KAR vs CHA Dream11 : First semi-final of the Vijay Hazare Trophy sees Karnataka and Chhattisgarh vie it out for a spot in the summit clash
We finally have semi-final day of the Vijay Hazare trophy 2019 descend upon us with Karnataka and Chhattisgarh getting ready to battle it out in the first semi-final of the day. With a spot in the coveted semi-final of India’s premier fifty over tournament awaiting them, both will be in unforgiving in their approach today, looking to spare no expense to make it to the summit clash.
And what will make this clash an even more enticing and enthralling affair is the fact that both these sides are familiar faces with both the outfits emerging into this clash from the same Elite Group A. Where Karnataka toped the group with the seven wins from 8 matches, Chhattisgarh followed them in second place by amassing 22 points from five wins.
They followed up with a win over last year’s champions Mumbai in their quarter-final, a result which massively increased the stature of this Chhattisgarh outfit. It was not just the identity of the opposition they put past them by rather the manner in which the win came about which saw the outfit stamp their authority on the tournamnet, putting themselves in the mix for a very realistic shot at the glistening trophy.
Restricting Mumbai to just 95 in pursuit of the 190 they had made, rain intervened to take them here, a result which will massively buoy them ahead of this forthcoming semi-final. They know they’ll need to emulate the same against Karnataka, a side who got the better of Puducherry as they chased down the 208 run target set infront of them with rampant ease to make it to this stage.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
The 270 runs scored on average while batting first mean that this wicket is one which plays out extremely favourably for the bats. However with the likelihood of rain massive in today’s tie, the side winning the toss will be looking to step out and bowl first and give their pacers more than ample overs to extract massive deviation.
Probable Playing 11
KL Rahul (WK), Devdutt Padikkal, Karun Nair, Manish Pandey (C), Rohan Kadam, Praveen Dubey, K Gowtham, Abhimanyu, Shreyas Gopal, V Kousik, Ronit More
Jiwanjot Singh, Shashank Chandraker, Ashutosh Singh, Harpreet Singh (C), Amandeep Khare, Shashank Singh, Ajay Mandal, Lavin Coster (WK), Sumit Ruikar, Pankaj Rao, Puneet Datey
Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019
Match: Karnataka Vs Chhattisgarh Semi-Final 1
Date And Time: 23rd October, Wednesday- 9:00am IST
Venue: M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
- Devdutt Padikkal, Karun Nair, Rohan Kadam, Shreyas Gopal
- Jiwanjot Singh, Ashutosh Singh, Harpreet Singh, Puneet Datey
Top 4 Batting Order
- KL Rahul, Devdutt Padikkal, Karun Nair, Manish Pandey
- Jiwanjot Singh, Shashank Chandraker, Ashutosh Singh, Harpreet Singh
- Devdutt Padikkal, Karun Nair
- Shashank Chandraker, Ashutosh Singh
Death Overs Bowlers
- Shreyas Gopal, V Kousik
- Ajay Mandal, Puneet Datey
KAR vs CHA Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
We begin by getting in Lavin Coster from Chhattisgarh for today’s encounter. He played his first match for the side in the last match and is a bat who can pile on the runs in the death overs, seeing us opt for his for this clash.
KAR vs CHA Dream11 Batsmen
Karnataka’s second highest run scorer and a massive reason for their consummate success has been Devdutt Padikal with the opener’s 506 runs seeing the side go on a never ending up rise in the tournamnet. He was an instant pick for us over here while from the opposition we are opting for Harpreet-Singh Bhatia who scored 50 runs in the side’s last outing along with Amandeep Khare.
We are also getting in Ashutosh Singh who has amassed 395 runs in 8 matches, a player who’ll be relied on by the side to yet against step up to the mantle and show his mettle come today.
KAR vs CHA Dream11 All-Rounders
Just the one all-rounder for us for this encounter with Chhattisgarh’s Shashank Singh being selected by us due to the brand of offspin he sends down which should see him snare wickets today and add to his impressive tally of 14 wickets.
KAR vs CHA Dream11 Bowling Order
Someone whose has given him perfect company has been Veer Pratap Singh with the pacer taking 15 wickets for his side to make the two an indomitable and daunting partnership, seeing us get him in as well along with Ajay Mandal. On the other hand we have picked up Karnataka’s entre bowling order with widespread rainfall meaning the bowlers will thrive infront of a side which massively dwindled in the previous encounter on the batting front.
The side’s leading wicket taker with 13 wickets, Shreyas Gopal is our first pick along with V Koushik and Prasidh Krishna, all bowlers who’ll atleast pick up the one wicket a piece today.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Padikal is our captain for today with Gopal being made the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.