KAR Vs HIM Dream11 Team, Probable Playing 11, Toss, Pitch And Match Report: Karnataka look to keep their unbeaten spree intact when they face off against Himachal Pradesh starting today.
When Karnataka step out to the middle to face off against Himachal Pradesh in round 3 of the Ranji Trophy today, the side know that they come into this clash bearing the identity of outright favourites. The champions of white ball cricket across the Indian domestic cricketing fraternity, Karnataka are now looking to stamp their authority in red ball cricket as well and complete a complete sweep of all the major trophies in the circuit.
They began their campaign with a win to their name before drawing their foregone contest against Uttar Pradesh to find themselves in fourth place with the 9 points from two encounters. The side made 321 in reply to Uttar Pradesh’s 281 in the first innings before a completely conducive batting track saw Uttar Pradesh play out the fourth day at 204-3.
Elsewhere, Himachal Pradesh finally managed to wrench out of their ordeal with a win to their name the last time around with an impressive 71 run win against Tamil Nadu. It was a pinch perfect bowling performance from the unit, a display which saw them batter and rattle a relatively stellar and stringent batting unit to move upto 8th place in the points tally.
They ended up bundling out Tamil Nadu for a sorry 96 in reply to their 158 before coming back with an equally alluring and enchanting performance in the second innings to curtail Tamil Nadu’s pursuit of 217 at a mere 145. It was a display which sees Himachal Pradesh make an advent into the tie with massive impetuous, a performance which will immensely buoy them come Karnataka today.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
A wicket which regresses as the match runs down its course, this is a track which is ideal to come out and bat first on once you win the toss. Overall, it’s a track which will keep everyone interested with the first two days offering solid batting conditions before the bowlers who take pace off the ball come into play.
Probable Playing 11
Mayank Agarwal, Devdutt Padikal, Dega Nischal, Ravikumar Samarth, Karun Nair (C), BR Sharath (WK), Shreyas Gopal (VC), Jagadeesha Suchith, Prateek Jain, Abhimanyu, V Koushik
Prashant Chopra, Priyanshu Khanduri, Sumeet Verma, Ankit Kalsi (C), Nikhil Gangta, Rishi Dhawan, Ankush (WK), Akash Vashist, Pankaj Jaiswal, Mayank Dagar, Vaibhav Arora
Ranji Trophy 2019-20
Match: Karnataka Vs Himachal Pradesh Elite Group A And B
Date And Time: 25th December, Wednesday- 9:30am IST
- Mayank Agarwal, Devdutt Padikal, Karun Nair, V Koushik
- Prashant Chopra, Ankit Kalsi, Rishi Dhawan, Mayank Dagar
Top 4 Batting Order
- Mayank Agarwal, Devdutt Padikal, Dega Nischal, Ravikumar Samarth
- Prashant Chopra, Priyanshu Khanduri, Sumeet Verma, Ankit Kalsi
Test Cricket Specialist Batsmen
- Mayank Agarwal, Devdutt Padikal
- Prashant Chopra, Priyanshu Khanduri
Long Spell Bowlers
- Prateek Jain, V Koushik
- Pankaj Jaiswal, Mayank Dagar
KAR Vs HIM Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
We are moving in with Himachal Pradesh’s Ankush Bains for the forthcoming tie owing to the stability he provides in the side’s lower middle-order. Up infront of a challenging bowling unit, he’ll be required to show grit, vigour and gustiness, traits he is capable of encapsulating as a player.
KAR Vs HIM Dream11 Batsmen
We are venturing into this docket of our Dream 11 side with an entire trio of picks from Karnataka to make this ambit all about the picks from the side. Across both their outings in the league, Himachal Pradesh have been in horrid form and given the worldclass names lining this Karnataka side up, it was only befitting to opt with the bats from their side.
We begin with the side’s leading run getter in the form of Devdutt Padikal, a player who was a regulation selection for us given the way he’s torched himself to a basketful of runs across the course of 2019. Opener Mayank Agarwal will be partnering him up for the day, yet another name who has been the fulcrum of his side’s batting order at the top of the order with Karun Nair coming in as well to wrap up our trivalent of picks.
KAR Vs HIM Dream11 All-Rounders
Up against a horrendous batting unit and on a surface which will see the ball frisk around and misbehave in the hands of the spinners, Shreyas Gopal was the first name on our minds in this ambit of our side. The legspinner is going to be extremely judicious in this encounter with the bat and ball, a player who comes bearing the ideal identity of an all-rounder for the day.
Elsewhere, Himachal Pradesh finally find representation with us moving in for a diminutive and indomitable duo from the side. It’s one which comprises of Rishi Dhawan and Akash Vashisht, two players capable of manifesting their skill set in both the facets of the game to emerge as talismanic figures for the side.
KAR Vs HIM Dream11 Bowling Order
One thing which is clear from this impending encounter for Himachal Pradesh is the fact that they need to emulate their rippers with the ball if they are to have any chance of emerging unscathed from the contest. And after their ominous showing the last time around, we are entrusting faith in the partnership of Mayank Dagar and Vaibhav Arora, two players capable of sprucing and rebuffing the side’s bowling unit with their jaffers.
We have a reminiscent duo being brought in from Karnataka as well for us with the daunting partnership of Prateek Jain and V Koushik completing our side for the day.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Shreyas will captain our side for the outing whilst Devdutt is our 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.