SM Ali T20 Trophy 2018-19, MP vs MUM, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips

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

Suryakumar Yadav scored fifties in both the games of the tournament.

Suryakumar Yadav
Mumbai Indians’ Suryakumar Yadav in action. (Photo by IANS)

Mumbai made an interesting start to the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament as they posted a record-breaking 258/4 total against Sikkim to defeat by a huge 154-run margin. In the 2nd game against Punjab, as many as six Mumbai players bagged a duck and were restricted to only 155 which was enough for a victory. Suryakumar Yadav and Shreyas Iyer have been only performing batsmen for them so far.

Skipper Rahane was dismissed for single digits in both the games while the comeback man Prithvi Shaw too failed to make an impact thus far. They will now face the hosts Madhya Pradesh. They started the tournament with a big 34-run win over Punjab. However, they were thumped to a 5-wicket defeat in the 2nd game against Saurashtra following a batting failure.

Match Details:

The Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy 2018-19 match between Madhya Pradesh and Mumbai will be played at the Holkar Stadium in Indore.

The match will begin at 1:30 PM local time (IST) (8:00 AM GMT).


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 Holkar Stadium in Indore doesn’t need an explanation of what type of things are expected during the T20 games played here. The venue retained its name of being a high-scoring venue given the scores it produced this season.

Average first innings score: 156 (Last 4 T20 matches)

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

Probable XIs:

Madhya Pradesh:

Rajat Patidar (C), Naman Ojha (WK), Anshul Tripathi, Parth Sahani, Abhishek Bhandari, Venkatesh Iyer, Sohraab Dhaliwal, Salman Baig, Mihir Hirwani, Ishwar Pandey, Avesh Khan.

Bench: Kumar Kartikeya, Yash Dubey, Kuldeep Sen.


Mumbai:

Ajinkya Rahane (C), Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Siddhesh Lad, Aditya Tare (WK), Shams Mulani, Shubham Ranjane, Shardul Thakur, Dhawal Kulkarni, Tushar Deshpande.

Bench: Akash Parkar, Eknath Kerkar, Dhrumil Matkar, Royston Dias.

Injury and Availability Updates:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Power Picks:

The last year has been a great one for Suryakumar Yadav especially in the T20 format. Mumbai Indians pushing him up the order during the IPL is also one of the reasons for it. Surya has scored seven of his nine T20 fifties since the start of 2018. In the 24 T20 matches Surya played in this period, he scored 872 runs at an average of 43.6 including a career best of 80 in the previous match against Punjab.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain options – Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Parth Sahani, Avesh Khan

Vice-captain options – Prithvi Shaw, Shams Mulani, Abhishek Bhandari, Dhawal Kulkarni

Alternatives – Ajinkya Rahane, Shardul Thakur, Nama Ojha, Ishwar Pandey


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

Keeper – Naman Ojha

Batters – Shreyas Iyer, Parth Sahani (VC), Abhishek Bhandari, Surya Kumar Yadav

All-Rounders – Venkatesh Iyer, Shubham Ranjane, Shams Mulani

Bowlers – Dhawal Kulkarni, Avesh Khan, Ishwar Pandey

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

Keeper – Naman Ojha

Batters – Shreyas Iyer (VC), Parth Sahani, Anshul Tripathi, Surya Kumar Yadav, Prithvi Shaw (C)

All-Rounders – Venkatesh Iyer, Shams Mulani

Bowlers – Shardul Thakur, Avesh Khan, Tushar Deshpande


Expert Advice:

Both Ajinkya Rahane and Prithvi Shaw have been tentative in the first two games. Facing the inform Avesh Khan and Ishwar Pandey doesn’t give a bit of confidence with respect to their success against them.

Probable Winners:

Mumbai is expected to register their 3rd straight win of the tournament by defeating the hosts Madhya Pradesh.

*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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