Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019, Round 6, Mumbai vs Saurashtra: Dream11 Prediction, Playing XI Updates & Fantasy Cricket Tips - February 28th, 2019
A clash between two teams near the top of the table awaits us in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019 as Saurashtra take on the most successful team in the Indian domestic circuit, Mumbai. While Saurashtra have steamrolled opponents with three wins from four matches, Mumbai haven't spared anyone, boasting a near-perfect record.
Shreyas Iyer and Dhawal Kulkarni's superlative performances have reinforced Mumbai's dominance as they look well on course to securing a domestic double.
Squads to choose from:
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
Aarpit Vasavada, Agnivesh Ayachi, Jay Chauhan, Divyaraj Chauhan, Yuvraj Chudasama, Harvik Desai, Sheldon Jackson, Dharmendrasinh Jadeja, Vishvaraj Jadeja, Chirag Jani, Prerak Mankad, Cheteshwar Pujara, Hardik Rathod, Chetan Sakariya, Jaydev Unadkat, Robin Uthappa
Playing XI Updates:
No changes are expected for Mumbai with all of their players contributing with good performances in all of the matches thus far. Shreyas Iyer has been the star of the show so far with 298 runs to his name. His hundred in the first game against Sikkim is still fresh on everyone's minds and he will be the one to look out for.
Prithvi Shaw struck form in the previous game with a timely fifty, while the bowling looks fairly settled with Shams Mulani and Dhawal Kulkarni excelling.
Possible XI: Shaw, Rahane(C), Iyer, Surya, Lad, Tare(WK), Ranjane, Mulani, Thakur, Dhawal and Deshpande.
Cheteshwar Pujara has shrugged off his Test specialist tag with superlative performances in the competition so far. With 249 runs to his name, he ranks amongst the highest run-scorers in the tournament.
The likes of Harvik Desai, Robin Uthappa and Sheldon Jackson have also played their part to perfection. Jaydev Unadkat leads the way in the bowling department with eight scalps while young, Chetan Sakariya has been a revelation for them with nine wickets so far.
Possible XI: Pujara, Harvik (WK), Uthappa, Jackson, Vasavada, Mankad, Jadeja, Unadkat(C), Sakariya, Jay and Chirag Jani.
Mumbai vs Saurashtra, Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019, Round 6, Group C
28th February 2019, 1:30 PM IST
Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore
Fantasy Tips and Suggestions:
Wicket-keeper: Batting at the top of the order, Harvik Desai is the ideal player to have in the side. After a failure in the previous match, Desai should be backed to score some vital runs against a decent Mumbai bowling unit.
Batsmen: Cheteshwar Pujara and Shreyas Iyer are must haves in the side, considering their red-hot form. The likes of Sheldon Jackson, Robin Uthappa, Prithvi Shaw and Ajinkya Rahane are also viable options, with Uthappa and Shaw having scored fifties in the previous rounds.
All-rounders: Chirag Jani and Shubham Ranjane are the ideal options to have in the side. Both of them have been impressive with the ball in hand and can also contribute with some handy boundaries. Shams Mulani is also a viable option and can slot in for either of the two.
Bowlers: Two of Mumbai's pace trio of Kulkarni, Thakur and Deshpande are must-haves along with Jaydev Unadkat, who has picked up eight wickets so far in the tournament. Chetan Sakariya is also one to look out for with his impressive variations while Dharmendrasinh Jadeja could also be a viable option.
Captain: Prithvi Shaw is back to his supreme best and is the ideal choice for captain. His attacking instincts will be crucial on what should be a sluggish pitch while the likes of Robin Uthappa and Shreyas Iyer are also options to consider for captaincy.
Fantasy Suggestion #1: Harvik Desai(WK), Shreyas Iyer, Prithvi Shaw, Robin Uthappa, Cheteshwar Pujara, Chirag Jani, Shams Mulani, Shardul Thakur, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat and Chetan Sakariya. Captain: Prithvi Shaw
Fantasy Suggestion #2: Harvik Desai(WK), Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Sheldon Jackson, Robin Uthappa, Shubham Ranjane, Shams Mulani, Shardul Thakur, Dhawal Kulkarni, Chetan Sakariya and Jaydev Unadkat. Captain: Shreyas Iyer