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

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

Shubman Gill is expected to be part of Punjab's playing XI against Mumbai.

Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Mumbai started the Syed Mushtaq Ali campaign with a record-breaking effort as they posted 258/4 in their 20 overs and defeated Sikkim by a huge 154-run margin. Shreyas Iyer came up with a 147-run knock with 15 sixes and set new Indian records. This game must have given them the much-needed boost after poor performances during the Ranji Trophy. They will now face Punjab on Friday.

The Harbhajan Singh-led team began the tournament with a 34-run loss to Madhya Pradesh. A collective poor effort in the bowling saw Punjab conceding 199/3 after the hosts elected to bat first. Mandeep Singh and Gurkeerat Mann were only performers with the bat scoring 64 and 46 respectively. Shubman Gill didn’t feature in the opening game and there is no update regarding his absence from this game either.

Match Details:

The Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy 2018-19 match between Punjab and Mumbai at the Emerald Heights International 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 on Day 2:

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

Delhi vs Manipur and Nagaland vs Andhra

Live Streaming on Hotstar:

Vidarbha vs Bihar and Gujarat vs Rajasthan

Pitch Condition/Report:

The Emerald School Ground in Indore kept the reputation of producing big totals as Mumbai smashed the highest total in the history of Indian domestic T20 cricket. Given the batting line-ups of both the teams, the venue could witness yet another high scoring game.

Average first innings score: 185.6 (Last 5 T20 matches)

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

Probable XIs:

Punjab:

Shubman Gill, Anmolpreet Singh, Mandeep Singh, Yuvraj Singh, Gurkeerat Singh Mann (WK), Sharad Lumba, Harbhajan Singh (c), Manpreet Gony, Karan Kaila/Barinder Sran, Baltej Singh, Sandeep Sharma.

Bench: Prabhsimran Singh, Manan Vohra, Krishan.

Note: Gurkeerat didn’t bowl in the first game and could be seen donning the gloves from the next game for fitting Shubman in place of Prabhsimran.


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:

Shreyas Iyer has scored 516 runs across his last 11 innings in Twenty20 cricket at an average of 57.33. Iyer has scored his maiden hundred and four fifties during his previous 11 innings in this format. Once again, Mumbai’s No.3 is expected to play a crucial role in the team’s success.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain options – Shreyas Iyer, Mandeep Singh, Prithvi Shaw, Suryakumar Yadav, Shubman Gill

Vice-captain options – Ajinkya Rahane, Shardul Thakur, Shams Mulani, Manpreet Gony


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

Keeper – Aditya Tare

Batters – Shreyas Iyer (C), Mandeep Singh (VC), Anmolpreet Singh, Surya Kumar Yadav, Prithvi Shaw

All-Rounders – Yuvraj Singh, Shams Mulani

Bowlers – Dhawal Kulkarni, Harbhajan Singh, Manpreet Gony.

Playing XI #2 for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Aditya Tare

Batters – Shreyas Iyer (VC), Anmolpreet Singh, Mandeep Singh, Surya Kumar Yadav, Shubman Gill (C)

All-Rounders – Gurkeerat Mann, Shams Mulani

Bowlers – Shardul Thakur, Dhawan Kulkarni, Manpreet Gony.


Expert Advice:

Ajinkya Rahane and Yuvraj Singh haven’t been at their best in the Twenty20 format in the recent past and have been excluded from the Suggested XIs. Shubman Gill has been picked in an assumption of him being fit and his exclusion during the first game was in order to give rest to the youngster.

Probable Winners:

Mumbai is expected to register their 2nd straight win of the tournament against Punjab.

*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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