The Semi-Final 2 of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021 will be played between Punjab and Baroda at Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad on Friday.
This match is scheduled to start at 07:00 PM Local Time and IST.
Punjab and Baroda will lock horns in the 2nd semi-final of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021. Punjab won the 1st quarter-final against Karnataka on Tuesday. They decided to field after winning the toss and thanks to likes of Sandeep Sharma, Arshdeep Singh and Ramandeep Singh, they went through the batting line-up of Karnataka. In the second innings, Punjab chased down the target of 88 runs with nine wickets and more than seven overs in hand.
One of the consistent performers of the league, Baroda have been at their best throughout the league. They had a memorable win against Haryana in the 3rd quarter-final of the league. Baroda needed 18 runs of the last over and the in-form Vishnu Solanki finished off the game in style by hitting 6, 4, 6 in the last three deliveries. Coming to this game, both the teams are in good form and would look forward to capitalizing on their momentum to earn a place in the finals.
PUN vs BRD Weather Report for Semi-Final 2:
The weather on Friday is expected to remain clear throughout the day. The temperatures will be hovering around 18 Degrees Celsius mark.
The track at Ahmedabad has something on offer for both the batsmen and bowlers. Considering the first innings score, anything above 150 might be a difficult one for the chasing side.
Average first innings score:
134 (Out of the four matches played at this venue)
Record of chasing teams:
Won – 3; Lost – 1; Tied – 0
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Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
PUN vs BRD Today’s Probable Playing XIs:
Prabhsimran Singh (wk), Mandeep Singh (c), Anmolpreet Singh, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Abhishek Sharma, Ramandeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Siddarth Kaul, Arshdeep Singh, Mayank Markande, Sandeep Sharma.
Karan Kaila, Krishan Naresh Alang, Barinder Sran, Baltej Singh, Sanvir Singh, Rohan Marwaha, Gitansh Khera, Anmol Malhotra.
Kedar Devdhar (c), Smit Patel (wk), Vishnu Solanki, Abhimanyusingh Rajput, Bhanu Pania, Atit Sheth, Ninad Rathva, Karthik Kakade, Babashafi Pathan, Bhargav Bhatt, Lukman Meriwala.
Soyeb Sopariya, Dhruv Patel, Chinta Gandhi, Pradeep Yadav, Ansh Patel, Parth Kohli, Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya, Pratik Ghodadra, Mohit Mongia.
PUN vs BRD Top picks for Today’s Dream11 Match:
Punjab’s wicket-keeper batsman, Prabhsimran Singh is the leading run-getter of the ongoing competition. He scored 326 runs in six games at an average of around 109 which makes him as the must pick for your fantasy team.
The skipper of the side, Mandeep Singh got out to bat in just three innings where he scored 143 for his side. Considering his recent form, he is expected to score big in the upcoming game.
Siddarth Kaul and Arshdeep Singh will lead the bowling department for Punjab against Baroda. They have picked up 13 and 10 wickets respectively.
The skipper of Baroda, Kedar Devdhar is the fourth highest run-getter of the league as he has piled up 269 runs at an average of around 90.
Vishnu Solanki, who earned fame for his heroics in the 3rd quarter-final against Haryana, is a must-pick from Baroda. He has scored 206 runs with a strike-rate of well above 145.
For Baroda, Lukman Meriwala has been the best performer with the ball. He has picked up 11 wickets so far in the league, including a 5-wicket haul to his name.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Prabhsimran Singh, Kedar Devdhar
Vice-Captain Options – Ninad Rathva, Vishnu Solanki
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Suggested Playing XI No.1 for PUN vs BRD Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Prabhsimran Singh (C)
Batters – Vishnu Solanki, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Mandeep Singh
All-Rounders – Ninad Rathva (VC), Atit Sheth, Ramandeep Singh
Bowlers – Siddarth Kaul, Lukman Meriwala, Babashafi Pathan, Sandeep Sharma
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for PUN vs BRD Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Kedar Devdhar (C), Prabhsimran Singh, Smit Patel
Batters – Abhimanyusingh Rajput, Vishnu Solanki, Anmolpreet Singh
All-Rounders – Ninad Rathva, Abhishek Sharma
Bowlers – Siddarth Kaul (VC), Sandeep Sharma, Arshdeep Singh
Siddarth Kaul is looking in good form with ball and can give the breakthrough whenever the team needs. It is advisable to pick him as a vice-captain in your Grand League team.
Today’s PUN vs BRD 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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