The second places of the Elite Groups C and D will face in the last preliminary quarter-final of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. The game will be played on November 16, in Delhi, at Palam A Stadium.
Both teams made a rather interesting way to this playoff stage, passing their groups with only three victories out of five matches. Of course, they couldn’t take the top spot, but the second place for both seems to be a nice result.
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Thus, Kerala came alive from the Elite Group D, where they achieved a pretty modest run rate of only +0.363. The most important game was the last one against Madhya Pradesh, where the latter lost by 8 wickets and didn’t qualify for the next round with an astonishing run rate of +1.147.
Himachal Pradesh became the only team that reached a playoff with a negative run rate. Their -0.260 result is worse than the third and fourth teams in the Elite Group C, but the team is still here.
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Taking into account the recent shape of both sides and struggles in the group stage, the bookmakers more believe in Kerala. The bookies offer a coefficient of about 1.55 for their win, while the opponents are considered with the odds of 2.45.
Taking into account how the teams were playing in the previous stage, we also prefer Kerala in this matchup. They won the decisive game over incredible Madhya Pradesh when it was needed, while Himachal Pradesh became just a little bit better than other weak opponents. To win more with huge bonuses, higher odds, and without risks – visit our betting sites rankings page. A fresh review of the most reliable offers for Indian bettors will be helpful for you.