Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019-20: Bengal vs Mumbai, Group D, Round 5 – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019-20: Bengal vs Mumbai, Group D, Round 5 – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Having registered three consecutive wins, the Suryakumar Yadav-led side will be anchored by a strong opening duo comprising Bista and Tare.

Manoj Tiwari of Rising Pune Supergiants
Manoj Tiwari of Rising Pune Supergiant. (Photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

Match Details:

The Round 5 match of Group D in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019-20 will be played between Bengal and Mumbai at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.

The match starts at 10:00 AM local time & IST. It can be watched live on Star Sports 2 and Star Sports 2 HD. Live streaming will be available on Hotstar.

Preview for Dream11 Fantasy

Mumbai and Bengal will clash for clinching the top spot in the Group D table. Mumbai is currently sitting on the top by gathering 12 points in their first three games. Bengal, who have amassed 10 points in their opening three fixtures will be eager to break Mumbai’s unbeaten streak.

Mumbai are expected to be favourites in the battle for the top spot. Having registered three consecutive wins, the Suryakumar Yadav-led side will be anchored by a strong opening duo comprising Bista and Tare. Both the players steered Mumbai to the victory in their previous match against Madhya Pradesh. Bista smashed 68 runs off 36 balls at an astounding strike rate of 188.88 while Aditya Tare supported him with a 48-ball 74. Mumbai will be hoping to get a brawny start from these two openers against Bengal.

Bengal, on the other hand, will be hoping to capitalise on their recent form. The side has been in bolstering form with their explosive batting. AR Easwaran-led side had posted a mammoth score of 207 against Meghalaya in their previous match of the tournament.

The skipper led his team by the front by smashing 61 runs off 32 balls including 3 fours and 4 sixes. He was also assisted by the vital cameos of Vivek Singh and Manoj Tiwary. Singh scored an impressive half-century while Tiwary smashed a quick-fire 45 off 29 balls. Meghalaya succumbed to the pressure and could only gather 153 runs on the board. Bengal will be relying on their batting line-up to fire off against Mumbai.

Weather Condition/Report:

Mumbai is expected to have the perfect sunny conditions for the game to take place. There are no chances of showers or overcast conditions that will play a role in interrupting the match. The temperature is expected to hover around 34 degrees Celsius according to AccuWeather and it is expected to get colder as the day progresses.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The pitch at the Wankhede offers help for both the pacers and spinners. Although the pitch is favourable for bowlers in the initial overs, it starts easing out and is beneficial for the batsmen as the day progresses. Batsmen of both the teams are in phenomenal touch and a massive total is expected on the board.

Average first innings score: 187

Record of chasing teams: Won-3, Lost- 2, No Result- 1

Injury and Availability News:

Shreyas Iyer is likely to play this game having returned from the India vs Bangladesh T20Is.

Probable Playing XIs for Dream11 Fantasy:


Shreevats Goswami (wk), Vivek Singh, Abhimanyu Easwaran (c), Manoj Tiwary, Agniv Pan, Shahbaz Ahmed, Ritwik Chowdhury, Arnab Nandi, Akash Deep, Sayan Ghosh, Ishan Porel

Bench – Debabrata Das, Ravikant Singh, Writtick Chatterjee, Ayan Bhattacharjee, Abhishek Raman


Jay Bista, Aditya Tare (WK), Suryakumar Yadav (C), Siddhesh Lad, Dhrumil Matkar, Sarfaraz Khan/Shreyas Iyer, Shams Mulani, Dhawal Kulkarni, Sujit Nayak, Tushar Deshpande, Shubham Ranjane.

Bench – Parikshit Valsangkar, Kruthik Hanagavadi

Top Picks:

Abhimanyu Easwaran is touted to be the vital player for his side. The skipper is in sensational form and had scored 61 runs off just 32 balls in the previous match against Meghalaya. The 24-year-old was in phenomenal touch in the previous season too. He had smashed 235 runs in 10 matches at an average of 39.16. He will be assisted by the duo of Shreevats Goswami and Manoj Tiwary, who has the potential to play crucial knocks.

Mumbai will be relying on their skipper Suryakumar Yadav to amass vital runs on the board. Mumbai’s top order was in impressive touch against Madhya Pradesh and had gathered a massive total of 207 on the board. The opening duo of Bista and Tare is expected to steer Mumbai with a formidable start. Mumbai’s bowling line-up will be helmed by Tushar Deshpande, who had scalped 18 wickets in 10 matches of the previous season at a strike rate of 11.2.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain- Abhimanyu Easwaran, Suryakumar Yadav, Manoj Tiwary

Vice-Captain- Aditya Tare, Shreevats Goswami, Jay Bista

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Dream11 Fantasy:

Keeper – Aditya Tare, Shreevats Goswami

Batsmen – Suryakumar Yadav (C), Jay Bista, Abhimanyu Easwaran

All-rounders – Shubham Ranjane, Manoj Tiwary (VC)

Bowlers – Tushar Deshpande, Shams Mulani, Sayan Ghosh, Ishan Porel

Suggested Playing XI No. 2 for Dream11 Fantasy:

Keeper – Shreevats Goswami (VC)

Batsmen – Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer (C), Siddhesh Lad, Jay Bista, Vivek Singh

All-rounders – Sujit Nayak, Manoj Tiwary

Bowlers – Tushar Deshpande, Dhrumil Matkar, Ishan Porel

Expert Advice:

Runs are expected to galore at Wankhede. The team batting first will be hoping to post a massive score on the board.  It would be advisable to comprise top-order batsmen of both the teams on the basis of their current form. Openers of both sides have the potential to smash quick-fire half-centuries.

Probable Winners:

Mumbai 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.