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T20 Mumbai 2019: Match 3: Eagle Thane Strikers vs North Mumbai Panthers – Fantain Fantasy Cricket Tips

It’s the north of Mumbai versus the debutants from the East of the city.

North Mumbai Panthers
North Mumbai Panthers. (Photo Source: T20 Mumbai League)

Match number three will witness the eastern suburbs of Mumbai take on the northern front of the city. This is the Strikers’ maiden season in the T20 Mumbai League and therefore, they’re in with a good chance of springing up a real surprise.

Team News

Eagle Thane Strikers

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The squad:

Kaushik Chikhalikar, Sarfaraz Khan, Siddhant Singh, Aishwary Surve, Ajinkya Beloshe, Alpesh Ramjani, Ankush Jaiswal, Jaideep Pardeshi, Kruthik Hanagavadi, Mayur Sanap, Prashant Solanki, Rakesh Prabhu, Sachin Wagh, Sagar Mishra, Aditya Tare, Shrikant Limbole, Asif Shaikh, Balwinder Sandhu, Prashant Bhoi, Shardul Thakur.

Eagle Thane Strikers represents Dombivli, Thane, Ambernath, Bhiwandi, Nerul, Kalyan, Badlapur, Ulhasnagar, Vashi, Khargahar and Belapur. The draft pick system enabled Eagle Thane Strikers to pick-up Aditya Tare and young Sarfaraz Khan. Tare, Mumbai’s Ranji Trophy skipper, will play the role of the senior pro for the franchise according to the franchise owner Rajesh Vadhariya. “It is very important that we have a few senior players to guide and serve as role models for the younger cricketers of the team. That was the rationale behind picking Aditya Tare”.

The Strikers made a couple of strong purchases in the auctions in the form of Shardul Thakur and Alpesh Ramjani. Also, Kruthik Hanagavadi, Ankush Jaiswal and Sachin Wagh were picked up through the Opportunity to Match (OTM) card.

North Mumbai Panthers

The squad:

Prithvi Shaw, Sumeet Dhekale, Vishal Dhagaonkar, Aashray Sajnani, Aditya Rane, Atif Attarwala, Karan Nande, Moondeep Mangela, Neil Narvekar, Rahul Sawant, Sairaj Patil, Shashikant Kadam, Vikrant Auti, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ajinkya Patil, Onkar Gurav, Swapnil Salvi, Jude Singh, Prathamesh Dake, Pravin Tambe.

The Panthers represent the north of Mumbai and will have the residents of Dahisar, Borivali, Magathane, Charkop, Malad West and Kandivali East rooting for them.

The Panthers have retained Prithvi Shaw and when compared to last year, with the stocks of the young batting sensation having soared, the crowds are bound to come flocking in. Also, Sairaj Patil and Yashasvi Jaiswal are two promising youngsters that the franchise has picked up.

Remember Pravin Tambe, the veteran from Rajasthan Royals? The Panthers have picked up the leggie and handing him company in the “experience corner” will be Swapnil Salve.

Sandip Gupta, the franchise owner, expressed happiness over the team composition. “These are the emerging players who are going to go on and represent India in the future. So, it was very important we got these players especially Shaw who has been a fantastic player”.

Top Picks

Prithvi Shaw: the youngster needs no introduction. With his explosive style, he’s impressed both the fans and the pundits. If he turns up, he is bound to light up the stadium

Pravin Tambe: the veteran leggie refuses to hang up his boots and is all set to take the field once more

Yashasvi Jaiswal: the youngster is spoken of very highly in local circles and is expected to do wonders in the league this year

Sarfaraz Khan: the youngster didn’t receive adequate opportunities in the IPL and for this reason, Khan will be itching to head out and get his willow talking

Aditya Tare: the league provides a great opportunity for Tare to shine and get heads turning. His motivation, therefore, will be high.

Fantain Fantasy XI

WicketKeeper – Aditya Tare

Batsmen – Sarfaraz Khan, Prithvi Shaw (C), Vishal Dhagaonkar, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jaideep Pardeshi

All-Rounders – Prashant Solanki, Sairaj Patil

Bowlers – Shardul Thakur, Sarfaraz Khan, Prathamesh Dake

This is our Fantain Fantasy XI but you’re the real expert.

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