KAR vs KER Fantasy Prediction: Karnataka vs Kerala – 8 March 2021 (Delhi). Devdutt Padikkal, Robin Uthappa, and Manish Pandey are the players to look out for in this game.
Karnataka will take on Kerala in the Quarter-Final match of Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021, which will be played at the Palam-A Ground in Delhi.
Devdutt Padikkal and R Samarth have been brilliant in batting for Karnataka, whereas Gopal and Krishna have been their lead bowlers. Kerala played an aggressive brand of cricket in the league-stages, and they are a threatening team. Sanju Samson will miss this game for Kerala, whereas Manish Pandey will return for Karnataka. Both teams won four of their five games in the league-stages, and this promises to be an entertaining affair.
Pitch Report – The pitch should favour the batsmen in this game.
Match Details :
Time:- 9:00 AM IST, Live on Hotstar
Probable XI for both sides:-
Karnataka – R Samarth, Devdutt Padikkal, Manish Pandey, Karun Nair, Sharath BR, Abhimanyu Mithun, Krishnappa Gowtham, Shreyas Gopal, Jagadeesha Suchith, Vyshak Vijay Kumar, Prasidh Krishna.
Kerala – Robin Uthappa, Vishnu Vinod, Vatshal Govind, Sachin Baby, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Jalaj Saxena, MD Nidheesh, S Sreesanth, Akshay Chandran, Salman Nizar, Faisal Fanoos.
5 Must-Have Players in the Squad
Devdutt Padikkal, Manish Pandey, Robin Uthappa, S Sreesanth, and Shreyas Gopal.
KAR vs KER Team Wicket-Keeper
Mohammad Azharuddeen (Price 8.5) will be the wicket-keeper of our squad. Azhar has scored 88 runs in the tournament, and he will be the best pick in this category in the absence of Sanju Samson.
KAR vs KER Team Batsmen
Devdutt Padikkal (Price 10.5), Manish Pandey (Price 9.5), and R Samarth (Price 9) will be our batsmen from Karnataka. Devdutt has scored 572 runs in the tournament at a tremendous average of 190.66, whereas Samarth has scored 413 at an average of 137.66. Pandey scored 525 runs last season at an average of 105.00, whereas he is playing his first game of Vijay Hazare 2021. Manish was the highest run-scorer of last season, whereas Padikkal is the highest run-scorer of the ongoing tournament.
Robin Uthappa (Price 9.5) and Vatshal Govind (Price 9) will be our batsmen from Kerala. Uthappa has scored 375 runs in the competition at an average of 93.75, whereas Govind has scored 200 at an average of 100.00. Both of them have been brilliant in the tournament so far.
KAR vs KER Team All-Rounders
Shreyas Gopal (Price 8.5) will be our all-rounder from Karnataka. Gopal has been bowling well, and he has scalped ten wickets in the tournament at an economy of 4.96.
Jalaj Saxena (Price 9) will be our all-rounder from Kerala. Saxena is an experienced campaigner, and he has scalped eight wickets with the ball, whereas he is a utility lower middle-order batsman.
KAR vs KER Team Bowlers
S Sreesanth (Price 9) will be our bowler from Kerala. Sreesanth has been on fire, and he has scalped 13 wickets at an economy of 5.46.
Abhimanyu Mithun (Price 9) and Prasidh Krishna (Price 8.5) will be our bowlers from Karnataka. Krishna has scalped ten wickets in the tournament, whereas Mithun has scalped eight. Both of them are wicket-takers.
Match Prediction: Karnataka will be the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Devdutt Padikkal and Manish Pandey
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Robin Uthappa and R Samarth
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Fantasy Team 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.