The Best Balanced XI Of Captains In The Ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy


With the World Cup scheduled in India in 2023, this year and the next year's edition of the Vijay Hazare Trophy will be crucial. Players wanting to take part in the event in 2023 will have to do well in the tournament. On that note, in this article, we take a look at the best-balanced XI of captains in the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy.

Captaincy is an important aspect of VHT. With many teams vying for victories, it is necessary that the team is motivated. The captain will have to play an essential role in extracting the best performance out of the players. He must also do well to help the team's cause.

Openers: Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faiz Fazal

Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faiz Fazal will open the batting of this XI of best-balanced XI of captains in the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy. The Maharashtra captain has been in fine form in recent months. While he won the Orange Cap in IPL 2021, he has set the Vijay Hazare Trophy event on fire with his amazing performances. Ruturaj scored a total of four centuries in just the five games that his team was part of. On the other hand, Faiz Fazal from Vidharbha has been a consistent performer in domestic cricket. Not many know that the southpaw played for India back in 2016.

Middle-Order: Sanju Samson, Manish Pandey and Dinesh Karthik (C&WK)

Middle-order is one department that could still have a few newcomers in Team India's ODI setup. Of course, a few players who have fallen out of the radar can also make a comeback. Manish Pandey and Sanju Samson fall in that category. However, both have not been able to do well so far in the competition. Dinesh Karthik will captain this XI. He missed the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and has played a few important cameos to help his team top the group.

All-Rounders: Deepak Hooda, Shams Mulani and Rishi Dhawan

After moving to Rajasthan from Baroda, Deepak Hooda has showcased good form. He has done well with the bat, and if he can follow it up with a good show in IPL, an India call-up might not be far away. Mumbai has not been in great touch in the recent tournaments. Shams Mulani, the all-rounder, led the team in this year's VHT. However, the team was eliminated from the group stage itself. Rishi Dhawan has been doing well in domestic events for a few years now. He deserves an IPL contract for next season.

Bowlers: Harshal Patel, Pradeep Sangwan, and Jaydev Unadkat

Harshal Patel is a proper all-rounder in domestic cricket but for this XI, the Haryana captain will have more responsibility as the bowler. The player is in great demand and might be a permanent starter in the Indian T20 XI in near future. Pradeep Sangwan and Jaydev Unadkat will form the core of the bowling attack. The left-arm seamers are captains of Delhi and Saurashtra respectively. For a while now, Pradeep and Jaydev have been doing well for their teams.

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