T20 Mumbai League 2019, Match 18: North Mumbai Panthers vs Triumphs Knights MNE – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Suryakumar Yadav is the leading run-getter of the T20 Mumbai League 2019 with 188 runs in four innings.

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Triumphs Knights MNE and North Mumbai Panthers have had contrasting starts to the T20 Mumbai League 2019. The defending champions Triumphs Knights lost their first two matches defending totals of 140 before defeating the Eagle Thane Strikers and Shivaji Lions in next two matches by big margins. The huge wins have acted as a boost to the NRR of the Suryakumar Yadav-led team.

Royston Das’ late success has helped the Knights as the left-arm pacer bagged 8 wickets including a 5-fer. They will now be up against the North Mumbai Panthers in search of their 3rd straight win. Panthers got off to a good start as they won their first two matches while defending totals of 175+. However, they made less than 170 in the next two matches which saw them losing by 6-wicket margins.

Match Details:

The 18th match of the T20 Mumbai League 2019 will be played between North Mumbai Panthers and Triumphs Knights MNE at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

The match starts at 7:30 PM local time (IST) (2:00 PM GMT).

The game will be live on Star Sports 2, Star Sports 2 HD and Star Sports 3. Live streaming available on Hotstar.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The night games in the T20 Mumbai continue to be on the slower side as the teams batting first have posted less than 160 in last four night matches. The first batting team has to post at least 150 on the board to have a chance of winning.

Average first innings score: 156 (Night matches in T20 Mumbai 2019)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 3, Lost – 4

Probable Playing XIs:

North Mumbai Panthers:

Vikrant Auti (C), Vishal Dhagaonkar, Sairaj Patil, Karan Nande, Sumeet Dhekale, Shashikant Kadam, Atif Attarwala, Ajinkya Patil (wk), Moondeep Mangela, Pravin Tambe, Rahul Sawant.

Bench – Onkar Dattaram Gurav, Prithvi Shaw, Prathamesh Dake, Swapnil Salvi, Aashray Sajnani, Neil Narvekar, Jude Singh, Aditya Rane.

Triumph Knights MNE:

Karan Shah, Sumit Ghadigaonkar (WK), Parikshit Valasangkar, Suryakumar Yadav (C), Karan More, Aakash Parkar, Puneet Tripathi, Vinayak Bhoir, Yash Dicholkar, Royston Dias, Mohit Avasthi.

Bench – Umesh Gurjar, Shikhar Thakur, Bharat Patil, Vaibhav Singh, Gaurav Chavan, Shivam Nirupam, Kalpesh Sawant, Prasad Patil, Siddhant Adhatrao.

Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Match-wise points of selected players (Power Picks):

Suryakumar Yadav – 47, 17.5, 12, 60

Vikrant Auti – 47, 20, 34.5, 18.5

Parikshit Valasangkar – 40.5, 25.5, 20.5, 7.5

Rahul Sawant – 23, 18, 25.5

Royston Dias – 54, 11, 32

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

In current form, both Suryakumar Yadav and Vikrant Auti are perfect options as captain given their batting position. Parikshit Valasangkar too has been quite consistent and will be a worthy option as vice-captain.

Other options as captain/vice-captain – Aakash Parkar, Sairaj Patil, Atif Attarwala, Mohit Avasthi.

Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Sumit Ghadigaonkar

Batsmen – Vikrant Auti, Karan Nande, Suryakumar Yadav (C), Karan More

All-Rounders – Sairaj Patil, Aakash Parkar, Parikshit Valasangkar (VC)

Bowlers – Royston Dias, Atif Attarwala, Rahul Sawant

Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Sumit Ghadigaonkar

Batsmen – Vikrant Auti (C), Karan Nande, Suryakumar Yadav, Karan More

All-Rounders – Shashikant Kadam, Sairaj Patil (VC), Parikshit Valasangkar

Bowlers – Rahul Sawant, Royston Dias, Mohit Avasthi

Expert Advice:

Vikrant Auti and Suryakumar Yadav are ideal pickings in the batsmen category based on their batting position and form. Karan Nanda and Karan More are also must from this category but their performances are based on how the top order works.

Probable Winners:

Triumphs Knights MNE are expected to register their third straight victory.

*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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