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

Ishan Kishan scored two unbeaten centuries during the league stage.

Ishan Kishan
Ishan Kishan. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The Super League of the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament kick starts with the Group A toppers Jharkhand facing the Group B runners-up Gujarat. Jharkhand won five of their six matches during the league stage. The Ishan Kishan-led side would have been unbeaten had they clinched the game against Andhra which they lost by three runs. The defeat put them into a must-win scenario against Kerala.

A collective all-round effort ensured Jharkhand didn’t fall apart against Kerala. Gujarat, on the other hand, won four of the six matches. Their league phase ended with a defeat to Vidarbha which did not affect their Super League qualification as they edged past Tamil Nadu due to NRR. They are boosted by the return of Parthiv Patel who missed the first four matches due to the health of his father.

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Match Details:

The Group A Super League match of the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy 2018-19 between Jharkhand and Gujarat will be played at the Emerald High School Ground in Indore.

The match will begin at 9:30 AM local time (IST) (4:00 AM GMT).

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:

Playing in the morning does make an impact here at the Emerald High School Ground. The first batting sides struggle to post big totals compared to that of in the afternoon matches.

Average first innings score: 145 (Last five morning T20 matches)

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


Probable XIs:

Jharkhand:

Anand Singh, Ishan Kishan (C & WK), Virat Singh, Saurabh Tiwary, Ishank Jaggi, Kumar Deobrat, Anukul Roy, Monu Kumar, Shahbaz Nadeem, Varun Aaron, Rahul Shukla.

Bench: Ajay Yadav, Vikash Singh, Utkarsh Singh, Nazim Siddiqui.

Gujarat:

Parthiv Patel (c & wk), Piyush Chawla, Axar Patel, Priyank Panchal, Chirag Gandhi, Hardik Patel, Dhruv Raval, Arzan Nagwaswalla, Hemang Patel, Manish Sharma, Piyush Tanwar.

Bench: Roosh Kalaria, Karan Patel, Kavish Panchal, Hiten Mehra, Dhruv Patel, Urvil Patel, Tejas Patel.

Injury and Availability Updates:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Power Picks:

Virat Singh lived up to the name ‘Virat’ with his consistency in this tournament. He scored 167 runs before getting dismissed for the first time in the competition that included two unbeaten scores of 70. In the must-win match against Kerala, Virat scored a crucial 46 to lay the platform for the Jharkhand’s win.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain options – Axar Patel, Ishan Kishan, Virat Singh, Priyank Panchal

Vice-captain options – Saurabh Tiwary, Anand Singh, Chirag Gandhi, Piyush Chawla


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

Keeper – Ishan Kishan (VC)

Batters – Chirag Gandhi, Priyank Panchal, Virat Singh, Saurabh Tiwary

All-Rounders – Axar Patel (C), Anand Singh, Piyush Chawla

Bowlers – Manish Sharma, Monu Kumar, Arzan Nagwaswalla

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

Keeper – Parthiv Patel

Batters – Chirag Gandhi, Priyank Panchal, Virat Singh, Saurabh Tiwary

All-Rounders – Axar Patel (VC), Anand Singh, Piyush Chawla

Bowlers – Rahul Shukla, Varun Aaron, Arzan Nagwaswalla


Expert Advice:

It will be a tough decision to choose between Ishan Kishan and Parthiv Patel; the keeper-captains of both teams who will be opening. Kishan has scored two unbeaten centuries in league stage while Parthiv has featured only in two matches.

Probable Winners:

Gujarat is expected to start as favourites but Jharkhand is capable enough to turn the tables.

*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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