Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019-20: Punjab vs Jharkhand, Super League, C2 vs E2 – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Punjab emerged as the second-placed team of Group B after acquiring sixteen points from their seven matches.

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Match Details:

The super league match (C2 vs E2) in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019-20 will be played between Punjab and Jharkhand at the CB Patel International Cricket Stadium in Surat.

The match starts at 1:30 PM local time & IST (8:00 AM GMT). 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

Punjab and Jharkhand are set to lock horns in the Super League clash in Surat on Wednesday. Punjab emerged as the second-placed team of Group B after acquiring sixteen points from their seven matches. On the other hand, Jharkhand gathered 22 points from their seven matches by registering five wins in the books. Punjab will be joined by the likes of Anmolpreet Singh, who will bolster their batting attack. Sandeep Sharma has also delivered consistent performances for his side and has scalped 16 wickets in his last 10 matches for Punjab.

Madhya Pradesh, on the other hand, will be steered by the batting duo of Virat Singh and Anand Singh. Virat smashed a brilliant unbeaten half-century against Gujarat in their previous match. The 21-year-old has performed consistently for his side and has gathered three half-centuries and a ton in his last 10 matches for Jharkhand.

He will be joined by Anand Singh, who has the ability to contribute in both the departments. In Jharkhand’s Group stage match against Nagaland, the right-hander had showcased his all-round abilities by playing an unbeaten knock of 81 runs along with scalping two wickets in his spell.

Weather Condition

Surat’s weather will be fine on Monday for a game of cricket to take place. There is no rain threat whatsoever while the humidity will be at its peak as usual. The temperature will hover around 34 degrees Celsius according to AccuWeather and it is expected to get colder as the day progresses.

Pitch Report

Although there have many low-scoring matches on this pitch, it is expected to be good for strokeplay. In the previous game at this venue between Sikkim and Delhi, Sikkim was able to gather only 88 runs on the board. Delhi cruised to any easy nine-wicket victory with 66 balls remaining. The side batting second will certainly have an upper hand.

Average first innings score: 112 (In seven matches played at the venue so far)

Record of the chasing teams: Won – 5; Lost – 2

Injury and Availability News:

(Will be updated when there is any news)

Probable Playing XIs


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


Ishan Kishan (C & WK), Virat Singh, Saurabh Tiwary, Kumar Deobrat, Anand Singh, Monu Kumar, Varun Aaron, Rahul Shukla, Anukul Roy, Utkarsh Singh

Bench: Vivekanand Tiwary, Nazim Siddiqui, Supriyo Chakraborty

Top Picks:

Punjab’s bowling attack will be led by the duo of Sandeep Sharma and Siddharth Kaul. Both the players have vital experience under their belt and have delivered consistent performances for their side. In the last season, Sharma scalped 12 wickets in nine matches while Kaul picked up 12 wickets in seven matches. Anmopreet Singh, who has smashed two half-centuries in his last three matches for Punjab, is expected to lead their batting force.

For Jharkhand, Virat Singh and Anand Singh have been showing their calibre with the bat. The side also has a strong bowling attack comprising the likes of Varun Aaron and Rahul Shukla. These players should be picked in your Dream11 Fantasy side.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options: Virat Singh, Ishan Kishan, Anukul Roy

Vice-Captain Options: Anmolpreet Singh, Mandeep Singh, Siddarth Kaul

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Dream11 Fantasy:

Keeper – Ishan Kishan, Simran Singh

Batsmen – Kumar Deobrat, Virat Singh (C), Anmolpreet Singh

All-rounders – Anand Singh, Mandeep Singh (VC), Gurkeerat Singh

Bowlers – Utkarsh Singh, Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul

Suggested Playing XI No. 2 for Dream11 Fantasy:

Keeper – Simran Singh

Batsmen – Saurabh Tiwary, Kumar Deobrat, Virat Singh, Abhishek Sharma

All-rounders – Anand Singh, Anukul Roy (C)

Bowlers – Shahbaz Nadeem, Sandeep Sharma, Mayank Markande, Siddarth Kaul (VC)


Expert Advice:

Look out for the toss yet again. Despite being a low-scoring ground, batsmen of both the teams have the potential to amass a respectable total on the board. Also, picking more players from Punjab will prove beneficial as they are in superb form lately.

Probable Winners:

Punjab are expected to win this 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.