The Elite A Group match of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021 will be played between Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh at KSCA Cricket (2) Ground, Alur.
The match is scheduled to start at 12:00 PM local time and IST on January 18th.
Karnataka are currently placed at the second position of Elite Group A. Out of the 4 matches they have played, they have won 3 and lost 1 game. While they are coming into this game on the back of a victory, Karnataka will not only need to win their remaining games but also keep a look at the other results in their group. Things are not as complicated for Uttar Pradesh, since their chance of advancement into the next stage is nil.
What would be a consolation for them is the few comparatively unknown players who got them their first win of the season in the last game. They will have not much but pride on the line.
KAR vs UTP Weather Report:
The sun will be shining bright here at Alur, as the temperature will be around 28 °C. The chances of rainfall are nil.
The wicket is a slow one, which makes lives a bit difficult for the batsmen, especially in the second innings. A score of around 150 should be competitive here.
Average first innings score:
145 (Last 4 matches played on this venue)
Record of chasing teams:
Won – 2, Lost – 2, Tie – 0
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Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
KAR vs UTP Today’s Probable Playing XIs:
Rohan Kadam, Devdutt Padikkal, Karun Nair, KL Shrijith (wk), Krishnappa Gowtham, Abhimanyu Mithun, Praveen Dubey / Jagadeesha Suchith, Shreyas Gopal, Prasidh Krishna, Aniruddha Joshi, V Koushik
Ronit More, Krishnamurthy Siddharth, Sharath BR, Pavan Deshpande, Manoj S Bhandage, Prateek Jain, Darshan M B, Shubham Hegde, Prateek Jain
Karan Sharma, Priyam Garg (c), Suresh Raina, Aryan Juyal(wk), Shivam Mavi, Aquib Khan, Sameer Choudhary, Mohsin Khan, Abhishek Goswami, Shanu Saini, Hardeep Singh
Dhruv Jurel, Samarth Singh, Rinku Singh, Madhav Kaushik, Shubham Chaubey, Bhuveshwar Kumar, Ankit Rajpoot, Shiva Singh, Mohit Jangra, Nalin Mishra, Purnank Tyagi
KAR vs UTP Top Picks for Today’s 11Wickets Match:
Devdutt Padikkal is showing that his magnificent performance in the IPL was not a one-off. The youngster has scored 173 runs in 4 matches at an average of over 55.
Aniruddha Joshi had a great game against Railways. Had it not been for his unbeaten 40-ball 64, Karnataka might not have been in the game.
Krishnappa Gowtham has picked up 4 wickets, but what makes him a decent pick is his exceptional strike rate. To add to that, he can also be handy with the bat.
Suresh Raina is not having the best of times, having scored 98 runs in 4 matches. However, Raina has got all the experience of the world in his kitty and can turn things around any time.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Devdutt Padikkal, Rohan Kadam
Vice-Captain Options – Karan Sharma, Suresh Raina
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Suggested Playing XI No.1 for KAR vs UTP 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – KL Shrijith
Batters – Devdutt Padikkal (c), Rohan Kadam, Priyam Garg, Suresh Raina
All-Rounders – Aniruddha Joshi, Krishnappa Gowtham, Shreyas Gopal
Bowlers – V Koushik, Karan Sharma (vc), Shanu Saini
12th Man – Karun Nair
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for KAR vs UTP 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – KL Shrijith
Batters – Devdutt Padikkal, Rohan Kadam (c), Karun Nair, Suresh Raina (vc)
All-Rounders – Krishnappa Gowtham, Shivam Mavi
Bowlers – Prasidh Krishna, Abhimanyu Mithun, Shanu Saini, Karan Sharma
12th Man – Shreyas Gopal
Karan Sharma is currently in sublime touch, having scored 127 runs. It is advisable to include him in at least one of your 11Wickets Fantasy teams.
Today’s KAR vs UTP Probable Winners:
Karnataka 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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