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Baroda will be facing Punjab in the 50th match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2022 at Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai on Tuesday (November 15). Ambati Rayudu-led Baroda team suffered a big 94-run defeat against Jammu and Kashmir in their last game after winning their opening clash against Nagaland by 167 runs. Baroda’s innings collapsed on just 188 runs despite Rayudu scoring 49 runs off 63 balls while chasing a big 283-run target against Jammu and Kashmir. They are now placed in the third position in the Group D table with four points from the opening two games.
Punjab started their Vijay Hazare trophy campaign with a big six-wicket win over Uttarakhand in the last game. Uttarakhand managed to post a challenging 255-run total on the scorecard while batting first with Abhishek Sharma taking three wickets while conceding just 31 runs from his 10-over spell for Punjab. Punjab lost their opening three wickets cheaply but captain Mandeep Singh smashed unbeaten 100 runs off 111 balls and Sanvir Singh scored 84* to easily chase the target with six wickets and 26 balls remaining.
Venue: Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai
Date & Time: November 15, 09:00 AM IST
Live Streaming: FanCode
The pitch at Bandra Kurla Complex hugely favors batters in the white-ball games. The average first innings score here is around 175 runs from the past Vijay Hazare Trophy games and Jammu and Kashmi managed to score 282 runs while batting first in the opening match here this season.
Probable Playing XI for BRD vs PUN:
Aditya Waghmode, Mitesh Patel (wk), Ninad Rathva, Vishnu Solanki, Ambati Rayudu (c), Atit Sheth, Bhanu Pania, Kartik Kakade, Bhargav Bhatt, Varun Aaron, Lukman Meriwala.
Abhishek Sharma, Prabhsimran Singh (wk), Anmolpreet Singh, Mandeep Singh (c), Anmol Malhotra, Sanvir Singh, Mayank Markande, Siddarth Kaul, Baltej Singh, Harpreet Brar, Ramandeep Singh.
Probable Best Performers from BRD vs PUN:
Probable best batter: Mandeep Singh
Punjab captain smashed 100 runs off 111 balls and remained unbeaten to help his team chase the big 256-run target against Uttarakhand. The right-handed batter has scored 3429 runs from 114 List A games with the help of four hundreds and 24 half-centuries.
Probable best bowler: Mayank Markande
The 25-year-old leg-spinner took two big wickets while conceding 52 runs from his ten-over spell against Uttarakhand in the last game. He has impressive numbers in List A cricket with 81 wickets from just 46 innings at an average of 22.96 and an economy rate of 4.58.
Today’s Match Prediction: Punjab to win the match
Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.