KAR vs PUN Prediction, Free Cricket Betting Tips: Both these teams have one of the strongest squads in the competition. In fact both these sides managed to qualify for the Super League last year. Hence a close match is expected.
Cricket Prediction, Today Dream11 Match Details
Karnataka vs Punjab SMAT 2021, Elite Group A
Date & Time: 12 January 2020, 12:00 PM IST
KSCA Stadium, Alur, Karnataka
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Wicket Keeper: P Singh
Batsmen: M Singh, A Singh, K Nair, D Padikkal
All Rounders: A Sharma, K Gowtham
Bowlers: A Mithun, S Gopal, S Sharma, A Singh
Suitable Captaincy Choice: D Padikkal, S Gopal
Suitable VC Choices: A Sharma, S Sharma
Karnataka to win this match
Karnataka are the defending champions. They are the strongest domestic team in India. Even in the absence of their key players, they have all that it takes to overcome the Punjab challenge. Hence Karnataka is expected to win this match as per KAR vs PUN today match prediction.
Online cricket betting tips- Place your money on Karnataka.
Head to Head (overall)
Both teams won their initial match comfortably and hence they are not expected to make any changes to their playing elevens.
Karnataka Playing XI: Devdutt Padikkal, Karun Nair, Rohan Kadam, Pavan Deshpande, Aniruddha Joshi, KL Shrijith, Krishnappa Gowtham, Abhimanyu Mithun, Ronit More, Jagadeesha Suchith, Prasidh Krishna
Punjab Playing XI: Simran Singh, Abhishek Sharma, Mandeep Singh, Gurkeerat Singh, Anmolpreet Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Mayank Markande, Sandeep Sharma, Arshdeep Singh, Siddarth Kaul
The match will be played at Alur. Historically, it has been a low scoring ground, with average score falling around the 135 mark. There will be great deal of assistance for spinners on this pitch in the latter half of the match and hence batting first is the most preferred choice on winning the toss.
If Karnataka bats first: 140-150
If Punjab bats first: 150-160
Players who are expected to perform well as per KAR vs PUN Dream11 Teams.
KAR- Devdutt Padikkal
He was the leading run-scorer in the last season with 580 runs from 12 matches. He averaged 64.44 and had an unbelievable strike rate of 175.56
PUN- Mandeep Singh
He scored 270 runs from 9 innings last season at an average of 38.57 and strike rate of 145.95.
Other Prominent Options: Karun Nair, Abhishek Sharma, Gurkeerat Singh, Anmolpreet Singh, Rohan Kadam
KAR- Shreyas Gopal
He was the second leading wicket-taker of the last season with 19 wickets from 12 matches at an average of 15. He maintained a stunning economy of 6.79 right throughout the last season.
PUN- Sandeep Sharma
He is a T20 veteran. He has 153 T20 wickets from 133 innings. He averages 23.62 with the ball and has a career economy of just 7.45.
Other Prominent Options: S Kaul, Arshdeep Singh, A Mithun
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