Preview :\r\n\r\nThe 2019-20 season of Vijay Hazare Trophy has kicked off today. In the group B, Punjab will begin their campaign against Himachal Pradesh in Vadodara tomorrow. Both the teams will look to start from fresh and on a winning note. Punjab will mainly rely on Mandeep Singh, Sidharth Kaul, Mayank Markande, Sandeep Sharma etc. It's a mix of experienced and young players. On the other hand, Himachal Pradesh wis relying on Prashant Chopra, Ankush Bains, Rishi Dhawan and Mayank Dagar.\r\n\r\nMatch Details :\r\n\r\nMatch : PUN vs HIM, Punjab vs Himachal Pradesh, Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019-20\r\n\r\nDate and time :\u00a025 September 2019, 9.00 AM IST\r\n\r\nVenue : Vadodara\r\n\r\nPunjab Team News and Expected Playing XI :\r\n\r\nTeam News :\r\n\r\n1. Mandeep Singh will captain Punjab in this season of this tournament.\r\n\r\n2. Shubman Gill who got maiden call up to India Test squad for South Africa series is allowed to play in this week's games.\r\n\r\n3. Yuvraj Singh and Manpreet Gony have retired from professional cricket and aren't part of the squad.\r\n\r\n4. Young pacer Arshdeep Singh is playing in U23 series against Bangladesh and is unavailable for selection.\r\n\r\n5. There are no major injury concerns for Punjab team.\r\n\r\nExpected XI :\r\n\r\nAnmolpreet Singh, Shubman Gill, Mandeep Singh (c), Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Sharad Lumba, Abhishek Sharma, Simran Singh (wk), Siddhart Kaul, Mayank Markande, Sandeep Sharma, Baltej Singh\r\n\r\n\u00a0Himachal Pradesh Team News and Expected Playing XI :\r\n\r\nTeam News :\r\n\r\n1. Himachal Pradesh's opening match against Maharashtra washed out due to rain.\r\n\r\n2. Prashant Chopra will captain in this season of Vijay Hazare Trophy.\r\n\r\n3. There are no major injury concerns for Himachal Pradesh team camp.\r\n\r\nExpected XI :\r\n\r\nPriyanshu Khanduri, Prashant Chopra (c), Ankush Bains (wk), Nikhil Gangta, Amit Kumar, Ekant Sen, Rishi Dhawan, Pankaj Jaiswal, Mayank Dagar, Ayush Jamwal, K Abhinay Singh,\r\n\r\nPUN vs HIM Dream11 Prediction :\r\n\r\nWicketkeepers :\u00a0 Ankush Bains\u00a0\r\n\r\nBatsmen : Shubman Gill, Prashant Chopra, Anmolpreet Singh\u00a0\r\n\r\nAll rounders : Rishi Dhawan, Gurkeerat Singh Mann\r\n\r\nBowlers : Sandeep Sharma, Siddhart Kaul, Mayank Markande, Mayank Dagar, Ayush Jamwal\u00a0\r\n\r\nCaptain and Vice Captain :\r\n\r\nCaptain Shubman Gill or Anmolpreet Singh and vice captain Prashant Chopra or Siddhart Kaul\r\n\r\nStats and facts :\r\n\r\n1. Last seasons performance\r\n\r\nPunjab - 4 wins, 2 losses, 2 no results\r\n\r\nHimachal Pradesh - 3 wins, 4 losses, 1 no result\r\n\r\n2. Following players from Punjab did well in the last season of Vijay Hazare Trophy\r\n\r\nShubman Gill - 418 runs @ 59.71 in 7 inns (1*100, 3*50)\r\n\r\nAnmolpreet Singh - 314 runs @ 104.66 in 3 inns (2*100)\r\n\r\nGurkeerat Singh - 268 runs @ 89.33 in 6 inns (1*100, 1*50)\r\n\r\nMayank Markande - 13 wickets @ 21.07 in 7 inns\r\n\r\nSiddhart Kaul - 12 wickets @ 13.16 in 4 inns (1*5-for, 1*4-for)\r\n\r\nMandeep Singh - 213 runs @ 30.42 and 6 wickets @ 22.16 in 7 matches\r\n\r\n3. Following players from Himachal Pradesh did well in the last season of Vijay Hazare Trophy\r\n\r\nPrashant Chopra - 418 runs @ 59.71 in 8 inns (5*50) and 8 wickets @ 14.50\r\n\r\nAnkush Bains - 338 runs @ 56.33 in 7 inns (1*100, 2*50)\r\n\r\nAyush Jamwal - 14 wickets @ 21.0 in 7 inns (1*4-for)\r\n\r\nMayank Dagar - 13 wickets @ 25.69 in 8 inns (1*5-for, 1*4-for)\r\n\r\nRishi Dhawan - 13 wickets @ 27.07 and 98 runs @ 19.60 in 8 matches\r\n\r\n4. Shubman Gill has been excellent across formats in recent times and he is also coming off with a good performance against South Africa A earlier this month.\r\n\r\n5. Punjab is slightly a better team and are favourites to win this match.