Domestic heavyweights, Delhi will be taking on Himachal Pradesh as they look to qualify in the knockouts of the tournament.
Date- Thursday, October 17 | Kick-Off- 9:00 AM (IST) | Venue- Motibaug Cricket Ground, Vadodara
Delhi has secured 18 points from eight games in spite of a slow start earlier this season. In terms of team selection, specialist opener, Shikhar Dhawan will look to stamp his authority alongside K Bidhuri. Wicket-keeper, batsman, Arjun Rawat is fresh from a fifty in the last game and should continue at number three. Skipper, Dhruv Shorey walks in at four, while Nitish Rana, Himmat Singh, and Lalit Yadav should take care of the middle order.
It's Delhi bowling attack which has impressed the most. Navdeep Saini could lead the pace attack alongside Simarjeet Singh. Manan Sharma and Pawan Negi have chipped in with regular wickets through spin in the middle overs. Meanwhile, Nitish Rana could also roll his arm for a few ovrers.
Squad- Dhruv Shorey (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Nitish Rana, Himmat Singh, Anuj Rawat (WK), Pawan Negi, Manan Sharma, Kunwar Bidhuri, Simarjeet Singh, Navdeep Saini, Lalit Yadav, Kunal Chandela, Kulwant Khejroliya, Vikas Tokas, Tejas Baroka, Hiten Dalal
Himachal has been hot and cold this season and will be playing for pride in their last league game. Prashant Chopra and Ankush Bains should be expected to open the innings. Ankit Kalsi could come in at number three, with Gangta and Amit Kumar to follow. All-rounder, Rishi Dhawan should bat next to get runs lat down the order.
In terms of bowling, Kanwar Abhinay could lead the pace attack along with Rishi Dhawan. Ayush Jamwal, Ankush Bedi, and Mayank Dagar should chip in as spin-bowling options.
Squad- Prashant Chopra, Ankush Bains (C & WK), Sumeet Verma, Ankit Kalsi, Nikhil Gangta, Amit Kumar, Rishi Dhawan, Mayank Dagar, Ayush Jamwal, Ankush Bedi, Kanwar Abhinay Singh, Arpit Guleria, Pankaj Jaiswal, Ekant Sen, Ankit Maini
DEL vs HIM Possible Playing Eleven
Delhi- Dhruv Shorey (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Nitish Rana, Himmat Singh, Anuj Rawat (WK), Pawan Negi, Manan Sharma, Kunwar Bidhuri, Simarjeet Singh, Navdeep Saini, Lalit Yadav
Himachal- Prashant Chopra, Ankush Bains (C & WK), Sumeet Verma, Ankit Kalsi, Nikhil Gangta, Amit Kumar, Rishi Dhawan, Mayank Dagar, Ayush Jamwal, Ankush Bedi, Kanwar Abhinay Singh
In the last five encounters between the two sides, it's Himachal who has the upper hand with four wins to Delhi's solitary win.
Nitish Rana has been the go-to-guy for Delhi in the tournament so far. Rana has scored the most number of runs and most number of wickets for his team. The Delhi all-rounder has scored 222 runs and has picked nine wickets in the tournament so far.
Fast bowler Navdeep Saini has also contributed for Delhi by scalping nine wickets for his side in the campaign.
For Himachal Pradesh, Prashant Chopra has been pivotal with the bat. Chopra has scored 219 runs with an average of 36.50 in the Vijay Hazare this season.
Captain options- Nitish Rana | Prashant Chopra | Shikhar Dhawan
Vice-captain options- Navdeep Saini | Rishi Dhawan | Pawan Negi
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