T10 2018 Match 17 Rajputs vs Punjabi Legends Dream11 Fantasy Cricket

T10 League 2018, Match 17: Rajputs vs Punjabi Legends – Dream11 Fantasy Tips

Punjabi Legends are expected to beat Rajputs given the recent form of the teams and the trend of the tournament.

Mohammad Shahzad
Mohammad Shahzad. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Rajputs could not hold on to the momentum in the second season of the T10 League – chasing down a target of 95 in only four overs. The first eight overs with the bat for Rajputs fetched 166/1 but managed to aggregate only 208 runs in the next 25 overs in the tournament. They registered the lowest total in the history of the tournament scoring 63/7 against Maratha Arabians in the last match. They will now face Punjabi Legends in this time of crisis.

The Legends have had an interesting tournament thus far as they bowled the opposition twice in four games standing as the only side to bowl out a team in T10 League history. In the game against Northern Warriors, the Legends ended up conceding a record 183-run total; fifty more than the previous highest total. While their bowling has come to the party at times, it is their batting that needs to step up big time.

Match Details:

The 17th match of the T10 League will be played between Rajputs and Punjabi Legends at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah.

The match starts at 6:30 PM local time (2:30 PM GMT) (8:00 PM IST).

Pitch Condition/Report:

The first of the two matches on Tuesday saw extra bounce from the surface. The scores have dropped down in over the last couple of days and the teams are finding it difficult to score even 100 runs.

Squads:

Rajputs:

Brendon McCullum (C), Ashfaq Ahmed, Carlos Brathwaite, Ben Dunk, Laurie Evans, Karim Janat, Tymal Mills, Mohammad Shahzad, Munaf Patel, Samit Patel, Qais Ahmad, Rohan Mustafa, Rilee Rossouw, Sayed Shirzad, Oshane Thomas, Peter Trego.

Punjabi Legends:

Luke Ronchi, Jade Dernbach, Chris Jordan, Liam Plunkett, Praveen Kumar, Evin Lewis, Mohammad Sami, Zahir Khan, Umar Akmal, Mitchell McClenaghan, Tom Moores, Anwar Ali, Hasan Khan, Shaiman Anwar, Philip Salt.

Probable XI:

Rajputs:

Brendon McCullum (C), Mohammad Shahzad, Rohan Mustafa, Laurie Evans, Rilee Rossouw, Samit Patel, Carlos Brathwaite, Tymal Mills, Qais Ahmad, Sayed Shirzad, Oshane Thomas.

Punjabi Legends:

Luke Ronchi, Shaiman Anwar, Evin Lewis, Tom Moores, Philip Salt, Umar Akmal, Mitchell McClenaghan, Hasan Khan, Chris Jordan, Praveen Kumar, Zahir Khan.

Power Picks:

The Punjabi Legends’ bowlers might end up with the bulk of the wickets. The pitch could further suit their bowling resultantly the Rajputs will struggle with the bat.

Best Playing XI:

Tom Moores, Brendon McCullum, Rilee Rossouw, Luke Ronchi, Philip Salt, Chris Jordan, Samit Patel, Carlos Brathwaite, Sayed Shirzad, Praveen Kumar, Zahir Khan.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

At the moment, only Brendon McCullum seems to be a safe option for the multipliers among the Rajputs batsmen. However, the all-rounders Chris Jordan and Carlos Brathwaite look better bets in this game for captain and vice-captain.

Expert Advice:

Since the 12-ball fifty in the opening match, Mohammad Shahzad has been blowing cold. The keeper-batsman has failed to get a double-digit score since that blitz.

Probable Winners:

Punjabi Legends are expected to beat Rajputs given the recent form of the teams and the trend of the tournament.

*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.

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