T10 M14 Kerala Knights vs Punjabi Legends Dream11 Fantasy Cricket

T10 League 2018, Match 14: Kerala Knights vs Punjabi Legends – Dream11 Fantasy Tips

Kerala Knights might get better of Punjabi Legends due to their depth in the batting department.

Sandeep Lamichhane
Sandeep Lamichhane. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The defending champions of the T10 league, Kerala Knights, might consider themselves to have underperformed in the Group A where they finished third. They began with a big win over Pakhtoons before going down against Sindhis. The game against Rajputs ended without a result forcing them to finish below Pakhtoons and Rajputs. Their first game of the second round will be against the Punjabi Legends who ended at the bottom of Group B.

The Punjabi Legends, led by Luke Ronchi, have a limited number of batting options in their squad. The addition of Philip Salt might boost their line-up but it won’t make a difference due to the non-performing batsmen. Their bowling helped them to win their first game of the tournament but ended up conceding a record total of 183 in the next match.

Match Details:

The 14th match of the T10 League will be played between Kerala Knights and Punjabi Legends at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah.

The match starts at 8:45 PM local time (4:45 PM GMT) (10:15 PM IST).

Pitch Condition/Report:

Going by the recent games in this T10 league, it is evident that the pitches are started to slow down and this game between Kerala and Punjab will be no different as it will be the second game of the day.

Squads:

Kerala Knights:

Eoin Morgan (C), Abdul Shakoor, Fabian Allen, Tom Curran, Chris Gayle, Benny Howell, Imran Nazir, Sandeep Lamichhane, Mohammad Naveed, Wayne Parnell, Kieron Pollard, RS Sodhi, Sohail Tanvir, Paul Stirling, Upul Tharanga.

Punjabi Legends:

Luke Ronchi, Jade Dernbach, Chris Jordan, Liam Plunkett, Praveen Kumar, Evin Lewis, Mohammad Sami, Zahir Khan, Umar Akmal, Mitchell McClenaghan, Tom Moores, Anwar Ali, Hasan Khan, Shaiman Anwar, Philip Salt.

Probable XI:

Kerala Knights:

Eoin Morgan (C), Chris Gayle, Paul Stirling, Kieron Pollard, Upul Tharanga, Fabian Allen, Sandeep Lamichhane, Mohammad Naveed, Wayne Parnell, Sohail Tanvir.

Punjabi Legends:

Luke Ronchi, Shaiman Anwar, Evin Lewis, Tom Moores, Philip Salt, Umar Akmal, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mohammad Sami, Chris Jordan, Anwar Ali, Zahir Khan.

Power Picks:

Philip Salt has been added to the Punjabi Legends squads and has the potential to solve the team’s problems with the bat. Fabian Allen hasn’t got a chance to showcase his batting skills but has turned out to be a decent bowling option.

Best Playing XI:

Tom Moores, Eoin Morgan, Paul Stirling, Luke Ronchi, Chris Morris, Chris Jordan, Anwar Ali, Sandeep Lamichhane, Wayne Parnell, Sohail Tanvir, Zahir Khan.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Eoin Morgan and Paul Stirling are ideal for multipliers due to their experience in the T10. Sandeep Lamichhane has taken wickets regularly and makes a case for vice-captain. Chris Gayle and Luke Ronchi hasn’t done much in the tournament yet but are one big knock away from getting going in this tournament.

Expert Advice:

Evin Lewis has scored only ten runs in the three matches he played including two ducks. He shouldn’t be picked in the XI given his struggles in this format starting from the IPL.

Probable Winners:

Kerala Knights might get better of Punjabi Legends due to their depth in the batting department.

*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.

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