PUN vs UP Prediction, Free Cricket Betting Tips: Domestic cricket in India will resume on January 10th with the high voltage Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament. Two of the big teams of domestic cricket Uttar Pradesh and Punjab will face off in one of the six opening games scheduled for day one. Many of the top stars including Suresh Raina, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, and Sandeep Sharma will be in action.
Cricket Prediction, Today Dream11 Match Details
Punjab vs Uttar Pradesh, SMAT 2021, Elite Group A
Date & Time: 10 January 2020, 12:00 PM IST
KSCA Ground, Alur, Karnataka
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Wicket Keeper: P Singh
Batsmen: S Raina, M Singh, P Garg, Rinku Singh
All Rounders: A Sharma, S Mavi
Bowlers: B Kumar, A Singh, S Sharma, A Rajpoot
Suitable Captaincy Choice: S Raina, A Sharma
Suitable VC Choices: P Garg, S Sharma, B Kumar
Bet365- PUN- 1.90, UP- 1.90
Prominent betting sides are equally divided on this fixture. No clear winner is predicted.
Uttar Pradesh to win this match
Punjab made it to the Super League last season, whereas the UP failed to do so. But this time they have a very strong squad in comparison to last year. The addition of Suresh Raina and the rest of the top IPL players have boosted the UP lineup. Whereas the absence of Shubman Gill may weaken the Punjab batting a bit. So Uttar Pradesh is expected to win this match as per PUN vs UP today match prediction.
Online cricket betting tips- Place your money on Uttar Pradesh.
Head to Head (overall)
Both teams have plenty of star players in their line-up. Yuvraj Singh is the notable exclusion from the Punjab squad. The BCCI denied him permission to participate in the league. Opener Shubman Gill also misses out for Punjab. whereas for UP, they have got the services of star players Suresh Raina and Bhuvaneshwar Kumar.
PUN Playing XI: Simran Singh, Abhishek Sharma, Mandeep Singh, Gurkeerat Singh, Anmolpreet Singh, Karan Kaila, Siddarth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma, Mayank Markande, Arshdeep Singh, Barinder Sran
UP Playing XI: Priyam Garg, Aryan Juyal, Suresh Raina, Rinku Singh, Dhruv Jurel, Shubham Chaubey, Madhav Kaushik, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shivam Mavi, Ankit Rajpoot, Shanu Saini
The match will be played in the KSCA ground-2 at Alur. The ground hasn't been used that much for professional T20 cricket and hence the nature of the pitch is almost unknown. It is a small ground and hence a high-scoring encounter is expected. But in contrast, the average first innings total on this pitch is 135. And hence the captain who wins the toss is expected to bowl first to see how the pitch behaves.
If Punjab bats first: 150-160
If Uttar Pradesh bats first: 160-170
Players who are expected to perform well as per PUN vs UP Dream11 Teams.
PUN- Mandeep Singh
He scored 270 runs from 9 innings last season at an average of 38.57 and strike rate of 145.95.
UP- Suresh Raina
He is a T20 veteran. He has 8392 T20 runs and averages over 30. With IPL 2021 in hindsight, he will be keen to get back to his best form.
Other Prominent Options: Abhishek Sharma, Priyam Garg, Rinku Singh, Gurkeerat Mann
PUN- Sandeep Sharma
He is a T20 veteran. He has 152 T20 wickets from 131 innings. He averages 23.62 with the ball and has a career economy of just 7.45.
UP- Bhuvneshwar Kumar
He has 185 T20 wickets from 177 matches and he is a great new ball as well as a death bowler, thereby making his chances of taking wickets even higher.
Other Prominent Options: Shivam Mavi, Arshdeep Singh, Mayank Markande
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