KAR vs PUN Fantasy Prediction: Karnataka vs Punjab – 12 January 2021 (Alur). Both teams would want to get their second win on the trot.
Karnataka will take on Punjab in the Elite Group of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021 which will be played at the KSCA Ground in Alur.
The Indian domestic cricket season is finally back with the T20 competition. Both teams registered brilliant victories in their opening game and would like to continue their good form. Nair & Padikkal are the batting pillars of Karnataka, whereas they have some brilliant bowlers as well. The Punjab side also has some elite players in their ranks.
Pitch Report – This pitch has been decent for batting based on the previous records. The average 1st inning score in the last five T20s played at this ground is 135 runs.
Match Details :
Time:- 12:00 PM IST, Live on Hotstar
Probable XI for both sides:-
Karnataka – Devdutt Padikkal, Karun Nair, Rohan Kadam, Pavan Deshpande, KL Shrijith, Aniruddha Joshi, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jagadeesha Suchith, Abhimanyu Mithun, Ronit More, 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, Karun Nair, and Sandeep Sharma.
KAR vs PUN Team Wicket-Keeper
Prabhsimran Singh (Price 8.5) will be the wicket-keeper of our squad. He is a young talented batsman, and he played a brilliant knock of 43 runs in the last game. Prabh loves to play an aggressive brand of cricket.
KAR vs PUN Team Batsmen
Mandeep Singh (Price 9.5) and Anmolpreet Singh (Price 9) will be our batsmen from Punjab. Mandeep had a decent IPL 2020, whereas he scored 270 runs at an S/R of 145.94 in the last season. Anmolpreet scored 276 runs in the last season, whereas he scored 35 runs in the last game.
Devdutt Padikkal (Price 10) and Karun Nair (Price 9.4) will be our batsmen from Karnataka. Padikkal scored 580 runs at an average of 64.44 last season, whereas Nair scored 203 at an average of 33.82. Both of them will open in this game, whereas Devdutt was the highest run-scorer of last season too.
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 opens the innings for his side.
Krishnappa Gowtham (Price 9) will be our all-rounder from Karnataka. Gowtham scalped a couple of wickets in the last game, whereas he has proved his batting abilities in the IPL. He is the ace all-rounder of the side.
KAR vs PUN Team Bowlers
Sandeep Sharma (Price 9) and Siddharth Kaul (Price 8.5) will be our bowlers from Punjab. Sharma scalped fourteen wickets in IPL 2020, whereas Kaul scalped 13 in the last season. Kaul scalped a couple of wickets in the last game, whereas Sandeep scalped one.
Prasidh Krishna (Price 8.5) and Ronit More (Price 8.5) will our bowlers from Karnataka. More scalped thirteen wickets last season, whereas Prasidh is also a talented bowler. Krishna scalped three wickets in the last game, whereas More scalped one.
Match Prediction: Karnataka will be the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Devdutt Padikkal and Mandeep Singh
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Sandeep Sharma and Krishnappa Gowtham
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