Assam did not have a great 2019-20 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy season, underlined by just a solitary win from seven matches that saw them finish second-lost in the points table. However, Assam have made a great start to this season, holding onto their nerves in an enthralling contest to emerge victorious by a two-run margin over Hyderabad.
Their opponents for today, Tamil Nadu put up a big score against Jharkhand and bowled very well to pick up a convincing 66-run win and along with that, a bonus point. However, Vijay Shankar's injury could prove to be a big loss for them, considering the all-rounder's value with bat and ball.
Tamil Nadu certainly do start as favourites, but Assam's win over Hyderabad means they are certainly no pushovers.
Squads to choose from
Assam: Rishav Das, Abhishek Thakuri, Riyan Parag, Rajjakuddin Ahmed, Arup Das, Amlanjyoti Das, Pritam Das, Pallavkumar Das, Mrinmoy Dutta, Saahil Jain, Mukhtar Hussain, Rahul Singh, Amit Sinha.
Tamil Nadu: Dinesh Karthik (captain), Vijay Shankar (vice-captain), B Aparajith, B Indrajith, Aswin Crist, M Mohammed, G Periyasamy, Sandeep Warrier, J Kousik, R Sonu Yadav, M Ashwin, M Shahrukh Khan, C Hari Nishaanth, K B Arun Karthik, Pradosh Ranjan Paul, N Jagadeesan, R Sai Kishore, M Siddharth, L Suryapprakash, R S Jaganath Sinivas.
Predicted Playing XIs
Assam - Amlanjyoti Das, Denish Das, Rahul Singh, Rajjakuddin Ahmed, Abhishek Thakuri, Rishav Das (C),Pritam Das, Pallav Kumar Das, Arup Das, Riyan Parag, Saahil Jain
Tamil Nadu - Arun Karthik, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Sonu Yadav, Baba Aparajith, Shahrukh Khan, N Jagadeesan, Hari Nishanth, M Mohammed, Sandeep Warrier, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Murugan Ashwin
Match: Assam vs Tamil Nadu, Group B match
Date: 12th January 2021, at 7:00 PM (IST)
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata, India
As we have always seen with the surface at the Eden Gardens, dew could play a significant role in this game. There will be some turn on offer, and considering past results, the captain who wins the toss will want to field first.
ASM vs TN Dream11 Fantasy Suggestions
Fantasy Suggestion #1: Dinesh Karthik, Baba Aparajith, Shahrukh Khan, N Jagadeesan, Hari Nishanth, Riyan Parag, Saahil Jain, Murugan Ashwin, Sandeep Warrier, Rajjakuddin Ahmed, Pallav Kumar Das
Captain: Dinesh Karthik Vice-Captain: Riyan Parag
Fantasy Suggestion #2: Dinesh Karthik, Baba Aparajith, Shahrukh Khan, Amlanjyoti Das, Hari Nishanth, Riyan Parag, Saahil Jain, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishor, Sandeep Warrier, Rajjakuddin Ahmed, Pallav Kumar Das
Captain: Hari Nishanth, Vice-Captain: Amlanjyoti DasPublished 12 Jan 2021, 11:03 IST