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

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

If Tripura were to bat first, picking three of four UP bowlers should do the trick.

Rinku Singh
Rinku Singh. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Match Details:

The Round 4 match in the Group B of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019-20 will be played between Tripura and Uttar Pradesh at the St Xavier’s College Ground, Thiruvananthapuram.

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

Preview for Dream11 Fantasy

Round 4 of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019-20 pits Uttar Pradesh against Tripura in Thiruvananthapuram. Uttar Pradesh didn’t begin their campaign on the right note as they succumbed to a defeat in their opening fixture. In spite of their false start, UP has been one of the more consistent teams in the competition over the years.

However, they come across a Tripura side that has been making great progress in the last year or so. Led by Manisankar Murasingh, Tripura has played two matches so far. They have won one and lost won which makes this match a must-win for either side to keep their hopes of qualification alive.

On paper, Uttar Pradesh trumps Tripura in terms of quality and experience. Led by Ankit Rajpoot and Kuldeep Yadav, UP’s bowling unit is key to their fortunes while the experience of Akshdeep Nath should give UP the edge heading into this game. Despite the clear gap in quality, Tripura isn’t one to be taken lightly and certainly have the ability to compete with UP on Tuesday.

Weather Condition/Report

There isn’t any threat of rain for this game with cloudy conditions set to engulf the stadium. A cloud cover of 41% and humidity of 75%, as per AccuWeather, is expected with the temperature expected to hover around 28-30 degrees Celsius.

Pitch Condition/Report

The St. Xavier’s College Ground has seen fairly competitive games this season. While teams prefer to bat first here, the spinners get ample turn as the game progresses. With the average first innings score being 160 this year, a decent batting pitch awaits for this contest between Tripura and UP.

Average score: 160 (Three T20 Matches Played)

Record of Chasing Team: Won – 0, Loss – 3

Injury and Availability News

Kuldeep Yadav might join the Indian team for the upcoming Test series and hence is unlikely to play this match.

Probable Playing XIs


Udiyan Bose, Samrat Singha, Tanmay Mishra, Milind Kumar, Arkaprabha Sinha (WK), Manisankar Murasingh (C),  Saurabh Das, Harmeet Singh, Rana Dutta, Ajoy Sarkar, Abhijit Chakraborty.

Bench: Neelambuj Vats, Joydeep Banik, Kaushal Acharjee

Uttar Pradesh

Akshdeep Nath, Samarth Singh (C), Sameer Choudhary, Upendra Yadav (WK), Rinku Singh, Shubham Chaubey,  Saurabh Kumar, Mohit Jangra, Mohsin Khan, Kuldeep Yadav/Yash Dayal, Ankit Rajpoot

Bench: Shivam Mavi, Shanu Saini, Yash Dayal/Kuldeep Yadav, Hardeep Singh, Priyam Garg

Top Picks

UP captain, Samarth Singh had a standout season last time around with 385 runs in ten innings. He finished as fourth highest run-scorer in last year’s tournament and will look to make amends for a poor start on Tuesday. Ankit Rajpoot’s ability to swing the ball makes him a valuable option for the Dream11 Fantasy.

Manisankar Murasingh is a decent all-rounder, who is capable of picking wickets in the powerplay with incisive swing bowling. With his batting ability also taken into consideration, Murasingh is Tripura’s best bet against UP heading into this must-win clash.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection

Captain – Samarth Singh, Ankit Rajpoot, Manisankar Murasingh

Vice-Captain – Akshdeep Nath, Upendra Yadav, Milind Kumar

Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues

Keeper – Arkaprabha Sinha

Batsmen – Tanmay Mishra, Samarth Singh (C), Samrat Singha

All-Rounders – Akshdeep Nath, Milind Kumar (VC), Saurabh Kumar, Manisankar Murasingh

Bowlers – Harmeet Singh, Ankit Rajpoot, Mohsin Khan

Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues

Keeper – Upendra Yadav

Batsmen – Samarth Singh, Udiyan Bose, Samrat Singha

All-Rounders – Akshdeep Nath (C), Manisankar Murasingh, Saurabh Kumar

Bowlers – Ankit Rajpoot (VC), Harmeet Singh, Mohit Jangra, Mohsin Khan


Expert Advice

If Tripura were to bat first, picking three of four UP bowlers should do the trick. Mohsin Khan, who is available for 8.5 credits in Dream11 Fantasy, impressed against Tamil Nadu on Monday with figures of 1/13 and looks good for more against Tripura.

Picking middle-order batsmen from Tripura should be a viable punt considering UP’s lethal new-ball pairing of Ankit Rajpoot and Mohit Jangra. Milind Kumar and Manisankar Murasingh fit the bill in such a scenario.

Probable Winners

Uttar Pradesh 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.