Date & Time: Thursday, October 17, 09:00 IST
Venue: Moti Bagh Stadium, Vadodara, India
Last chance to sneak into the top 5
We head into the final day of league phase in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, but apart from Top 2 teams in Group A and B, there are no clear grabs for the remaining 3 spots yet. In the very context, the matches on Wednesday and Thursday hold the key for both Delhi and Himachal Pradesh. Delhi which has lost every other match played so far needs to win both the matches. Even just one win can still can take them into the Top 5 if other results go in their favour. On the other hand, irrespective of results on Wednesday, Himachal Pradesh needs to win against Delhi to have any chance of making it to the Top 5. But will they turn their game up a notch on Thursday? This is a big question as they lost the last 2 matches before winning three on a trot.
Delhi Possible XI: Shikhar Dhawan, Kunwar Bidhuri, Dhruv Shorey(c), Nitish Rana, Anuj Rawat(w), Himmat Singh, Pawan Negi, Manan Sharma, Lalit Yadav, Simarjeet Singh, Vijay Singh Kumar.
Himachal Pradesh Possible XI: Prashant Chopra, Ankush Bains(w/c), Mayank Dagar, Ayush Jamwal, Rishi Dhawan, Nikhil Gangta, Amit Kumar, Ankit Kalsi, Kanwar Abhinay Singh, Sumeet Verma, Ankush Bedi.
The surface at Moti Bagh Stadium in Vadodara has produced many low scoring games, where bowlers dominated proceedings. So expect nothing different for the final match of the league phase.
The right-arm pacer is high on confidence since making his debut in the National team. He has been a consistent bowler for Delhi in the season where he has a PPM of 56 and MDTA of 1.25 in the last 5 matches. His ability to pick wickets up at any stage of the game makes him a must-have.
The young off-spinner has lived up to the standards of the previous season. He has chipped in with 9 wickets from 6 matches played so far and he also proved to be handy down the order with the bat. He has a PPM of close to 70 and an MDTA of 1.25 in the last 5 matches.
The Delhi all-rounder may not have gotten a lot of time to bat down the order, but he is amongst the wickets for the side in the season. He has picked at least a wicket in each match. He has a PPM of 52.6 and an MDTA of 1 in the last 5 matches.
The Indian team’s action hero may not have fired so far in the season but he is too good a player to not consider in a fantasy team. He may have a PPM of 27 in the tour but his career PPM of 55 in the format makes him a worthy pick in what is the crucial contest for Delhi in the season.
He has been just phenomenal in the season. Not only with the bat but he has also proved to be more than a part-time bowler. He has an impressive PPM of 100 and an MDTA of 1.33 which makes him the most sought after player in the Dream11 cricket team for this contest.
He is a consistent batsman for Himachal in the season where he has provided the team with good starts at the top of the order. Adding to it, he has also been handy with the ball. His PPM of 80 in the last 5 matches makes him a worthy pick in the fantasy team.