HIM vs KER: The third Pre Quarterfinal of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy will be played between Himachal Pradesh and Kerala at Palam A Stadium of Delhi. This will be a deciding encounter as for who makes it to the quarterfinals.
Himachal Pradesh are walking into this encounter with a win over Andhra Pradesh in their previous game. Being asked to bat first, Raghav Dhawan scored a gritty 46-ball 57 to help his side set a target of 149. While chasing, Pankaj Jaiswal’s mind-blowing 5/18 helped restrict Andhra to 118 and help Himachal win the match by 30 runs.
Meanwhile, Kerala will be playing this pre-quarter-final after magnificently chasing a huge total down in their previous game. Courtesy of Rajat Patidar’s 49-ball 77, Madhya Pradesh set a target of 172. While chasing, Sachin Baby’s 27-ball 51* and skipper Sanju Samon’s 33-ball 56* ensured a cruising victory for Kerala. They chased down the total in just 18 overs and won by eight wickets.
In this upcoming match-up, Kerala certainly have the upper edge over Himachal Pradesh. They’ve been in sublime form with their players performing really well. That kind of form will come in handy in the big game.
Match: Himachal Pradesh vs Kerala
Date & Time: 16th November 2021, 12:00 PM
Venue: Palam A Stadium, Delhi
The pitch is very much favourable to the bowlers. Spinners will get very much assistance from the wicket. However, the wicket gets a little bit easier to bat on in the second half. The team winning the toss would look to chase on this venue.
The temperatures will keep fluctuating from 21-25 degrees while it’s going to be a sunny afternoon in Delhi.
HIM vs KER Predicted Playing XI
Prashant Chopra, Ankush Bains, Akash Vashisht, Raghav Dhawan, Nikhil Gangta, Rishi Dhawan, Nitin Sharma, Pankaj Jaiswal, Ayush Jamwal, Mayank Dagar, Vaibhav Arora
Kunnummal, Azharuddeen, Sachin Baby, Sanju Samson, Sharafuddeen, Jalaj Saxena, Vishnu Vinod, Sajeevan Akhil, Sudeshan Midhun, Unnikrishnan Manukrishnan, Basil Thampi
HIM v KER Dream11 Team Prediction
Wicketkeeper: Sanju Samson(C)
Batters: Sachin Baby, Prashant Chopra, R Kunnummal
Allrounders: Rishi Dhawan(VC), Jalaj Saxena, Akash Vashisht
Bowlers: Ayush Jamwal, K Asif, Vaibhav Arora, Sajeevan Akhil