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T20 Mumbai League 2019, Match 20: Aakash Tigers MWS vs Shivaji Park Lions – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Siddhesh Lad and Shivam Dube were rested from the previous game of the Shivaji Park Lions.

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Aakash Tigers MWS
Aakash Tigers MWS. (Photo Source: T20 Mumbai)

The last league game of the 2019 T20 Mumbai League will be played between the Aakash Tigers MWS and the Shivaji Park Lions. The last year runners-up, the Shivaji Park team lost all the four matches they played and have lost their lost hope of finishing in final four long back. They even rested their skipper Siddhesh Lad and the all-rounder Shivam Dube in the game against SoBo Supersonics on Wednesday.

On the other hand, the Aakash Tigers won two of the four matches they played so far and still have a chance to seal a berth in the semi-finals. All they need is to defeat the Shivaji Park Lions in the last game and join the North Mumbai Panthers from Group A. This game will be do-or-die for Aakash Tigers as their NRR is lower than that of the Triumphs Knights MNE who are placed at 2nd spot in their group at the moment.

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Match Details:

The 20th match of the T20 Mumbai League 2019 will be played between Aakash Tigers MWS and Shivaji Park Lions at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

The match starts at 7:30 PM local time (IST) (2:00 PM GMT). The game will be live on Star Sports 2, Star Sports 2 HD and Star Sports 3. Live streaming available on Hotstar.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The night games in the T20 Mumbai 2019 have been of the same template. The teams batting first won when they posted 150+ while the chasing sides got better in pursuit of sub 150 targets.

Average first innings score: 155 (Night matches in T20 Mumbai 2019)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 4, Lost – 5


Probable Playing XIs:

Aakash Tigers MWS:

Arjun Tendulkar, Aakarshit Gomel, Nehal Katakdhond, D Subramanian (WK), Shams Mulani, Suryansh Shedge, Yogesh Pawar, Dhawal Kulkarni (C), Bhavin Thakkar, Sylvester Dsouza, Salman Khan.

Bench – Kaustubh Pawar, Siddharth Akre, Minad Manjrekar, Ajay Pandey, Akash Anand, Mehboob Shaikh, Anjdeep Lad.

Shivaji Park Lions:

Swapnil Pradhan, Rudra Dhanday, Sachin Yadav (WK), Raunaq Sharma (C), Nikhil Patil, Onkar Jadhav, Manan Khakhar, Gaurav Bengre, Vijay Gohil, Atish Gawand, Varun Joijode.

Bench – Siddhesh Lad, Shivam Dube, Hardik Tamore, Siddharth Raut, Shivam Malhotra, Jai Kothari, Arun Yadav, Tanush Kotian.


Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Match by match points of selected players (Power Picks):

Arjun Tendulkar – 47, 14.5, 14, 25

D Subramanian – 21, 22.5, 14, 16

Raunaq Sharma – 31, 8, 16, 37

Aakarshit Gomel – 13, 30, 22.5, 38.5

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

The Aakash Tigers all-rounders Arjun Tendulkar and Shams Mulani are ideal for multipliers as the two players play crucial roles with both bat and ball. The stand-in skipper of Shivaji Park, Raunaq Sharma is a good alternative considering his consistency with the bat.

Other options for vice-captain/captain – Suryansh Shedge, Aakarshit Gomel, D Subramanian.


Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – D Subramanian

Batsmen – Aakarshit Gomel, Swapnil Pradhan, Raunaq Sharma (C), Sachin Yadav

All-Rounders – Arjun Tendulkar (C), Shams Mulani

Bowlers – Nehal Katakdhond, Dhawal Kulkarni, Manan Khakhar, Vijay Gohil

Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Nikhil Patil

Batsmen – Aakarshit Gomel, Raunaq Sharma, Sachin Yadav

All-Rounders – Arjun Tendulkar, Shams Mulani (C), Suryansh Shedge (VC)

Bowlers – Nehal Katakdhond, Salman Khan, Manan Khakhar, Gaurav Bengre


Expert Advice:

Siddhesh Lad and Shivam Dube were rested from their penultimate game as the result of the match hardly mattered for them. There is very less chance of them being part of the last league game either.

Probable Winners:

Aakash Tigers MWS are expected to finish off the league stage with a win and qualify for the semis.

*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.

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