Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019-20, semifinal 2, Tamil Nadu vs Rajasthan: Preview, weather report, pitch report, match details, predicted XIs and key players
- Tamil Nadu enter this clash as favorites, but Rajasthan will fancy their chances of springing an upset.
The second semifinal of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019-20 will feature a clash between Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan. Both sides have played brilliant cricket thus far, with Dinesh Karthik and Deepak Chahar leading their respective teams from the front.
Tamil Nadu defeated Jharkhand by 8 wickets in their last match while Rajasthan edged Delhi by a narrow margin of 2 runs.
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On that note, let us take a closer look at tomorrow's all-important game.
Date: 29th November 2019 (Friday)
Time: 6:30 PM (IST)
Venue: Lalbhai Contractor Stadium, Surat
Rain is expected to stay away for the duration of the contest.
The pitch curators have worked hard to ensure an even contest between bat and ball.
Tamil Nadu are unlikely to make any changes to the side that trounced Jharkhand last time around.
Probable XI: Hari Nishanth, Shahrukh Khan, Washington Sundar, Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Baba Aparajith, Vijay Shankar, M. Siddharth, Jagatheesan Kousik, Murugan Ashwin, R. Sai Kishore, T. Natarajan
Rajasthan have surprised everyone with their flamboyant performances in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. They enter this clash against Tamil Nadu as the underdogs, but Deepak Chahar's side will fancy their chances of pulling off the upset.
Rajasthan are expected to field the same side that edged Delhi in the previous game.
Probable XI: Manender Narender Singh (wk), Ankit Lamba, Rajesh Bishnoi, Mahipal Lomror, Arjit Gupta, Salman Faruk Khan, Deepak Chahar (c), Chandrapal Singh, Rahul Chahar, Khaleel Ahmed, Aniket Choudhary
Deepak Chahar - Rajasthan captain Deepak Chahar has marshaled his troops well. He has led from the front with 72 runs and 11 wickets in just 6 matches. Chahar produced a whirlwind 55 against Delhi last time around which means Tamil Nadu will need to be wary of the threat he possesses with bat and ball.
R. Sai Kishore - Left-arm orthodox spinner, R. Sai Kishore has been the X-factor for Tamil Nadu this campaign. He has taken 19 wickets in 10 matches this year and boasts an economy of 4.21.Published 28 Nov 2019, 22:00 IST