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Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019-20: Karnataka Vs Chhattisgarh– Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report, Team And Weather Conditions

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The first semi-final of the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019-20 season seed home side, Karnataka taking on Chhattisgarh in a potential mismatch. Karnataka has only lost one game so far with a professional performance against Pudducherry seeing them through to the semi-finals. On the other hand, Chhattisgarh would count themselves lucky with rain washing away the game in the midst of a Yashasvi Jaiswal’s hammering last week. While Chhattisgarh does enter this game as the clear underdogs, their win over Mumbai in the league phase would keep Karnataka on their toes. The duo of KL Rahul and Devdutt Padikkal have been sensational at the top of the order and will once again be key as both teams look to seal a place in the final of the Vijay Hazare Trophy in Bangalore.

Match Details

Karnataka vs Chhattisgarh, 2nd Semi Final
October 23rd 2019, 9:00 AM IST
M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

Weather Report

The weather isn’t too great on Wednesday with rain expected to cut the match short. Thunderstorms are expected during the game which could force another washout. If a game does happen, pacers should get extra help from the overcast conditions at the venue.

Pitch Report

A good batting track awaits both sides although the overlying conditions in Bengaluru would ideally even out the contest between bat and ball. With the prospect of rain lingering over both sides, chasing should be preferred upon winning the toss.

Injuries: No injuries were reported from either side

Probable Playing XI

KAR:

Karnataka is likely to make a forced change with Prasidh Krishna hobbling off the field after bowling just two overs against Pudducherry. Apart from the one change, Karnataka should remain the same with Devdutt Padikkal and KL Rahul being crucial to their fortunes. Both openers have scored over 450 runs with Manish Pandey being their highest run-scorer with 525 runs this season. Their bowling unit is also quite strong with Abhimanyu Mithun and V Kousik leading the way for the home side on Wednesday.

KL Rahul, Devdutt Padikkal, Karun Nair, Manish Pandey (C), Rohan Kadam, Praveen Dubey, K Gowtham, Abhimanyu Mithun, Shreyas Gopal, V Kousik and Ronit More

CHA:

Chhattisgarh shouldn’t be making many changes to their side in spite of a sub-par performance against Mumbai in the quarter final. Captain, Harpreet and Amandeep Khare scored fifties to revitalize their batting performance although much is expected from Ashutosh Singh, who has scored 395 runs this season. Their bowling unit is decent on paper with the likes of Ajay Mandal and Pankaj Rao capable of troubling Karnataka with their wicket-taking ability

Jiwanjot Singh, Shashank Chandrekar, Ashutosh Singh, Harpreet Singh (C), Amandeep Khare, Shashank Singh, Ajay Mandal, Lavin Coster,  Sumit Ruikar, Pankaj Rao, Puneet Datey

Top Picks:

Devdutt Padikkal, KL Rahul and Manish Pandey have scored 506, 458 and 525 runs respectively. All of them are ideally picked in the side with Amandeep Khare also featuring. Harpreet Singh Brar is capable of scoring big runs in the middle order with a fifty in the previous game as well. Along with Shashank Singh, he is one to watch out for in the Chhattisgarh side. Abhimanyu Mithun and V Kousik are expected to pick a wicket or two while Ajay Mandal’s added batting ability is a bonus.

Captaincy Options:

1. KL Rahul
2. Devdutt Padikkal
3. Shashank Singh

Dream11 Team:

 

Manish Pandey, Points: 70-72, Grade: A

Devdutt Padikkal, Points: 74-76, Grade: A

Shashank Singh, Points: 60-62, Grade: A

Amandeep Khare, Points: 30-32, Grade: B

Harpreet Brar, Points: 30-32, Grade: B

KL Rahul, Points: 80-82, Grade: A

K Gowtham, Points: 30-32, Grade: B

Ajay Mandal, Points: 40-42, Grade: A

V Kousik, Points: 55-57, Grade: A

P Dubey, Points: 20-22, Grade: B

Abhimanyu Mithun, Points: 54-56, Grade: A




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