursday- 9:00am IST
Venue: Gujarat State Fertilizer Corporation Ground, Vadodara
- Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rahul Tripathi, Kedar Jadhav, Samad Fallah
- Faiz Fazal, Jitesh Sharma, Akshay Wakhare, Rajneesh Gurbani
Top 4 Batting Order
- Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rahul Tripathi, Ankit Bawne, Kedar Jadhav
- Faiz Fazal, Jitesh Sharma, Apoorv Wankhade, Atharwa Taide
- Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rahul Tripathi
- Faiz Fazal, Jitesh Sharma
Death Overs Bowlers
- Satyajeet Bachhav, Samad Fallah
- Akshay Karnewar, Yash Thakur
VID vs MAH Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
His display against Baroda was an extremely critical performance for his side with Jitesh Sharma ensuring his side were able to move past the target at hand without any problems. He’s got some good displays with the bat, making Vidharbha’s wicket-keeper our choice for this clash.
VID vs MAH Dream11 Batsmen
We have the side’s top scorer, Faiz Fazal come into our side as well with him having tallied up 290 runs in 7 matches for the side till now. At a time when his side have found it treacherous to hold fort in the batting order, he’s emerged as a solid performer, seeing us make him the first pick from the outfit.
Ganesh Satish comes in from the side as well whilst we have the first player be brought in from Maharastra’s as well finally with Naushad Shaikh being imbedded into our outfit owing to the 143 runs he’s got in 5 matches which have seen him sit in the pinnacles of the side’s top run getters.
VID vs MAH Dream11 All-Rounders
Kedar Jadhav has scored only 106 runs till now but there’s a reason why he was so heavily involved with the Indian cricket team in the course of the last one year. He is someone who has a nous of capability when it comes to piling on runs and parrying away bowlers with will, someone who can always cascade his way.
From Vidharbha on the other hand we have decided to go in with Akshay Karnewar who has not only scored 115 runs for his side but has also snared 10 wickets, putting in just the performance we want from an all-rounder to make him an instant pick.
VID vs MAH Dream11 Bowling Order
Given the track prevelant today and the batting orders of both the units, it was only fair of us to heavily pack in our batting order, seeing us go in with a massive five bowling picks. We begin with the picks from Vidharbha with their display in the last match and Maharastra’s chastening regression against Punjab, seeing Akshay Wakhare whose 4-22 in the last match saw him take 9 wickets this season.
Aditya Sarwate also comes in as well while form Maharastra’s we have an entire trio representing us. With the side’s batting unit always prone to slipping and putting in an atrocious display, a brunt of the onus lies on these three picks to take accountability for the side. We begin with Samad Fallah who has 9 wickets, partnering him with Satyajeet Bachhav who has the 11 and Azim Kazi.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Karnewar is our captain for today’s clash while Kazi 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.