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Playing XI, Pitch Report and Injury Update – Prime Minister Cup 2021, Match 8

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Gandaki Province are expected to register their second consecutive victory by beating Karnali Province.

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Match Details:

The 8th match of the Prime Minister Cup 2021 will be played between Gandaki Province and Karnali Province at the Mulpani Cricket Ground in Kathmandu.

This match is scheduled to start at 09:00 AM Local Time (08:45 AM IST).

Preview:

Both Gandaki Province and Karnali province had horrendous campaigns in the last edition of this competition, as they finished at the last position of their respective grounds. This time around, Gandaki Province are showing signs for a turnaround, while the same cannot be said about Karnali Province.

After starting their campaign, Gandaki Province defeated Province 1 in their last game. It was a low-scoring thriller which went right down the wire, but the boys from Gandaki held on to their nerves to take their team over the line. On the other hand, Karnali Province suffered an 80-run defeat against Tribhuwan Army Club in only game they have played so far.


GDP vs KNP Weather Report for Match 8:

The temperature at Kathmandu will be around 11 °C during the start of the game, but it will eventually rise to 16 °C. The chances of precipitation are only 10%.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The track here at the Mulpani Cricket Ground is bowling-friendly, where a score of around 200 should ve competitive. It doesn’t change a lot over the course of 100 overs.

Average first innings score: 

149 (2 Prime Minister Cup 2021 games played at this venue)

Record of chasing teams:

Won – 1, Lost – 1, Tied – 0


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GDP vs KNP Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

Gandaki Province:

Arjun Kumal, Rahul Upadhyay, Deepesh Khatri, Sameer Kandel, Deepak Dumre, Subash Bhandari, Amrit Gurung, Avishek Thapa, Bipin Khatri, Bishal Poudel, Chandra Paudel.

Bench:

Vishnu Pandey, Ashok Shreshtha, Dinesh Baudhamagar.

Karnali Province:

Bipin Rawal, Hemant Oli, Nischal Rawal, Dinesh Adhikari, Diwan Pun, Raj Shah, Anuj Chanara, Unish Singh, Himanshu Shahi, Lalit Pyakurel, Rabindra Shahi.

Bench:

Abhishek Bam Thakuri, TP Giri, Rupak Dahal.


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GDP vs KNP Top picks for Today’s Dream11 Match:

Arjun Kumal has been impressive with the bat in the first couple of games for Gandaki Province. He has scored 71 runs at an average of over 35.

Like Kumal, Gandaki Province’s wicketkeeper-batsman Deepak Dumre has also looked in good touch with the bat. He has scored 61 runs at an average of over 30.

Bipin Khatri has been influential in every department for Gandaki Province. He has scored 47 runs and has also picked up 4 wickets.

Bishal Poudel has been Gandaki Province’s star performer with the ball. He has picked up 6 wickets and has an economy rate of under 5 runs per over.

For Karnali Province, Rabindra Shahi had a good game in their first encounter. He scored 30 runs and also picked up a wicket in that game.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Arjun Kumal, Bipin Khatri

Vice-Captain Options – Bishal Poudel, Deepak Dumre


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Suggested Playing XI No.1 for GDP vs KNP Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Deepak Dumre

Batters – Hemant Oli, Raj Shah, Arjun Kumal (C)

All-Rounders – Diwan Pun, Rabindra Shahi, Bipin Khatri, Subash Bhandari

Bowlers – Amrit Gurung, Bishal Poudel (VC), Chandra Paudel

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for GDP vs KNP Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Deepak Dumre (VC)

Batters – Hemant Oli, Avishek Thapa, Arjun Kumal

All-Rounders – Diwan Pun, Rabindra Shahi, Bipin Khatri (C), Subash Bhandari

Bowlers – Amrit Gurung, Bishal Poudel, Anuj Chanara


Expert Advice

Dinesh Adhikari played well in Karnali Province’s only game so far. Having picked up 2 wickets and scored 12 runs in that game, Adhikari can be a great budget pick for your Dream11 Fantasy team.

Today’s GDP vs KNP Probable Winners:

Gandaki Province are expected to win this match.

Note: Updated Fantasy teams and Playing XIs of every match will be provided in our Telegram channel if the information is available.
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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