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

Umesh Yadav has been added to Vidarbha squad after featuring in the T20I for India.

Umesh Yadav
Umesh Yadav. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Similar to their Ranji Trophy campaign, the Vidarbha topped the points table with five wins to their name in the Group B of this Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy. The Faiz Fazal-led side has been a team of overwhelming performers. But now, they have to adjust to the tracks in Indore having played on sluggish ones in Surat. Their Super League challenge begins on Friday when they face the formidable Delhi team.

The Ishant Sharma-led team suffered a close defeat to the Jharkhand team in their very first game by tow urns. However, they bounced back with five victories on the trot to make it to the next round as the runners-up of the Group A. The Delhi team possess an all-round team with some quality batsmen and also bowlers at the same time.

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Match Details:

The Group B Super League match of the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy 2018-19 between Delhi and Vidarbha will be played at the Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore.

The match will begin at 1:30 PM local time (IST) (8:00 AM GMT) and will be live on Star Sports First, Star Sports 2 and Star Sports 2 HD. (Live Streaming on Hotstar)

List of broadcasted matches from the tournament March 8th:

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

Delhi vs Vidarbha and Mumbai vs Karnataka.


Pitch Condition/Report:

The Holkar Stadium is well known for producing a high-scoring game but it has been far from its reputation in this tournament thus far. The venue has witnessed scores around 150 during afternoon matches. Things could change during the Super League with the game being telecasted.

Average first innings score: 138 (Last 6 afternoon T20 matches)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 5, Lost – 1

Probable XIs:

Delhi:

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.

Vidarbha:

Faiz Fazal (C), Ganesh Satish, Shrikant Wagh, Akshay Wakhare, Ravi Jangid, Shalabh Shrivastava, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Akshay Karnewar, Yash Thakur, Rushabh Rathod, Atharwa Taide.

Bench: Apoorv Wankhade, Rajneesh Gurbani, Umesh Yadav, Akshay Wadkar, Darshan Nalkande.

Gurbani and Umesh might find it tough to find a spot in the playing XI.

Injury and Availability Updates:

Umesh Yadav has been added to Vidarbha squad after featuring in the T20I for India.

Power Picks:

The young Atharwa Taide is known for his batting but he exhibited his bowling skills during this tournament. Taide scored 100 runs from six innings and also bagged four wickets thus far.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain options – Nitish Rana, Akshay Karnewar, Dhruv Shorey, Jitesh Sharma, Rushabh Rathod

Vice-captain options – Yash Thakur, Hiten Dalal, Suboth Bhati, Unmukt Chand, Atharwa Taide


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

Keeper – Jitesh Sharma

Batters – Unmukt Chand, Hiten Dalal, Dhruv Shorey, Rushabh Rathod

All-Rounders – Atharwa Taide (VC), Nitish Rana (C), Lalit Yadav

Bowlers – Suboth Bhati, Yash Thakur, Akshay Wakhare

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

Keeper – Jitesh Sharma

Batters – Faiz Fazal, Hiten Dalal (VC), Rushabh Rathod

All-Rounders – Atharwa Taide (C), Nitish Rana, Akshay Karnewar

Bowlers – Ishant Sharma, Navdeep Saini, Rajneesh Gurbani


Expert Advice:

Selecting players from the all-rounders’ category will be a bit tough given the available options in the form of Nitish Rana, Lalit Yadav, Atharwa Taide and Akshay Karnewar. Only Taide and Rana will be important among them due to their batting position.

Probable Winners:

Delhi is expected to kick start the Super League with not so comfortable win against Vidarbha.

*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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