India A vs England Lions, 2019: 4th Unofficial ODI: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
Which players are going to replace Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer and Hanuma Vihari in India A squad?
Published - Jan 28, 2019 7:53 pm | Updated - Jan 28, 2019 7:53 pm
India A continued their domination over the visiting England Lions as they clinched the 5-match unofficial series by winning in each of the first three matches. With the series winner being decided, the teams will be aiming to focus on individuals. They could be seen trying out different combinations from here on by bringing in some young players. India A will have as many as seven replacements in their squad for the final two unofficial ODIs.
This includes the likes of skipper Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer and Krunal Pandya. Ankit Bawne will be taking over the responsibility of leading the India A team for the last two ODIs. Their bowling attack played a key role in their three wins. KL Rahul, who returned to the competitive cricket for the first time since the Sydney Test and the KWK controversy, made only 13 runs but has two more matches in his hand.
The fourth game of the 5-match Unofficial ODI series between India A and England Lions will be hosted by Greenfield Stadium in Karyavattom, Trivandrum.
The match starts at 9:00 AM local (IST) time (3:30 AM GMT).
This series won’t be broadcasted or streamed due to conflicting with the ongoing Ranji Trophy.
The Greenfield Stadium was estimated to be played on the same track during the first three matches as the scores came down as the series progressed. A different pitch can be expected for the 4th ODI with 270+ scores being recorded.
Average 1st innings score: 216.25 (List A matches)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 2 (List A matches)
Probable Playing XI:
KL Rahul, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ankit Bawne (C), Ricky Bhui/Himmat Singh, Siddhesh Lad, Rishabh Pant (WK), Deepak Hooda, Rahul Chahar, Jayant Yadav/Shardul Thakur, Navdeep Saini, Avesh Khan.
Bench – Anmolpreet Singh, Axar Patel, Deepak Chahar.
With India A already winning the series, they could make a few changes. Axar Patel and Deepak Chahar played all matches and so they might be rested. Ruturaj might get a game ahead of Anmolpreet as he was benched for the first three matches.
In – Ricky Bhui, Siddhesh Lad, Himmat Singh, Rishabh Pant, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Chahar, Avesh Khan.
Out – Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Krunal Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Mayank Markande, Siddarth Kaul.
Alex Davies (WK), Ben Duckett, Sam Hain, Sam Billings (C), Steven Mullaney, Will Jacks, Lewis Gregory, Jamie Overton, Matthew Carter, Saqib Mahmood, Zak Chappell.
Bench – Dominic Bess, Danny Briggs, James Porter, Ollie Pope, Tom Moores.
England Lions could make quite a few changes to their squad. There is a chance of Tom Moores coming into the side but it has to be at cost of Alex Davies, a performing player for the visitors.
Availability and Injury News:
Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Krunal Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Mayank Markande and Siddarth Kaul are no longer part of the squad. They will be replaced by Ricky Bhui, Siddhesh Lad, Himmat Singh, Rishabh Pant, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Chahar and Avesh Khan.
Ruturaj Gaikwad had a dream start to his List A career scoring 1378 runs in only 29 List A matches he played. He has scored his runs at an average of 47.51 and a strike-rate of 95.49. Ruturaj hit three centuries and ten fifties in only 29 games.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Lewis Gregory has been the most consistent performer in this series thus far. He along with Ruturaj Gaikwad and Rishabh Pant are perfect for captain and vice-captain options. KL Rahul is in need of a big knock to gain his confidence back. Sam Billings, Sam Hain, Jayant Yadav and Navdeep Saini can be alternatives for the multipliers.
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Rishabh Pant
Batsmen – Ben Duckett, KL Rahul (VC), Sam Billings, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ankit Bawne
All-Rounders – Jayant Yadav, Lewis Gregory (C)
Bowlers – Navdeep Saini, Zak Chappell, Matthew Carter
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Alex Davies
Batsmen – KL Rahul, Ankit Bawne, Sam Hain (VC), Ruturaj Gaikwad (VC), Sam Billings
All-Rounders – Jayant Yadav, Lewis Gregory
Bowlers – Navdeep Saini, Rahul Chahar, Matthew Carter
Given the uncertainty regarding changes in the XI of the players coming in for India A, it will be ideal to pick the ones who have played the least number of matches so far.
India A are expected to make it 4-0 against the England Lions despite the change in the line-up.