Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy 2018-19: Andhra vs Delhi: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
Hiten Dalal scored 116 runs across the last three matches in the tournament.
Published - Feb 26, 2019 10:41 pm | Updated - Feb 26, 2019 10:41 pm
Andhra’s happiness of registering a 179-run margin victory against Nagaland didn’t last long as they suffered back to back defeats after the record margin win in the Twenty20 history. In the next game, Andhra lost to Kerala by only eight runs. The Andhra team were needing nine runs from the last five deliveries and were set towards a victory. However, Sandeep Warrier bagged a hat-trick to finish off the game.
Andhra was dominated by Jammu & Kashmir in all departments who cruised to a 6-wicket win on Monday. The home team will now face the in-form Delhi team in a must-win game. The Nitish Rana-led side suffered a 3-run defeat in their first match against Jharkhand. They bounced back with a hat-trick of wins by defeating Manipur, Jammu & Kashmir and Kerala in their next three games.
The Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy 2018-19 match between Andhra and Delhi will be played at the Devineni Venkata Ramana Praneetha Ground in Mulapadu, Vijayawada.
The match will begin at 1:30 PM local time (IST) (8:00 AM GMT) and will be live on Star Sports 2 and Star Sports 2 HD. (Live Streaming on Hotstar)
List of broadcasted matches from the tournament on Day 5:
Live on Star Sports 2 and Star Sports 2 HD (Live Streaming on Hotstar):
Jammu & Kashmir vs Kerala and Andhra vs Delhi
Live Streaming on Hotstar:
Meghalaya vs Vidarbha and Gujarat vs Bihar
The track at the Devineni Ground in Mulapadu produced higher scores in the afternoon games compared to that of morning matches. The conditions during the game between Andhra and Delhi can be estimated based on how the track behaves during the morning game between Kerala and Jammu & Kashmir.
Average first innings score: 160.375 (Last 8 T20 matches)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 3, Lost – 5
Hanuma Vihari (C), Ashwin Hebbar, Ricky Bhui, Prasanth Kumar, Dwaraka Ravi Teja, Girinath Reddy, Srikar Bharat (WK), Karn Sharma, Bandaru Ayyappa, KV Sasikanth, SK Ismail/Dasari Swaroop.
Bench: Shoaib Md Khan, Pranith Manyala, Yarra Prithviraj, Harishankar Reddy.
Unmukt Chand, Hiten Dalal, Dhruv Shorey, Nitish Rana, Himmat Singh, Lalit Yadav, Pawan Negi, Anuj Rawat (wk), Suboth Bhati, Ishant Sharma (c), Navdeep Saini.
Bench: Pranshu Vijayran, Manjot Kalra, Varun Sood.
Injury and Availability Updates:
(Will be added when there is an update)
Hiten Dalal is known for his aggressive approach irrespective of the format he plays in. Opening the innings for Delhi, he scored 56*, 32 and 28 in the previous three games. Dalal will be once again crucial for Delhi’s winning chances.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain options – Nitish Rana, Hanuma Vihari, Dhruv Shorey
Vice-captain options – Karn Sharma, Hiten Dalal, Suboth Bhati
Alternatives – Girinath Reddy, Ricky Bhui, Navdeep Saini
Suggested Playing XI #1 for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – KS Bharat
Batters – Hanuma VIhari (VC), Hiten Dalal, Ricky Bhui, Dhruv Shorey
All-Rounders – Karn Sharma, Nitish Rana (C), Girinath Reddy
Bowlers – Suboth Bhati, Bandaru Ayyappa, Navdeep Saini
Suggested Playing XI #2 for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – KS Bharat
Batters – Unmukt Chand (C), Hanuma Vihari, Hiten Dalal, D Ravi Teja
All-Rounders – Nitish Rana (VC), Pawan Negi, Karn Sharma
Bowlers – Bandaru Ayyappa, Ishant Sharma, Suboth Bhati
Selecting players from the all-rounders’ category will be a bit tough given the available options in form of Nitish Rana, Lalit Yadav, Girinath Reddy, Karn Sharma and Pawan Negi. Nitish and Karn will be ideal among the five given their experience and the recent outings. Performances of other players will depend upon the match situations.
Delhi is expected to bag their 4th consecutive win and hand Andhra their 3rd successive defeat.
*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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