SM Ali T20 Trophy 2018-19, AP vs KER, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips

Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy 2018-19: Andhra vs Kerala: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Ricky Bhui scored a 38-ball century in the previous game against Nagaland

Hanuma Vihari
Hanuma Vihari. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Both Andhra and Kerala made a great start to their respective Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 campaigns as they registered big wins over the North-East teams. Kerala ended up bagging an 83-run win against Manipur whom they restricted to 103/7. Earlier, captain Sachin Baby’s unbeaten 75 powered Kerala to a big total of 186/5. Andhra went one step ahead by defeating Nagaland with a record margin.

After electing to bat first, Andhra posted a mammoth total of 244/4 as Ricky Bhui scored a 38-ball century. He and Girinath Reddy added 150 for the 3rd wicket in only ten overs. Nagaland were bowled out for only 65 in the response and fell 179 runs short of the Andhra’s total. This is the biggest losing margin in Twenty20 cricket in terms of runs for any team.

Match Details:

The Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy 2018-19 match between Andhra and Kerala 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 3:

Star Sports 2 and Star Sports 2 HD (Live Streaming on Hotstar):

Jharkhand vs Manipur and Kerala vs Andhra

Live Streaming on Hotstar:

Gujarat vs Himachal Pradesh and Meghalaya vs Rajasthan

Pitch Condition/Report:

The Devineni Ground in Mulapadu has witnessed big totals in this tournament and is expected to remain the same. The pitch here gets better for the batsmen as the day progresses and clearing the boundaries here isn’t a big task.

Average first innings score: 154.75 (Last 4 T20 matches)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 3

Probable XIs:


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.


Vishnu Vinod, Arun Karthik, Rohan Prem, Daryl Ferrario, Sachin Baby (C), Mohammed Azharuddeen (WK), Vinoop Manoharan, Basil Thampi, Sandeep Warrier, MD Nidheesh, Sudhesan Midhun.

Bench: Jalaj Saxena, Karaparambil Monish, Akshay Chandran, Ponnam Rahul, KM Asif.

Injury and Availability Updates:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Power Picks:

Arun Karthik was the only player with 400+ runs in the previous TNPL edition. He scored 472 runs from only ten games at an average of 78.66 with help of six half-centuries. Karthik scored those runs at 150+ S/R and has to delivery with the same results in the coming games for Kerala.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain options – Hanuma Vihari, Ricky Bhui, Sachin Baby

Vice-captain options – Ashwin Hebbar, Vishnu Vinod, Arun Karthik

Alternatives – Karn Sharma, Girinath Reddy, Sandeep Warrier

Suggested Playing XI #1 for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Vishnu Vinod

Batters – Hanuma Vihari (C), Arun Karthik, Sachin Baby, Ricky Bhui (VC), Daryl Ferrario

All-Rounders – Karn Sharma, Girinath Reddy

Bowlers – KV Sasikanth, Sandeep Warrier, Bandaru Ayyappa

Suggested Playing XI #2 for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Mohammed Azharuddeen

Batters – Hanuma Vihari (VC), Arun Karthik (C), Rohan Prem, Ashwin Hebbar, Daryl Ferrario

All-Rounders – Karn Sharma, Girinath Reddy

Bowlers – MD Nidheesh, Basil Thampi, Bandaru Ayyappa

Expert Advice:

Vishnu Vinod is the direct option from the wicketkeepers’ category. He is placed with Azharuddeen and KS Bharat in the keepers’ category who will bat in the middle order while Vinod opens the innings.

Probable Winners:

Andhra is expected to utilize the home advantage and get better off Kerala.

*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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