Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019-20: Tamil Nadu vs Uttar Pradesh, Group B, Round 3 – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Uttar Pradesh's batting line-up is not that great and if they are batting first, it would be better to pick as many as Tamil Nadu bowlers and make one of them C or VC.

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Match Details:

The Group B match of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019-20 will be played between Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh at the Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram.

The match starts at 9:30 AM local time & IST (4:00 AM GMT)


Preview for Dream11 Fantasy

It has been a fantastic start for Tamil Nadu to their Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019-20 season. They’ve won both their matches against Kerala and Rajasthan thus far. Next up, the Dinesh Karthik-led side faces Uttar Pradesh who lost to Vidarbha on Saturday. UP were bundled out for just 60 runs in 14.4 overs against Vidarbha and clearly, their batsmen have to do well even to put up a fight against star-studded Tamil Nadu.

The likes of Akshdeep Nath and Rinku Singh have to put their hand up given that they have played in the top tournaments like IPL before. For Tamil Nadu, it will only be about carrying the momentum forward and just keep doing the basics right. In the shortest format though one cannot take the opposition lightly at any cost.

Weather Condition

It is expected to rain in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday and also in the mid-night in the lead up to this match. However, the sun will come out just before the start of the game and the ground should be fine for an on-time start. The temperature will hover around 28-30 Degrees Celsius during the action in the middle according to AccuWeather.

Pitch Report

All the matches so far played at the Greenfield International stadium have been low-scoring and one-sided. Rather in three out of four matches, the first innings score read 102, 93 and 62. The teams winning the toss are expected to bowl first.

Average first innings score: 106 (Four matches at the venue this season)

Record of the chasing teams: Won – 3; Lost – 1

Injury and Availability News:

Ravi Ashwin will not play as he wants to prepare for the upcoming Test series against Bangladesh.

Baba Aparajith got injured in the first game and didn’t play the previous match. There is no update on his injury.

Washington Sundar might join the team after this match as the T20I series between India and Bangladesh ends on Sunday.

Probable Playing XIs for Dream11 Fantasy:

Tamil Nadu

Murali Vijay, N Jagadeesan, Dinesh Karthik (C & WK), Vijay Shankar, Shahrukh Khan, M Mohammed, Hari Nishanth/Baba Aparajith, Murugan Ashwin, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, T Natarajan, G Periyaswamy.

Bench –  Baba Aparajith/Hari Nishanth, Jagatheesan Kousik, Krishnamoorthy Vignesh

Uttar Pradesh

Akshdeep Nath, Samarth Singh (C), Upendra Yadav (WK), Hardeep Singh, Rinku Singh, Shubham Chaubey, Mohsin Khan, Kuldeep Yadav, Saurabh Kumar, Ankit Rajpoot, Yash Dayal.

Bench – Priyam Garg, Shivam Mavi, Shanu Saini, Mohit Jangra, Ankit Chaudhary

Top Picks:

Dinesh Karthik is in prime form since the Vijay Hazare Trophy and he transforms into a different level batsman in the shortest format. Batting at three, he should your top pick from Tamil Nadu along with Vijay Shankar. Periyaswamy is an exciting bowler and can be picked in your Dream11 Fantasy side.

For Uttar Pradesh, the onus will be Akshdeep Nath while Ankit Rajpoot and Kuldeep Yadav will be key with the ball for them.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options: Dinesh Karthik, Murali Vijay, Akshdeep Nath

Vice-Captain Options: G Periyaswamy, Kuldeep Yadav, T Natarajan

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Dream11 Fantasy:

Keeper – Dinesh Karthik (C), N Jagadeesan

Batsmen – Murali Vijay, Shahrukh Khan, Rinku Singh

All-rounders – Vijay Shankar, Akshdeep Nath

Bowlers – G Periyaswamy (VC), T Natarajan, Kuldeep Yadav, Ankit Rajpoot

Suggested Playing XI No. 2 for Dream11 Fantasy:

Keeper – Dinesh Karthik, N Jagadeesan, Upendra Yadav

Batsmen – Murali Vijay, Shahrukh Khan, Samarth Singh

All-rounders – Akshdeep Nath (VC)

Bowlers – M Mohammed, R Sai Kishore, G Periyaswamy, Mohsin Khan


Expert Advice:

Uttar Pradesh’s batting line-up is not that great and if they are batting first, it would be better to pick as many as Tamil Nadu bowlers and make one of them C or VC.

In case, Tamil Nadu are batting first, Karthik or even Vijay are good picks as captain in your Dream11 Fantasy side.

Probable Winners:

Tamil Nadu are 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.