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Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019-20: Baroda vs Maharashtra, Super League – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Baroda’s top-order has been in amazing form thus far in the competition.

Yusuf Pathan
Yusuf Pathan. (Photo Source: CricTracker)

Match Details:

The Group A Super League match of the 2019-20 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy will be played between Baroda and Maharashtra at the CB Patel International Stadium in Surat.

The match starts at 01:45 PM IST (08:15 AM GMT).

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The Super League phase of the 2019-20 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy is in full flow and the Group A fixture on Sunday will see Baroda lock horns against Maharashtra in what promises to be a crucial game for both sides.

Baroda has been absolutely brilliant in this season thus far. Having won seven games on the bounce, they are just one victory away from securing their spot in the semi-finals. They come into this game on the back of a nail-biting one-run victory over Delhi after they successfully defended 6-151 thanks to Babashafi Pathan’s 3-24.

Maharashtra, on the other hand, had their winning streak snapped in the last game at the hands of the same opponent that Baroda beat in their last fixture- Delhi. Their 77-run-loss was spearheaded by an all-round display from Nitish Rana, who claimed 4-18 to bowl Maharashtra out for 90 in just 17.2 overs.

Weather Report

Another bright and sunny day is expected in Surat on Sunday, November 24th. According to AccuWeather, the temperatures are expected to hover between 21 and 34 degrees celsius and there is no possibility of rain playing spoilsport.


Pitch Condition/Report:

In the 13 games played at the venue, the average score batting first has been around 125 while there have been nine instances when the teams chasing have won. Baroda’s last game at the venue resulted in them successfully defending 6-151 against Delhi.

Average first innings score: 125 (In 13 T20 played at the venue this season)

Record of chasing teams: Won-9, Lost-4

Injury and Availability News:

Lukman Meriwala did not play the last game. We will update once we get any news regarding his availability.

Probable Playing XIs:

Baroda:

Kedar Devdhar(c & wk), Aditya Waghmode, Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya, Yusuf Pathan, Swapnil Singh, Rishi Arothe, Vishnu Solanki, Ninad Rathva, Atit Sheth, Babashafi Pathan

Bench –  Viraj Bhosale, Abhijith Karambelkar, Parth Kohli, Lukman Meriwala

Maharashtra:

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Yash Nahar, Kedar Jadhav, Rahul Tripathi (C), Naushad Shaikh, Azim Kazi, Nikhil Naik (WK), Satyajeet Bachhav, Digvijay Deshmukh, Samad Fallah, Shamshuzama Kazi.

Bench: Vijay Zol, Rohit Motwani, Nikit Dhumal, Swapnil Gugale, Mukesh Choudhary, Divyang Himganekar, Vishal Gite, Hitesh Walunj, Manoj Ingale.


Top Picks

Aditya Waghmode (360 runs at 60.00), Kedar Devdhar (304 runs at 43.42) and Deepak Hooda (217 runs at 31.00) have been the cornerstone of Baroda’s batting while the likes of Swapnil Singh (183 runs) and Yusuf Pathan (85 runs) have also chipped in with crucial contributions.

With the ball, Babashafi Pathan claimed three wickets in the last game to help Baroda eke out a memorable one-run win. Lukman Meriwala (16 wickets) did not play the last game and if he doesn’t tomorrow as well, the likes of Rishi Arothe (11 wickets), Atit Seth (11 wickets) will be crucial to Baroda’s fortunes.

As for Maharashtra, the onus will be on Ruturaj Gaikwad (328 runs at 46.85), Nikhil Naik (104 runs at 52.00) and skipper Kedar Jadhav (165 runs at 23.5 will be key with the bat while Samad Fallah (10 wickets) and Satyajeet Bachhav (11 wickets) will lead the bowling unit.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection-

Captain Options – Kedar Devdhar, Aditya Waghmode, Ruturaj Gaikwad

Vice-Captain Options – Rahul Tripathi, Satyajeet Bachhav, Vishnu Solanki

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Kedar Devdhar (C)

Batters –  Rahul Tripathi, Ruturaj Gaikwad (VC), Yusuf Pathan, Aditya Waghmode, Vishnu Solanki

All-Rounders – Swapnil Singh, Deepak Hooda

Bowlers –  Samad Fallah, Satyajeet Bachhav, Babashafi Pathan

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Kedar Devdhar

Batters –  Rahul Tripathi (VC), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Yusuf Pathan

All-Rounders – Krunal Pandya (VC), Deepak Hooda, S Kazi

Bowlers –  Atit Seth, Satyajeet Bachhav, Rishi Arothe, A Kazi


Expert Advice:

Baroda’s top-order has been in amazing form thus far in the competition. Hence, opting for the likes of Kedar Devdhar or Aditya Waghmode as the captain/vice-captain of your Dream11 Fantasy team.

Probable Winners:

Baroda is expected to win the 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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