T20 Mumbai League 2019, Match 3: Eagle Thane Strikers vs North Mumbai Panthers – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
Shardul Thakur, Sarfaraz Khan, Prithvi Shaw and Aditya Tare are set to join their respective teams.
Updated - May 15, 2019 3:27 pm
Eagle Thane Strikers will make their entry into the T20 Mumbai League when they take on the North Mumbai Panthers in the afternoon game on Wednesday. The Thane Strikers, led by Aditya Tare, have the likes of Shardul Thakur and Sarfaraz Khan on their side. This tournament will be a crucial one for Sarfaraz Khan who is seeking a return to Mumbai after moving to Uttar Pradesh in 2016-17.
The youngster returned to Mumbai in 2018 but at the cost of missing out on domestic season due to cooling off period. Sarfaraz made a mark with the Kings XI Punjab in the IPL with a couple of good knocks. On the other hand, the North Mumbai Panthers were one of the two teams that failed to make it to the final four last season. The Panthers managed to win only one of the five matches they played in the first edition.
The 3rd match of the T20 Mumbai League 2019 will be played between Eagle Thane Strikers and North Mumbai Panthers at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
The match starts at 3:30 PM local time (IST) (10:00 AM GMT). The game will be live on Star Sports 2, Star Sports 2 HD and Star Sports 3. Live streaming available on Hotstar.
The opening game saw the side batting first struggle to get going. This was mostly due to the Triumph Knights trying to punch over the par score. The chasing team looked comfortable making the track look like a perfect one for 170+ totals.
Average first innings score: 158 (Last seven completed afternoon T20 Mumbai games)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 5, Lost – 2
Eagle Thane Strikers:
Aditya Tare (WK & C), Kaushik Chikhalikar, Aishwary Surve, Alpesh Ramjani, Ankush Jaiswal, Kruthik Hanagavadi, Sachin Wagh, Sagar Mishra, Sarfaraz Khan, Asif Shaikh, Balwinder Sandhu.
North Mumbai Panthers:
Prithvi Shaw (C), Ajinkya Patil (WK), Swapnil Salvi, Atif Attarwala, Karan Nande, Moondeep Mangela, Sairaj Patil, Shashikant Kadam, Vikrant Vilas Auti, Prathamesh Dake, Pravin Tambe.
Injury and Availability News:
Eagle Thane Strikers elected to bowl first. Playing XIs updated after the toss.
Pravin Tambe has kept proving age is just a number as he excelled in the T10 League held last year where he bagged eight wickets in four games. He picked up a hat-trick in his debut game and finished with figures of 5/15. Tambe claimed eight wickets in the previous edition of the T20 Mumbai League.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Prithvi Shaw will be hoping to make most of this tournament after ordinary outings in the IPL. Sarfaraz Khan is eager to make a mark on his Mumbai return. The two youngsters will be ideal for multiplier roles. Shardul Thakur’s all-round skills can be handy and will be a worthy vice-captain option. Aditya Tare will be too good to be left out if he bats in top three.
Other options – Vishal Dhagaonkar, Pravin Tambe, Onkar Dattaram Gurav, Siddhant Singh
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – 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
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Onkar Dattaram Gurav (VC)
Batsmen – Sarfaraz Khan (VC), Prithvi Shaw, Vishal Dhagaonkar
All-Rounders – Sairaj Patil, Atif Attarwala, Aishwary Surve
Bowlers – Shardul Thakur, Sarfaraz Khan, Ankush Jaiswal, Kruthik Hanagavadi
With the likes of Prthivi Shaw and Sarfaraz Khan occupying high credits, only one of the top three costliest all-rounders can be picked as Shardul and Tambe already cost nine credits each.
Eagle Thane Strikers are expected to make their debut in T20 Mumbai with a victory.