SMA 2019-20 KER v TN Group A Round 1 Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019-20: Kerala vs Tamil Nadu, Group B, Round 1 – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

The likes of Dinesh Karthik and N Jagadeesan usually bat higher up the order. Compared to Mohammed Azharuddeen, it is better to pick these players in your Dream11 Fantasy side.

Dinesh Karthik
Dinesh Karthik. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Match Details:

The Group B, Round 1 fixture of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019-20 between Kerala and Tamil Nadu will be played at the St. Xavier’s KCA Cricket Ground in Trivandrum.

The match starts at 9:00 AM IST (3:30 AM GMT).


On the first day of the eleventh edition of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019-20, Kerala will square off against Tamil Nadu in a Group A fixture. Both these sides are two of the strongest contenders in this exciting T20 tournament. However, Kerala’s fortunes against Tamil Nadu in this tournament haven’t been great.

The side lost all the last three games that it played against Tamil Nadu in this tournament. Thus, they will want to turn things around at least in this season. However, the Tamil Nadu team has been playing some great cricket of late. They had a great run in the recently concluded Vijay Hazare Trophy and will look to continue their dominance over Kerala once again.

Weather Report

There are thunderstorms expected in Thiruvananthapuram tomorrow. While the chances of precipitation are lesser in the morning, strong rains are expected during the afternoon. We might miss out on a majority of the action in this match.

Pitch Condition/Report:

Not much information is available about the venue at the moment. But with the rain around, the pitch might help the pacers at the start before condition ease-out later on as the day progresses.

Average first innings score: NA

Record of chasing teams: NA

Injury and Availability News:

Sanju Samson and Washington Sundar won’t be available due to their international assignment.

Probable Playing XIs:


Vishnu Vinod, Robin Uthappa (C), Rohan Kunnummal, Sachin Baby, Jalaj Saxena, Akshay Chandran, Mohammed Azharuddeen (WK), Rahul Ponnam/Basil Thampi, Asif KM, Nidheesh M D, Sandeep Warrier.

Bench: Vinoop Manoharan, Rahul Ponnam/Basil Thampi, Sudhesan Midhun.

Tamil Nadu:

N Jagadeesan, Murali Vijay, Baba Aparajith, Dinesh Karthik (C & WK), Vijay Shankar, Shahrukh Khan, Ravichandran Ashwin, Murugan Ashwin, M Mohammed, T Natarajan, G Periyasamy.

Bench: Jagatheesan Kousik, R Sai Kishore, Krishnamoorthy Vignesh, Hari Nishanth.

Top Picks:

Baba Aparajith, Dinesh Karthik and Robin Uthappa are the top picks for your Dream11 Fantasy team. Ravichandran Ashwin, Vijay Shankar and Jalaj Saxena are good options as well. Amongst the bowlers, there are several good players and it’d be better to keep it different in both your Dream11 Fantasy sides.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Baba Aparajith, Dinesh Karthik, Vijay Shankar

Vice-Captain Options – Robin Uthappa, Jalaj Saxena, N Jagadeesan

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Dinesh Karthik, N Jagadeesan

Batters – Murali Vijay, Baba Aparajith (C), Robin Uthappa (VC), Sachin Baby, Vishu Vinod

All-Rounders – Ravichandran Ashwin

Bowlers – Murugan Ashwin, Basil Thampi, Sandeep Warrier.

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Dinesh Karthik (C), N Jagadeesan

Batters – Baba Aparajith, Robin Uthappa, Sachin Baby, Vishnu Vinod

All-Rounders – Vijay Shankar, Jalaj Saxena (VC)

Bowlers – T Natarajan, G Periyasamy, Basil Thampi


Expert Advice:

The likes of Dinesh Karthik and N Jagadeesan usually bat higher up the order. Compared to Mohammed Azharuddeen, it is better to pick these players in your Dream11 Fantasy side.

Probable Winners:

Tamil Nadu is predicted to win this game.

*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.