PUN vs UP Dream 11 Team: The first match of the Elite group A of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021 will witness Punjab face-off against Uttar Pradesh. Both the teams have good set of players with the experience of playing in the IPL and have gained exposure from the India A series as well. The Punjab team is headed by Mandeep Singh who was impressive in his short stint in this year’s IPL and would look to maintain his good form in the domestic circuit. While, Gurkeerat and Gitansh Khera will have a responsibility to stabilize the team in the middle overs. The players like Abhishek Sharma and Malhotra will play a finisher role in the team. The bowlers, Sandeep Sharma and Siddharth Kaul have a good experience in the T20 format and will be crucial to the team in the tournament.
On the other side, UP team has a solid top-order with the presence of players like Juyal and Samarth Singh who had been terrific for the team in the last limited overs tournament. The captain, Priyam Garg was impressive in this year’s IPL and will be the most important batsman of the team. The inclusion of Raina in the middle-overs will boost the team in the crucial situation, while Rinku has been consistent in finishing well for the team. The bowlers like Bhuvneshar Kumar and Ankit Rajpot will use their experience in the T20 format to push the team deep in the tournament.
Elite Group A, Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021
Punjab vs Uttar Pradesh
Date-Sunday, 10 January 2021
Time- 12:00PM (Local time)
Stadium- KSCA Cricket (2) Ground, Alur
Streaming- Sony Six on TV & Sony LIV app on Mobile.
Last match at the venue with result- Karnataka 129/4 won by 6 wickets against Vidharbha 125/10 in the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2018
Standings in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019:
PUN – Eliminated after the Super League stage
UP- Eliminated after the league stage
PUN vs UP Dream11 Team Prediction
PUN Team News
Everyone’s favourite, Yuvraj Singh won't be seen in the team, as he wasn't given permission by the BCCI. Mandeep Singh will lead the side with a talented bunch of players from the North. Sandeep Sharma and Sidharth Kaul will lead the bowling lineup. The team will expect the batsman to improve in the PUN vs UP Dream 11 Team prediction.
PUN Playing 11 (expected)
Mandeep Singh (c)
Prabhsimran Singh (wk)
Gurkeerat Singh Mann
UP Team News
Suresh Raina will captain the UP side in the tournament. He's back in the domestic circuit after two years and will have a burden of his own performance, keeping in mind the IPL in summers. Bhuvneshwar Kumar is back to play, after facing an injury in the middle of the IPL. This will be an exciting season for the team, with a strong team and Raina back in the squad.
UP Playing 11 (expected)
Aryan Juyal(wk)/ Dhruv Jurel
Priyam Garg (c)
PUN vs UP Today Match Prediction
Punjab will win this game. The top batting order will have to do the task for them to win this one, as the bowling of UP is gonna be good, with Bhuvneshwar and Mavi leading the attack for them. The batting of Uttar Pradesh might sound slightly better with a couple of big names & Raina being a part of it. Raina will have to do a big job to do in this game, whereas Mandeep in the Punjab team will have to do the same. UP and Punjab are two great teams in the domestic circuit and this will be an exciting contest between both of them. Most of the players have IPL experience and that will help them a lot. It will be fascinating to see which team wins the PUN vs UP Today match prediction.
PUN vs UP Dream11 Prediction Captain, Differential Picks
M Singh- The player who has been part of the IPL over the past years for different franchises can be picked due to his experience and track record.
T20 Career Record- 3381 Runs, Bat. AVG. 27.48
M Singh in Last 5 matches- 97 Runs, Bat. AVG. 19.40
P Garg- The captain of the UP team was impressive for the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL 2020 with his match-winning abilities.
T20 Career Record- 360 Runs, Bat. AVG. 21.17
P Garg in Last 5 matches- 27 Runs. BAT. AVG 9.00
S Raina- A player who has been impressive in the T20 format in recent years in the IPL and international format can be one of the top performers of this match.
T20 Career Record- 8392 Runs, Bat AVG. 32.65
S Raina in Last 5 matches- 136 Runs, Bat AVG. 27.2
S Singh- One of the most talented players in the UP side is a top choice due to his form in the last limited-overs tournament and his ability to provide a good start to the team.
T20 Career Record- 789 Runs, Bat. AVG. 25.45
S Singh in Last 5 matches- 38 Runs, Bat. AVG. 7.60
G Mann – The player who has the right amount of composure and abilities to contribute to the team at the middle-order in the PUN vs UP Dream 11 prediction.
T20 Career Record- 1372 Runs, Bat. AVG. 24.50
M Singh in Last 5 matches- 71 Runs, Bat. AVG. 71
M Markande- The player who has been influential in the T20 format due to his form in the domestic circuit as well in the past IPL seasons.
T20 Career Record- 33 Wickets, Bowl. AVG 24.72
M Markande in Last 5 matches- 8 Wickets, Bowl. AVG 36.37
S Mavi – The bowler who was been consistent for the KKR team in IPL 2020 with accuracy and pace and can be a fine pick for this match.
T20 Career Record- 14 Wickets, Ball, AVG. 34.42
S Mavi in Last 5 matches- 5 Wickets, Ball, AVG. 29.00
S Kaul – The player who has impressed everybody with his pace and perfect line-length execution can be a differential pick for your team.
T20 Career Record- 116 Wickets, Ball, AVG. 24.77
S Kaul in Last 5 matches- 25 Wickets, Ball, AVG. 14.70