Three-time winners Karnataka are set to host the defending champions Mumbai in a high-profile Elite Group A and B game in the Vijay Hazare trophy 2019, at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, in Bangalore.
The match will start at 09:00 AM, on October 10, (local time).
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How the teams have fared so far:
Karnataka have amassed 16 points from the first five games, winning four, with the only defeat coming against Hyderabad. They are sitting atop Elite Group, having played a game less than 2nd placed Hyderabad and Chattisgarh in third place.
From what we have seen from Karanataka in this tournament, the team looks well-oiled, both in the bowling and the batting department. They are one of the favorites for the ultimate glory in this tournament.
Mumbai are hovering near about the middle of the table, having won just twice in the five games leading up to this match.
But their current position on the table isn't a real indicator of the form this team is in. In fact, they have tasted just one defeat in those five games, which came only in the first game itself, while two matches were washed out.
Mumbai, in fact, posted the tournament's highest score this season against Goa in the last game, accumulating 362 in 50 overs.
Will the weather play a spoil-sport?
Most probably. Too many games have been washed out as heavens let the door loose on many matchdays. And we all know how it plays the hide-and-seek in Bangalore. There are chances of rain here, and we expect the infamous Duckworth Lewis coming into play here.
But what about the pitch?
The pitch at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium has always been unbiased towards both batsmen and bowlers. There has always been something for the bowlers, while the Batsman with the right approach and technique have always accumulated runs, for the pitch offers even bounce.
That said, with the rain a probability, it could provide more help to the bowlers here.
KAR vs MUM Fantasy Team News
Manish Pandey, KL Rahul, Pavan Deshpande, Praveen Dubey, Shreyas Gopal, Krishnappa Gowtham, V Koushik, Abhimanyu Mithun, Ronit More, Devdutt Padikkal, Prasidh Krishna, Abhishek Reddy, Srinivas Sharath, Krishnamurthy Siddharth, Jagadeesha Suchith
Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Atharva Ankolekar, Shashank Attarde, Jay Bista, Tushar Deshpande, Shivam Dube, Kruthik Hanagavadi, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Eknath Kerkar, Sarfaraz Khan, Dhawal Kulkarni, Siddhesh Lad, Shams Mulani, Shubham Ranjane, Aditya Tare, Shardul Thakur
KAR vs MUM Expected XIs:
KL Rahul, Devdutt Padikkal, Karun Nair, Manish Pandey (c), Abhishek Reddy, Shreyas Gopal, Sharath BR (wk), K Gowtham, Abhimanyu Mithun, Ronit More, Prasidh Krishna
Yashasvi Jaiswal, Aditya Tare (wk), Siddhesh Lad, Shreyas Iyer (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Shivam Dube, Shubham Ranjane, Dhawal Kulkarni, Shashank Attarde, Shardul Thakur, Shams Mulani
KAR vs MUM Dream11 Team Prediction:
Fantasy picks from this match!
Dream11 players will have their task cut out while choosing their captain and vice-captain options in this game, for both the teams, have enough players who can shine in this game.
Manish Pandey: But the form suggests that Manish Pandey should be in your team, either as a captain or vice-captain. The Indian international has set the tournament on fire, leading the team with 342 runs in just four innings.
KL Rahul: Lost his place in the Indian Test side, and the tournament was a perfect platform to reclaim the stake back. And the 25-year-old hasn't done any harm to his reputation. The King XI Punjab opener scored a century in the very second innings and missed out on another against Chhattisgarh.
Yashasvi Jaiswal: The way his career has taken off, we may be witnessing the emergence of another game of a player from India. The Indian Under-19 international has racked up 157 runs in just two innings in this tournament, scoring a century in the last game.
Aditya Tare: 86, 29 and 90 – these are the scores the 31-year-old wicket-keeper has managed in the three innings. A no-nonsense choice. With the ball expected to move here, keepers may pluck in a few catches. That's why selecting an extra keeper could be a win-win situation.
Shreyas Iyer: The Mumbai captain has failed to make an impact in the tournament so far. But he is a great batsman and is due a big inning.