Preview :\r\n\r\nThe 2019-20 season of Vijay Hazare Trophy has kicked off today. In the group B, Uttar Pradesh will begin their campaign against Baroda in Vadadora tomorrow. Uttar Pradesh will reply mainly on Rinku Singh, Shivam Mavi, Ankit Rajpoot and Akshdeep Nath and will miss Suresh Raina this time. On the other hand, Baroda will be hoping for a better season this time under new captain Krunal Pandya and players like Kedar Devdhar, Yusuf Pathan and Deepak Hooda will also play an important role.\r\n\r\nMatch Details :\r\n\r\nMatch : UP vs BRD, Uttar Pradesh vs Baroda, Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019-20\r\n\r\nDate and time :\u00a025 September 2019, 9.00 AM IST\r\n\r\nVenue : Vadodara International Cricket Stadium, Vadodara\r\n\r\nUttar Pradesh Team News and Expected Playing XI :\r\n\r\nTeam News :\r\n\r\n1. Suresh Raina will not play in this season as he is recovering from knee surgery and in his absence Samarth Singh will captain UP team.\r\n\r\n2. Kuldeep Yadav isn't included in the squad due to India's Test against South Africa starts next week.\r\n\r\n3. Rinku Singh is back in the team after serving three months ban from playing cricket.\r\n\r\nExpected XI :\r\n\r\nAbhishek Goswami, Upendra Yadav (wk), Samarth Singh (c), Akshdeep Nath, Rinku Singh, Umang Sharma, Shivam Mavi, Saurabh Kumar, Ankit Rajpoot, Mohit Jangra, Shanu Saini\r\n\r\n\u00a0Baroda Team News and Expected Playing XI :\r\n\r\nTeam News :\r\n\r\n1. Baroda's opening match against Odisha washed out due to rain.\r\n\r\n2. Krunal Pandya will captain Baroda in this season of Vijay Hazare Trophy.\r\n\r\n3. Hardik Pandya isn't selected in the squad as he is still not 100% fit.\r\n\r\n4. There are no major injury concerns for Baroda team camp.\r\n\r\nExpected XI :\r\n\r\nKedar Devdhar, Aditya Waghmode, Krunal Pandya (c), Deepak Hooda, Yusuf Pathan, Vishnu Solanki, Mitesh Patel (wk), Swapnil Singh, Lukman Meriwala, Babashafi Pathan, Rishi Arothe\r\n\r\nUP vs BRD Dream11 Prediction :\r\n\r\nWicketkeepers :\u00a0 Upendra Yadav\u00a0\r\n\r\nBatsmen : Kedar Devdhar, Rinku Singh, Samarth Singh\r\n\r\nAll rounders : Krunal Pandya, Akshdeep Nath, Deepak Hooda\r\n\r\nBowlers : Lukman Meriwala, Babashafi Pathan, Shivam Mavi, Shanu Saini\u00a0\r\n\r\nCaptain and Vice Captain :\r\n\r\nCaptain Krunal Pandya or Deepak Hooda and vice captain Akshdeep Nath or Samarth Singh\r\n\r\nStats and facts :\r\n\r\n1. Last seasons performance\r\n\r\nUttar Pradesh - 1 win, 5 losses, 2 No results\r\n\r\nBaroda - 4 wins, 2 losses, 2 No results\r\n\r\n2. Following players from Uttar Pradesh did well in the last season of Vijay Hazare Trophy\r\n\r\nAkshdeep Nath - 258 runs @ 51.60 in 6 inns (1*100, 2*50) and 4 wickets @ 25.50\r\n\r\nSamarth Singh - 227 runs @ 113.50 in 3 inns (1*100, 1*50)\r\n\r\nShivam Mavi - 8 wickets @ 29.50 and 40 runs in 6 matches\r\n\r\nUpendra Yadav - 233 runs @ 38.85 in 6 inns (1*50)\r\n\r\n3. Following players from Baroda did well in the last season of Vijay Hazare Trophy\r\n\r\nKedar Devdhar - 401 runs @ 57.28 in 7 inns (2*100)\r\n\r\nKrunal Pandya - 274 runs @ 45.66 in 7 inns (3*50) and 11 wickets @ 17.54 (1*5-for)\r\n\r\nDeepak Hooda - 270 runs @ 54 in 7 inns (3*50) and 3 wickets\r\n\r\nYusuf Pathan - 175 runs @ 58.33 in 6 inns (2*50) and 2 wickets\r\n\r\nBabshafi Pathan - 7 wickets @ 20.57 in 6 inns (1*5-for)\r\n\r\nLukman Meriwala - 7 wickets @ 25.42 in 7 inns\r\n\r\n4. Some good players like Rinku Singh, Ankit Rajpoot and Aditya Waghmode had a disappointing season last year and they should bounce back this year.\r\n\r\n5. Both the teams are at same level and it should be a good close contest.