The Elite Group D match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2020-21 will be played between Maharashtra and Puducherry on 1st March at KL Saini Ground in Jaipur.
The match is scheduled to start at 9:00 AM local time and IST. It will be streamed live on Starn ports Network and Disney+Hotstar.
Maharashtra will be up against Puducherry in the Elite Group D match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2020-21 on Monday. With the kind of players in the squad, the expectations were huge on Maharashtra. However, they failed to deliver and are almost out of the tournament with one game yet to be played. Despite posting 328 runs while batting first, they couldn’t defend the score in their last game against Delhi. Out of their 4 matches, they have won 2 and lost 2 matches and currently sitting at the 3rd spot in the Group D standings with 8 points.
With some of the biggest names in their group, Puducherry not able to cope up to the standards as they have won only one game out of their 5 matches and are currently placed at the bottom of the table with 4 points. After losing 3 consecutive matches, they have got something to be cheerful about as they won their previous game against Himachal Pradesh by a huge margin of 104 runs. They will be playing for their pride and would want to finish the tournament with a win.
MAH vs PUD Weather Report for Elite Group D Match:
It will be bright and sunny in Jaipur with the maximum temperature hover at 31 degrees Celsius and the minimum temperature is predicted to be around 24 degrees Celsius. There is no chance of precipitation for this match.
It is a good surface to bat on and the surface will remain the same throughout the match. We can expect a high-scoring encounter, anything above 280 will become too difficult to chase. Batting first will be a good option on this wicket.
Average first innings score:
286 (Last 4 matches played on this venue)
Record of chasing teams:
Won – 2, Lost – 2, Tie – 0
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Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
MAH vs PUD Today’s Probable Playing XIs:
Ruturaj Gaikwad (c), Yash Nahar, Vishant More (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Azim Kazi, Rahul Tripathi, Shamshuzama Kazi, Satyajeet Bachhav, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Mukesh Choudhary, Naushad Shaikh
Nikhil Naik, Ranjeet Nikam, Pradeep Dadhe, Ankit Bawne, Jagdish Zope, Ashay Palkar, Manoj Ingale, Yash Kshirsagar, Taranjitsingh Dhillon
S Karthik (wk), Damodaren Rohit (c), Sheldon Jackson, Paras Dogra, Sagar Udeshi, S Suresh Kumar, Sagar Trivedi, Premraj Rajavelu, Ashith Rajiv, Kannan Vignesh, S Ashwath
Andrew Subikshan, Pankaj Singh, Santha Moorthy, Fabid Ahmed, Raghu Sharma, Govindaraajan, Vikneshwaran Marimuthu, Thamaraikannan Parandaman, Ragupathy, Baskaran Surendar
MAH vs PUD Top Picks for Today’s Dream11 Match:
Coming at number 4 against Delhi in the previous match, Kedar Jadhav batted brilliantly for his 86 runs from 81 balls, which helped his side to post the score of over 300 runs on the board. Overall in this tournament, he has scored 206 runs from 4 matches at an average of 68.66.
Azim Kazi missed on scoring a well-deserved century against Delhi by 9 runs. He batted really well and scored 91 runs from just 73 balls. Overall in this tournament, he has scored 263 runs in 4 matches at an average of 65.75 with the highest score of 104.
Yash Nahar is the leading run-scorer for Maharashtra in this competition, having scored 271 runs in 4 matches at an average of 67.75 with a strike rate of 80.65, which includes one century and 2 half-centuries as well.
After missing out on scoring big runs in the first 3 matches, Sheldon Jackson made it up by scoring a gritty 104 runs against Himachal Pradesh, which gave his side their first victory in this tournament. So far in this competition, he has scored 182 runs in 4 matches at an average of 45.5.
Sagar Trivedi is a good pick in the all-rounder’s category, as he has scored 149 runs in 4 matches at an average of 49.66 and a strike rate of 105.67. With the ball, he has picked up 4 wickets as well.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Ruturaj Gaikwad, Azim Kazi, Kedar Jadhav
Vice-Captain Options – Sheldon Jackson, Yash Nahar, Sagar Trivedi
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Suggested Playing XI No.1 for MAH vs PUD Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Sheldon Jackson
Batters – Paras Dogra, Yash Nahar (vc), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Kedar Jadhav
All-Rounders – Damodaren Rohit, Sagar Trivedi, Azim Kazi (c)
Bowlers – Ashith Rajiv, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Satyajeet Bachhav
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for MAH vs PUD Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Sheldon Jackson
Batters – S Suresh Kumar, Yash Nahar (vc), Rahul Tripathi, Kedar Jadhav
All-Rounders – Damodaren Rohit, Naushad Sheikh, Azim Kazi (c)
Bowlers – Sagar Udeshi, Mukesh Choudhary, Satyajeet Bachhav
Yash Nahar is a good pick for your Dream11 Fantasy team as he has scored most runs for Maharashtra and is expected to give a good start at the top-order.
Today’s MAH vs PUD Probable Winners:
Maharashtra are expected to win this match.
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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.
Source: The source of this content is our cricket news platform Crictracker.
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