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Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019-20: Maharashtra vs Punjab Group C, Round 8 – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Sandeep Sharma has picked ten wickets in six games so far. With the SRH pacer in red hot form, he should be a worthwhile option for the Dream11 Fantasy.

Mayank Markande
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Match Details:

The Round 7 match in the Group C of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019-20 will be played between Punjab and Maharashtra at the Sector 16 Stadium, Chandigarh.

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

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With the margin of error being small, Punjab and Maharashtra face off against each other with a place in the knockouts beckoning. Both teams have won four games each and come into this game on the back of a win. While Punjab has relied heavily upon its bowling unit, Maharashtra’s top-heavy side has churned victories to stay in contention.

On paper, Punjab holds the edge over their opponents with the experience and pedigree of the likes of Sandeep Sharma and Gurkeerat Singh Mann. Nevertheless, an exciting contest beckons in the final round of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019 on Sunday.

Weather Condition/Report:

A clear day with cloudy conditions set to engulf the stadium. A cloud cover of 31% and humidity of 75%, as per AccuWeather, is expected with the temperature expected to hover around 22 and 25 degrees Celsius.


Pitch Condition/Report:

A good batting track awaits the two sides with some help for the spinners also on offer. Teams will prefer to bat first with the track getting slower as the game progresses in spite of the record favouring the chasing team.

Average score: 133 (In 12 T20s played at the venue)

Record of Chasing Team: Won – 9, Loss – 3

Injury and Availability News:

(Will be shared when there’s an update)

Probable Playing XIs for Dream11 Fantasy

Punjab:

Abhishek Sharma, Simran Singh (WK), Anmolpreet Singh, Gurkeerat Singh, Harpreet Brar, Mandeep Singh (C),  Sharad Lumba, Nikhil Chaudhary, Mayank Markande, Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul

Bench: Baltej Singh, Karan Kaila, Anmol Malhotra, Krishan Alang

Maharashtra:

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rahul Tripathi (C), Swapnil Gugale, Naushad Shaikh, Azim Kazi, Nikhil Naik (WK), Kedar Jadhav, SS Bachhav, Digvijay Deshmukh, Samad Fallah, Mukesh Choudhary

Bench: Vijay Zol, Rohit Motwani, Nikit Dhumal, Divyang Himganekar, Vishal Gite


Top Picks:

Anmolpreet Singh has been the star of the show with consistent performances in the top order. The Punjab batsman has two fifties to his name so far and looks good for more against Maharashtra. His counterpart, Ruturaj Gaikwad is second on the list for most runs in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019.

With 272 runs at an average of 54.40, Gaikwad’s form makes him a popular selection among Dream11 teams. Kedar Jadhav is a handy all-rounder who is capable of scoring quicks runs towards the end of the innings. With his international experience also in play, Jadhav is a wonderful asset to have in the Dream11 Fantasy side.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Anmolpreet Singh, Harpreet Brar, Ruturaj Gaikwad

Vice-Captain – Kedar Jadhav, SS Bachhav, Sandeep Sharma

Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Simran Singh, Naushad Shaikh

Batsmen – Anmolpreet Singh (C), Rahul Tripathi, Ruturaj Gaikwad

All-Rounders – Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Kedar Jadhav (VC),

Bowlers – Harpreet Brar, Siddarth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma, Satyajeet Bachhav

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

Keeper – Nikhil Naik, Simran Singh

Batsmen – Anmolpreet Singh, Ruturaj Gaikwad (C), Rahul Tripathi, Abhishek Sharma

All-Rounders –Kedar Jadhav

Bowlers – Sandeep Sharma (VC), Mayank Markande, Harpreet Brar, Samad Fallah

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Expert Advice:

Picking two keepers would be an ideal ploy with the middle order batsmen such as Gurkeerat Singh and Mandeep Singh being rated at 9 and 9.5 credits respectively.

Sandeep Sharma has picked ten wickets in six games so far. With the SRH pacer in red hot form, he should be a worthwhile option for the Dream11 Fantasy.

Probable Winners:

Punjab is expected to win this encounter.

*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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