Baroda will square off against Punjab for the ticket to finale in the second semi-final match of Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy on Friday. This will be their first match against each other since 2013.
PUN vs BRD, 2nd Semi-Final, Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy details:
The 1st semi-final game of the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament will be played between Baroda and Punjab on 29th of January at Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad.
The game is scheduled to begin at 12:00 PM IST and can be viewed live on FanCode in India while live scores and updates can be seen on CricketAddictor website.
PUN vs BRD, 2nd Semi-Final, Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy Preview:
Both the teams were in top form during the group stages, Punjab finished at the top while Baroda finished 2nd on the points table.
Baroda won their Quarterfinal match against Haryana while, Punjab are coming off a victory against the defending champions, Punjab put up a spirited performance with the ball and knocked out Karnataka.
PUN vs BRD, 2nd Semi-Final, Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy Weather Report:
The weather forecast for this match is good, the temperature is predicted to be around 22-26°C on the match day, the sky will be clear and sunny, the game will proceed as scheduled.
PUN vs BRD, 2nd Semi-Final, Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy Pitch Report:
The pitch at Motera is a balanced/ neutral wicket, which supports both bowling and batting equally, pacers with variations will be more effective on this surface while spinners will have to toil hard for wickets.
Average 1st innings score:
Record of chasing teams:
60% of the matches have been won while batting first here in recent 5 matches.
PUN vs BRD, 2nd Semi-Final, Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy Injury Update:
(Will be added when there is an update)
PUN vs BRD, 2nd Semi-Final, Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy Probable XIs:
Baroda: Ansh Patel, Parth Kohli, Kedar Devdhar, Ninad Rathwa, Smit Patel, Vishnu Solanki, Abhimanyu Rajput, Dhruv Patel, Atit Sheth, Babasafi Pathan, L Meriwala
Bench: Soyeb Sopariya
Punjab: Mandeep Singh, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Abhishek Sharma, Ramandeep Singh, Siddharth Kaul, Barinder Singh Sran, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Singh Brar, Baltej Singh Dhanda, Krishan, Gitansh Khera
Bench: Rohan Marwaha, Abhinav Sharma, Prabhsimran Singh, Anmolpreet Singh
PUN vs BRD Top Picks for Dream11 Prediction And Fantasy Cricket Tips:
Prabhsimran Singh is the wicketkeeper-batsman for Punjab, he has been their best batsman of the tournament and can be a good captaincy option as well.
Arshdeep Singh is the left-arm pacer, he has been consistent for them, he was a great finding of IPL 2020. He has the variations to take wickets.
Kedhar Devdhar scored 99, 49, 44 in his last three innings, he has been scoring runs consistently and is a good candidate for vice-captaincy.
Lukman Meriwala is the highest wicket-taker for Baroda he took a five-wicket haul in his last match against Chhattisgarh and has a total.of 8 wickets.
PUN vs BRD, 2nd Semi-Final, Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy Captain and Vice-Captain Choices:
Captain – Kedhar Devdhar, Prabhsimran Singh
Vice-Captain – Lukman Meriwala, Arshdeep singh
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for PUN vs BRD Dream11 Team:
Keeper – Kedhar Devdhar, Prabhsimran Singh
Batsmen – Vishnu Solanki, Anmolpreet Singh, Gurkeerat Singh Mann
All-rounders – Ninad Rathwa (c), Ramandeep Singh, Atit Seth
Bowlers – Lukman Meriwala (vc), Babashafi Pathan, Arshdeep Singh
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for PUN vs BRD Dream11 Team:
Keeper – Kedhar Devdhar (C), Prabhsimran Singh (vc)
Batsmen – Vishnu Solanki, Anmol Preet Singh, Gurkeerat Singh Mann
All-rounders – Ninad Rathwa, Ramandeep Singh, Atit Seth
Bowlers – Lukman Meriwala, Babashafi Pathan, Arshdeep Singh
PUN vs BRD, 2nd Semi-Final, Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy Expert Advice:
Motera is a Batting friendly pitch and batting-friendly pitch means you should stack your fantasy teams with a good number of batsmen, and players that can contribute with multiple disciplines.
PUN vs BRD, 2nd Semi-Final, Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy Probable Winners:
Punjab is high on confidence after defeating the defending champions in the quarterfinals and has balance in their team, they are hence our favourites to win this match.