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Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019, Round 6, Tamil Nadu vs Vidarbha: Dream11 Prediction, Playing XI Updates & Fantasy Cricket Tips - February 28th, 2019

Dwijesh Reddy
27 Feb 2019, 15:04 IST

Fantasy Cricket Tips
Fantasy Cricket Tips

After a thumping performance against last year's runners-up Rajasthan, Irani Cup and Ranji Trophy holders Vidarbha now face a Tamil Nadu side in danger of bowing out of the competition.

Tamil Nadu were outplayed by a young, Himachal Pradesh side on Wednesday and will be desperate for a win to keep their faint hopes of qualification intact while Vidarbha will look to solidify their place at the top of the Group B standings with a win o Thursday.

In spite of having the likes of Washington Sundar, Ravi Ashwin and Murali Vijay in their ranks, TN haven't been consistent and will look to get one over favourites, Vidarbha in what promises to be a close encounter in Surat. Here are a few tips to help you pick your fantasy team for this crucial match.


Tamil Nadu

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, Murali Vijay and Srikkanth Anirudha


Ravi Jangid, Faiz Fazal, Ganesh Satish, Rajneesh Gurbani, Akshay Karnewar, Darshan Nalkande, Rushabh Rathod, Jitesh Sharma, Shalabh Shrivastava, Atharwa Taide, Yash Thakur, Akshay Wadkar, Shrikant Wagh, Akshay Wakhare and Apoorv Wankhade

Playing XI Updates

Tamil Nadu

Hari Nishanth's dreadful Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy campaign took another dreadful turn as he was run-out without even facing a delivery. Aniruddha could play instead of him on Thursday while the rest of the team should remain the same.

Murali Vijay was the lone warrior in their loss to HP with none of their other batsmen able to get themselves in. More is expected of Ravi Ashwin, who proved to be expensive with the ball in hand.

Possible XI: Vijay, Nishanth, Indrajith, Jagadeesan (WK), Vivek, Chaturved, Sundar, Ashwin(C), Tanwar, Mohammed and Kishore


No changes are expected of a triumphant Vidarbha side with their bowling unit in great form against Rajasthan. Atharwa Taide has been impressive at the top of the order with the U-19 star providing them with good starts on a regular basis.


Faiz Fazal and Ganesh Satish provide stability in what is a formidable line-up for Vidarbha.

Possible XI: Taide, Wankhede, Jitesh(WK), Fazal(C), Satish, Jangid, Karnewar, Wagh, Wakhare, Thakur and Darshan

Match Details

Tamil Nadu vs Vidarbha, Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019, Round 6, Group B

28th February 2019, 2:00 PM IST

Lalabhai Contractor Stadium, Surat

Fantasy Tips and Suggestions

Wicket-keeper: Both Jitesh Sharma and N. Jagadeesan aren't in the best forms but are fully capable of putting in a match-winning performance on their day. Either of them would make a good selection into your fantasy teams.

Batsmen: Murali Vijay's previous outing yielded runs and should be backed for another productive outing while the likes of Indrajith and Fazal are also great options to have in the side. Taide is also in great touch, making him a viable option for the fantasy team 

All-rounders: Washington Sundar and Ravi Ashwin are proven competitors and are must haves in the fantasy team. Along with them, the likes of Wankhede and Karnewar can also prove be to worth-while selections.

Bowlers: Yash Thakur is in very good form and is one to watch out for along with Shrikant Wagh and Abhishek Tanwar. Mohammed has also shown glimpses of what he is capable of and could be a good option as well.

Captain: Washington Sundar had an off-day against Himachal Pradesh and should be backed to perform against Vidarbha. He is capable of scoring some quick runs along with a wicket or two, making him the perfect candidate for captaincy.

Other options include Atharwa Taide and Murali Vijay, whose contributions at the top of the order could prove vital in the context of the game.

Fantasy Suggestion #1: Jitesh Sharma(WK), Murali Vijay, Baba Indrajith, Atharwa Taide, Faiz Fazal, Washington Sundar, Ravi Ashwin, Apoorva Wankhede, Yash Thakur, Abhishek Tanwar and Shrikant Wagh. Captain: Washington Sundar

Fantasy Suggestion #2: N. Jagadeesan(WK), Murali Vijay, Baba Indrajith, Atharwa Taide, Ganesh Satish, Washington Sundar, Ravi Ashwin, Apoorva Wankhede, Yash Thakur, M. Mohammed and Shrikant Wagh. Captain: Murali Vijay

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