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

South Indian heavyweights, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu take centre-stage as they face off in the final of the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019-20. Both sides have been sensational this season. While Karnataka has lost one game, their opponents come into this game with a perfect record. Both teams have a good mixture of youth and experience with the likes of Devdutt Padikkal and Baba Aparajith enjoying career-defining seasons with their respective sides. Although both sides are evenly matched on paper, home conditions could come into play with Karnataka playing most of their matches at the Chinnaswamy Stadium this year. With a lot to play for in the final, a close encounter between the two is a given on Friday.

Match Details

Karnataka vs Tamil Nadu, Final
October 25th 2019, 9:00 AM IST
M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

Weather Report

Although there is some rain on the forecast, a match should be completed. Overcast conditions are set to engulf the venue with the temperature ranging between 22 and 26 degrees celsius during the match.

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


Karnataka should field its strongest side with Mayank Agarwal also joining side in the semi-final. With a batting heavy line-up in their midst, the onus will be on Shreyas Gopal and V Koushik to deliver the goods with the ball. All eyes will be upon young, Devdutt Padikkal who has scored over 500 runs this season along with his opening partner KL Rahul.

KL Rahul, Devdutt Padikkal, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Manish Pandey, Praveen Dubey, K Gowtham, Abhimanyu Mithun, Shreyas Gopal, V Kousik and Ronit More


Tamil Nadu shouldn’t be making any changes after a good win against Gujarat in the semi-final. They had Shahrukh Khan to thank for a brilliant fifty as he guided them home alongside Washington Sundar. Their bowling unit is their stronger suit with the arrival of Ravichandran Ashwin also boosting their chances of a win. Dinesh Karthik and Baba Aparajith have scored over 400 runs this season and will key for them in this final.

Abhinav Mukund, Murali Vijay, Baba Aparajith, Dinesh Karthik, Vijay Shankar, Washington Sundar,  Shahrukh Khan, Ravichandran Ashwin, Murugan Ashwin, T Natarajan and M Mohammed

Top Picks:

Devdutt Padikkal has scored 598 runs this season and leads the batting charts by a long way. He is a must-have in the side along with the likes of Dinesh Karthik and V Koushik. Although Karthik’s form has dipped off late, he is still one of the best finishers in Indian cricket and could be critical to Tamil Nadu’s fortunes on Friday. Similarly, Mayank Agarwal is also in decent form and is capable of scoring big runs. Shahrukh Khan is picked on the back of a sensational knock in the semi-final while Shreyas Gopal and Natarajan should round the team off for this highly awaited game.

Captaincy Options:

1. Dinesh Karthik
2. Devdutt Padikkal
3. Washington Sundar

Dream11 Team:


Washington Sundar, Points: 70-72, Grade: A

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

Mayank Agarwal, Points: 60-62, Grade: A

Shahrukh Khan, Points: 30-32, Grade: B

Baba Aparajith, Points: 30-32, Grade: B

Dinesh Karthik, Points: 80-82, Grade: A

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

Vijay Shankar, Points: 40-42, Grade: A

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

Shreyas Gopal, Points: 20-22, Grade: B

T Natarajan, Points: 54-56, Grade: A


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