Mumbai are up against Sikkim in a Group C Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019 tie at Emerald High School Ground on Thursday. Mumbai would want to put the Ranji Trophy 2018-19 disappointment behind them and would look to begin on the front foot. Mumbai have never won, nor have they reached any final of this competition and would want to get their hands on the trophy this time.
Sikkim, on the other hand, put up some striking performances in their debut Ranji Trophy season and would want to carry the confidence into the shortest format of the game. Milind Kumar and Ishwar Chaudhary were the shining lights for the side in the red-ball cricket and the onus would be on them once more to lead the charge.
Where – Emerald High School Ground, Indore
When – 21 February at 1:30 PM IST
Mumbai have announced a 15-man squad for the tournament.
There is no news update of squad announcement from Sikkim Cricket Association as of now.
MUM Playing 11: Ajinkya Rahane, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, Shardul Thakur, Dhawal Kulkarni, Siddhesh Lad, Aditya Tare, Suryakumar Yadav, Shams Mulani, Tushar Deshpande, Royston Dias
Mumbai squad Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Ajinkya Rahane (c), 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
SIK Playing 11: Milind Kumar, Bipul Sharma, Asish Thapa, Nilesh Lamichaney, Ishwar Chaudhary, Lee Yong Lepcha
Sikkim squad Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Tashi Pintso, Karma Bhutia, Mandup Bhutia, Rinzing Bhutia, Bibek Dayali, Bipul Sharma, Ishwar Chaudhary, Nilesh Lamichaney, Lee Yong Lepcha, Milind Kumar, Pritam Nirala, Amosi Rai, Palzor Tamang, Asish Thapa
Top picks – Prithvi Shaw and Shreyas Iyer are the top picks for their love for the fast-paced cricket.
X-factors – Suryakumar Yadav can be a difficult customer on his day.
Safe Sikkim players – Milind Kumar and Ishwar Chaudhary are the leading run-getter and wicket-taker respectively for the side in the recent Ranji season. Bipul Sharma, Asish Thapa and Nilesh Lamichaney are among others who have performed from the squad.
Quick Tip: We’d advise you to pick more players from Mumbai since they are a stronger unit plus there is uncertainty over Sikkim’s playing 11 makeup.
Make MUM vs SIK Dream11 team as per your discretion from the squad listed in the article.