Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019-20: Quarterfinal 1, Karnataka vs Puducherry: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

If Puducherry bats first, it is better to pick Karnataka's bowlers more in your Dream11 Fantasy team as they are the favourites to win this match.


KL Rahul
KL Rahul. (Photo by Jason McCawley/Getty Images)

Match Details:

The 1st quarter-final of the 2019-20 Vijay Hazare Trophy will be played between Karnataka and Puducherry at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

The match starts at 9:00 AM local time (IST) (3:30 AM GMT).


Preview for Dream11 Fantasy

The first quarter-final of the 2019-20 Vijay Hazare Trophy will see Karnataka lock horns with Puducherry in what is expected to be a humdinger of an encounter. Karnataka comes into this game after having notched up five back-to-back wins in the group stage. Their last game resulted in an eight-wicket win when they chased 177 courtsey a whirlwind 116-ball 102 by Devdutt Padikkal.

They will have their task cut-out though, against a side that is yet to drop a game this season: Puducherry. Puducherry racked up seven games on the bounce in the league-stage; the last of which came against Assam where they successfully chased down 116.

Weather Condition/Report:

 It is expected to be a day full of interruptions in Bengaluru tomorrow. The humidity is expected to be around 82% but what’s more worrying is the percentage chance of rain: 100%

Pitch Condition/Report:

There is no track in the world which is a more safe haven for batters than the one at Chinnaswamy. But, with rain coming into the equation, we might see a more balanced encounter between the bat and ball.

Average first innings score: 258 (In 25 completed ODIs)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 11, Lost – 11

Injury and Availability News:

(Will be updated when there’s an update)

Probable Playing XIs for Dream11 Fantasy


KL Rahul, Devdutt Padikkal, Karun Nair, Manish Pandey (C), Sharath BR (WK), Rohan Kadam, Krishnappa Gowtham, Shreyas Gopal, Abhimanyu Mithun, Jagadeesha Suchith/Ronit More, Prasidh Krishna. 

Bench: Jagadeesha Suchith/Ronit More, Abhishek Reddy, Pavan Deshpande, Praveen Dubey, V Koushik, Srinivas Sharath, Krishnamurthy Siddharth.


Arun Karthik, Damodaren Rohit (C), Paras Dogra, Vinay Kumar, S Karthik (wk), S Suresh Kumar, Vikneshwaran Marimuthu, Fabid Ahmed, Sagar Udeshi, Sagar Trivedi, Ashith Rajiv Sanganakal

Bench: Subramanian Anand, Abdul Safar, Iqlas Naha, Santha Moorthy

Top Picks:

Karnataka: Skipper Manish Pandey has led from the front, having scored  505 runs at an average of 101 in the league stage. He, along with Devdutt Padikkal (456 runs at 76.0) and KL Rahul (368 runs at 46.0) will be crucial to Karnataka’s cause against the likes of Vinay Kumar. Praveen Dubey (3-29), Abhimanyu Mithun (2-26) and Jagadeesha Suchith (2-28) knocked over Goa for just 171 in the last match.

Puducherry: Paras Dogra (153 runs at 76.5) and Arun Karthik (262 runs at 87.33) have been the cornerstone of Puducherry’s batting this season. With the ball, it will be interesting to see how veteran fast bowler Vinay Kumar (14 wickets at 15.5) fares against his former state team. He, along with Sagar Trivedi (17 wickets at 9.7) and Ashith Sanganakal (17 wickets at 11.58) will be crucial to their cause against a strong Karnataka batting unit.

These players should be picked in your Dream11 Fantasy side.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Manish Pandey, Devdutt Padikkal, Arun Karthik

Vice-Captain – KL Rahul, Paras Dogra, Krishnappa Gowtham

Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues for Dream11 Fantasy

Keeper –B Sharath

Batsmen –Manish Pandey, Devdutt Padikkal (C), Arun Karthik, KL Rahul, 

All-Rounders – Krishnappa Gowtham (VC), S Suresh Kumar

Bowlers – Vinay Kumar, Shreyas Gopal, Vinay Kumar, Fabid Ahmed

Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues for Dream11 Fantasy

Keeper –S Karthik

Batsmen – Manish Pandey, Devdutt Padikkal, Arun Karthik (C), Paras Dogra, V Marimuthu

All-Rounders – Krishnappa Gowtham

Bowlers – Prasidh Krishna (VC), Shreyas Gopal, Vinay Kumar, Ashith Rajiv Sanganakal.


Expert Advice:

If Puducherry bats first, it is better to pick Karnataka’s bowlers more in your Dream11 Fantasy team as they are the favourites to win this match. Puducherry might get all-out for a low score as well.

Probable Winners:

Karnataka start as favourites but Puducherry have the ability to cause an upset.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.