SM Ali T20 Trophy 2018-19, RAI vs BEN, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips

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

Bengal’s Prayas Barman is currently part of the ongoing U19 Quadrangular tournament.

Wriddhiman Saha
Wriddhiman Saha. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Bengal will face the Railways team in their respective first Super League game in the Group A which will be a must win for both sides given the shortness of the round. The Bengal team are quite strong in the bowling department. Their pacers have been amongst the wickets during the tournament and the skipper Major Tiwary would be hoping to see the same in the coming days.

Railways have been performing brilliantly this season as they won five of the six matches in the tournament. They could have made it six out of six if not for the defeat in their last game against Punjab by three wickets. The Railways team have earned named of scoring at an aggressive pace that has helped them in producing results. They could be seen continuing the same strategy.

Match Details:

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

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

The Emerald High School Ground is a batting paradise and 190+ scores are recorded usually during afternoon games. Defending won’t be an easy job for the bowlers if their batsmen make anything less than 190.

Average first innings score: 180 (Last 5 afternoon T20 matches)

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

Probable XIs:


Anureet Singh (C), Amit Paunikar (wk), Krishnakant Upadhyay, Ashish Yadav, Prashant Gupta, Prashant Awasthi, Amit Mishra, Mrunal Devdhar, Harsh Tyagi, Pratham Singh, Abhinav Dixit.

Bench: Manjeet Singh, Ambikeshwar Mishra, Gandhar Bhatawadekar, Amit Chopra.


Manoj Tiwary (c), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ashok Dinda, Shreevats Goswami, Vivek Singh, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Sayan Ghosh, Ishan Porel, Ayan Bhattacharjee, Ritwik Chowdhury, Shahbaz Ahmed.

Bench: Writtick Chatterjee, Pradipta Pramanik, Kanishk Seth, Dwaipayan Bhattacharjee.

Injury and Availability Updates:

Bengal’s Prayas Barman is currently part of the ongoing U19 Quadrangular tournament.

Power Picks:

Pratham Singh of Railways registered four consecutive fifties in the tournament. He scored 40 on his T20 debut that was followed by four scores over 50. In the final game against Punjab, Pratham scored only 28; his lowest score among the six T20 innings.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain options – Pratham Singh, Shreevats Goswami, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Amit Mishra

Vice-captain options – Vivek Singh, Manoj Tiwary, Mrunal Devdhar, Manoj Tiwary

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

Keeper – Wriddhiman Saha

Batters – Mrunal Devdhar, Abhimanyu Easwaran (VC), Pratham Singh (C), S Goswami

All-Rounders – Vivek Singh, Ashish Yadav

Bowlers – Ashok Dinda, Ishan Porel, Amit Mishra

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

Keeper – Wriddhiman Saha

Batters – Mrunal Devdhar, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Pratham Singh (VC), Prashant Gupta, S Goswami (C)

All-Rounders – Vivek Singh, Ashish Yadav

Bowlers – Ashok Dinda, Sayan Ghosh, Amit Mishra

Expert Advice:

Going by the performances of the ongoing tournament, the likes of Anureet Singh and Ashok Dinda will be the most preferred ones. Sayan Ghosh could turn out to be an X-factor.

Probable Winners:

The impressive Railways team might thump down Bengal in their first Super League match.

*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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