Indian domestic cricketers ahead of Indian Premier League’s crucial auction (ipl mini auction 2021) starting on Tuesday Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 tournament (Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2020-21 Knockouts) Will have a last chance to make an impact in a knockout match.
While Karnataka will look to retain the title, the other seven teams that make it to the quarter-finals will also not want to leave their side. The tournament also marked the beginning of the 2020-21 domestic season in India. Punjab’s strong team is a big obstacle in the way of Karnataka. Both these teams will face each other in the first quarter-final, which is likely to be a tough match.
Punjab has won all their matches and reached the quarter final
Punjab made it to the knockout after winning all five of their matches in Elite Group A while Karnataka managed to enter the last eight despite finishing second from this group. In this match, the openers of both the teams will be watching. Prabhasimran Singh, the young Punjab opener, is in fine form and has so far scored 277 runs while Karnataka’s Devdutt Padikkal (Devdutt Padikkal) has 207 runs from five matches to his name. The middle order of both teams is also strong.
Punjab has experienced bowlers like Sandeep Sharma and Siddharth Kaul Huh
Punjab however has Siddharth Kaul and Sandeep Sharma (Sandeep sharma) Like an experienced bowler which makes him look a bit better. In Karnataka, Abhimanyu will take on the challenge of Mithun and the famous Krishna. The second quarter-final will be between last season’s runners-up Tamil Nadu and Himachal Pradesh. Tamil Nadu opener N Jagadeeshan has scored the highest 315 runs in the tournament so far.
Tamil Nadu will have higher expectations from Dinesh Karthik
Captain Dinesh Karthik will also be very strong. Tamil Nadu bowlers also performed well in the absence of star spinner R Ashwin, Yorker specialist T Natarajan and all-rounder Washington Sundar. Leg-spinner M Ashwin and left-arm spinner R Sai Kishore played their roles well but it was Baba Aparajith who achieved considerable success with the new ball.
Baroda and Haryana will face off in the third quarter-finals. Baroda will not get the services of Pandya brothers Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya in this match. Hardik is preparing for the Test series against England, while Krunal withdrew from the tournament due to his father’s death. Haryana has players like Yuzvendra Chahal, Jayant Yadav and Rahul Teotia, which makes their team look better.
The fourth quarter-final will be played between Rajasthan qualifying from Group D and Bihar, topped by Plate Group. The third and fourth quarter-finals will be played on 27 January. The Mushtaq knockout matches will be played at the Sardar Patel Motera Stadium which has been renovated. It will also be interesting to see how the pitch here behaves as the last two Test matches between India and England will be played on this ground.