Maharashtra vs Railways Match Preview, Match Details, Pitch Report, Probable Playing XI, Match Predictions for Round 1, Elite Group E of Vijay Hazare Trophy 2022

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Maharashtra vs Railways: Elite Group E will be seen in action on the inaugural day of the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2022. Maharashtra will face Railways in their opening game of the tournament. The game will be played in Ranchi on 12th November 2022.

Maharashtra last appeared in the group stages of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. They did manage to defeat Arunachal Pradesh in their last league game, but that proved not to be enough. The bowlers were magnificent. They restricted the opposition’s innings to just 99 runs and defended the target of 162 successfully.

Railways, on the other hand, were knocked out of the 20-over domestic tournament after facing defeat at the hands of Vidarbha. Batting first, Railways put up a target of 150 on board. In reply, Vidarbha chased down the total in the penultimate over of the match. Apoorv Wankhede was their best batter with 71 runs off 42 deliveries.

Match Details for Maharashtra vs Railways

Series: Vijay Hazare Trophy 2022

Date: 12th November 2022 (Saturday)

Time: 9:00 AM IST

Venue: Metallurgical and Engineering Consultant Ltd Sail Stadium, Ranchi

Live Streaming: Star Sports, Hotstar

Pitch Details for Maharashtra vs Railways

The pitch at Ranchi will most likely assist the batters. Bowlers will have a hard time throughout the course of the game. Batting first will be the preferred choice for the toss-winning captain.

Probable Playing XI


Ruturaj Gaikwad (captain/wicket-keeper), Rahul Tripathi, Satyajeet Bachhav, Pavan Shah, Yash Nahar, Divyang Hinganekar, Shamshuzama Kazi, Vicky Ostwal, Mukesh Choudhary, Azim Kazi, Manoj Ingale


Pratham Singh, Shivam Chaudhary, Upendra Yadav (wicket-keeper), Susheel Kumar, Vivek Singh, Mohit Raut, Suraj Ahuja, Karn Sharma (captain), Yuvraj Singh, Akshat Pandey, Pradeep T, Harsh Tyagi

Match Predictions for Maharashtra vs Railways

Maharashtra is the most likely winner of this game. Their team is filled with star-stubbed players. Hence, their odds are greater than the Railways. Meanwhile, Railways will have to work hard against a strong side like Maharashtra. Overall, a good game of cricket is most likely to play out.

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