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Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019, Round 2, Bengal vs Karnataka: Dream11 Prediction, Playing XI Updates & Fantasy Cricket Tips - February 22nd, 2019

Dwijesh Reddy
Published Feb 21, 2019
Feb 21, 2019 IST

Fantasy Cricket Tips
Fantasy Cricket Tips

After opening-round victories, both Karnataka and Bengal come into this crucial clash high on confidence and will settle for nothing but a win.

While Manish Pandey steered Karnataka out of dangerous waters against the Assamese, Abhimanyu Easwaran slammed a hundred to pave the way for a massive 159 run win for Bengal.

With the prospect of Mayank Agarwal and Shreyas Gopal turning out for Karnataka, this match promises to be a humdinger.

Squads to choose from:


Manoj Tiwary, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Dwaipayan Bhattacharjee, Writtick Chatterjee, Ashok Dinda, Sayan Ghosh, Shreevats Goswami, Ishan Porel, Pradipta Pramanik, Prayas Barman, Ritwik Chowdhury, Wriddhiman Saha, Kanishk Seth, Vivek Singh, Shahbaz Ahmed


Manish Pandey, Karun Nair, Mayank Agarwal, Manoj S Bhandage, KC Cariappa, Shreyas Gopal, Rohan Kadam, V Koushik, Abhimanyu Mithun, Prasidh Krishna, Sharath BR, Krishnamurthy Siddharth, Luvnith Sisodia, Jagadeesha Suchith, Vinay Kumar

Playing XI Updates:


No changes are expected for Bengal after a massive win against Mizoram. With Wriddhiman Saha and Manoj Tiwary in the middle order, they have good strength in their batting unit although they do possess an inexperienced lower order. Ashoke Dinda leads a fairly settled bowling unit which includes sixteen-year-old, Prayas Barman who picked up four wickets in the first match.


Possible XI: Goswami, Vivek, Easwaran, Tiwary(C), Saha(WK), Pramanik, Sheth, Chowdhury, Barman, Ghosh and Dinda.


Mayank Agarwal could return to the playing XI, with the openers unable to make their mark in the match against Assam. Manish Pandey looks to be in good touch while the bowling attack will be heavily relied upon to deliver once again in this crucial match.

Possible XI: Agarwal/Kadam, Sharath(WK), Nair, Pandey(C), Siddarth, Manoj, Vinay, Mithun, Cariappa, Prasidh and Suchith.

Match Details:

Punjab vs Karnataka, Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019, Round 2, Group D

22nd February 2019, 1:00 PM IST

DRIEMS Ground, Cuttack

Fantasy Tips and Suggestions:

Wicket-keeper: Shreevats Goswami had a great Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy campaign last season and could come good against a decent Karnataka bowling unit. Sharath is also a viable option to go for but the explosiveness of the diminutive batsman will be hard to ignore.

Batsmen: Manish Pandey and Abhimanyu Easwaran were the stars of the first round fixtures and should be backed again in a tournament where form does play a huge role. The likes of Karun Nair, Vivek Singh and Manoj Tiwary are also more than capable of scoring big runs and are great options to have in the side.

All-rounders: Vinay Kumar is the only safe option amongst the pool of all-rounders. He is in good bowling form over the last few months and with his pinch hitting abilities bound to come into play, he is an invaluable asset in the fantasy team.

Bowlers: Prayas Barman was signed for big bucks by IPL side, Royal Challengers Bangalore with the youngster justifying the price tag with a mesmerizing performance against Mizoram. Along with the likes of Prasidh Krishna and Kanishk Seth, he is a great option to have in the side. Either of Abhimanyu Mithun or Jagadeesha Suchith would suffice in completing the fantasy team.

Captain: Karun Nair is due a big score and should be backed against Bengal. The likes of Shreevats Goswami and Manish Pandey would also prove to be decent picks for captain.

Fantasy Suggestion #1: Shreevats Goswami (WK), Manoj Tiwary, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Vivek Singh, Karun Nair, Manish Pandey, Vinay Kumar, Prasidh Krishna, Abhimanyu Mithun, Prayas Barman and Kanishk Seth. Captain: Manish Pandey

Fantasy Suggestion #2: Shreevats Goswami (WK), Manoj Tiwary, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Manish Pandey, Karun Nair, Vinay Kumar, Prasidh Krishna, Abhimanyu Mithun, Ashoke Dinda, Prayas Barman and Pradipta Pramanik. Captain: Shreevats Goswami

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