This game will be played in the Vijay Hazare trophy with Maharashtra going up against Punjab.
Punjab have lost two games and gone on to win four games while four of their games have been abandoned as they sit at the second position.
They lost their previous game, a low scoring encounter they lost by 5 runs.
Maharashtra have not come into their own in the tournament yet and have only won two out of their eight games losing two of them and being affected by rain in five games.
With the business end of the tournament approaching both the teams will be on the lookout for a win in this game.
Maharashtra Team News:
The Maharashtra team is led by Kedar Jadhav who until recently had been playing for India even in the world cup.
Kedar is a key figure in the batting lineup of the Maharashtra team along with Rahul Tripathi and Ankit Bawne
Their bowling relies heavily on people who are not express but rely on trickery to get their wickets like Sammad Fallah and Satyajeet Bachav.
Players like Rituraj Gaekwad need to get into the scheme of things and begin to deliver.
Punjab Team News:
The Punjab team boasts of players who like Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Anmolpreet Singh, Sidharth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma and Mayank Markande who are all vying to impress with their performances to raise their stakes when it comes to National team selection and also their auction price at the IPL.
In the previous game, Sidharth Kaul picked up five wickets against Baroda. Sandeep Sharma usually bowls very economic spells and also picks up the odd wicket.
Mayank Markande has been bowling very well picking up 4, 3 & 2 wickets in the previous three games.
Batsmen Abhishek Sharma and captain Gurkeerat Singh Mann have been playing well and looking in great touch and against a good bowling lineup they would be looking at a good performance too.
Maharashtra Expected XI:
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rahul Tripathi, Ankit Bawne, Kedar Jadhav, Nikhil Naik, Naushad Shaikh, Samad Fallah, Azim Kazi, Shamshuzama Kazi, Satyajeet Bachhav, Mukesh Choudhary.
Punjab Expected XI:
Abhishek Sharma, Sanvir Singh, Anmolpreet Singh, Sharad Lumba/Mandeep Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Gurkeerat Singh Mann (C), Karan Kaila, Anmol Malhotra (WK), Mayank Markande, Siddarth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma..
Maharashtra vs Punjab Best PayTM First Captains Team Prediction
Captain – Gurkeerat Singh Mann
Vice Captain – Sidharth Kaul.