Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy - RAJ vs MAH - Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019-20: Rajasthan vs Maharashtra, Super League, Group-A – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Ruturaj Gaikwad scored 328 runs at an average of 46.85.

Kedar Jadhav
Kedar Jadhav. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Match Details:

The Group A Super League match of the 2019-20 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy will be played between Rajasthan and Maharashtra at Lalabhai Contractor Stadium in Surat.

The match starts at 06:30 PM IST (01:00 PM GMT).

This game will be live on Star Sports 2 and Star Sports 2 HD. Live streaming available on Hotstar.


The caravan of the 2019-20 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy rolls on and in another Group-A Super League encounter, Rajasthan will take on Maharashtra in what is expected to be a crucial encounter for the former. Rajasthan comes into their third Super-League encounter desperate for a win, after having lost both of their previous encounters. While they lost to Baroda by 15 runs, their last fixture against Haryana resulted in a four-wicket defeat.

They’ll now face Maharashtra,  who too lost their opening Super League fixture to Delhi thanks to an all-round performance by Nitish Rana but came back well in their last game against Baroda were  where an all-round batting effort- led by Ruturaj Gaikwad (47) and an equally dominating bowling effort-led by Satyajeet Bachhav 2-5- steered them to a 67-run-win.

Weather Report

It is expected to be another pristine day for cricket in Surat on Monday. According to the weather report, it is expected to be a bright and sunny day with the temperatures hovering between 21-34 degrees celsius.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The pitch at Lalabhai Stadium has been a good one to bat and it has turned to be even better for the chasing teams, especially in the last five games. The average first innings score has been around 170 while on four instances out of the last five, chasing sides’ have coasted past the target with ease.

Average first innings score at this venue: 170 (Last five matches of the season)

Record of chasing teams- Won: 1, Lost: 4

Injury and Availability News:

There were talks of Deepak Chahar reaching Surat. You can pick him in your fantasy team after the toss.

Probable Playing XIs:


Manender Narender Singh (WK), Ankit Lamba, Rajesh Bishnoi, Mahipal Lomror (C), Arjit Gupta, Chetan Bist, Chandrapal Singh, Rahul Chahar, Tanveer-ul-Haq, Aniket Chaudhary, Khaleel Ahmed

Bench: Abhimanyu Lamba, Deepak Chahar, Robin Bist, Aditya Garhwal, Akash Singh, Ramnivas Golada, Ravi Bishnoi


Ruturaj Gaikwad, Vijay Zol, Kedar Jadhav, Rahul Tripathi (C), Naushad Shaikh, Azim Kazi, Nikhil Naik (WK), Satyajeet Bachhav, Digvijay Deshmukh, Samad Fallah, Shamshuzama Kazi

Bench: Yash Nahar, Rohit Motwani, Nikit Dhumal, Swapnil Gugale, Mukesh Choudhary, Divyang Himganekar, Vishal Gite, Hitesh Walunj, Manoj Ingale.

Top Picks

Rajasthan- The likes of Ravi Bishnoi (211 runs at 42.50), Ankit Lamba (228 runs at 32.57), Arjit Gupta (161 runs at 26.83) and Manender Singh (160 runs at 22.85) have been the spearhead of the Rajasthan batting unit and will once again be the key to their fortunes against Maharashtra

As far as the bowling is concerned, Chandrapal Singh (2-16) claimed two wickets in the last game. He, along with Tanveer ul Haq (5 wickets), Aniket Choudhary (10 wickets) and Rahul Chahar (6 wickets) will lead the unit.

Maharashtra-   As far as Maharashtra is concerned, the likes of Ruturaj Gaikwad (328 runs at 46.85), Nikhil Naik (104 runs at 52.00), Rahul Tripathi (144 runs at 24.00) and  Kedar Jadhav (165 runs at 23.5 will be key to their fortunes with the bat while Samad Fallah (10 wickets) and Satyajeet Bachhav (11 wickets) will spearhead the bowling department.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection-

Captain Options – Ruturaj Gaikwad, Chandrapal Singh, Azim Kazi

Vice-Captain Options – Kedar Jadhav, Satyajeet Bachhav, Mahipal Lamror

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Manender Singh

Batters –  Rahul Tripathi, Ruturaj Gaikwad (C), Arjit Gupta, Ankit Lamba, Ravi Bishnoi

All-Rounders – Kedar Jadhav, Chandrapal Singh (VC)

Bowlers –  Samad Fallah, Satyajeet Bachhav, Aniket Choudhary

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Nikhil Naik

Batters –  Rahul Tripathi, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ankit Lamba, Ravi Bishnoi

All-Rounders – Mahipal Lamror, Chandrapal Singh

Bowlers –  Samad Fallah, Azim Kazi (C), Satyajeet Bachhav (VC), Khaleel Ahmed

Expert Advice:

Maharashtra’s top-order-led by Ruturaj Gaikwad- has been in good form. Hence, opting for them as captain/vice-captain should be an ideal punt.

Probable Winners:

With Maharashtra boasting of an all-round balance and coming off a commanding win against Baroda, we back them to win this one.

*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.