HIM vs MAH Prediction, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips: Playing XI, Pitch Report and Injury Update – Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021, Elite C Group

HIM vs MAH Prediction, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips: Playing XI, Pitch Report and Injury Update – Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021, Elite C Group

Himachal Pradesh are expected to challenge for the top spot by beating Maharashtra

Rishi Dhawan
Rishi Dhawan. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Match Details:

The Elite C Group match of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021 will be played between Himachal Pradesh and Maharashtra at the Moti Bagh Stadium in Vadodara.

This match is scheduled to start at 12:00 PM Local Time and IST.


Not many would have expected Himachal Pradesh to emerge as a contender to top Elite Group C, but they have managed to do just that. Rishi Dhawan & Co. have played some great cricket to win 3 out of their 4 matches. They are just 4 points behind group-toppers Baroda and will be aiming to close the gap.

On the other hand, Maharashtra have had a campaign they would like to forget as soon as possible. Not only have they lost 3 out of their 4 matches, but the manner in which they lost their previous game would have dented their morale badly. It will be interesting to see how they will cope up with an in-form Himachal Pradesh side.

HIM vs MAH Weather Report:

The temperature will be around 27 °C during the start of the game, but it will eventually rise to 31 °C. As always, there are no chances of precipitation.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The track here at the Moti Bagh Stadium tends to change its characteristics in due course with the progression of the match. It eventually starts out as a batting-friendly surface, but towards the end, the bowlers rule the roost.

Average first innings score:

160 (4 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021 match played at this venue)

Record of chasing teams:

Won – 0, Lost – 4, Tied – 0

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Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

HIM vs MAH Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

Himachal Pradesh:

RI Thakur, Prashant Chopra (wk), Pankaj Jaiswal, Mayank Dagar, Ayush Jamwal, Rishi Dhawan (c), Akash Vashist, Amit Kumar, Vaibhav Arora, Ekant Sen, Abhimanyu Rana.


Ankush Bedi, Arpit Guleria, Kanwar Abhinay, Nitin Sharma.


Nikhil Naik (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Rahul Tripathi (c), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Azim Kazi, Satyajeet Bachhav, Shamshuzama Kazi, Manoj Ingale, Naushad Shaikh, Divyang Hinganekar, Mukesh Choudhary.


Ranjit Nikam, Taranjit Singh, Vishant More, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Dhanraj Pardeshi, Swapnil Gugale, Jagdish Zope, Pradeep Dadhe, Sunny Pandit.

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HIM vs MAH Top picks for Today’s Dream11 Match:

Rishi Dhawan is a big reason behind’s Himachal Pradesh’s impressive form in this competition. He has had an all-round influence, having scored 44 runs and picked up 6 wickets.

Like Dhawan, Pankaj Jaiswal is another Himachal Pradesh cricketer who can have an all-round influence. He has scored 30 runs and has picked up 7 wickets.

Prasanth Chopra has been brilliant with the bat for the team from North India. He has scored 156 runs at an excellent average of over 50 and a strike rate of over 110.

Kedar Jadhav might not be retained by Chennai Super Kings for IPL 2021, but given his form in this competition, teams are bound to show interest in him. He has scored 177 runs at an average of nearly 60.

As for Maharashtra’s bowling department, Mukesh Choudhary has been the most promising performer. He has been a bit expensive, but has picked up 6 wickets.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Prasanth Chopra, Rishi Dhawan

Vice-Captain Options – Pankaj Jaiswal, Kedar Devdhar

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Suggested Playing XI No.1 for HIM vs MAH Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Prasanth Chopra

Batters – Ruturaj Gaikwad, Kedar Jadhav (VC), RI Thakur, Abhimanyu Rana

All-Rounders – Pankaj Jaiswal, Naushad Shaikh, Rishi Dhawan (C)

Bowlers – Mukesh Choudhary, Manoj Ingale, Mayank Dagar

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for HIM vs MAH Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Prasanth Chopra (C), Nikhil Naik

Batters – Rahul Tripathi, Kedar Jadhav, Abhimanyu Rana

All-Rounders – Pankaj Jaiswal (VC), Naushad Shaikh, Rishi Dhawan

Bowlers – Mukesh Choudhary, Vaibhav Arora, Satyajeet Bachhav

Expert Advice:

Manoj Ingale can be a great budget buy at only 8.0 Cr. While he has gone for runs, he also has picked up 4 wickets in 3 games.

Today’s HIM vs MAH Probable Winners:

Himachal Pradesh are expected to win this game.

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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.