The first quarter-final match of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021 will be played between Karnataka and Punjab at the Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad.
This match is scheduled to start at 12:00 PM IST (06:30 AM GMT) and will be telecasted on Sony Sports Network.
The top two teams of Group A will be taking on each other once again in the first quarter-final match of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021. While Punjab won all five of their matches to finish at the top of the group, Karnataka lost just one game against the very opposition they’ll face in this all-important clash.
Punjab have momentum on their side and would look to make the most of it. Also, having already won against Karnataka in the league stages, they will be confident going into the match and will start favourites. On the other hand, Karnataka will look to avenge that loss to make a place in the semi-final.
KAR vs PUN Weather Report for Quarter-Final 1:
It will be a sunny day in Ahmedabad with no chance of rain at all. The temperature will be around 27 degrees Celsius.
Since the Motera stadium has been reconstructed, there is not much known about the surface and how it will play. Going by the previous records, it was a good track for batting and it remained the same throughout the match.
Average first Innings Score:
163 (All Domestic T20s played at this venue)
Record of Chasing Teams:
Won – 5, Lost – 6, Tie – 1
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Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
KAR vs PUN Today’s Probable Playing XIs:
Rohan Kadam, Devdutt Padikkal, Karun Nair (c), KL Shrijith (wk), Aniruddha Joshi, Praveen Dubey, Shreyas Gopal, Abhimanyu Mithun, Jagadeesha Suchith, Krishnappa Gowtham, Prasidh Krishna
V Koushik, Ronit More, Pavan Deshpande, Prateek Jain, Sharath BR, Krishnamurthy Siddharth, Darshan MB, Manoj S Bandage, Shubhang Hegde
Simran Singh (wk), Abhishek Sharma, Mandeep Singh (c), Anmolpreet Singh, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Ramandeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Arshdeep Singh, Mayank Markande, Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul
Baltej Singh, Barinder Sran, Gitansh Khera, Karan Kaila, Anmol Malhotra, Rohan Marwaha, Sanvir Singh
KAR vs PUN Top Picks for Today’s Dream11 Match:
Mandeep Singh has only gotten to bat twice in the five games he has played, but he has made them count. He mustered 108 runs with an average of 108 and a strike rate of 148.
Abhishek Sharma is in fine touch and has also scored a century. He has 197 runs to his name averaging 49.25. The left-hander would like to get a big score if he wants to feature regularly in the playing XI for his IPL side.
Prabhsimran Singh has been in some form this season. He has amassed 277 runs at an average of 92.33 and a strike rate of 144.27.
Devdutt Padikkal, the elegant left-hander, has piled up 207 runs from five innings with the best score of 99 not out. He averages 51.75 and strike at 136.18.
Shreyash Gopal has only played three matches and has picked up three wickets at an economy of 6.40 runs per over. He is also a handy batsman lower down the order.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Prabhsimran Singh, Devdutt Padikkal, Mandeep Singh
Vice-Captain Options – Abhishek Sharma, Sreyash Gopal, Krishnappa Gowtham
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Suggested Playing XI No.1 for KAR vs PUN Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Prabhsimran Singh (C)
Batsmen – Devdutt Padikkal, Mandeep Singh, Rohan Kadam
All-rounders – Abhishek Sharma, Sreyas Gopal (VC), Krishnappa Gowtham
Bowlers – Praveen Dubey, Jagdish Suchith, Arshdeep Singh, Siddhart Kaul
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for KAR vs PUN Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Prabhsimran Singh
Batsmen – Devdutt Padikkal (C), Mandeep Singh, Karun Nair, Gurkeerat Singh Mann
All-rounders – Abhishek Sharma (VC), Sreyash Gopal
Bowlers – Praveen Dubey, Jagdish Suchith, Sandeep Sharma, Siddhart Kaul
Devdutt Padikkal has been appointed captain by more than 70 percent of the users at the time of writing. He will be a safe option for the Mega Contest, but Prabhsimran Singh can be a great differential.
Today’s KAR vs PUN Probable Winners:
Punjab are expected to win this match.
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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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