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Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019-20: Round 11, Elite Group C, Tamil Nadu vs Railways, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

If the Railways were to bat first, top order Tamil Nadu batsmen would be the key with the South Indian side expected to make light work of them.

Washington Sundar
Washington Sundar. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

Match Details:

The Round 11 game of the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019 between Tamil Nadu and Railways will be hosted by Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur.

The match starts at 9:00 AM local time (IST) (3:30 AM GMT).

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Preview:

Table-topper, Tamil Nadu has been ruthless this year with six wins on the trot this Vijay Hazare Trophy campaign. Emerging as the early favourites, TN has stood out from its competitors with Dinesh Karthik and K Vignesh leading the way for them. In a bid to seal a knockout place, Tamil Nadu faces Railways in a potential mismatch at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium on Wednesday.

Boosted by Washington Sundar’s presence, Tamil Nadu dismantled Tripura with a margin of 187 runs. On the other hand, Railways come into this match on the back of a loss to Gujarat in a rain-curtailed game on Monday. Tamil Nadu walks into this game as the clear favourites. With the likes of Murali Vijay and Vijay Shankar also in their ranks, Tamil Nadu has a balanced side.

Shahrukh Khan bats at number seven which gives an indication of how deep and strong their batting line up is. Although they aren’t as strong as their opponents, Railways also bank on a couple of players like Arindam Ghosh and Karn Sharma. They will hope for their big guns to come up with a great performance if they are to pull off a huge upset in Jaipur and halt TN’s winning run in the tournament.


Weather Condition/Report:

Clear skies have been a common sight in Jaipur with there being no chance of rain interrupting the game on Wednesday. The temperatures are on higher the side with AccuWeather predicting a temperature range of 30 – 34 degrees Celsius during the course of the match.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The Sawai Mansingh Stadium pitch has been one of the highest-scoring ones in the tournament so far. Rain over the past few days could have slowed down the pitch but strokeplay should not be a problem here. Chasing is the preferred option considering the nature of the pitch.

Average first innings score: 256 ( Completed Vijay Hazare Trophy Matches in 2019)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 5, Lost – 4

Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added if there’s an update)

Probable Playing XIs:

Railways:

Mrunal Devdhar, Pratham Singh, Ashish Sehrawat, Arindam Ghosh (C), Dinesh Mor (WK), Vikrant Rajput, Karn Sharma, Shivendra Singh, Pradeep T, Himanshu Sangwan and Ananta Saha

Bench: Harsh Tyagi, Amit Kulia, Manish Rao, Mangal Mahrour

Tamil Nadu:

Abhinav Mukund, Murali Vijay, Baba Aparajith, Vijay Shankar, Dinesh Karthik (C & WK), Washington Sundar, Shahrukh Khan, T Natarajan, Murugan Ashwin, M Mohammed, K Vignesh

Bench: N Jagadeesan, M Siddharth, J Kousik, R Sai Kishore, Abhishek Tanwar


Top Picks:

Washington Sundar didn’t get a chance to roll his arm but did manage to score 36 runs in his first outing this season. Likewise, Murali Vijay wasn’t able to convert a start in spite of being in good form for Tamil Nadu. Both individuals have ample international experience behind them and should be backed to score big runs against Railways.

Karn Sharma has often provided his side with a late flourish with the former SRH and MI all-rounder already accumulating 151 runs with a strike rate of 126.81. With his leg-spin also being a genuine wicket-taking threat, he is the one to watch out for from the Railways roster.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Murali Vijay, Washington Sundar, K Vignesh

Vice-Captain – Baba Aparajith, Karn Sharma, Arindam Ghosh

Murali Vijay has enjoyed a great start to the 2019-20 season and looks good for more runs against Railways.

Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper –Dinesh Mor

Batsmen –Baba Aparajith, Murali Vijay (C), Arindam Ghosh

All-Rounders – Karn Sharma, Washington Sundar (VC), Vijay Shankar

Bowlers – T Pradeep, T Natarajan, K Vignesh, M Ashwin

Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Dinesh Karthik, Dinesh Mor

Batsmen – Murali Vijay, Baba Aparajith (VC), Arindam Ghosh, Abhinav Mukund

All-Rounders –Washington Sundar (C), Karn Sharma

Bowlers – Murugan Ashwin, Himanshu Sangwan, K Vignesh


Expert Advice:

If the Railways were to bat first, top order Tamil Nadu batsmen would be the key with the South Indian side expected to make light work of them.

With three left-handers in the Railways top six, Washington Sundar is a viable pick. In addition to his bowling, he is slated to bat at number four, which opens up another opportunity to pile up valuable fantasy points.

Probable Winners:

Tamil Nadu should extend its winning run to seven matches with a win over Railways.

*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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