T20 Mumbai League 2019, Match 6: Eagle Thane Strikers vs Aakash Tigers MWS – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
Arjun Tendulkar scored 23 runs and took a wicket on his T20 Mumbai debut.
Updated - May 16, 2019 7:27 pm
The two new teams of the T20 Mumbai League, Eagle Thane Strikers and Aakash Tigers MWS will face off on Thursday night. Aakash Tigers kick-started their campaign with a comfortable win over the defending champions Triumph Knight in the tournament opener. Their biggest pick at the auction, Arjun Tendulkar did make a good start with both bat and ball in the T20 Mumbai.
Arjun picked up a wicket with the new ball and scored 23 batting at No.3 during the chase. On the other hand, Eagle Thane Strikers fell six runs short of North Mumbai Panthers’ total in their first game of the league. Aditya Tare’s valiant effort of 44-ball 71 was the highlight of the chase while Sarfaraz Khan’s return to Mumbai turned tad disappointing as the youngster got out trying his special scoop shot.
The 6th match of the T20 Mumbai League 2019 will be played between Eagle Thane Strikers and Aakash Tigers MWS 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.
The matches in the night are played on the pitch used for the afternoon games but the nature of the pitch hardly got affected. A total of 175 is a bare minimum to win while batting first under the lights.
Average first innings score: 185 (Last six completed night T20 Mumbai games)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 3, Lost – 3
Eagle Thane Strikers:
Kaushik Chikhalikar, Sachin Wagh, Aditya Tare (C & WK), Sarfaraz Khan, Sagar Mishra, Alpesh Ramjani, Aishwary Surve, Ankush Jaiswal, Kruthik Hanagavadi, Siddhant Singh, Prashant Bhoir.
Bench – Balwinder Sandhu, Shardul Thakur, Asif Shaikh, Ajinkya Beloshe, Jaideep Pardeshi, Shrikant Limbole, Mayur Sanap, Rakesh Prabhu.
Aakash Tigers MWS:
Kaustubh Pawar, Aakarshit Gomel, Arjun Tendulkar, Siddharth Akre, Shams Mulani, D Subramanian (WK), Yogesh Pawar, Nehal Katakdhond, Dhawal Kulkarni (C), Anjdeep Lad, Minad Manjrekar.
Bench – Bhavin Thakkar, Ajay Pandey, Suryansh Shedge, Akash Anand, Mehboob Shaikh, Sylvester Dsouza.
Injury and Availability News:
Eagle Thane Strikers elected to bowl first. Playing XIs updated after toss.
Akash Parkar got out only once in three innings during the 2018 T20 Mumbai scoring 145 runs at a SR of 198.63. He also picked up three wickets in that tournament at an average of 32.25. Parkar didn’t have a great first outing but can come back strongly.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Aditya Tare batting in the top three increases his chances of being among the top performers. Arjun Tendulkar bowls with the new ball and could be the MVP if he continues to bat at No.3 like in the first match. Sarfaraz Khan did bowl in the previous game and picked up a wicket. Kaustubh Pawar is another name to look out for while selecting the multipliers.
Other options – Aakash Parkar, Kaushik Chikhalikar, Aakarshit Gomel, Anjdeep Lad, Aishwary Surve, D Subramanian
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Aditya Tare (C)
Batsmen – Sarfaraz Khan, Kaushik Chikhalikar, Kaustubh Pawar, Aakarshit Gomel
All-Rounders – Arjun Tendulkar (VC), Aishwary Surve, Sagar Mishra
Bowlers – Kruthik Hanagavadi, Anjdeep Lad, Minad Manjrekar
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – D Subramanian
Batsmen – Kaushik Chikhalikar (VC), Sachin Wagh, Kaustubh Pawar, Aakarshit Gomel
All-Rounders – Arjun Tendulkar (C), Shams Mulani, Sagar Mishra
Bowlers – Kruthik Hanagavadi, Anjdeep Lad, Ankush Jaiswal
The likes of Aditya Tare, Arjun Tendulkar, Kaustubh Pawar, Sarfaraz Khan and Aakarshit Gomel are the key players from both the sides from this game. The five players collectively eat up 49.5 credits which means only one of the remaining six can be 9 credits.
Aakash Tigers MWS might face a tough fight from Eagle Thane Strikers in their bid to register the 2nd straight win.