Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019-20: Round 13, Elite Group C, Madhya Pradesh vs Tamil Nadu, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Tamil Nadu might rest a few of their top players having qualified for the knockouts. So it would be better to wait for the toss to take place.


Dinesh Karthik
Dinesh Karthik. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Match Details:

The Round 13 game of the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019 between Karnataka and Saurashtra will be hosted by the Sawi Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.

The match starts at 9:00 AM local time (IST) (3:30 AM GMT).



After a heart-breaking four-run loss at the hands of Jammu & Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh will face a strong Tamil Nadu on Saturday in Jaipur. Chasing a paltry total of 183, MP batsmen were left wanting and were bundled out for just 178 in 48 overs. Only Anand Bais batted well for his half-century but he didn’t get enough support from the other end. The bowlers though did their job perfectly.

Tamil Nadu, on the other hand, are enjoying a seven-match winning streak and are looking unstoppable this season. Their skipper Dinesh Karthik has also led from the front with consistent performances and enter this contest as the favourites as well. It remains to be seen if they will go into the knockouts as one of the unbeaten sides.

Weather Condition/Report:

The forecast in Jaipur at the start of the weekend is absolutely clear. The sun will be out throughout the action in the middle. The temperature will gradually increase from 26 Degrees Celsius to 34 Degrees during the proceedings in the middle according to AccuWeather.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The behaviour of the pitch has consistently changed at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium. Earlier, it was a bat-first surface with the team posting a huge total and then defend it comfortably. But over the last few matches, the team batting first hasn’t been able to post big totals and even score around 250 are being chased easily. The team winning the toss is expected to bowl first going by the recent trend.

Average first innings score: 246 (In 11 matches at the venue this season)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 7; Lost – 4

Injury and Availability News:

(Will be shared when there’s an update)

Probable Playing XIs:

Madhya Pradesh

Rajat Patidar, Naman Ojha (C), Yash Dubey, Anand Bais, Parth Sahani, Abhishek Bhandari (WK), Venkatesh Iyer, Saransh Jain, Avesh Khan, Kuldeep Sen/Ishwar Pandey, Gaurav Yadav.

Bench – Ishwar Pandey/Kuldeep Sen, Mihir Hirwani, Rahul Batham, Mukul Raghav, Ajay Rohera, Kumar Kartikeya, Rishabh Chouhan.

Tamil Nadu

Abhinav Mukund, Murali Vijay, Baba Aparajith, Vijay Shankar, Dinesh Karthik (C & WK), Washington Sundar, Shahrukh Khan, Murugan Ashwin, M Mohammed, Krishnamoorthy Vignesh, T Natarajan.

Bench – Jagatheesan Kousik, Abhishek Tanwar, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Hari Nishanth, N Jagadeesan, M Siddharth.

Top Picks:

Baba Aparajith has been in scintillating form for Tamil Nadu this season amassing 439 runs in seven innings at an average of 109.75. He is an exceptional captain material in fantasy teams. Vijay Shankar and Dinesh Karthik are also brilliant so far while you can also opt to go for Vijay and Mukund.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options: Baba Aparajith, Dinesh Karthik, Murali Vijay

Vice-Captain Options: Venkatesh Iyer, Abhinav Mukund, Vijay Shankar

Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Dinesh Karthik

Batsmen – Anand Bais, Rajat Patidar, Murali Vijay, Abhinav Mukund, Baba Aparajith (C)

All-Rounders – Venkatesh Iyer, Vijay Shankar (VC)

Bowlers – Gaurav Yadav, Murugan Ashwin, T Natarajan

Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Naman Ojha (C)

Batsmen – Yash Dubey, Rajat Patidar, Abhinav Mukund, Baba Aparajith (VC)

All-Rounders – Venkatesh Iyer, Washington Sundar

Bowlers – Avesh Khan, Gaurav Yadav, Ishwar Pandey, T Natarajan

Expert Advice:

Ishwar Pandey might play this match for Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu also might rest a few of their top players having qualified for the knockouts. Wait for the toss and playing XIs to come before finalising your team.

Probable Winners:

Tamil Nadu are expected to extend their winning streak.

*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.