Tamil Nadu vs Baroda, Final: Tamil Nadu (TN) will go up next against Baroda (BRD) in the final match of the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 2021 today at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad. The match is scheduled to begin at 7 PM (IST). Here is our Tamil Nadu vs Baroda Final match preview, including pitch report & conditions, playing 11, injury updates in your Deam11 fantasy team are given below.
With so many exciting domestic young talents all around while keeping the Indian Premier League (IPL) mini-auction 2021 in mind, the match is expected to be an exciting thriller between the two undefeated sides this season in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021.
Dinesh Karthik-led Tamil Nadu will head into the epic Final after defeating Rajasthan by seven wickets on the back of Arun Karthik's sensational batting display in the semi-final. The 34-year-old rookie batsman notched an unbeaten 89 off 54 balls while being asked to chase down the required target.
On the other hand, Baroda are heading into the game on the back of an easy 25-run victory over Punjab in their semi-final. Skipper Kedar Devdhar played a match-winning 64-run knock in semis. In the bowling dept, Devdhar and Co have been doing a reasonably good job up till now.
The Motera Stadium pitch is on the slower side, with the spinners ruling the roost in the last few games. While the pacers should get some swing early on, the batsmen could go after them, given the field restrictions. 160-170 could be a match-winning total here although both teams have a good spin attack.
Captain: Dinesh Karthik
Vice-Captain: Baba Aparajith
Wicket-keeper: Dinesh Karthik
Batsmen: Baba Aparajith, Vishnu Solanki, Kedar Devdhar, Arun Karthik
All-rounders: Karthik Kakade, Shahrukh Khan
Bowlers: Murugan Ashwin, Lukman Meriwala, Babashafi Pathan, R Sai Kishore
Baroda: Kedar Devdhar (Captain), Ninad Rathva, Vishnu Solanki, Karthik Kakade, Atit Sheth, Smit Patel (wk), Abhimanyu Rajput, Bhanu Pania, Babashafi Pathan, Lukman Meriwala, Bhargav Bhatt
Tamil Nadu: Hari Nishanth, N Jagadeesan, Baba Aparajith, Arun Karthik, Dinesh Karthik (C/wk), Shahrukh Khan, Sonu Yadav, R Sai Kishore, M Mohammed, Murugan Ashwin, Aswin Crist
Tamil Nadu - Hari Nishanth, N Jagadeesan, Baba Aparajith, Arun Karthik, Dinesh Karthik (C/wk), Sonu Yadav, Shahrukh Khan, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, M Mohammed, Murugan Ashwin, Aswin Crist, Vijay Shankar, Sandeep Warrier, Baba Indrajith, Laxmesha Suryaprakash, Jagatheesan Kousik, Jaganath Sinivas, Pradosh Ranjan Paul, Manimaran Siddharth, G Periyaswamy
Baroda - Kedar Devdhar (Captain), Ninad Rathva, Vishnu Solanki, Karthik Kakade, Atit Sheth, Smit Patel (wk), Abhimanyu Rajput, Bhanu Pania, Babashafi Pathan, Lukman Meriwala, Bhargav Bhatt, Deepak Hooda, Pratik Keshavlal Ghodadra, Dhruv Patel, Mohit Mongia, Pratyush Kumar, Soyeb Sopariya, Chintal Gandhi