TN vs KAR Dream11: India's imperial domestic competition the Ranji Trophy is here which will be a three-month process where a total of 37 teams will fight for one rich glory.
The first day of the competition will see a total of 18 matches and one of those matches will see the South Indian derby which will be played between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu at the NPR College Ground in Dindigul.
Talking about the last season, Karnataka were among the quarterfinalists, whereas, Tamil Nadu had a miserable run as they finished 14th with only a single win and 5 draws from 8 matches.
Here, we have come up with the team news, possible playing elevens and Fantasy picks for TN vs KAR Dream11 today match prediction.
NPR College Ground Dindigul, 08th December at 09:30 AM IST
Tamil Nadu won: 01
Karnataka won: 02
The team management has announced a 15-member squad led by Karun Nair.
Unavailable: KL Rahul, Manish Pandey
Probable combination: Mayank Agarwal and Devdutt Padikkal will open the innings followed by skipper Karun Nair, BR Sharath and Ravikumar Samarth.
In the bowling department, the likes of Shreyas Gopal, Krishnappa Gowtham, V Koushik and Ronit More will be the players to watch out.
Karnataka Playing 11- (Expected)
Karun Nair, BR Sharath, Shreyas Gopal, Mayank Agarwal, Devdutt Padikkal, Ravikumar Samarth, Pavan Deshpande, Krishnappa Gowtham, J Suchith, V Koushik, Ronit More. (Doubt: KS Devaiah)
The team management has announced their squad for the first two games led by all-rounder Vijay Shankar.
Unavailable: Washington Sundar
Probable combination: The left-right duo of Murali Vijay and Abhinav Mukund will open the innings followed by the likes of Shahrukh Khan, Dinesh Karthik and Baba Aparajith.
Skipper Vijay Shankar will be prudent with both bat and ball.
In the bowling department, Ravichandran Ashwin, Murugan Ashwin, T Natrajan and Ravi Sai Kishore will hold the key.
Tamil Nadu Playing 11- (Expected)
Dinesh Karthik, T Natrajan, R Sai Kishore, R Ashwin, M Ashwin, Vijay Shankar, Baba Aparajith, Abhinav Mukund, Murali Vijay, Shahrukh Khan, N Jagadeesan.
Vijay Shankar (c), Dinesh Karthik, K Mukunth, R Sai Kishore, T Natarajan, K Vignesh, Shahrukh Khan, M Siddharth, Abhishek Tanwar, Murugan Ashwin, N Jagadeesan, R Ashwin, B Aparajith, M Vijay, Abhinav Mukund.
Karun Nair (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Dega Nischal, V Koushik, Ravikumar Samarth, Pavan Deshpande, Krishnappa Gowtham, Shreyas Gopal, Mayank Agarwal, BR Sharath, Sharath Srinivas, Jagadeesha Suchith, KS Devaiah, Ronit More, David Mathias.
Fantasy Picks from Karnataka-
Players to watch-out:
Mayank Agarwal: 4764 runs from 99 First-class innings at an average of 51.22.
Devdutt Padikkal: 650 runs from 13 First-class innings at an average of 59.09.
Karun Nair: 5265 runs from 116 First-class innings at an average of 51.11.
Shreyas Gopal: 2431 runs from 84 First-class innings and 184 wickets.
Ronit More: 66 wickets from 20 First-class games.
Players to avoid:
Dega Nishchal, Sharath Srinivas
Fantasy Picks from Tamil Nadu-
Players to watch-out:
Vijay Shankar: 2099 runs from 53 First-class innings and 32 wickets.
Baba Aparajith: 3660 runs from 111 First-class innings and 42 wickets.
Murali Vijay: 9158 runs from 225 First-class innings at an average of 42.
Ravichandran Ashwin: 566 wickets from 119 First-class games.
Abhinav Mukund: 9694 runs from 222 First-class innings at an average of 47.05.
Players to avoid:
K Mukunth, M Siddharth
Wicket-keeper: D Karthik, N Jagadeesan
Batsmen: M Agarwal, R Samarth, M Vijay, B Aparajith
All-rounders: R Ashwin
Bowlers: Shreyas Gopal, RS Kishore, Vishal Kousik, J Suchith
Captain/vice-captain choices: R Ashwin, D Karthik, M Vijay, B Aparajith, M Agarwal
Our favorites: We are backing Karnataka to win this contest.
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Disclaimer: Management can take late decisions depending on the match situation. The Fantasy teams which we have provided here of TN vs KAR Dream11 are to the best of our interest and depending on the credit scores of the players.