KAR Vs UP Dream11 And Match Report: Karnataka strive for success in the longest format of the game after unprecedented success in the test cricket format.
They won the Vijay Hazare Trophy, following it up with the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy to declare themselves as undisputed champions of white ball cricket in the Indian domestic cricketing arena. Now into the Ranji Trophy, Karnataka will be looking to prove their mettle come the longest format of the game as well, one this side packed with worldclass names can easily do.
And they were quick to set a statement of intent come the side’s tournamnet opener with the team registering a 26 run over Tamil Nadu in that outing. Making 336 while batting first, the side ended up bundling out Tamil Nadu in their first innings for 307, a 19 run lead which was pivotal in the side’s fortunes of the day as they dismissed Tamil Nadu for 151 in the second innings.
Elsewhere, Uttar Pradesh played out a draw in their first match of the domestic test cricket tournamnet, a tie where the side were able to recover from their first innings travesty with the bat come the second innings. Despite making a sorry 175 while batting first, the side were able to stabilise things at 62-2 come the second innings to ensure they ended up garnering the one point from the affair.
When they take on Karnataka today on a harrowing wicket, Uttar Pradesh will be well aware that they can’t afford to repeat the same sordid batting display come this tie. Unlike Railways, Karnataka is a lethal unit, one which will capitalise on any kind of catapultation by Uttar Pradesh, a match which is heavily inclined towards Karnataka ahead of the first day.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
It’s blatantly clear that this is a wicket where the ball will stop, grip and turn squarely right from day two over here. The team winning the toss will in lieu of this be looking to subject themselves to the slightly more compact track on offer in the opening day and try to pile on the runs on day one while batting first.
Probable Playing 11
Almas Shaukat, Aryan Juyal, Madhav Kaushik, Akshdeep, Mohammad Saif, Rinku Singh, Saurabh Kumar, Ankit Rajpoot (C), Shivam Mavi, Yash Dayal
Ravikumar Samarth, Dega Nischal, Devdutt Padikkal, Karun Nair (C), Pavan Deshpande, Shreyas Gopal, Sharath BR (WK), David Mathias, Krishnappa, Ronit More, V Koushik
Ranji Trophy 2019-20
Match: Karnataka Vs Uttar Pradesh Elite Group A And B
Date And Time: 16th December, Tuesday- 8:45am IST
Television: Star Sports/HD
- Aryan Juyal, Madhav Kaushik, Shivam Mavi, Yash Dayal
- Devdutt Padikkal, Karun Nair, Pavan Deshpande, Shreyas Gopal
Top 4 Batting Order
- Almas Shaukat, Aryan Juyal, Madhav Kaushik, Akshdeep
- Ravikumar Samarth, Dega Nischal, Devdutt Padikkal, Karun Nair
Test Cricket Specialist Batsmen
- Aryan Juyal, Mohammad Saif
- Devdutt Padikkal, Karun Nair
Long Spell Bowlers
- Shivam Mavi, Yash Dayal
- Ronit More, V Koushik
KAR Vs UP Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
Uttar Pradesh’s Aryan Juyal will be our wicket-keeping choice for this encounter. In conditions extremely tepid for the batsmen, the player will be required to play out a vigil come this match, something his patience, acumen, technique and application allows him to do.
KAR Vs UP Dream11 Batsmen
All across this domestic season, for Karnataka, their opener Devdutt Padikal has stood tall amongst the rest of his counterparts to be spoken in the same breath as some of the most pristine bats in the Indian arena this year. And come this match, the bat looks set to emanate the same riveting form which has made him such an emphatic name in the circuit to see us make him our first choice for the day.
Test cricket specialist, Karun Nair is someone who can bide his time out in the middle on any kind of track to see him come into our side as well for this one while from Uttar Pradesh we are going in with a duo of picks as well. It begins with Madhav Kaushik with Almas Shaukat accompanying him with Almas having come up with 863 runs in 24 test matches for his side.
KAR Vs UP Dream11 All-Rounders
Things are kept levelly balanced for us in this unit of our Dream 11 side with us opting for the one player apiece from either side. We begin with Pavan Deshpande from Karnataka with the spinner making for pristine wicket not only owing to the brand of bowling he’ll be sending down on this track but his attributes with the bat as well.
Elsewhere, from the opposition we have decided to venture in with Mohammad Saif for the forthcoming contest.
KAR Vs UP Dream11 Bowling Order
Legspinner Shreyas Gopal becomes the first name to nail down his spot in our side for the imminent encounter. The rank turner is someone capable of getting extreme rotations on the ball and his trajectory will only make for adverse reading on a surface conducive for the spinners.
With 68 wickets in the test cricket arena, Ronit More is brought in as well from Karnataka alongside V Koushik whilst the lone pick from Uttar Pradesh sees us move in with 39 wicket man, Yash Dayal for the match.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Padikal is being made our captain for the day while Deshpande 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.