TN vs KAR Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury Updates For Final of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021, Final: TN vs KAR Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury Update

Both Tamil Nadu and Karnataka have won this tournament twice.

Vijay Shankar
Vijay Shankar. (Photo Source: TNPL)


Indian domestic cricket’s biggest arch-rivals Tamil Nadu and Karnataka will face off each other in the most anticipated Final of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021 on Monday. It’s a repeat of the 2019 finals where Karnataka came out on top and won the match by a mere one-run margin and was crowned as champions for the 2nd time.

Tamil Nadu had an excellent tournament so far, they didn’t take much time to enter into the Finals as they easily beat Hyderabad by 8 wickets in the 1st Semi-Final. They don’t depend on any individual too much and rather believe in performing as a group. Vijay Shankar has led the side extremely well in this tournament and the side is confident of beating Karnataka in the finals.

Karnataka on the other hand, despite star players’ absence, made their way into the finals for the 3rd time in this competition. Remember they have a 100 per cent win record in the finals. Manish Pandey and his men sealed a nail-biting 4 runs victory against Vidarbha in the 2nd Semi-Final and cemented their spot in the finals.

Match Details:

Tamil Nadu vs Karnataka, Final

Venue: Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi

Date & Time: November 22nd at 12:00 PM IST and local time

Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar

Pitch Report:

Since it’s an afternoon game the wicket will be dried up and the ball will come quite easily onto the bat, there will be help for the slow bowlers as well. Since it’s the final whoever wins the toss should bat first.

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Probable Playing XIs for TN vs KAR:

Tamil Nadu

Hari Nishanth, Narayan Jagadeesan (wk), Sai Sudharsan, Vijay Shankar (c), Sanjay Yadav, Shahrukh Khan, M Mohammad, Sandeep Warrier, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Murugan Ashwin, P Saravana Kumar


Rohan Kadam, Manish Pandey (c), Karun Nair, Abhinav Manohar, Aniruddha Joshi, B R Sharath (wk), KC Cariappa, Jagadeesha Suchith, Vyshak Vijaykumar, Vidyadhar Patil, MB Darshan

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Top Picks for TN vs KAR Dream11 Match:

Top Picks ­Tamil Nadu

Sai Sudharsan is the find of the season for Tamil Nadu. He has impressed with his batting skills in the TNPL 2021 and extended his dream run into this tournament as well. In 6 matches in this competition, he has scored 173 runs at an average of 43.25 with a strike rate of 123.57.

Vijay Shankar played a responsible innings against Hyderabad and scored 43* runs from 40 balls to help his side to get a place in the finals for the 3rd consecutive time. Overall, in 5 matches in this tournament, he has scored 181 runs at an average of 90.5.

Top Picks Karnataka

Rohan Kadam grabbed his opportunity with both hands and has done a great job in 3 matches he has featured in this tournament. He has struck 150 runs at a strike rate of 131.57 with the highest score of 87.

Manish Pandey knows exactly what needs to be done in the important games, he is always a big match player and has the potential to win matches for his side. Including 3 half-centuries, he has scored 259 runs in 8 matches in this competition at an average of 32.37.

TN vs KAR Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Player Statistics (This Tournament)
Sai Sudharsan 173 runs
Vijay Shankar 181 runs
Rohan Kadam 150 runs
Manish Pandey 259 runs
Karun Nair 223 runs and one wicket

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for TN vs KAR Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Narayan Jagadeesan (c), Manish Pandey (vc), Karun Nair, Rohan Kadam, Abhinav Manohar, Sai Sudharsan, Vijay Shankar, Sanjay Yadav, KC Cariappa, Jagadeesha Suchith, P Saravana Kumar

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for TN vs KAR Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Narayan Jagadeesan, Manish Pandey, Karun Nair (c), Rohan Kadam, Hari Nishanth, Sai Sudharsan, Vijay Shankar (vc), Aniruddha Joshi, Sandeep Warrier, KC Cariappa, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore

TN vs KAR Risky Captaincy Choices:

Hari Nishanth is the 2nd leading run-scorer for Tamil Nadu in this tournament with 177 runs in 7 matches. He is an excellent batter against the new ball and it’s worth a risk and you can pick him as your fantasy team skipper.

KC Cariappa is the go-to go bowler for skipper Manish Pandey, he can bowl at any stage of the match and has picked the most wickets for Karnataka in this competition with 10 scalps in 8 matches. You can take a risk and pick him as your fantasy team skipper.

Player you should avoid:

B R Sharath has scored 14 runs in the last 4 matches. Considering his present form, it’s better to avoid him while making your fantasy teams.

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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.