Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019-20: Kerala vs Uttar Pradesh, Group B, Round 7 – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Jalaj Saxena hasn't done great in the last couple of matches. He can be left out for a specialist bowler who can earn crucial Dream11 Fantasy points by picking wickets.

Robin Uthappa
Kolkata Knight Riders’ Robin Uthappa in action. (Photo by IANS)

Match Details:

The Round 7 match of Group B in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019-20 will be played between Kerala and Uttar Pradesh at the Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram.

The match starts at 1:30 PM local time & IST.


Preview for Dream11 Fantasy

Kerala and Uttar Pradesh will lock horns on Sunday which will decide their fate in the tournament. Both the teams should win this match and also hope for Rajasthan and either of Tamil Nadu or Vidarbha to lose their respective matches. Rather TN and Vidarbha will be facing in the morning and both of them are at the top in the group B. Rajasthan is at the third position and have better NRR than both Kerala and UP.

Kerala has a better chance to make it to the top two and qualify for the Super League compared to UP thanks to their positive NRR. However, it seems tough for Tripura to beat Rajasthan who have been bowling well this season. Interestingly, before the start of the match itself, the fate of the two teams will be decided as TN v Vidarbha and Rajasthan vs Vidarbha games are in the morning.

Weather Condition

The forecast is not so encouraging for this crucial game in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday. It will stay cloudy throughout the day and there is a 15% chance of rain at 1 PM. Things only get worse by 4-5 PM with the chances of rain with thunderstorms increasing to 50% according to AccuWeather.

Pitch Report

The surface at the venue has been good for batting. Though the last two matches at 1:30 PM have been extremely low scoring, those were between the two unmatches sides. Kerala and UP look evenly matched on paper and it should be a good contest in the middle, weather permitting. With the VJD method and NRR likely to come into play, the team winning the toss is likely to bowl first.

Average first innings score: 124 (Four completed matches played at 1:30 on this venue this season)

Record of the chasing teams: Won – 2; Lost – 2

Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Probable Playing XIs for Dream11 Fantasy


Vishnu Vinod, Jalaj Saxena, Sanju Samson (WK), Sachin Baby (C), Robin Uthappa, Mohammad Azharuddeen, Akshay Chandran, Basil Thampi, Sudhesan Midhun, Sandeep Warrier, KM Asif.

Bench – Vinoop Manoharan, MD Nidheesh, Rohan Kunnummal, Ponnam Rahu

Uttar Pradesh

Akshdeep Nath, Samarth Singh (C), Sameer Choudhary, Rinku Singh, Upendra Yadav (WK), Ankit Rajpoot, Saurabh Kumar, Shubham Chaubey, Shanu Saini, Mohsin Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

Bench – Priyam Garg, Shivam Mavi, Mohit Jangra, Yash Dayal, Ankit Chaudhary, Hardeep Singh

Top Picks

Sanju Samson and Robin Uthappa are crucial for Kerala’s fortunes and should be your top picks for Dream11 Fantasy. Also, Jalaj Saxena will be important with his all-round skills. For UP, Akshdeep Nath should lead the way while Ankit Rajpoot and Rinku Singh can also make the difference.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection

Captain – Ankit Rajpoot, Sanju Samson, Sachin Baby

Vice-Captain – Robin Uthappa, Akshdeep Nath, Upendra Yadav

Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues for Dream11 Fantasy:

Keeper – Sanju Samson (C), Upendra Yadav

Batsmen – Robin Uthappa (VC), Sachin Baby, Vishnu Vinod, Shubham Chaubey

All-Rounders – Akshdeep Nath

Bowlers – Sandeep Warrier, Basil Thampi, Ankit Rajpoot, Mohsin Khan

Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues for Dream11 Fantasy

Keeper – Sanju Samson, Upendra Yadav

Batsmen – Vishnu Vinod, Rinku Singh, Samarth Singh

All-Rounders – Jalaj Saxena (VC), Akshdeep Nath

Bowlers – Sandeep Warrier, Basil Thampi, Sudheshan Midhun, Ankit Rajpoot (C)


Expert Advice

Jalaj Saxena hasn’t done great in the last couple of matches. He can be left out for a specialist bowler who can earn crucial Dream11 Fantasy points by picking wickets.

Probable Winners

Kerala 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.