SM Ali T20 Trophy 2018-19, TN vs HIM, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips

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

Murali Vijay will be opening the innings for Tamil Nadu in this game.

Washington Sundar
Washington Sundar. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Tamil Nadu has been boosted by the late inclusion of Murali Vijay and Srikkanth Anirudha to a team already containing specialists of the T20 format who are exports of the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL). They began the tournament with a 53-run defeat against Rajasthan before defeating Bihar by six wickets. They clinched a dramatic thriller against Gujarat in the last game by one run while defending 125.

Gujarat put themselves in the game with a 28-run stand for the 10th wicket which came to an end on the final delivery. On the other hand, Himachal Pradesh has been inconsistent throughout the tournament. They lost to Vidarbha in a last-ball thriller before defeating Meghalaya by a 65-run margin. They later lost to Gujarat by a huge 70-run margin and comfortably defeated Bihar in the previous match.

Match Details:

The Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy 2018-19 match between Tamil Nadu and Himachal Pradesh will be played at the CB Patel International Cricket Stadium in Surat.

The match will begin at 10:00 AM local time (IST) (4:30 AM GMT). The game will be live on Hotstar.

List of broadcasted matches from the tournament on Day 5:

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 new stadium in Surat has been quite uncertain so far. The first two games produced 180+ totals while the previous two witnessed scores under 140. Vidarbha bundled out Rajasthan to 73 while defending their total of 117.

Average first innings score: 159 (Four T20 matches)

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

Probable XIs:

Tamil Nadu:

Murali Vijay, Hari Nishanth, Baba Indrajith, NS Chaturved, N Jagadeesan (WK), Srikkanth Anirudha, Washington Sundar, Ravichandran Ashwin (C), Abhishek Tanwar, M Mohammed, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore.

Bench: Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Kumar Rohith, T Natarajan, Shahrukh Khan, Jagatheesan Kousik, V Athisayaraj Davidson, R Vivek.

Himachal Pradesh:

Ankush Bains (C & WK), Prashant Chopra, Sumeet Verma, Ekant Sen, Rishi Dhawan, Ankit Maini, Nitin Sharma, Mayank Dagar, Gurvinder Singh, Ayush Jamwal, Kanwar Abhinay Singh.

Bench: Nikhil Gangta, Pankaj Jaiswal, Akshay Chandran, Ankit Kaushik.

Injury and Availability Updates:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Power Picks:

Washington Sundar has shown his all-rounder capability as he scored 74 runs across the three matches including two 30+ scores. He starred with the ball taking three wickets by conceding runs at a low economy. Sundar could well be the MVP in the game between TN and Himachal.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain options – Prashant Chopra, Washington Sundar, NS Chaturved

Vice-captain options – N Jagadeesan, Ankush Bains, Abhishek Tanwar, Rishi Dhawan

Alternatives – Murali Vijay, Ravichandran Ashwin, S Anirudha

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

Keeper – Ankush Bains

Batters – S Anirudha, Prashant Chopra (C), NS Chaturved, Ekant Sen

All-Rounders – Washington Sundar (VC), Ravichandran Ashwin, Rishi Dhawan

Bowlers – Abhishek Tanwar, M Mohammed, Gurvinder Singh.

Playing XI #2 for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – N Jagadeesan

Batters – S Anirudha (C), Prashant Chopra (VC), Murali Vijay, Ekant Sen

All-Rounders – Rishi Dhawan, Washington Sundar, Sumeet Verma

Bowlers – Abhishek Tanwar, M Mohammed, Ayush Jamwal.


Expert Advice:

Tamil Nadu will be in a confusion with regards to their batting line-up with as many as five players who played last match are capable of opening. Murali Vijay, Hari Nishanth, NS Chaturved, N Jagadeesan and Srikkanth Anirudha all have successful stints of the opening in T20s or in the TNPL.

Probable Winners:

Tamil Nadu is expected to register their 3rd straight win by defeating Himachal 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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