Sun. Oct 2nd, 2022

Welcome to Sportstar’s safety of the Duleep Trophy closing in SNR school Cricket floor in Coimbatore. that is Abhishek Saini and Santadeep Dey, bringing you all of the updates.


maintain tuned! The reside safety begins at 9:30am IST.

West Zone vs South Zone – Squads

West Zone: Ajinkya Rahane (c), Prithvi Shaw, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Tamore, Shams Mulani, Tanush Kotian, Rahul Tripathi, Satyajeet Bachhav, Het Patel, Chintan Gaja, Jaydev Unadkat, Chirag Jani, Atit Sheth, Armaan Jaffer, Chetan Sakariya

South Zone: Hanuma Vihari (c), Mayank Agarwal (vc), Rohan Kunnummal, Manish Pandey, Devdutt Padikal, B Indrajith, Eknath Kelkar, Ricky Bhui, R Sai Kishore, okay Gowtham, Basil Thampi, T Ravi Teja, V.C. Stephen, Tanay Thyagarajan, Lakshay Garg


In a becoming finale to the Duleep Trophy,  which kickstarts India’s home cricket season, 18-time champion West Zone will sort out thirteen-time winner South Zone on the SNR school Cricket floor in Coimbatore from Wednesday.

whereas West Zone will seemingly be conversant inside the situations, having crushed defending champion Central Zone by 279 runs inside the semifinal on the identical venue, South Zone can have momentum on its side as a end result of it rides the crest of a 645-run drubbing of North Zone – the second-highest margin of victory by runs in Indian First-Class cricket.

“The crew has finished effectively inside the final match however closing is a modern start. we have not performed on this venue earlier than. we want to evaluate the situations shortly. we’re having fun with in opposition to a very good side,” South Zone skipper Hanuma Vihari  mentioned on Tuesday.

With the addition of Shreyas Iyer, Sarfaraz Khan and Priyank Panchal to the squad forward of the closing, West Zone will hope to tide over the absence of Prithvi Shaw – participant-of-the-Match inside the semifinal – and Rahul Tripathi, who have been chosen for the India A one-day sequence in opposition to New Zealand A.

Panchal – who led India A inside the three unofficial exams in opposition to the Kiwis – is extra seemingly to open alongside Yashasvi Jaiswal whereas Shreyas and Sarfaraz will strengthen the center-order. All three additions to the squad had a pair of hits inside the nets on Tuesday.

“It strengthens our side. Rahul and Prithvi did effectively for us inside the essential two video games. Sarfaraz has been a prolific run-scorer for Mumbai. Priyank is a prolific run-scorer in home cricket.

Shreyas, all of us know, he has been doing very effectively in white-ball cricket and take a look at matches. actually completely happy to have all of them,” West Zone captain Ajinkya Rahane  mentioned forward of the match.

The skipper himself will seemingly be eager to search out consistency.

After scoring an unbeaten double-hundred in opposition to Northeast Zone inside the quarterfinal, Rahane had a lean outing in opposition to Central Zone, registering scores of eight and 12 and getting dismissed in comparable style on each occasions – leaving the ball exterior off-stump.

in the meantime, South Zone is unlikely to tinker with its batting after its batters put up scores of 630 and 316 inside the two innings of the semifinals.

The Vihari-led side will hope for Kerala prodigy Rohan Kunnummal to proceed his rich vein of type and India worldwide Mayank Agarwal to transform the begins into large scores on the elevated of the order.

the center-order additionally seems settled for South, with Vihari, Ravi Teja and Ricky Bhui notching up a full bunch in opposition to North. whereas Devdutt Padikkal – who was not picked inside the for the semifinal – had an in depth web session on Tuesday, it is uncertain he’ll make it to the having fun with XI.

Shams Mulani and R Sai Kishore will shoulder the spin-bowling obligations for his or her teams. Mulani picked a fifer and scored useful runs decrease down the order for West Zone inside the semifinal whereas Kishore registered profession-most interesting figures 10 for ninety eight to skittle North Zone.

each left-arm spinners will relish bowling to line-ups filled with proper-handers.

Tanush Kotian and Krishnappa Gowtham scalped key wickets and have been larger than respectable with the bat inside the semis, and might lend a lot-needed flexibility and depth on a pitch that might see sides lose early wickets.

West Zone quicks Chetan Sakariya and Chirag Jani rolled their arm over inside the nets on the eve of the match and Chintan Gaja or Atit Sheth may make means for thought-about one of them, with veteran pacer Jaydev Unadkat main the assault.

There was a contact of inexperienced on the pitch for the pacers to take benefit of and South Zone may decide CV Stephen alongside Basil Thampi – who was the lone specialist quick-bowler in opposition to North Zone.

The wicket for the semifinal in Coimbatore was sporting, with appreciable bounce, movement, flip and worth for optimistic stroke-play and anticipate no much less in what should be an fantastic contest between bat and ball.

– Dhruva Prasad

right here is Wednesday with W.V.’s latest episode the place he talks about India’s home cricket season:

the place to look at DULEEP TROPHY 2022-23 closing reside?

The Duleep Trophy closing between West Zone and South Zone will seemingly be broadcast by the Star sports activities community from 9:30 AM IST on September 21. The match might even be reside streamed on Disney+ Hotstar app.


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