Saurashtra and Kerala will play against each other in the second match of Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019 in Bengaluru on Thursday, September 26. The toss for the match is scheduled to take place at 8:30 am IST, while the match will start at 9:00 am IST. The opening match of both the teams was abandoned due to rain and now they will come to the pitch with something to prove. Both the teams are filled with young players, but some experienced players like Sanju Samson, Robin Uthappa, Sandeep Warrier, Jaydev Unadkat and Arpit Vasavada will also play the match.
Though Jaydev Unadkat-led Saurashtra had a good show last season, this upcoming match will see a lot of players missing from the team. Cheteshwar Pujara and Ravindra Jadeja have been rested ahead of India’s Test series against South Africa. Dharmendrasinh Jadeja, on the other hand, will not be available for the match as he is getting ready for the warm-up game against South Africa. On the positive side, there is no major injury concern for the Saurashtra team.
Robin Uthappa recently joined the team ahead of their match against Saurashtra for this season. Uthappa will also lead Kerala in this tournament. The Kerala side will be without Jalaj Saxena for the first two games as he was picked by the Board of President XI, who will be playing the warm match against South Africa from tomorrow. There are no major injury concerns for the Kerala side.