Playing XI, Pitch Report and Injury Update – Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021, Elite B Group

Bengal are expected to continue their dominance by beating Hyderabad.

Manoj Tiwary. (Photo Source: Ishara S.KODIKARA/AFP/GettyImages)

Match Details:

The Elite B Group match of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021 will be played between Bengal and Hyderabad at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

This match is scheduled to start at 07:00 PM Local Time and IST.


Bengal have started their journey in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021 exactly as they would have wanted to. They outplayed Odisha in the first game and then went on to beat Jharkhand in their next game. The third hurdle that lies in front of them is a team that has looked shaky in this competition – Hyderabad.

While some thought a match against Assam would be an easy victory for Hyderabad, Tanmay Agarwal’s men ended up losing the game. While they won their last game against Odisha, the performance was far from convincing. Hence, Bengal are the obvious favourites to win this game.

BEN vs HYD Weather Report:

It will be cold in Kolkata tomorrow, with the temperature being around 19 °C during game time. The chances of precipitation are only 10%.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The pitch here at the Eden Gardens will offer the batsmen a bit more help in the beginning, but the bowlers will eventually grow into the game as the match progresses.

Average first innings score:

159 (4 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021 match played at this venue)

Record of chasing teams:

Won – 1; Lost – 3; Tied – 0

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Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

BEN vs HYD Today’s Probable Playing XIs:


Manoj Tiwary, Anustup Majumdar (C), Mukesh Kumar, Suvankar Bal, Shreevats Goswami, Vivek Singh, Ishan Porel, Writtick Chowdhury, Kaif Ahmed, Shahbaz Ahamad, Akash Deep.


Abhimanyu Easwaran, Sudip Chatterjee, Ravikant Singh, Abhishek Das, Aritra Chatterjee, Prayas Ray Barman, Sujit Yadav, Kazi Junaid Saifi, Arnab Nandi.


Tanmay Agarwal (c), Bavanaka Sandeep, Himalay Agarwal, Chama Milind, Rahul Buddhi, Yudhvir Singh, T Ravi Teja, Kolla Sumanth (wk), Kartikeya Kak, Tanay Thyagarajan, Tilak Verma.


Abhirath Reddy, Muthyala Charan, Hitesh Yadav, Mickil Jaiswal, Pragnay Reddy, Prateek Reddy, Rakesh Yadav, Rakshann Reddy, Ajay Dev Goud.

BEN vs HYD Top Picks for Today’s Dream11 Match:

Vivek Singh has been Bengal’s star performer in the first couple of games. The opener has scored 154 runs, which includes a scintillating unbeaten 100 in the last game.

With the ball, Ishan Porel has done most of the talking for Bengal. The young pacer has picked up 7 wickets and has an economy rate of under 8 runs per over.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Shreevats Goswami has scored 52 runs in the first 2 matches. He has an average of over 25 and a strike rate of nearly 120.

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Manoj Tiwary has not been able to perform well in the first two matches, but the experienced cricketer has scored over 3300 runs in T20 cricket and can be a safe bet for captaincy.

Skipper Tanmay Agarwal has been decent with the bat for Hyderabad. He has scored 49 runs at an average of nearly 25 and a strike rate of over 105.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Manoj Tiwary, Vivek Singh

Vice-Captain Options – Ishan Porel, Shreevats Goswami

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Suggested Playing XI No.1 for BEN vs HYD Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Shreevats Goswami (VC)

Batters – Manoj Tiwary, Vivek Singh (C), Himalay Agarwal, Tanmay Agarwal

All-Rounders – Kartikeya Kak, T Ravi Teja, Shahbaz Ahmed

Bowlers – Ishan Porel, Tanay Thyagarajan, Akash Deep

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for BEN vs HYD Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Kolla Sumanth

Batters – Manoj Tiwary (C), Vivek Singh, Bavanaka Sandeep, Anustup Mazumder

All-Rounders – Kartikeya Kak, Chama Milind, Writtick Chatterjee

Bowlers – Yudhvir Singh, Ishan Porel (VC), Mukesh Kumar

Expert Advice:

Given that the pitch is expected to help the batsmen, you can go with 4 specialist batting options for both of your Dream11 Fantasy teams.

Today’s BEN vs HYD Probable Winners:

Bengal are expected to win this match.

Note: Updated Fantasy teams and Playing XIs of every match will be provided in our Telegram channel if the information is available.
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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