Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019-20: Uttar Pradesh vs Vidarbha, Group B, Round 2 – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

The Faiz Fazal-led side will be eager to climb to the top of the table by registering a second consecutive win in the tournament.


Faiz Fazal
Faiz Fazal. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Match Details:

The Group B match of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019-20 will be played between Uttar Pradesh and Vidarbha on 9th November 2019 at the Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram.

The match starts at 2:00 PM local time & IST.


Preview for Dream11 Fantasy

The Group B game of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy will be played between UP and Vidarbha. Vidarbha have flagged off their campaign by registering a win over Tripura. The Faiz Fazal-led side will be eager to climb to the top of the table by registering a second consecutive win in the tournament. On the other hand, Uttar Pradesh will be playing their opening game of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.

Skipper Samarth Singh is expected to lead the UP side from the front and replicate his previous season’s performance. In the last Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, the right-hander gathered 292 runs in 10 matches at an average of 32.44. Ankit Rajpoot, who has a vast experience in the domestic circuit will hope to provide early breakthroughs for the UP side. The pacer had scalped 14 wickets in games of the previous season with an economy of 6.56.

The Vidarbha side would be relying on the skipper Faiz Fazal to deliver a strong batting performance. The left-hander smashed a half-century in the Vidarbha’s opening game against Tripura to steer his side to a formidable 9-wicket win. Darshan Nalkande also emerged as a vital cog for Vidarbha after scalping three wickets against Tripura. The right-arm pacer picked up three wickets while conceding only 25 runs in his spell.

Weather Condition/Report:

Thiruvananthapuram is unlikely to experience any showers during the match. The weather is expected to be sunny with 32 degrees Celsius according to Accuweather. The temperature is also expected to decrease as the day advances.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The wicket tuned out to be a nightmare for Tripura in the previous match. However, it fared quite well for Vidarbha batsmen who chased down the total with nine wickets in hand. The pitch was also favourable for Rajasthan, who locked horns with Manipur in this season’s Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Rajasthan was able to post a mammoth total on 171 on the board while Manipur succumbed to the pressure to gather only 79 runs on the board.

Average first innings score: NA

Record of chasing teams: NA

Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Probable Playing XIs for Dream11 Fantasy:

Uttar Pradesh

Samarth Singh, Umang Sharma, Priyam Garg, Rinku Singh, Akshdeep Nath, Saurabh Kumar, Upendra Yadav (WK), Ankit Chaudhary, Ankit Rajpoot, Mohit Jangra/Shivam Mavi, Mohsin Khan/Yash Dayal.

Bench – Abhishek Goswami, Shubham Chaubey, Almas Shaukat, Hardeep Singh, Shivam Mavi/Mohit Jangra, Mohsin Khan/Yash Dayal, Shanu Saini


Faiz Fazal (c), Akshay Kolhar, Shalabh Shrivastava, Ganesh Satish, Rushabh Rathod, Akshay Karnewar, Jitesh Sharma, Ganesh Satish, Akshay Wakhare, Shrikant Wagh, Yash Thakur, Darshan Nalkande

Bench – Aditya Sarwate, Rajneesh Gurbani, Akshay Wadkar

Top Picks:

Faiz Fazal is regarded to emerge as a game-changer for his side. The left-hander has already registered a flying start in the tournament by smashing a half-century in the opening match against Tripura. The 34-year-old innings steered Vidarbha to a commanding 9-wicket win over Tripura. The skipper has the responsibility to lead his team from the front and provide a formidable start against UP.

Uttar Pradesh’s skipper Samarth Singh is also anticipated to serve as his side’s talisman. The right-hander will be looking forward to replicating his last season’s performance with the bat. Singh had gathered 292 runs in 10 matches of the last season at an average of 32.44. He will also be assisted by Priyam Garg, who had also accumulated 223 runs in 10 matches in the previous season. Pick these players in your Dream11 Fantasy side.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Faiz Fazal, Akshay Kolhar, Priyam Garg

Vice-Captain- Akshdeep Nath, Rinku Singh, Darshan Nalkande

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Dream11 Fantasy:

Keeper – Upendra Yadav

Batsmen – Faiz Fazal (C), Rinku Singh, Samarth Singh, Priyam Garg (VC)

All-rounders – Akshay Karnewar, Akshay Kolhar, Akshdeep Nath

Bowlers – Darshan Nalkande, Yash Thakur, Ankit Rajpoot

Suggested Playing XI No. 2 for Dream11 Fantasy:

Keeper – Jitesh Sharma

Batsmen – Ganesh Satish, Rushabh Rathod, Rinku Singh

All-rounders – Akshay Karnewar, Shrikant Wagh, Akshay Kolhar (C), Akshdeep Nath (VC)

Bowlers – Akshay Wakhare, Ankit Rajpoot, Shivam Mavi.


Expert Advice:

There is no clarity with the Uttar Pradesh’s squad at the moment and we have formed a squad through the players shown in Dream11. It is advisable to wait for the playing XIs to come before finalising your Dream11 Fantasy team.

Probable Winners:

Vidarbha is expected to win the match.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.