Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019-20: Round 15, Plate Group, Assam vs Puducherry – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

If Assam bats first, it is advisable to pick more Puducherry bowlers and their top-order batsmen in your Dream11 Fantasy side.

Vinay Kumar
Vinay Kumar. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Match Details:

The Round 15 game of the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019 between Assam and Puducherry will be hosted by Abhimanyu Cricket Academy in Dehradun.

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


Preview for Dream11 Fantasy:

Puducherry will face Assam in the Plate Group encounter on Thursday in Dehradun. This is an extremely important game for Puducherry and they clearly cannot afford to lose it. They are currently at the top position in the points table and have won six out of eight matches with the other two being washed out. Puducherry is only two points ahead of the second-placed Uttarakhand who will face Chandigarh on the same day.

If Puducherry loses and Uttarakhand wins their last group game, the latter will go through to the knockouts. If Puducherry manages to grab four points beating Assam, they will canter to the quarter-finals even if Uttarakhand win against Chandigarh. It will be an interesting final league stage day in the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy season.

Weather Condition/Report:

There is no chance of rain whatsoever in Dehradun on Thursday. This is good news for Puducherry as they cannot afford a washout either. The temperature will hover around 24-28 Degrees Celsius during the match according to Accuweather.

Pitch Report:

The pitch at the venue has been a decent one with both batsmen and bowlers keeping interested. The average first innings score has been under 200 this season and the chasing team will have the advantage. Expect the team winning the toss to bowl first.

Average first innings score: 195 (Last 10 matches at the venue)

Record of the chasing teams: Won – 6; Lost – 3

Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Probable Playing XIs for Dream11 Fantasy


Pallavkumar Das, Swarupam Purkayastha, Sibsankar Roy (C), Gokul Sharma, Hrishikesh Tamuli (WK), Riyan Parag, Wasiqur Rahman, Roshan Alam, Arup Das, Pritam Das, Mrinmoy Dutta.

Bench – Abu Nechim, Amit Sinha, Rahul Hazarika, Amlanjyoti Paresh Das


Arun Karthik, Damodaren Rohit (C), Suresh Kumar, S Karthik (WK), Paras Dogra, Fabid Ahmed, Vinay Kumar, Vikneshwaran Marimuthu, Sagar Udeshi, Ashith Rajiv, Subramanian Anand.

Bench – Sagar Trivedi, Santha Moorthy, Abdul Safar, Iqlas Naha

Top Picks:

Vinay Kumar and Sagar Udeshi have been exceptional for Puducherry this season with 15 and 14 wickets to their name respectively. Both of them should be picked in your Dream11 Fantasy side. Arun Karthik is also amongst the runs consistently and should be picked.

For Assam, Roshan Alam has been superb with 20 wickets in eight matches. Pritam Das has also been amongst the wickets with 21 scalps to his name.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options: Vinay Kumar, Riyan Parag, Arun Karthik

Vice-Captain Options: Roshan Alam, Sagar Udeshi, S Karthik

Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues for Dream11 Fantasy:

Keeper – S Karthik

Batsmen – Arun Karthik (C), Paras Dogra, Swarupam Purkayastha, Sibsankar Roy

All-Rounders – Riyan Parag, Pallavkumar Das

Bowlers – Roshan Alam, A Rajiv, Sagar Udeshi, Vinay Kumar (VC)

Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues for Dream11 Fantasy:

Keeper – S Karthik (VC)

Batsmen – G Sharma, Sibsankar Roy, Arun Karthik, V Marimuthu

All-Rounders – Riyan Parag (C), Pallavkumar Das, S Suresh Kumar

Bowlers – Arup Das, Asith Rajiv, Vinay Kumar

Expert Advice:

If Assam bats first, it is advisable to pick more Puducherry bowlers and their top-order batsmen in your Dream11 Fantasy side. In Grand Leagues, you can do vice-versa. Pick more Assam batsmen as they have also done well this season.

P Das in all-rounders section is Pallavkumar Das who also opens the batting for Assam. P Das in the bowlers’ section is Pritam Das who has picked 21 wickets this season. A Das is Arup Das who is also in the bowlers’ section. Hence be careful while picking your players.

Probable Winners:

Expect Puducherry to win the match and qualify for the knockouts.

*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.