Himachal Pradesh and Kerala will be playing the pre-quarter-final 3 of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy on Tuesday in Palam A Stadium, Delhi. The match will be starting at 12:00 PM (IST).
Himachal Pradesh was a part of Elite Group C and won three out of the five games. The team finished in the second position in the points table. Kerala also won three out of five games in Elite Group D. They finished in the third position in the points table. Himachal Pradesh's last group stage game was against Andhra Pradesh. Andhra won the toss and elected to bowl.
Prashant Chopra and Ankush Bains opened the innings for Himachal Pradesh. They could add only 13 runs for the first wicket before KV Sasikanth dismissed Bains for a score of seven runs off eight balls in the third over. In the 5th over, Manish Golamaru dismissed Akash Vasisht for a score of nine runs off six balls.
Chopra and Raghav Dhawan added 54 runs for the third wicket. In the 13th over, C Stephen dismissed Chopra for a score of 35 runs off 32 balls. However, Dhawan continued to go against the bowlers. He had a few crucial partnerships with the batters in the middle order.
In the 19th over, C Stephen dismissed Dhawan for a score of 57 runs off 46 balls. His innings helped Himachal Pradesh post a total of 148 runs for the loss of seven wickets. Srikar Bharat and Ashwin Hebbar opened the innings for Andhra Pradesh. Rishi Dhawan provided the first breakthrough to his team as he dismissed Bharat for a duck in the second over.
In the 5th over, Vaibhav Arora dismissed Nitish Reddy for a score of five runs. Only Hebbar and Ricky Bhui were able to score double-digit figures. Hebbar made 43 runs off 49 deliveries, and Bhui made 41 off 32. Andhra Pradesh was able to make 118 runs in 20 overs and lost the match by 30 runs. We have included probable playing 11 today, live pitch report today match, today weather report, today's match prediction, and fantasy cricket tips & tricks in this article. Go through the article until the end to know more about this game.
It will be the first T20I between Kerala and Himachal Pradesh in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Both the teams would hope to leave a mark in their first game. It will be difficult to assess the match only on the basis of KER vs HIM head-to-head records.
Himachal Pradesh Playing 11 Today Match
Prashant Chopra, Ankush Bains (wk), Akash Vasisht, Rishi Dhawan (c), Nikhil Gangta, Nitin Sharma, Mayank Dagar, Raghav Dhawan, Pankaj Jaswal, Ayush Jamwal, Vaibhav Arora
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Rohan Kunnummal, Mohammed Azharuddeen (wk), Sanju Samson (c), Sachin Baby, Sharafuddeen, Jalaj Saxena, Vishnu Vinod, Akhil-MS, Sudhesan Midhun, Unnikrishnan Manukrishnan, Basil Thampi
You can pick Rishi Dhawan or Sanju Samson as the captain of today T20 match. You can select Sachin Baby or Prashant Chopra as the vice-captain of fantasy cricket team.
The cricket pitch in Palam Stadium is expected to support batters throughout the game. It will have enough for them in both the innings. Also, the pitch might have something to offer to bowlers as well. In the first couple of games, fast bowlers found some swing in the pitch. If that happens again, the batters might feel the extra burden.
It is clear that spinners are likely to suffer and might go for some extra runs. The team winning the toss is likely to bat. In that way, the batters can extract all the help from the pitch. A score over 170 runs would be called a decent score here. Anything less than that might be achievable. Hence, we can expect this game to be a high-scoring encounter.
The match between Himachal Pradesh and Kerala will start at 12:00 PM local time. The temperature in Delhi is likely to remain around 26-degrees Celsius at the start of the match and will drop to 13-degrees when the match reaches the second half. The probability of precipitation as well as cloud cover is zero. The humidity will increase throughout the match and is likely to reach over 55%.
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