Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019-20: Rajasthan vs Vidarbha, Group B, Round 4 – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Vidarbha are expected to win this match, keeping their track record in mind.

Faiz Fazal
Faiz Fazal. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Match Details:

The Group B match of Round 4 in the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019-20 will be played between Rajasthan and Vidarbha at Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram.

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


Preview for Dream11 Fantasy

Vidarbha have already clinched the top spot in Group B by registering three wins in three games. The Faiz Fazal-led side has gathered 12 points and are looking like one of the strongest sides of the tournament. Skipper Fazal, who smashed a half-century against Tripura in Vidarbha’s opening game of the tournament will be looking forward to leading his side from the front.

On the other hand, Rajasthan, having faced two games has ensured a 97 run win against Manipur, followed by a defeat by 39 runs against Tamil Nadu. Rajasthan will be eager to clinch the second spot in the table by defeating Vidarbha. In the previous encounters against each other, Rajasthan were defeated thrice in the last five matches whereas Vidarbha have been triumphant twice. Aniket Choudhary and Tanveer Ul-Haq will be steering Rajasthan’s bowling attack.

Weather Report

Thiruvananthapuram is expecting showers during the early part of the day. Apart from that, the weather will be suitable for the game to take place. The temperature will be hovering around 30 degrees Celcius and is expected to get colder as the day progresses according to AccuWeather.

Pitch Report

The pitch has helped teams to post massive totals in the last two encounters. Hence, batsmen are expected to play a vital role in both the innings. The average first batting score is 131 in the previous six encounters at this venue.

Average first innings score: 131

Record of the chasing teams: Won- 3; Lost- 3

Injury and Availability News:

Deepak Chahar and Khaleel Ahmed might be back for Rajasthan as they complete their international duties.

Probable Playing XIs


Manender Singh (WK), Ankit Lamba, Mahipal Lomror (C), Rajesh Bishnoi, Arjit Gupta, Aditya Garhwal, Chandra Pal Singh, Tanveer ul Haq, Abhimanyu Lamba, Aniket Choudhary, Ravi Bishnoi

Bench –  Tajinder Singh, Amit Gautam, Robin Bist, Ashok Menaria


Faiz Fazal (C), Akshay Kolhar, Shalabh Shrivastava, Ganesh Satish, Rushabh Rathod, Akshay Karnewar, Jitesh Sharma (WK), Akshay Wakhare, Shrikant Wagh, Yash Thakur, Darshan Nalkande

Bench – Aditya Sarwate, Rajneesh Gurbani, Akshay Wadkar

Top Picks:

Rishabh Rathod is expected to emerge as a key player for Vidarbha. The wicketkeeper-batsman gathered 185 runs in 10 matches of the previous season at an average of 37. He is expected to be joined by skipper Faiz Fazal, who has shown strong batting performances this season.

Mahipal Lomror and Tanveer Ul Haq are anticipated to anchor Rajasthan in batting and bowling departments respectively. In the previous season, Lomror smashed 295 runs in 10 matches at an average of 36.87. Haq had also shown his calibre by scalping nine wickets in four matches at an impressive economy of 3.80.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options: Faiz Fazal, Darshan Nalkande, Akshay Kolhar

Vice-Captain Options: Akshay Kolhar, Shrikant Wagh, Faiz Fazal

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Dream11 Fantasy:

Keeper – Jitesh Sharma

Batsmen – Faiz Fazal (C), Rajesh Bishnoi, Arjit Gupta

All-rounders – Mahipal Lomror, Shrikant Wagh, Akshay Kolhar, Akshay Karnewar

Bowlers – Tanveer Ul Haq, Darshan Nalkande (VC), Yash Thakur

Suggested Playing XI No. 2 for Dream11 Fantasy:

Keeper – Manender Singh

Batsmen – Faiz Fazal, Rajesh Bishnoi, Arjit Gupta

All-rounders – Mahipal Lomror, Akshay Kolhar (VC), Akshay Karnewar

Bowlers – Tanveer Ul Haq, Darshan Nalkande (C), Yash Thakur, Aniket Choudhary

Expert Advice:

The pitch is expected to garner an ample amount of runs in both the innings. It would be advisable to pick top three or four batsmen from both teams in your Dream11 Fantasy team. A massive total on the scoreboard is on the cards. Vidarbha have won all three opening matches of the tournament till yet and they will be looking forward to registering their fourth win.

Probable Winners:

Vidarbha are expected to win this match, keeping their track record in mind.

*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.