VID vs PUN: The previous games of both teams were abandoned due to rain. Punjab faced Himachal in their opening game where their batting couldn’t do much as they flattered for 169 in 42 overs. Rain made its appearance in the 8th over of the second innings and the match couldn’t continue from thereon.
Vidarbha was supposed to face Delhi but their match couldn’t even start persistent rains kept the toss away. Therefore, this match could be termed as the opening fixture for both teams.
Vidarbha vs Punjab Team News
- Vidarbha has announced a 15-man squad led by the veteran opening batsman Wasim Jaffer.
- Opening batsman Faiz Fazal is doubtful for this game.
- In his absence, Wasim Jaffer will be partnering with A Wankhade at the top.
- Speedster Umesh Yadav who has been selected in the Indian Test squad for the home series against South Africa will be missing this game.
- Punjab displayed a miserable batting effort in the game against Himachal Pradesh.
- They have to come up with a better plan against a stronger bowling unit of Vidarbha.
- Shubman Gill, Gurkeerat Singh Mann and Mandeep Singh still remain their most reliable batsmen.
Vidarbha vs Punjab Playing11
Vidarbha Playing 11-
A Wadkar, Wasim Jaffer, A Wankhede, G Satish, A Taide, R Rathod, A Karnewar, Shrikant Wagh, D Nalkande, A Wakhare, Yash Thakur.
Punjab Playing 11-
Siddarth Kaul, Anmolpreet Singh, Mandeep Singh, Shubman Gill, Karan Kaila, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Anmol Malhotra, Sharad Lumba, Abhishek Sharma, Mayank Markande, Sandeep Sharma.
Vidarbha vs Punjab Squads
Wasim Jaffer(c), Sanjay Raghunath, Atharwa Taide, Aditya Sarwate, Yash Thakur, Apoorv Wankhade, Darshan Nalkande, Akshay Wadkar(w), Jitesh Sharma, Shrikant Wagh, Akshay Karnewar, Ganesh Satish, Rushabh Rathod, Akshay Wakhare.
Mandeep Singh (C), Shubman Gill, Anmolpreet Singh, Prabhsimran Singh, Abhishek Sharma, Kaul, Sandeep Sharma, Markande, Karan Kaila, Arshdeep Singh, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Baltej Singh, Akul Pandove, Anmol Malhotra, Abhijeet Garg.