MAH vs VID Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury Updates For Preliminary Quarter Final 1 of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021, Preliminary Quarter Final 1: MAH vs VID Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury Update

Apoorv Wankhade averages 131 with the bat in this tournament.

Ruturaj Gaikwad
Ruturaj Gaikwad. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)


Maharashtra will be up against Vidarbha in the preliminary quarter-final of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021 on Tuesday. The winner of this match will seek into the quarter-finals. Having lost their first match against defending champions Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra have had an impressive run thereafter, by winning four straight matches on the trot. They finished second in the Elite Group A standings with 16 points.

Vidarbha, on the other hand, are undefeated in this tournament. They won all of their matches by massive margins, which has boosted their spirits to a different level before heading into the Preliminary Quarter Final. They finished at the top of the table in the Plate Group standings with 20 points with a net run-rate of 4.967.

Match Details:

Maharashtra vs Vidarbha, Preliminary Quarter Final 1

Venue: Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi

Date & Time: November 16th at 8:30 AM IST and local time

Pitch Report:

The boundaries are way too short on either side of the ground, and the batters can clear the fence quite easily. There will be enough grip for the spinners. Looks like anything over 160 is a good enough total on this wicket.

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Probable Playing XIs for MAH vs VID:


Ruturaj Gaikwad (c), Yash Nahar, Naushad Shaikh, Kedar Jadhav (wk), Azim Kazi, Ranjeet Nikam, Divyang Hinganekar, Sunil Yadav, Ashay Palkar, Satyajeet Bachhav, Mukesh Choudhary


Sanjay Raghunath, Atharva Taide, Akshay Wadkar (c & wk), Shubham Dubey, Jitesh Sharma, Apoorv Wankhade, Akshay Karnewar, Darshan Nalkonde, Yash Thakur, Akshay Wakhare, Sooraj Rai

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Top Picks for MAH vs VID Dream11 Match:

Top Picks ­Maharashtra

Ruturaj Gaikwad is extending his dream IPL form into this tournament as well. He is the top run-scorer for Maharashtra in this competition, with 259 runs in 5 matches at an average of 51.8 and a strike rate of 149.71.

Yash Nahar became the first player for Maharashtra to score a century in this tournament. He achieved that feat in the previous game against Goa, where he remained unbeaten on 103 runs from 68 balls.

Top Picks Vidarbha

Jitesh Sharma is the player to watch out for from Vidarbha in this match. In 5 matches so far in this tournament, he has notched up 174 runs at an average of 58 and an astonishing strike rate of 232.

Akshay Karnewar is an ambidextrous bowler. In only 5 matches in this tournament, he has scalped 10 wickets at an excellent economy of 3.4.

MAH vs VID Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Player Statistics (This Tournament)
Ruturaj Gaikwad 259 runs
Yash Nahar 164 runs
Jitesh Sharma 174 runs
Akshay Karnewar 10 wickets and 37 runs
Atharva Taide 142 runs and 4 wickets

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for MAH vs VID Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Akshay Wadkar, Jitesh Sharma (vc), Apoorv Wankhade, Naushad Shaikh, Ruturaj Gaikwad (c), Yash Nahar, Divyang Hinganekar, Atharva Taide, Akshay Karnewar, Satyajeet Bachhav, Akshay Palkar

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for MAH vs VID Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Jitesh Sharma, Kedar Jadhav, Apoorv Wankhade, Naushad Shaikh, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Yash Nahar (vc), Atharva Taide (c), Azim Kazi, Akshay Wakhare, Akshay Karnewar, Akshay Palkar

MAH vs VID Risky Captaincy Choices:

Naushad Shaikh has scored 117 runs in 5 matches in this tournament at an average of 23.4, while he has scalped 3 wickets as well. He is a risky captaincy pick for your fantasy teams.

Apoorv Wankhade is a talented batter who has accumulated 131 runs in 5 matches in this tournament at an impressive strike rate of 192.64. You can take a risk and pick him as your fantasy team skipper.

Player you should avoid:

Sunil Yadav went wicketless in the 4 matches he has played in this tournament. It’s better to avoid him while making your fantasy teams.

Note: Updated Fantasy teams and Playing XIs of every match will be provided in our Telegram channel if the information is available.
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.