KER vs TN Dream11 Match Prediction: India’s premier domestic T20 competition the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy is here and it promises to be great. The first day will see 18 matches taking place and one of those matches will be played between Kerala and Tamil Nadu which will be Round 1, Group B game which will be played at the Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram.
Tamil Nadu are coming into this game after a successful campaign in the Vijay Hazare Trophy where they finished as the finalists. Kerela, on the other hand, didn’t had a great run in the Vijay Hazare Trophy but would like to make an impact in this competition. They finished third in Group A with 4 wins from 6 games and 2 loss and missed the super-league berth by just one win.
Here, we have come up with the team news, possible playing elevens.
Greenfield International Stadium, Trivandrum, 08th November at 09:00 AM IST
Kerala won- 02
Tamil Nadu won- 03
The Greenfield Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram has generally been a batting-friendly wicket and the surface is expected to behave in the same manner here for this game as well.
Kerala Team News
A 15-member squad has been named by Kerala for this competition.
Robin Uthappa will be leading the side.
Injuries: No injury updates
Missing: Wicket-keeper batsman Sanju Samson will be missing out for the first few games as he is a part of the national squad playing against Bangladesh.
Possible combination: Skipper Robin Uthappa will be opening the innings along with Vishnu Vinod. Sachin Baby, M Azharuddeen and Jalaj Saxena will follow up. In the bowling department, Sandeep Warrier, Basil Thampi and M Nidheesh will hold the key.
KER Playing 11- (Expected)
M Azharuddeen, Robin Uthappa, Vishnu Vinod, Sachin Baby, Sanju Viswanadh, Jalaj Saxena, V Manoharan, Sandeep Warrier, Basil Thampi/KM Asif, M Nidheesh, S Midhun.
Tamil Nadu Team News
Tamil Nadu has announced a 15-man squad for this competition.
Opener Abhinav Mukund has been dropped from the squad.
Injuries: No injury updates
Missing: All-rounder Washington Sundar will be missing from the side as he is with the national T20 squad for the T20I series.
Team combination: Murali Vijay will be opening the innings for Tamil Nadu along with Abhinav Mukund. The likes of Shahrukh Khan and Baba Aparajith will follow the openers. Vijay Shankar who has been appointed as the vice-captain will bat at no 5 with skipper Dinesh Karthik filling up the no 6 spot.
In the bowling department, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravi Sai Kishore and Murugan Ashwin will hold the key.
TN Playing 11- (Expected)
Dinesh Karthik, N Jagadeesan, Baba Aparajith, M Vijay, Shahrukh Khan, Ravichandran Ashwin, Vijay Shankar, Ravi Sai Kishore, T Natrajan, M Ashwin, M Siddharth/K Vignesh.
Dinesh Karthik (C), M. Vijay, N. Jagadeesan, C. Hari Nishaanth, K. Vignesh, M. Mohammed, Vijay Shankar, B. Aparajith, M. Shahrukh Khan, R. Ashwin, J. Kousik, M. Ashwin, R. Sai Kishore, T. Natarajan, G. Periyaswamy
Robin Uthappa (c), Jalaj Saxena, Vinoop S Manoharan, Rohan S, Nidheesh M D, Rahul P, Akshay Chandran, Sanju Vishwanath, Sandeep S Warrier, Midhun S, Sachin Baby, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Vishnu Vinod, Asif K M, Basil Thampi.
Fantasy picks from Tamil Nadu-
Players who can make an impact:
Baba Aparajith: The batting all-rounder is definitely one to watch out for. He had an amazing show in the Vijay Hazare Trophy with both bat and ball and will look to continue with his rich vein of form in this competition as well.
Dinesh Karthik: He had a terrific show both behind the stumps and with the bat in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. Talking about his T20I stats, he has emerged as the finished in recent times and has 399 runs from 26 innings in T20Is.
Vijay Shankar: The all-rounder has impressed one and all in the Vijay Hazare Trophy by scoring 384 runs from 10 innings and scalped 4 wickets as well.
Off-spin all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin had a brilliant show in the home series against South Africa. He will be looking to make an impact in this tournament to present his statement for the T20I and ODI squad.
Players to avoid:
G Periswamy, M Mohammed
Fantasy picks from Kerala-
Best players from the tournament so far:
Vishnu Vinod: The opening batsman scored 508 runs from 8 innings in the Vijay Hazare Trophy at an average of 63.50 which included 3 centuries and a fifty.
Sachin Baby: The middle-order of Kerala will revolve around Sachin Baby. He played 8 innings in the Vijay Hazare Trophy from where he scored 332 runs at an average of 41.50.
Sandeep Warrier: The pacer ended-up with 14 wickets in the Vijay Hazare Trophy from just 8 matches.
KM Asif: He also scalped 14 wickets from 7 matches in the Vijay Hazare Trophy.
All-rounder Jalaj Saxena scalped 7 wickets playing for India C in the Deodhar Trophy. With batting also being one of his key things, he will definitely be an x-factor with both bat and ball.
Players to avoid:
Akshay Chandran, P Rahul
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