The Round 7 match in the Group C of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019-20 will be played between Punjab and Maharashtra at the Sector 16 Stadium, Chandigarh.
The match starts at 9:00 AM local time (IST) (3:30 AM GMT).
Preview for Dream11 Fantasy
With the margin of error being small, Punjab and Maharashtra face off against each other with a place in the knockouts beckoning. Both teams have won four games each and come into this game on the back of a win. While Punjab has relied heavily upon its bowling unit, Maharashtra’s top-heavy side has churned victories to stay in contention.
On paper, Punjab holds the edge over their opponents with the experience and pedigree of the likes of Sandeep Sharma and Gurkeerat Singh Mann. Nevertheless, an exciting contest beckons in the final round of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019 on Sunday.
A clear day with cloudy conditions set to engulf the stadium. A cloud cover of 31% and humidity of 75%, as per AccuWeather, is expected with the temperature expected to hover around 22 and 25 degrees Celsius.
A good batting track awaits the two sides with some help for the spinners also on offer. Teams will prefer to bat first with the track getting slower as the game progresses in spite of the record favoring the chasing team.
Average score: 133 (In 12 T20s played at the venue)
Record of Chasing Team: Won – 9, Loss – 3
Probable Playing XIs for Dream11 Fantasy
Abhishek Sharma, Simran Singh (WK), Anmolpreet Singh, Gurkeerat Singh, Harpreet Brar, Mandeep Singh (C), Sharad Lumba, Nikhil Chaudhary, Mayank Markande, Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul
Bench: Baltej Singh, Karan Kaila, Anmol Malhotra, Krishan Alang
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rahul Tripathi (C), Swapnil Gugale, Naushad Shaikh, Azim Kazi, Nikhil Naik (WK), Kedar Jadhav, SS Bachhav, Digvijay Deshmukh, Samad Fallah, Mukesh Choudhary
Bench: Vijay Zol, Rohit Motwani, Nikit Dhumal, Divyang Himganekar, Vishal Gite
Anmolpreet Singh has been the star of the show with consistent performances in the top order. The Punjab batsman has two fifties to his name so far and looks good for more against Maharashtra. His counterpart, Ruturaj Gaikwad is second on the list for most runs in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019.
With 272 runs at an average of 54.40, Gaikwad’s form makes him a popular selection among Dream11 teams. Kedar Jadhav is a handy all-rounder who is capable of scoring quicks runs towards the end of the innings. With his international experience also in play, Jadhav is a wonderful asset to have in the Dream11 Fantasy side.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Anmolpreet Singh, Harpreet Brar, Ruturaj Gaikwad
Vice-Captain – Kedar Jadhav, SS Bachhav, Sandeep Sharma
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Simran Singh, Naushad Shaikh
Batsmen – Anmolpreet Singh (C), Rahul Tripathi, Ruturaj Gaikwad
All-Rounders – Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Kedar Jadhav (VC),
Bowlers – Harpreet Brar, Siddarth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma, Satyajeet Bachhav
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues for Dream11 Fantasy
Keeper – Nikhil Naik, Simran Singh
Batsmen – Anmolpreet Singh, Ruturaj Gaikwad (C), Rahul Tripathi, Abhishek Sharma
All-Rounders –Kedar Jadhav
Bowlers – Sandeep Sharma (VC), Mayank Markande, Harpreet Brar, Samad Fallah
Picking two keepers would be an ideal ploy with the middle order batsmen such as Gurkeerat Singh and Mandeep Singh being rated at 9 and 9.5 credits respectively.
Sandeep Sharma has picked ten wickets in six games so far. With the SRH pacer in red hot form, he should be a worthwhile option for the Dream11 Fantasy.
Punjab is expected to win this encounter.