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

Baroda are expected to hold on to their pole position by beating inconsistent Maharashtra.

Krunal Pandya. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

Match Details:

The Elite C Group match of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021 will be played between Baroda and Maharashtra at the Moti Bagh Stadium in Vadodara.

This match is scheduled to start at 12:00 PM Local Time and IST.


There might have been a lot of rumours about tension in the Baroda dressing room, but there hasn’t been a hint of it in their performances on the field. They have been pretty ruthless so far, having won all of their 3 games. They are currently placed at the pole position in the Elite C Group.

They will still need to be at the top of their game in their remaining games, as a slip might prove fatal. Their next opposition is Maharashtra, a side that has played some decent cricket in splits, but has been terribly inconsistent at large. For Maharashtra, the aim will be to end the tournament with two consecutive wins.

BAR vs MAH Weather Report:

There has not been any rain in Vadodara in the games we have had, and tomorrow’s game is set to remain the same. There are no chances of rainfall, with the temperature being around 28 °C.

Pitch Condition/Report:

This pitch will initially play out as a batting-friendly track, but the bowlers will also enjoy their time if they are bowling in the second innings.

Average first innings score:

157 (3 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021 match played at this venue)

Record of chasing teams:

Won – 0; Lost – 3; Tied – 0

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Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

BAR vs MAH Today’s Probable Playing XIs:


Vishnu Solanki, Kedar Devdhar, Ninad Rathva, Smit Patel (wk), Krunal Pandya (c), Atit Sheth, Abhimanyu Rajput, Lukman Meriwala, Babashafi Pathan, Karthik Kakade, Dhruv Patel.


Mohit Mongia, Soyeb Sopariya, Bhargav Bhatt, Pratyush Kumar, Prati Ghodadra.


Nikhil Naik, Kedar Jadhav, Rahul Tripathi (c), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Azim Kazi, Satyajeet Bachhav, Shamshuzama Kazi, Manoj Ingale, Naushad Shaikh, Divyang Hinganekar, Mukesh Choudhary.


Ranjit Nikam, Taranjit Singh, Vishant More, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Dhanraj Pardeshi, Swapnil Gugale, Jagdish Zope, Pradeep Dadhe, Sunny Pandit.

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BAR vs MAH Top picks for Today’s 11Wickets Match:

Kedar Jadhav has silenced his critics with his performances with the bat. Jadhav has scored 152 runs at an exceptional average of over 75.

Naushad Shaikh has provided Jadhav with great support in the Maharashtra batting unit. He has scored 124 runs, with his average being in excess of 60.

Krunal Pandya has a story similar to Jadhav. He has let his performances do the talking instead of controversies. He has scored 77 runs, while he also has been successful with the ball.

Kedar Devdhar has been very consistent with the bat for Baroda, having scored 101 runs in 3 games. He can be handed the vice-captaincy of any one of your 11Wickets Fantasy teams.

In this game, Lukman Meriwala should be the first name from the bowlers to be drafted into your 11Wickets Fantasy team. He has picked up 8 wickets and has an economy rate of just over 5 runs per over.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Kedar Jadhav, Krunal Pandya

Vice-Captain Options – Naushad Shaikh, Kedar Devdhar

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Suggested Playing XI No.1 for BAR vs MAH 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Kedar Devdhar

Batters – Ruturaj Gaikwad, Kedar Jadhav (C), Rahul Tripathi, Vishnu Solanki

All-Rounders – Krunal Pandya, Naushad Shaikh (VC), Karthik Kakade

Bowlers – Mukesh Choudhary, Lukman Meriwala, Shamshuzama Kazi

12th Man – Smit Patel

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for BAR vs MAH 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Kedar Devdhar (VC), Smit Patel

Batters – Ruturaj Gaikwad, Kedar Jadhav, Ninad Rathva, Vishnu Solanki

All-Rounders – Krunal Pandya (C), Naushad Shaikh

Bowlers – Mukesh Choudhary, Lukman Meriwala, Atit Sheth

12th Man – Karthik Kakade

Expert Advice:

Atit Sheth has picked up 3 wickets and he also has been handy with the bat, having scored 27 runs at a strike rate of 135. He should be included in at least one of your 11Wickets Fantasy teams.

Today’s BAR vs MAH Probable Winners:

Baroda are expected to win this game.

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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