BEN vs KAR Dream11 Prediction: In another Round 5 Elite Group B fixture of the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy 2021-22 season, Bengal will be locking horns with Karnataka on 9 November (Tuesday) at the Nehru Stadium in Guwahati. While talking about the standings of these two sides in the ongoing edition of the competition, Bengal are placed at the second position while Karnataka occupies the top slot on the points table in Elite Group B.
Both these teams are coming into this match after performing impressively well in the ongoing edition of the tournament. Bengal have managed to win 3 out of their 4 matches in the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy 2021-22 season. On the other hand, Karnataka have emerged as the team to beat in this competition having won all of their four games so far and would want to continue the winning momentum.
This is the Round 5 Elite Group B fixture in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy 2021-22 season that includes Karnataka, Mumbai, Services, Baroda, Bengal and Chattisgarh. Bengal have managed to win 3 out of their 4 games in the ongoing edition of the competition. On the other hand, Karnataka have won all of their 4 matches this season.
Fixture Name: Bengal vs Karnataka
Competition: Syed Mushtaq Ali T20
Date: 9 November
Time: 12 PM IST
Ground: Nehru Stadium, Guwahati
Pitch Report: The surface at the Nehru Stadium will have brilliant conditions for batting due to a fresh pitch being used. There will be some amount of assistance for the spinners and pace bowlers to a great extent. There will be good amount of bounce available on this pitch. However, putting runs on the board will be safe decision after winning the toss. The par score will be around the 150-160 mark.
It will be an important decision to pick a mixed combination of both BEN and KAR players in your respective dream fantasy cricket teams. Since it is a afternoon game, it will be a good decision to include more of batters and bowlers to increase the chances of winning big contests. The likes of Mayank Agarwal, Manish Pandey, Devdutt Padikkal, Wriddhiman Saha and Shahbaz Ahmed remain the must pick players.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Wriddhiman Saha
BATTERS: Manish Pandey, Sudip Chatterjee, Devdutt Padikkal, Mayank Agarwal
ALL-ROUNDERS: Shahbaz Ahmed, Krishnappa Gowtham, Writtick Chatterjee
BOWLERS: Prasidh Krishna, KC Cariappa, Pradipta Pramanik
Karnataka will surely have the upper hand in this match due to their sensational performance in the ongoing edition of the tournament. The Karnataka team are placed on the top spot of the points table in their Group B with four amazing wins. On the other hand, Bengal will also be hoping to continue with their brilliant performance both in the batting as well as bowling departments and they have already won three good games in this competition.
The Bengal team will be hoping to grab the winning momentum right from the opening phase of the tournament both with the bat and ball. The likes of Abhishek Das, Sudip Chatterjee, Wriddhiman Saha and Shahbaz Ahmed will be their mainstay clogs with the bat. The trio of Ishan Porel, Shahbaz Ahmed and Writtick Chatterjee will form part of the bowling attack.
For Bengal, experienced campaigner Wriddhiman Saha will be a key player to watch out for in this game. Although, he has not been in the best of forms in the recent while, but he will be aiming to come up with a better performance further in this tournament. Saha has composed more than 3600 runs having played a total of 206 T20 matches. He has a fine strike-rate of 130.58 in T20 cricket.
Bengal all-rounder Shahbaz Ahmed has been really effective both with the bat and ball in the recent while. He is also coming into this tournament after a remarkable experience of playing in the Indian Premier League 2021 season for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) where he played with some quality cricketers. Shahbaz Ahmed has scored a total of 273 runs from 38 matches and taken as many as 31 wickets at an excellent economy of 6.63.
BEN Playing 11 (likely)
The Karnataka team will be hoping to continue the winning momentum right from the opening phase of the tournament both with the bat and ball. The likes of Devdutt Padikkal, Mayank Agarwal, Manish Pandey and Karun Nair will be their mainstay clogs with the bat. The trio of Prasidh Krishna, KC Cariappa and Krishnappa Gowtham will form part of the bowling attack.
For Karnataka, left-handed batter Devdutt Padikkal will be a key player to watch out for in this T20 season. He has been performing remarkably well for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the last two editions of the Indian Premier League having amassed a total of 884 runs in 29 matches. Devdutt Padikkal has smashed more than 1700 runs while playing in 51 T20 games at a strike-rate of nearly 140. He scored 42 runs in the last match against Chhattisgarh.
Karnataka’s senior batter Mayank Agarwal came into this tournament in a remarkable form. The right-handed batter had a fabulous performance in the last two IPL seasons where he smacked more than 800 runs at an excellent strike-rate of more than 140. In his T20 career of 161 matches, Mayank Agarwal has notched up an impressive tally of 3857 runs at a fine strike-rate of 135.38 that includes 24 fifties and 2 centuries.
KAR Playing 11 (likely)
Watch the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy 2021 Live score and streaming on the Hotstar app. All the player stats, details, analysis and match scores along with exciting live ball-to-ball commentary will be available exclusively on the HotStar app. The cricket fans can also visit the BCCI and Star Sports website for all the exclusive videos for each and every game in this edition of the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy. The match will start at 12 PM IST.
The 2021-22 edition of the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy will not be broadcasted on the television in India. Even though the television broadcasting rights were bought by the Star Sports Network for this domestic T20 tournament, the viewers can enjoy the live streaming on the HotStar app alongwith proper analysis for each of the games. However, not much of crowds will be allowed at the stadium. The first ball of this match will be bowled at 12 PM IST.
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