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India Under-23s vs Bangladesh Under-23s, 2019: 2nd One-Day: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Saif Hassan and Yashasvi Jaiswal could be picked up as captain and vice-captain.

Arshdeep Singh
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Match Details:

The 2nd match of the 5-match One-Day series between India Under-23s and Bangladesh Under-23s at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow.

The match starts at 9:00 AM local time (IST) (3:30 AM GMT).

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Preview:

The 5-match One-Day series between India Under-23s and Bangladesh Under-23s finally began on Friday. The match was supposed to be played on Thursday but due to the rains it got started on reserve day. This series was moved from Raipur to Lucknow owing the rainfall over the last couple of day. India U23s won the first game by 34 runs which turned out to be a low-scoring match as it aggregated only 350 runs.

The hosts lost a wicket in the very first over of the match after losing the toss. BR Sharath’s 42 and Aryan Juyal’s 69-run knock played key role in their recovery. No other batsman scored even 25 runs as they finished with 192/8 in their 50 overs. The visiting team lost five wickets for just 46 runs on the board. Top-scorer Zakir Hasan (48) retiring hurt turned out to be the deciding moment in this match.


Weather Condition/Report:

Thunderstorm with rain is expected during the morning. However, clear weather is expected from 11 AM and hence we might have a game with delay. If the weather forecast comes true, we might see a game of around 25 overs apiece.

Pitch Condition/Report:

As expected, the spinners did dominate the wicket column at the Ekana Stadium. However, the early movement with the new ball wasn’t witnessed previously here. The rains left moisture over the pitch as a decent number of wickets fell in the first 15-20 overs.

Average first innings score: 192 (Youth ODIs)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 0, Lost – 1

Team News:

Saurabh Dubey replaced Dhrushant Soni in the India U23s squad.

Zakir Hassan was retired hurt during the first One-Day match.


Probable Playing XIs:

India Under-23s:

Yashasvi Jaiswal, BR Sharath (WK), Samarth Vyas, Priyam Garg (C), Ritwik Roy Choudhary, Aryan Juyal, Shubhang Hegde, Atit Seth, Kartik Tyagi, Arshdeep Singh, Hrithik Shokeen.

Bench – Madhav Kaushik, Kumar Suraj, Saurabh Dubey, Harpreet Brar.

Bangladesh Under-23s:

Saif Hassan (C), Sabbir Hossain, Yasir Ali, Mohammad Al Amin, Mahidul Islam, Jaker Ali (WK), Ariful Haque, Shafiqul Islam, Sheikh Mehedi Hasan, Abu Hider Rony, Robiul Haque.

Bench – Sumon Khan, Fardeen Hasan, Tanvir Islam, Manik Khan, Zakir Hassan.


Top Picks:

BR Sharath could be among the top performers as the keeper-batsman gets chance to bat in top three. He will add points with his keeping and thus he bagged a total of 97 points in the first One-Day. Sheikh Mehedi Hasan could continue troubling Indian batsmen and his batting will be a bonus.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Saif Hassan, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sheikh Mehedi Hasan, BR Sharath

Vice-Captain – Aryan Juyal, Priyam Garg, Ariful Haque, Yasir Ali

The consistent batsmen Saif Hassan and Yashasvi Jaiswal were made to bowl a couple of overs due to the lack of spin bowling options. Both ended up taking a couple of wickets each. They could be picked up as captain and vice-captain.


Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – BR Sharath (VC), Aryan Juyal

Batters – Saif Hassan, Yasir Ali, Yashasvi Jaiswal

All-Rounders – Sheikh Mehedi Hasan (C), Hrithik Shokeen, Ariful Haque

Bowlers – Shubhang Hegde, Atit Seth, Robiul Haque

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – BR Sharath

Batters – Saif Hassan (C), Yasir Ali, Yashasvi Jaiswal (VC), Priyam Garg

All-Rounders – Mohammad Al Amin, Sheikh Mehedi Hasan, Hrithik Shokeen

Bowlers – Shafiqul Islam, Shubhang Hegde, Arshdeep Singh


Expert Advice:

There was a bit of confusion around for the fantasy for the 1st One-Day. The name in the squads and Dream11 was Sheikh Mehedi Hasan while the same player was listed as Mehidy Hasan Miraz on BCCI site. The uncapped Mehedi also bowls off-spin and can bat just like Mehidy, the Bangladesh International player. The actual player was Mehedi itself and moreover, Mehidy is getting ready for facing Sri Lanka A later this month.

Probable Winners:

India Under-23s are expected to take a 2-0 lead.

*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.

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