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

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

Parvez Rasool will be a perfect choice as captain for this game.

Irfan Pathan of Jammu and Kashmir
Irfan Pathan of Jammu and Kashmir. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Kerala will take on Jammu & Kashmir in a crucial Syed Mushtaq Ali game on Wednesday morning and it is no less than a do-or-die game. Kerala defeated Manipur by an 83-run margin and sneaked in an 8-run win against Andhra in their first two matches. Kerala lost their first game against Delhi when the opposition skipper Nitish Rana scored an unbeaten 52 in the 140-run chase.

On the other hand, Jammu and Kashmir began with a convincing 9-wicket win against Nagaland before going down against Jharkhand with Ishan Kishan scoring an unbeaten hundred. They nearly defeated Delhi where they posted their highest total of 189/7. The Parvez Rasool-led team returned to winning ways by defeating the home team Andhra and now seek a chance of making it to the Super League.

Match Details:

The Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy 2018-19 match between Kerala and Jammu & Kashmir will be played at the Devineni Venkata Ramana Praneetha Ground in Mulapadu, Vijayawada.

The match will begin at 9:00 PM local time (IST) (3:30 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

Pitch Condition/Report:

The venue has witnessed big totals whenever a new surface was used in this tournament. The pattern could continue on day 5 which will be taking place after a one-day break.

Average first innings score: 160.375 (Last 8 T20 matches)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 3, Lost – 5

Probable XIs:


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.

Jammu & Kashmir:

Abdul Samad, Jatin Wadhwan, Adil Reshi, Shubham Pundir, Manzoor Dar, Parvez Rasool (C), Irfan Pathan, Suryansh Raina (wk), Mujtaba Yousuf, Ram Dayal, Waseem Raza/Rasikh Salam.

Bench: Shubham Khajuria, Bandeep Singh, Umar Nazir Mir, Owais Amin Shah, Sharur Dar.

Injury and Availability Updates:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Power Picks:

Vinoop Manoharan is placed in the bowlers’ category but his role in this Kerala team is more than that. He picked up a wicket each in the first two games and scored 38 in the previous game to bail the team out of early troubles.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain options – Parvez Rasool, Vishnu Vinod, Sandeep Warrier, Shubman Pundir

Vice-captain options – Abdul Samad, Jatin Wadhwan, Sachin Baby, Arun Karthik

Alternatives –  Vinoop Manoharan, Ram Dayal, Irfan Pathan

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

Keeper – Vishnu Vinod (VC)

Batters – Arun Karthik, Sachin Baby, Shubham Pundir, Jatin Wadhwan

All-Rounders – Parvez Rasool (C), Abdul Samad

Bowlers – Sandeep Warrier, Ram Dayal, Basil Thampi, Vinoop Manoharan

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

Keeper – Vishnu Vinod

Batters – Arun Karthik (C), Sachin Baby, Shubham Pundir, Jatin Wadhwan (VC)

All-Rounders – Parvez Rasool, Abdul Samad, Irfan Pathan

Bowlers – Sandeep Warrier, Ram Dayal, Vinoop Manoharan


Expert Advice:

The J&K trio of Parvez Rasool, Irfan Pathan and Abdul Samad will be crucial from the all-rounders category. Rasool is expected to have a higher impact among the three given his role with both bat and ball. Samad and Irfan open for their team with bat and ball respectively. The pitch conditions could give them an extra edge.

Probable Winners:

Jammu & Kashmir team is expected to register their 3rd win by handing Kerala their 2nd straight 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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