PUN vs HIM Match Prediction & Betting Tips, Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2022
Punjab will take on Himachal Pradesh at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. Semi-Final 1 of the 2022 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy will get underway at 11:00 local time on Wednesday 3rd November.
After winning six games from seven matches during the group stage, Punjab finished top of Group B with 24 points and qualified for the semi-finals with a nine run win over Karnataka in the quarter-final. Punjab are in excellent form and will be relishing this clash with Himachal Pradesh.
There was a century for Shubman Gill (126 runs from 55 balls) and 59 for Anmolpreet Singh in the quarter final victory on Tuesday. Gill hit 20 boundaries at Eden Gardens against Karnataka and will be looking forward to getting back into the middle in this game.
Against a strong batting line-up, Punjab’s bowlers put in a good shift in Kolkata. Medium pacer Ramandeep Singh took 2-26 with Ashwani Kumar, Baltej Singh and Siddarth Kaul taking a wicket each. Kaul has the skills to be a real threat again in this match.
Punjab have won five successive games in this year’s competition and look very tough to beat.
It went down to the last ball of their innings but Himachal Pradesh beat Bangal by four wickets at 22 Yards, Salt Lake, in Tuesday’s quarter-final. With Kanwar Abhinay in excellent bowling form, they will not be scared of taking on Punjab in this game.
There were half-centuries from Akash Vasisht (76 not out from 42 balls) and Nikhil Hangta (50 runs from 37 balls) and the pair put on 112 runs for the fifth wicket in the quarter final victory. Vasisht has been very consistent and will enjoy batting at Edens Gardens.
Kanwar Abhinay took 4-47 against Bengal to back up his figures of 3-13 against Nagaland in his previous fixture. Although he will probably leak runs in Kolkata, he is a strike bowler and is capable of bowling magic deliveries to all batters.
Himachal Pradesh are unbeaten in the tournament and have won five in a row.
PUN vs HIM Pitch Report
The match will be played at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. The quick surface at this venue often produces a good contest between bat and ball. We expect a par score of around 215.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Punjab vs Himachal Pradesh, Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2022
Punjab Predicted Playing 11
Shubman Gill, Abhishek Sharma, Prabhsimran Singh (wk), Sanvir Singh, Ramandeep Singh , Mandeep Singh (c), Anmolpreet Singh, Harpreet Brar, Mayank Markande, Baltej Singh, Siddarth Kaul
Himachal Pradesh Predicted Playing 11
Prashant Chopra, Ankush Bains (wk), Ekant Sen, Sumeet Verma, Rishi Dhawan (c), Nikhil Gangta, Akash Vasisht, Mayank Dagar, Kanwar Abhinay Singh, Vaibhav Arora, Pankaj Jaiswal, Nitin Sharma
Punjab vs Himachal Pradesh Prediction
Whenever you get to the semi-final stage, you are always going to see two teams high on confidence and playing strong cricket. Himachal Pradesh have been playing well but we think the Punjab batters will be too good and are backing Punjab to win.
Punjab are favorites to beat Himachal Pradesh