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

Pick the all-rounders in your fantasy team wisely.

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Gujarat is going well in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament with three wins from the three matches they played thus far. They sneaked in a 13-run win against Meghalaya and registered a huge 70-run victory over Himachal Pradesh. The game against Rajasthan witnessed comedy of errors from both the teams. The game ended in a Tie with Gujarat failing to score five runs from the last eight balls.

In the Super Over, Gujarat scored only four runs but later conceded only four runs to win the game by virtue of hitting more boundaries. They will be now up against the Tamil Nadu team on Monday in their 4th game. The Ravichandran Ashwin-led team suffered a 53-run defeat to Rajasthan but bounced back with a 6-wicket win against Bihar on Sunday.

Match Details:

The Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy 2018-19 match between Gujarat and Tamil Nadu at the Lalabhai Contractor Stadium in Surat.

The match will begin at 10:00 AM local time (IST) (4:30 AM GMT). The game will be live on Hotstar.

List of broadcasted matches from the tournament on Day 4:

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

Delhi vs Kerala and Andhra vs Jammu & Kashmir

Live Streaming on Hotstar:

Gujarat vs Tamil Nadu and Himachal Pradesh vs Bihar

Pitch Condition/Report:

The Lalabhai Stadium hasn’t witnessed big totals but all the game played here so far were tightly contested. A game with 150+ totals is expected when Gujarat and Tamil Nadu face off.

Average first innings score: 143.83 (Six matches)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 3, Tied – 1

Probable XIs:

Tamil Nadu:

Hari Nishanth, NS Chaturved, Shahrukh Khan, N Jagadeesan (WK), Baba Indrajith, Washington Sundar, Ravichandran Ashwin (C), Murugan Ashwin, Abhishek Tanwar, M Mohammed, Ravi Kumar Rohith.

Bench: R Vivek, Jagatheesan Kousik, C Hari Nishanth, Rohit Ramalingam, NS Chaturved, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore.


Urvil Patel, Priyank Panchal (C), Dhruv Raval (WK), Hiten Mehra, Axar Patel, Piyush Chawla, Kavish Panchal/Roosh Kalaria, Chirag Gandhi, Hemang Patel, Manish Sharma, Tejas Patel.

Bench: Parthiv Patel, Karan Patel, Dhruv Patel, Manish Sharma, Piyush Tanwar.

Injury and Availability Updates:

Parthiv Patel hasn’t featured in any game this season due to his father’s health.

Power Picks:

Gujarat’s Piyush Chawla and Axar Patel will be crucial picks from this game. Chawla picked up five wickets across three matches and scored 44 runs. Axar, on the other hand, aggregated 103 runs and picked up one wicket.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain options – Axar Patel, N Jagadeesan, Piyush Chawla, Washington Sundar

Vice-captain options – Priyank Panchal, Abhishek Tanwar, Dhruv Raval, Shahrukh Khan

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

Keeper – Dhruv Raval

Batters – Chirag Gandhi, Priyank Panchal (C), NS Chaturved, Shahrukh Khan

All-Rounders – Axar Patel (VC), Washington Sundar, Hemang Patel

Bowlers – Abhishek Tanwar, Piyush Chawla, Murugan Ashwin

Playing XI #2 for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – N Jagadeesan (C)

Batters – Chirag Gandhi, Priyank Panchal, NS Chaturved, Shahrukh Khan

All-Rounders – Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Ravichandran Ashwin

Bowlers – Piyush Chawla (VC), Roosh Kalaria, Murugan Ashwin


Expert Advice:

Ravichandran Ashwin can be considered as the weakest link among the all-rounders. The all-rounders’ category is already filled with Axar, Sundar and Hemang Patel who are consistent with both bat and ball.

Probable Winners:

Gujarat is expected to continue their winning streak by defeating Tamil Nadu.

*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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