Eight-time champions Karnataka will host Uttar Pradesh in the quarter-finals 3 of the Ranji Trophy 2021-22 from Monday, June 6, at KSCA Cricket Ground in Alur from 9.00 AM IST (Indian Standard Time).

Karnataka vs Uttar Pradesh: Road to Ranji Trophy 2021-22 quarter-finals 

Karnataka made the quarter-finals by winning two games out of three and drawing one against Railways. They beat Puducherry and Jammu & Kashmir to top the Elite Group C with 16 points. 

Uttar Pradesh, meanwhile, topped Elite Group G in a similar fashion. After a draw again Vidarbha in the opening match, Uttar Pradesh got the better of Assam and Maharashtra.

Karnataka vs Uttar Pradesh Ranji Trophy 2021-22 odds

  • Parimatch: Karnataka 1.90, Uttar Pradesh 1.90

Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.

Karnataka vs Uttar Pradesh Ranji Trophy head-to-head and Ranji Trophy record 

Karnataka have won the Ranji Trophy title eight times and finished runners-up on four occasions. Karnataka’s last trophy win came in the 2013-14 season.  Uttar Pradesh on the other hand won their only title in the 2005-6 season and came in the final four times. 

Four of the last five last Ranji Trophy matches between Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka ended in a draw. The two sides’ last meeting in the quarter-finals came in 2014 when Karnataka won by 92 runs.

Karnataka vs Uttar Pradesh probable playing XI

Karnataka: Ravikumar Samarth, Devdutt Padikkal, Karun Nair, Krishnamurthy Siddharth, Manish Pandey (captain), Sharath BR (wicket-keeper), Shreyas Gopal, Krishnappa Gowtham, Vidyadhar Patil, Vidhwath Kaverappa, Ronit More.

Uttar Pradesh: Samarth Singh, Almas Shaukat, Priyam Garg, Karan Sharma (captain), Akshdeep Nath, Rinku Singh, Dhruv Jurel (wicket-keeper), Shivam Sharma, Ankit Rajpoot, Yash Dayal, Mohsin Khan.

Karnataka vs Uttar Pradesh top picks

Karnataka: Ronit More will be Karnataka’s go-to man with the ball and much will depend on captain Manish Pandey. Devdutt Padikkal and Karun Nair will also be key to Karnataka’s fate.

Uttar Pradesh: Rinku Singh will be looking to carry his form from IPL 2022 to the Ranji Trophy 2021-22 quarter-finals. He is currently their top run-scorer with 300 runs in six innings. Yash Dayal and Mohsin Khan will be their gun bowlers.

Karnataka vs Uttar Pradesh Ranji Trophy 2021-22 prediction

Both teams are strong and have enough firepower to go the distance. While history is on Karnataka’s side, Uttar Pradesh have improved leaps and bounds and can knockout Karnataka if they play near to their potential.

Karnataka vs Uttar Pradesh Ranji Trophy 2021-22 playing conditions and weather report

Maximum Temperature: 29°C

Precipitation: 60%

Humidity: 73%

Wind: 16 km/h