KAR vs PUN Quarter-Final Fantasy Prediction: Karnataka vs Punjab – 26 January 2021 (Ahmedabad). This is the first official match at the all-new Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Karnataka will take on Punjab in the Quarter-Final 1 of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021 which will be played at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad,
Punjab won all five of their games in the league stages, whereas Karnataka won four of their five games. The only defeat of Karantaka came against Punjab in the league stages. Both teams have some brilliant players in their ranks, and this can be a really close game.
Pitch Report – This is the first match on this ground.
Match Details :
Time:- 12:00 PM IST, Live on Hotstar & Star Sports
Probable XI for both sides:-
Karnataka – Devdutt Padikkal, Rohan Kadam, Karun Nair, KL Shrijith, Aniruddha Joshi, Krishnappa Gowtham, Shreyas Gopal, Praveen Dubey, Abhimanyu Mithun, Jagadeesha Suchith, Prasidh Krishna.
Punjab – Prabhsimran Singh, Abhishek Sharma, Mandeep Singh, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Anmolpreet Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Mayank Markande, Sandeep Sharma, Arshdeep Singh, Siddharth Kaul.
5 Must-Have Players in the Squad
Devdutt Padikkal, Mandeep Singh, Abhishek Sharma, Prabhsimran Singh, and Shreyas Gopal.
KAR vs PUN Team Wicket-Keeper
Prabhsimran Singh (Price 9) will be the wicket-keeper of our squad. Simran has scored 277 runs at an average of 92.33, whereas his strike-rate has been 144.20. He is a young talented batsman.
KAR vs PUN Team Batsmen
Mandeep Singh (Price 9.5) and Gurkeerat Singh Mann (Price 9) will be our batsmen from Punjab. Singh has scored 108 runs in the tournament, whereas he scored a brilliant half-century in the last game. Mann has scored 95 runs in the group stages, whereas he scalped a wicket in bowling. Both of them are senior players.
Devdutt Padikkal (Price 10) will be our batsman from Karnataka. Padikkal has scored 207 runs at an average of 51.75, whereas his strike-rate has been 136.18. He was the highest run-scorer of last season as well.
KAR vs PUN Team All-Rounders
Abhishek Sharma (Price 8.5) will be our all-rounder from Punjab. Sharma scored 214 runs last season at a strike-rate of 145.57, whereas he scalped four wickets as well. He has scored 197 runs this season at an average of 49.25.
Shreyas Gopal (Price 9) will be our all-rounder from Karnataka. Gopal has scalped 3 wickets in three games, whereas he has scored 57 runs in the tournament.
KAR vs PUN Team Bowlers
Arshdeep Singh (Price 9), Siddharth Kaul (Price 8.5), and Harpreet Brar (Price 8) will be our bowlers from Punjab. Kaul has scalped ten wickets this season, whereas Singh has scalped eight wickets. Brar has also bowled well with seven wickets this season. All three of them are wicket-takers.
Prasidh Krishna (Price 8.5) and Jagadeesha Suchith (Price 8.5) will be our bowlers from Karnataka. Suchith has scalped five wickets in three games, whereas Krishna has scalped five wickets in five games. Both of them have bowled well in the season.
[You can also take Karun Nair instead of Harpreet Brar]
Match Prediction: Punjab will be the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Devdutt Padikkal and Prabhsimran Singh
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Abhishek Sharma and Shreyas Gopal
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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.