KAR vs HAR Dream11 : It will be a mouth-watering contest on our hands when Karnataka lock horns against Haryana in the 1st semi-final of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
Haryana will be high on confidence after putting up some impressive performances in the Super League stage. However, they lost their previous game against Maharashtra by a narrow margin of 2 runs.
The exceptional bowling performances from Haryana have propelled them to the last 4 of the tournament. The likes of Yuzvendra Chahal, Harshal Patel and Amit Mishra have worked wonders for Haryana. However, they have been found wanting in the batting department. They need to work on this aspect ahead of a knockout clash.
On the flip side, Karnataka has played some good cricket in the tournament so far. The defeat against Mumbai wasn’t enough to keep them away from the semi-final berth. The likes of KL Rahul, Manish Pandey and Karun Nair have made their international experience count. They will play an important role if Karnataka harbour hopes of winning the all-important clash.
Pitch Conditions and Toss
The Lalabhai Stadium in Surat has been predominantly a batting-friendly surface. In the previous clash between Karnataka and Mumbai, both teams piled up 464 runs in 40 overs. In all likelihood, the semi-final clash is expected to be much of the same. The team winning the toss might be tempted to bat given the fact that run-scoring hasn’t been easy at the back end of the match.
Probable Playing XI
Lokesh Rahul (wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Manish Pandey (c), Karun Nair, Rohan Kadam, Pavan Deshpande, Krishnappa Gowtham, Praveen Dubey, Abhimanyu Mithun, Shreyas Gopal, Ronit More
Chaitanya Bishnoi, Harshal Patel, Shivam Chauhan, Himanshu Rana, Sumit Kumar, Jitesh Saroha(WK), Rahul Tewatia, Jayant Yadav, Amit Mishra (C), Yuzvendra Chahal, Ashish Hooda
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019-20
Match: Haryana vs Karnataka 1st Semi-Final
Date And Time: 29th November, Friday- 2:30 pm IST
Venue: Lalabhai Contractor Stadium, Surat
Where To Watch: Star Sports 2/HD
Harshal Patel, Jayant Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Amit Mishra
KL Rahul, Karun Nair, Manish Pandey, Shreyas Gopal
Top 4 Batting Order
Chaitanya Bishnoi, Harshal Patel, Shivam Chauhan, Himanshu Rana
Lokesh Rahul, Devdutt Padikkal, Manish Pandey, Karun Nair
Harshal Patel, Rahul Tewatia
KL Rahul, Manish Pandey
Death Overs bowlers
Harshal Patel, Ashish Hooda
Abhimanyu Mithun, Ronit More
KAR vs HAR Dream11 Wicket-keepers
KL Rahul will be the first pick in our Dream 11 team. He has done an exceptional job in national colours. Rahul is a sensational striker of the ball and will be one of the most important players for Karnataka. He was dismissed for a duck in the previous clash against Mumbai but in the earlier clash, Rahul had smashed a sensational 84 against Punjab.
KAR v HAR Dream11 Batsmen
Chaitanya Bishnoi will be the first pick in this segment. He hasn’t been in the best of touches but scored a fluent half-century against Baroda. He will definitely look to make a mark in the all-important clash.
Devdutt Padikkal will be the 2nd pick in this segment. He has looked in great touch with the bat and will look to continue his heroics. Padikkal scored 57 against Mumbai in the previous clash. Overall he has been quite consistent in the tournament.
Himanshu Rana will be the next pick in this segment. He has looked in good touch in the tournament so far and will be a very important player for Haryana if they harbour hopes of winning the semi-final clash against Karnataka.
Shivam Chauhan will be the next pick in this segment especially given his impressive run in the tournament. In the last 3 matches, he scored 47, 50 and 33 against Delhi, Baroda and Maharashtra respectively.
KAR v HAR Dream11 All-rounders
Harshal Patel will be the first pick in this segment. He has been the most valuable player for Haryana. He has excelled in both departments and will play a vital role in the semi-final clash against Karnataka.
Praveen Dubey will be the next pick in this segment. He has bagged some important wickets in the tournament and will look to make an impact in the all-important clash.
Rahul Tewatia will be the last pick in this segment. He scored a quickfire 28 of just 12 deliveries against Maharashtra and has also been among wickets which make him a good pick in the dream XI team.
KAR v HAR Dream11 Bowlers
Yuzvendra Chahal will be the first pick of ours in this segment. He has been a sensational limited-overs bowler for India and will be the most important bowler for Haryana in the semi-final clash.
Shreyas Gopal will be the 2nd pick in this segment. He has been a champion bowler for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL and has bagged the prized wickets of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers twice. He will play a big role for Karnataka in the all-important clash.
The final pick of our Dream XI team will be Ronit More. He bagged 4 wickets in the penultimate clash against Punjab.
Captain and Vice-captain
KL Rahul will be the captain of the day while Harshal Patel will be 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.