Both Punjab and Uttar Pradesh have been on the wrong end of a lot of rain affected games.
Punjab have lost one game and gone on to win three games while four of their games have been abandoned.
UP have not lost a game and have won two games but have also have had their four games abandoned.
They have played two games less than Punjab and a win here would mean that they might leap frog competition and be in the top 4.
Punjab right now sit at the number two position but have played more games so they need to start winning games.
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 four wickets against Baroda. Sandeep Sharma also bowled a very economic spell giving only 31 runs in the 10 overs.
Mayank Markande also bowled explicitly well by giving away 31 runs in his quota of the bowler and also picked up 2 wickets.
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.
UP Team News:
The UP team is unbeaten and in their previous game beat the Delhi team which was full of international players like Shikhar Dhawan and Navdeep Saini.
The young team led by Samarth Singh were fearless and aggressive in their approach while batting and frugal in their approach while bowling as they kept the players like Shikhar Dhwan Nitish Rana and Himmat singh to strike rates below 100.
Ankit Rajpoot, Mohsin Khan and Saurabh Kumar picked up wickets and conceded runs below 5 runs per over also supported by Ankit Chaudhary and Rinku Singh.
Priyam Garg and Upendra Yadav stitched a partnership over 100 runs scoring quickly and taking the game away.
UP Expected XI:
Abhishek Sharma, Abhijeet Garg, Anmolpreet Singh, Sharad Lumba, Gurkeerat Singh Mann (C), Ramandeep Singh, Anmol Malhotra (wk), Karan Kaila, Mayank Markande, Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul.
PUN Expected XI:
Priyam Garg, Ankit Chowdhary, Upendra Yadav (WK), Samarth Singh (C), Rinku Singh, Akshdeep Nath, Saurabh Kumar, Mohit Jangra, Aryan Juyal, Shivam Mavi, Ankit Rajpoot