Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019, Round 4, TN vs Gujarat: Dream11 Prediction, Playing XI Updates & Fantasy Cricket Tips - February 25th, 2019
Tamil Nadu sprung a few surprises as they left the likes of Murali Vijay and Abhinav Mukund out of their squad, but haven't fully justified the decision with a lackluster performance against Rajasthan.
They now face another stern test in the form of Gujarat who are riding on the performances of their premier all-rounder, Axar Patel. With the match set to take place in Surat, TN have their hands full against Priyank Panchal and co. on Monday.
Squads to choose from:
Kavish Panchal, Priyank Panchal, Piyush Chawla, Chirag Gandhi, Hiten Mehra, Roosh Kalaria, Manish Sharma, Axar Patel, Hemang Patel, Hardik Patel, Karan Patel, Parthiv Patel, Tejas Patel, Urvil Patel, Dhruv Patel, Piyush Tanwar, Dhruv Raval
Ravichandran Ashwin, 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, Ravi Kumar Rohith
Playing XI Updates:
Not many changes are expected of Gujarat with all of their players contributing in one way or the other. Axar Patel and Piyush Chawla have done well with their subtle variations while the top three consisting of Priyank Panchal, Urvil Patel and Dhruv Rawal have impressed in patches in their previous two games.
After a close win against Rajasthan, Gujarat will be harbouring hopes of finishing at the top of the table and will enter the match as the favourites.
Possible XI: Patel, Panchal (C), Rawal(WK), Gandhi, Axar, Chawla, Hemang, Mehra, Hardik, Tejas and Kalaria
With perhaps the best spin trio in the competition, TN haven't been able to complement their performances with the bat in their two matches thus far. Jagadeesan will be key for the side with the wicket-keeper capable of dismantling the opposition bowling attacks with his explosive batting.
Washington Sundar and Ravi Ashwin's presence brings in much-needed balance to the TN side desperate for a win over the hosts.
Possible XI: Nishanth, Jagadeesan (WK), Indrajith, Sundar, R. Ashwin (C), Vivek, Rohit, Murugan, Chaturved, Mohammed and Tanwar
Gujarat vs TN, Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019, Round 4, Group B
25th February 2019, 10:00 AM IST
Lalabhai Contractor Stadium, Surat
Fantasy Tips and Suggestions:
Wicket-keeper: Jagadeesan is the ideal choice for the wicket-keeper slot in the fantasy team with his ability to score at a good rate. He was one of the best players in the TNPL 2018 and should come good on Monday.
Batsmen: Priyank Panchal has been fairly consistent for Gujarat over the last two-three years and is a great option to have in the side. The likes of Chirag Gandhi, Shahrukh Khan and Baba Indrajith are also viable options with their ability in the T20 format on full display in the previous round of matches in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019.
All-rounders: The fantasy team is to be built around R. Ashwin, Washington Sundar and Axar Patel, who are must-have players. All three spin bowling allrounders have excelled for the Indian national team and are sure to have a say in the context of the match.
Bowlers: Abhishek Tanwar is a great option to have with his death bowling abilities second to none in the TN side, while Piyush Chawla's inclusion is a no-brainer on a pitch that is set to favour the spinners. One of Roosh Kalaria or Hardik Patel should also prove to be a handy option if selected.
Captain: All-rounders, Washington Sundar and Axar Patel are the obvious choices for captaincy as both of them bat in the top six in addition to their wicket-taking ability. Priyank Panchal is also a great option to go for in case a batting option is required.
Fantasy Suggestion #1: N. Jagadeesan (WK), Hari Nishanth, Chirag Gandhi, Priyank Panchal, Baba Indrajith, Washington Sundar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Abhishek Tanwar, Rush Kalaria and Piyush Chawla. Captain: Washington Sundar
Fantasy Suggestion #2: N. Jagadeesan (WK), Priyank Panchal, Shahrukh Khan, Urvil Patel, Washington Sundar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Murugan Ashwin, ND Chaturved, Piyush Chawla and Hardik Patel. Captain: Priyank Panchal