KAR Vs TN Dream11 And Match Report: Repeat of the Vijay Hazare Trophy final sees Tamil Nadu step out looking to redeem themselves.
The sanctum summit clash of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy is finally upon us this Sunday with familial faces in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu facing off against each other once again. After cruising through comprehensive wins in their semi-final ties, both sides make an advent into today’s encounter, a match which is set to be an intoxicating concoction.
It’s not just the way they cantered into the coveted showpiece final which is bound to make this a cliff-hanger of a contest but last the fact that both of today’s opponents clashed heads in the Vijay Hazare Trophy final as well. Thumping and routing Tamil Nadu by 60 runs on that day to ease their way through to a 60 run win, Karnataka will be looking to emulate the same performance and win their second trophy this domestic season.
A reason why the side is being touted to pull off their second straight win on the bounce is always due to its profound top-order. Lined up with names who know exactly what it takes to succeed at the highest level, the narrative was paid testament to by the side in their semi-final fixture against Haryana, a match where they ended up making a mockery of what looked set to be tricky target.
Needing 195 to win, Karnataka not only trounced Haryana but threw a relatively stern bowling test out of the park to win with 8 wickets and 5 overs in hand. It’s a batting performance Tamil Nadu will be looking to negate with their astute bowling attack, one which gobbled up Rajasthan to refrain them to a sorry 112 and hand over their side a pulsating 7 wicket win on the day.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
The surface over here has traditionally been extremely conducive for the bats and today looks to be no different. Chasing under the lights has been tough though, leading the team winning the toss opt to bat first and usher in a behemoth of a target to pile the pressure on their opponents.
Probable Playing 11
KL Rahul (WK), Devdutt Padikkal, Mayank Agarwal, Manish Pandey (C), Karun Nair, Rohan Kadam, Krishnappa Gowtham, Shreyas Gopal, V Koushik/Praveen Dubey, Abhimanyu Mithun, Ronit More
Hari Nishanth, Shahrukh Khan, Washington Sundar, Dinesh Karthik (C, WK), Baba Aparajith, Vijay Shankar, M Siddharth, Ravichandran Ashwin, R Sai Kishore, Murugan Ashwin, T Natarajan
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019-20
Match: Karnataka Vs Tamil Nadu Final
Date And Time: 1st December, Sunday- 7:00pm IST
Venue: Lalabhai Contractor Stadium, Surat
Where To Watch: Star Sports 1/HD
- Devdutt Padikkal, Karun Nair, Rohan Kadam, Ronit More
- Hari Nishanth, Shahrukh Khan, Washington Sundar, M Siddharth
Top 4 Batting Order
- KL Rahul, Devdutt Padikkal, Mayank Agarwal, Manish Pandey
- Hari Nishanth, Shahrukh Khan, Washington Sundar, Dinesh Karthik
- Devdutt Padikkal, Karun Nair
- Hari Nishanth, Shahrukh Khan
Death Overs Bowlers
- V Koushik, Ronit More
- M Siddharth, Murugan Ashwin
KAR Vs TN Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
With 281 runs in 11 matches, Tamil Nadu’s Dinesh Karthik is being brought in by us for this imminent tie. He’s not had a chance to come out and bat recently, such has been the might of his bowling setup but today’s clash is set to be against a stern batting test, one which will see him be called upon by his side.
KAR Vs TN Dream11 Batsmen
Our entire trio of batting picks are composed of Karnataka over here, such is the manner in which they have won us over and covered themselves in glory. We begin with the tournament’s leading run scorer in the form of Devdutt Padikal, a player who hit a match winning knock of 87 for his side the last time around to see them cruise past 196 runs in 15 overs.
With 548 runs in 11 matches, he’s undoubtedly the fulcrum of his side, a must have player for this match. Mayank Agarwal and Karun Nair come in as well from the unit to partner him up, two bats who hold roles reminiscent to each other with their clan hitting brand of batting set to see them come up with a slew of points today.
KAR Vs TN Dream11 All-Rounders
Where our foregone docket was all about Karnataka this one is only comprised of player from Tamil Nadu. We compensate with the batting picks from the side over here, getting in players who’ll be holding a key role for the side today, a trio which will be tasked with delivering impetuous to the side as they embark on their quest of clinching the glistening trophy.
We begin with Washington Sundar with the all-rounder having tallied up 247 runs this season along with the 5 wickets to go in with them. Ravichandran Ashwin comes in as well with the player likely to be elevated in his side’s batting order and along with sending down four ascertained overs with the ball as well, he holds the identity of the ideal player in this facet.
Vijay Shankar comes in as well from the side to wrap up our proceedings in this department.
KAR Vs TN Dream11 Bowling Order
With the discourse in today’s clash clearly being between Karnataka’s bats and Tamil Nadu’s bowlers, Tami Nadu know they’ll need to make early inroads if they are to win this one. Karnataka not only have depth in ther batting order but are blessed with players who can cut short and lean up any bowling unit, something Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore will be looking to put to an end.
The player has returned with 20 wickets till now, the guiding force of his team’s bowling order, a name who has been held in reverence for his ability to obliterate the opposition with astute line and length. M Siddharth comes in from the side as well with the left hand spinner sent to lure batsmen to go for false shots.
With 18 wickets to lead the ranks of his side’s leading wicket takers, the spinner has been in imperious form, someone we envisage picking up wickets at will toddy as well to make Shreyas Gopal from Karnataka our first pick from the side along with Ronit More.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Devdutt is handed over captaincy duties by us while Washington Sundar 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.