Finally, the wait is over, as both, Karnataka and Maharashtra have written their names in the finals of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019 that is to be played on 14th March at Holkar Stadium, Indore. Karnataka has witnessed an unbeaten run in this season of Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy without any defeats. On the other hand, Maharashtra won all of their four matches in the Super League fixture to enter the finals of the contention.
Naushad Shaikh, Ruturaj Gaikwad, and Rahul Tripathi have contributed 250+ runs for Maharashtra. Whereas, slow left-arm orthodox bowler Satyajeet Bachhav, who hails from Nasik, has taken the maximum 20 wickets in the tournament. Samad Fallah didn’t sit back and took 12 wickets for his team in the tournament.
Karnataka has been playing consistently well throughout the tournament. Last Karnataka was seen playing against Vidarbha, where they defeated them by six wickets. Captain Manish Pandey and Rohan Kadam knock, made the run chase comfy for Karnataka. The upper order batsman for Karnataka has been playing so well, that lower order batsman hasn’t got a chance to bat yet.
The left-handed batsman, Rohan Kadam of Karnataka, has contributed the maximum 476 runs for his team. Whereas, Manish Pandey has scored 331 runs. Left-arm medium pace bowler V Koushik has taken 17 wickets. Also, Vinay Kumar and Shreyas took 13 wickets each.
Now, both the teams seem to be in a tremendous form, and it would be an electrifying contest between both sides. Will Karnataka be able to continue their winning streak or would sit back and let Maharashtra win?
MAH Vs KAR, Final, Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy, 2019
Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore.
14th March, 05:30 PM IST
Railways 156/10 lost to Maharastra 177/5
Last five completed matches:
Karnataka: Vinay Kumar, Manish Pandey (c), Abhimanyu Mithun, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Shreyas Gopal, KC Cariappa, Jagadeesha Suchith, Rohan Kadam, V Koushik, Sharath BR (wk), Prasidh Krishna, Krishnamurthy Siddharth, Manoj S Bhandage, Luvnith Sisodia
Maharashtra: Samad Fallah, Vijay Zol, Rohit Motwani (wk), Ankit Bawne, Domnic Muthuswami, Satyajeet Bachhav, Rahul Tripathi (c), Nikhil Naik, Swapnil Gugale, Naushad Shaikh, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Divyang Himganekar, Vishal Gite, Hitesh Walunj, Yash Nahar, Manoj Ingale, Azim Kazi
Karnataka: Top-order batsman and rest of the players have been delivering their deeds, so no changes are expected from Karnataka.
Maharashtra: No captain would make any changes in the final match of the tournament when the players have been giving their 100%.
Probably playing XI:
Karnataka: Vinay Kumar, M Pandey (c), Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Shreyas Gopal, KC Cariappa, Jagadeesha Suchith, Rohan Kadam, V Koushik, Sharath BR (wk), Abhimanyu Mithun
Maharashtra: Gaikwad, Tripathi (C), Bawne, Motwani, Shaikh, Naik(WK), Kazi, Divyang, Muthuswami, Bachhav and Fallah.
KAR vs MAH Dream11 Team Prediction:
Sharath BR (Wk)
Manish Pandey (C)
C and Vc choices : Manish Pandey, Vinay Kumar, Karun Nair, Satyajeet Bachhav