KTA vs SRT Match Preview
After registering 3 wins, 2 losses, and 2 draws in the group stages of the competition, Saurashtra ended up being on top of the Elite Group B points table. They have gathered 26 points so far in the competition and have a net run rate of +1.277. Saurashtra beat Punjab in the Ranji Trophy quarter-final by a margin of 71 runs to arrive where they are at the moment. Karnataka also did a great job in the league stages of the competition with 4 wins and 3 draws. They ended up on top of the Elite Group C points table with 35 points and a net run rate of +1.763.
Karnataka team beat Uttarakhand by a margin of innings and 281 runs in the Ranji Trophy quarterfinals to reach the semi-finals. Saurashtra in the recent past has had a victory against Maharashtra in the Vijay Hazare Trophy under their belt. they defeated Maharashtra in the final by a margin of 5 wickets. Saurashtra also enjoys a great record against Karnataka in the Ranji Trophy matches. They have defeated Karnataka 4 times out of their last 5 meetings and have not lost any of the games. Harvik Desai and Arpit Vasavada have been the top two run-getters for Saurashtra during this edition of the Ranji Trophy.
Harvik Desai and Arpit Vasavada have gathered 516 and 577 runs recently during the season. The top wicket-taker for Saurashtra has been Yuvrajsinh Dodiya. He has picked up 30 wickets so far in the competition. Mayank Agarwal has been the leading run-getter for Karnataka with 686 runs from 8 games with an average of 68.60. He has hit 2 hundreds and 5 fifties in the competition so far. Another batter that is doing a good job for Karnataka is R Samarth, who has scored 659 runs from 8 games for his side.
We are likely to get top temperatures in the region of 31 degrees during the match. It is expected that on the match day, we will get very warm weather with a hazy sun. There is every chance of getting east-south-east winds in the region of 11 km/hr. There is a 31% chance of getting a cloud cover in the game.
The wicket will likely offer assistance to the batters in the initial part of the match. The pitch will start offering assistance to the spinners as the match wears on and it will be pretty tough to bat on the track on the last few days of the match.
Karnataka has a better net run rate than Saurashtra.
Karnataka is going into this game with a net run rate of +1.763 and Saurashtra has a net run rate of +1.277.
Ravikumar Samarth has a great batting average for Karnataka.
R Samarth has scored 738 runs in the 10 matches he has played in the competition with an average of 61.50.
There aren't any injury worries reported for this game so far.
KTA vs SRT Probable 11
KTA Playing 11
- Ravikumar Samarth
- Mayank Agarwal (C)
- Devdutt Padikkal
- Nikin Jose
- Manish Pandey
- Shreyas Gopal
- BR Sharath (Wk)
- Krishnappa Gowtham
- M Venkatesh
- Vidwath Kaverappa
- Vijaykumar Vyshak
SRT Playing 11
- Harvik Desai (Wk)
- Snell Patel
- Vishvaraj Jadeja
- Sheldon Jackson
- Arpit Vasavada (C)
- Chirag Jani
- Prerak Mankad
- Dharmendrasinh Jadeja
- Parth Bhut
- Chetan Sakariya
- Yuvrajsinh Dodiya
Although this is the semi-final of the Ranji Trophy competition for the 2023 season, the Karnataka team has been far more emphatic in their wins so far in the competition. They emphatically won their quarterfinal match while the Saurashtra team got through by the skin of their teeth. So, we expect Karnataka to get through this match and reach another Ranji Trophy final.
Krishnappa Gowtham: Krishnappa Gowtham has picked up 36 wickets in the competition from 10 matches with a strike rate of 59.72. You can bet on him to pick up more wickets in this match.
Dharmendrasinh Jadeja: Jadeja has been the most effective bowler for Saurashtra with 43 wickets from 10 matches with a strike rate of 64.41.
Harvik Desai: Harvik Desai has scored 627 runs from 10 games with an average of 39.18. He is one of the leading batters for Saurashtra.
Yuvrajsinh Dodiya: Yuvrajsinh Dodiya has picked up 30 wickets from 6 matches for Saurashtra with an excellent strike rate of 36.70.
KTA vs SRT Dream11 Team 1
Keeper: S. Patel
Batters: M. Pandey, S. Jackson, M. Agarwal (C), D. Padikkal
All-rounders: S. Gopal (VC), P. Mankad, P. Bhut
Bowlers: V. Vijaykumar, D. Jadeja, C. Sakariya