Match Preview India B vs Karnataka, Deodhar Trophy
India B take on Karnataka in the 2nd match of the Deodhar Trophy at HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala. Karnataka come into the fixture after a successful Vijay Hazare Trophy campaign. India A is the third team in the tournament.
When: March 05, Monday; 1:30 PM
The pitch at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala is known to favour batsmen. The average 1st innings total at the venue is 214, but it does not reflect the true nature of this wicket. The highest team total made here is 330, while the lowest team total here is 112.
Karnataka will turn to their main man Mayank Agarwal once again. Ravikumar Samarth, Karun Nair, Pavan Deshpande and KL Rahul are among other key batsmen in the lineup. As far as bowling is concerned, Prasidh Krishna and Shreyas Gopal will share the responsibility of getting the team home.
India B boast a strong batting, featuring the likes of Siddhesh Lad, Manoj Tiwary and Shreyas Iyer. In the bowling department, they have Umesh Yadav and Siddarth Kaul to challenge the opposition with pace and swing.
Karnataka have not made changes to the squad that won Vijay Hazare Trophy recently. They are most likely to field the same XI that featured in the big final.
Squad: Stuart Binny, Abhimanyu Mithun, CM Gautam (wk), Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair (c), Ronit More, Krishnappa Gowtham, Ravikumar Samarth, Shreyas Gopal, Jagadeesha Suchith, Abhishek Reddy, Pavan Deshpande, Sharath BR (wk), Pradeep T, Prasidh Krishna
Probable XI: Stuart Binny, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair (c), Lokesh Rahul (wk), Krishnappa Gowtham, Ravikumar Samarth, Shreyas Gopal, Pavan Deshpande, Pradeep T, Prasidh Krishna
India B have no injury concerns as of now and the entire squad is available for selection.
Probable XI: Abhimanyu Easwaran, Srikar Bharat (wk), Shreyas Iyer (c), Manoj Tiwary, G H Vihari, Siddhesh Lad, Jayant Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Dharmendrasinh Jadeja, K Khaleel Ahmed, Siddarth Kaul
Squad: Manoj Tiwary, Siddarth Kaul, Umesh Yadav, Harshal Patel, Jayant Yadav, Akshdeep Nath, G H Vihari, Srikar Bharat (wk), Dharmendrasinh Jadeja, Siddhesh Lad, Shreyas Iyer (c), Abhimanyu Easwaran, Rajat Patidar, K Khaleel Ahmed, Ruturaj Gaikwad
After an incredible run in the recently concluded Vijay Hazare, Karnataka would be fancying their chances in the competition. They are more likely to win the contest.
Note: The KAR vs IN-B match preview we are providing here is based on our research and analysis. We suggest you to pick your playing 11 from the squad listed above.
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