Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019: Round 2, Punjab vs Mumbai: Dream11 Prediction, Playing XI Updates & Fantasy Cricket Tips - February 22nd, 2019
Shreyas Iyer stole the show with a sensational 100 against minnows, Sikkim for Mumbai as they now face a stern test in the form of Punjab at the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019 on Friday. Mumbai are filled with international stars such as Ajinkya Rahane and Prithvi Shaw although Punjab have a certain Yuvraj Singh in their ranks to raise the stakes even higher. Both teams are considered amongst the favourites to win the whole competition and would love to sustain the momentum with another impressive performance to back the claim.
Squads to choose from
Harbhajan Singh, Anmolpreet Singh, Baltej Singh, Manpreet Gony, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Karan Kaila, Sharad Lumba, Krishan, Mandeep Singh, Sandeep Sharma, Shubman Gill, Prabhsimran Singh, Barinder Sran, Manan Vohra, Yuvraj Singh
Ajinkya Rahane, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, Shardul Thakur, Dhawal Kulkarni, Siddhesh Lad, Aditya Tare, Suryakumar Yadav, Akash Parkar, Eknath Kerkar, Dhrumil Matkar, Shams Mulani, Shubham Ranjane, Tushar Deshpande, Royston Dias
Playing XI Updates
Sandeep Sharma, Manpreet Gony and Barinder Sran form a formidable trio who are capable of picking wickets at regular intervals for Punjab while Harbhajan Singh and his experience also adds up to their bowling strength. Under-19 star, Prabhsimran Singh is one to keep an eye on alongside Yuvraj Singh who is gearing up for the IPL season set to commence next month.
Possible XI: Mandeep, Anmolpreet, Lumba, Yuvraj, Gurkeerat, Prabhsimran (WK), Harbhajan, Baltej, Gony, Sandeep and Sran.
After a record-breaking show with the bat against Sikkim, Mumbai should walk into this match as the firm favourites. Prithvi Shaw and Ajinkya Rahane missed out in the first round and will be looking to score big runs against a good Punjab bowling unit. Dhawal Kulkarni and Shardul Thakur will be key with the new ball as they seek to propel themselves to a win.
Possible XI: Rahane(C), Shaw, Iyer, SKY, Tare(WK), Lad, Ranjane, Mulani, Dhawal, Shardul and Deshpande
Punjab vs Mumbai, Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019, Round 2, Group C
22nd February 2019, 9:00 AM IST
Emerald High School Ground, Indore
Fantasy Tips and Suggestions
Wicket-keeper: With Aditya Tare batting quite deep for Mumbai, youngster Prabhsimran Singh is the ideal choice for this slot. He has the ability to play the big shots in the death overs, making him perfect for the format itself.
Batsmen: Youngsters Prithvi Shaw and Shreyas Iyer are must-haves in the team. Shreyas Iyer is fresh off a sensational hundred against Sikkim and should be backed to continue his rich form. Either Anmolpreet Singh or Mandeep Singh could round off the batting department.
All-rounders: Yuvraj Singh and Gurkeerat Singh are the cornerstones of the Punjab batting unit which makes them great options for the fantasy team. Shams Mulani is currently enjoying a great domestic season and should prove to be a great pick.
Bowlers: Two of Sandeep Sharma, Barinder Sran and Harbhajan Singh should suffice alongside the usual suspects, Shardul Thakur and Dhawal Kulkarni. Tushar Deshpande is also a viable option to facilitate more established players in the fantasy team.
Captain: Prithvi Shaw and Anmolpreet Singh are the front-runners to assume the mantle of captain although Shreyas Iyer's recent exploits make it irresistible for fantasy players to ignore him.
Fantasy Suggestion #1: Prabhsimran Singh (WK), Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, Anmolpreet Singh, Yuvraj Singh, Gurkeerat Singh, Shams Mulani, Sandeep Sharma, Barinder Singh, Dhawal Kulkarni and Shardul Thakur. Captain: Prithvi Shaw
Fantasy Suggestion #2: Prabhsimran Singh (WK), Prithvi Shaw, Anmolpreet Singh, Ajinkya Rahane, Yuvraj Singh, Gurkeerat Singh, Shubham Ranjane, Sandeep Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Shardul Thakur and Dhawal Kulkarni. Captain: Anmolpreet Singh