Saurashtra Premier League 2019, Final: Zalawad Royals vs Sorath Lions – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
Zalawad's Sheldon Jackson and Chetan Sakariya of Sorath top the batting and bowling charts respectively
Updated - May 22, 2019 12:11 pm
Sorath Lions will feature in the Saurashtra Premier League final against the Zalawad Royals who defeated Kutch Warriors in the last league match to get the ticket to the grand finale. Interestingly, the Zalawad Royals and Sorath Lions began their respective campaigns by facing off each other. After losing that game, the Zalawad franchise won all the three matches they played to qualify for the final.
On the other hand, the Sorath team’s only defeat came against Kutch Warriors where they recorded the lowest team total in this season of 105. In the very next game, they bounced back by chasing down 162 against the Halar Heroes. Zalawad’s Sheldon Jackson is the highest run-getter having scored 169 runs with two fifties while Sorath’s Chetan Sakariya is leading wicket-taker with nine wickets.
The final match of the Saurashtra Premier League T20 2019 will be played between Zalawad Royals and Sorath Lions at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot.
The match starts at 7:30 PM local time (IST) (2:00 PM GMT). The game will be live on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD. Live streaming available on Hotstar.
The Saurashtra Premier League has witnessed low scoring games throughout the season. The highest total in the tournament has been just 167 and only on four instances a team ended up posting 160+. Given the lack of rest days, there is hardly a chance of the final being a high-scoring one, unlike the group matches.
Average first innings score: 140 (Night games in SPL T20 2019)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 4, Lost – 3
Cheteshwar Pujara (C), Sheldon Jackson (WK), Samarth Vyas, Prerak Mankad, Jyot Chhaya, Tarang Chhatrola, Sunil Yadav, Jay Chauhan, Kishan Kugasiya, Devang Karamta, Karan Patel.
Bench – Mohsin Dodia, Harnish Trivedi, Vishal Joshi, Sachin Mevada, Vipul Makwana, Prasham Rajdev, Aniruddh Chaturvedi.
Tarang Gohel, Himalaya Barad, Divyaraj Chauhan, Aryandev Jhala, Chirag Jani, Sagar Jogiyani (C & WK), Kevin Jivrajani, Dharmendrasinh Jadeja, Bhavyesh Donga, Chetan Sakariya, Prabhu Sindhav.
Bench – Deepraj Chudasama, Pranav Karia, Dhavalraj Jadeja, Vaibhav Sheth , Ankit Patel , Satyajitsinh Gohil.
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
Sheldon Jackson – 32, 52, 47, 5
Himalaya Barad – 22, 26.5, 9, 34.5
Prerak Mankad – 24.5, 20, 39.5, 31
Chetan Sakariya – 23, 39.5, 7.5, 48
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Options as captain – Sheldon Jackson, Chirag Jani, Prerak Mankad, Cheteshwar Pujara
Options as vice-captain – Sunil Yadav, Sagar Jogiyani, Dharmendrasinh Jadeja, Chetan Sakariya
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Sheldon Jackson (C)
Batsmen – Himalaya Barad, Aryandev Jhala, Tarang Gohel, Cheteshwar Pujara
All-Rounders – Prerak Mankad (VC), Divyaraj Chauhan
Bowlers – Kishan Kugasiya, Sunil Yadav, Chetan Sakariya, Dharmendrasinh Jadeja
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Sagar Jogiyani
Batsmen – Himalaya Barad (C), Samarth Vyas, Jyot Chhaya
All-Rounders – Prerak Mankad, Divyaraj Chauhan, Chirag Jani
Bowlers – Devang Karamta, Sunil Yadav, Chetan Sakariya, Dharmendrasinh Jadeja
Cheteshwar Pujara holds the key in building the fantasy team for this game. In this low scoring tournament, Pujara doesn’t require to do something out of the box which justifies his selection and making him the captain or vice-captain. However, his cost of 10.5 credits won’t help in picking a high priced all-rounder or bowler who could earn the same number of points if not more.
Sorath Lions are expected to win the inaugural edition of the Saurashtra Premier League.