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Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019: Round 1, TN vs Rajasthan: Dream11 Prediction, Playing XI Updates & Fantasy Cricket Tips - February 21st, 2019

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Dwijesh Reddy
Modified 20 Feb 2019, 16:49 IST
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Fantasy Cricket Tips

The 2018-19 finalists, Rajasthan, are back in action as the play their first match of the 2019 edition of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy against a new look Tamil Nadu side led by Ravichandran Ashwin.

A number of changes have been to the Tamil Nadu side, which includes a number of new faces in it ready to take the world by storm with their performances, while a sharp bowling outfit in Rajasthan will want to go one better this time around with the emergence of Tanveer Ul Haq and Saraf strengthening their side.

Both teams have a good blend of experience and youth which could also direct towards to a highly competitive match come Thursday.

Squads to choose from:

Tamil Nadu:

Ravichandran Ashwin(C), Washington Sundar, V Athisayaraj Davidson, Murugan Ashwin, NS Chaturved, Hari Nishanth, Baba Indrajith, N Jagadeesan, Jagatheesan Kousik, M Mohammed, T Natarajan, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Shahrukh Khan, Abhishek Tanwar, R Vivek


Mahipal Lomror(C), Aniket Choudhary, Chetan Bist, Robin Bist, Deepak Chahar, Rahul Chahar, Aditya Garhwal, Manender Narender Singh, Siddharth Saraf, Nathu Singh, Tajinder Singh, Abhijeet Tomar, Tanveer-Ul-Haq


Playing XI Updates:

Tamil Nadu:

Exponents of the TNPL 2018 are set to play for Tamil Nadu, who boast of perhaps the best spin attack in the competition in Ravichandran Ashwin, Murugan Ashwin and Washington Sundar. Jagadeesan has been in good form and would be key to their fortunes. Unfortunately for them, Davidson and Natarajan are sidelined due to injury.

Possible XI: Hari, Jagadeesan (WK), Vivek, Indrajith, Shahrukh, Washington, R. Ashwin(C), Mohammed/Tanwar, Murugan Ashwin, Davidson and Natarajan.


With a potent pace attack led by India A regular, Deepak Chahar, Rajasthan are one of the stronger teams in the competition. Mahipal Lomror and Tajinder Dhillon provide the balance in the side with their finishing abilities and crucial overs in the middle phase. Saraf could play his first Syed Mushtaq Ali match for Rajasthan with Chetan Bist the only available option left to fill the vacant spot in the middle order.

Possible XI: Garhwal, Tomar, Singh(WK), Lomror(C), Tajinder, Chetan Bist/Saraf, Deepak Chahar, Rahul Chahar, Ul-Haq, Aniket and Nathu.

Match Details:

Tamil Nadu vs Rajasthan, Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019, Round 1, Group B

21st February 2019, 9:30 AM IST

CB Patel International Cricket Stadium, Surat

Fantasy Tips and Suggestions:

Wicket-keeper: Jagadeesan is the perfect choice for this slot with his attacking intent shining throughout the TNPL last year. With uncertainty over the preferred wicket-keeper in the Rajasthan side, Jagadeesan's claim is only strengthened.

Batsmen: Baba Indrajith, Hari Nishanth, Aditya Garhwal and Abhijeet Tomar are the ideal set of players to have in your fantasy team. Batting at number four, Indrajith will have to bore a major chunk of the batting responsibility. Considering his ability, one should back him to come good against a quality Rajasthan bowling line-up. Vivek could also deputise for Hari Nishanth in case of more dependable option in the top order rather than a opener.

All-rounders: R. Ashwin and Washington Sundar are two players who have proven themselves at the international level and are some of the marquee players in the tournament right now. Both of them are must-haves in the team while one of Mahipal Lomror or Tajinder Dhillon could well be a decisive pick.

Bowlers: Deepak Chahar enjoyed one of his best years as he ripped apart oppositions with his swing and accuracy at the start of the innings. His pinch hitting prowess also adds up, making him one of the first names on the fantasy team sheet. Along with him, the likes of Rahul Chahar, Natarajan and Aniket Choudhary are also viable picks to round off the fantasy team.

Captain: There is a possibility of Washington Sundar opening the batting, which could bring in crucial points in addition to his bowling ability. He is one of India's best all-rounders in the format and along with Mahipal Lomror and Deepak Chahar, is one of the front-runners for captaincy in this fantasy clash. 

Fantasy Suggestion #1: N. Jagadeesan(WK), Baba Indrajith, Hari Nishanth, Aditya Garhwal, Abhijeet Tomar, R. Ashwin, Washington Sundar, Mahipal Lomror, Deepak Chahar, Rahul Chahar, Vignesh. Captain: Washington Sundar

Fantasy Suggestion #2: N. Jagadeesan (WK), Baba Indrajith, R. Vivek, Aditya Garhwal, Abhijeet Tomar, Washington Sundar, R. Ashwin, Mahipal Lomror, Deepak Chahar, Aniket Choudhary and Vignesh. Captain: Mahipal Lomror

Published 20 Feb 2019, 08:53 IST
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