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Saurashtra is all set to take on Maharashtra in the final of the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2022 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Both teams have played some excellent cricket in the last few games and it is expected to be a mouth-watering clash between two quality sides.
Saurashtra has grown in leaps and bounds in the last few years in domestic cricket and they have once again entered the finals of a domestic cricket. Jaydev Unadkat has led the side with a lot of courage and he will be looking to take his side to another trophy.
On the other hand, Maharashtra are coming off a close victory against Assam in the previous encounter and their bowling will have to be spot on in the final. Ruturaj Gaikwad’s form has been a major advantage for the Ankit Bawne led-side and they will certainly be aware of the threat Saurashtra can provide.
Saurashtra vs Maharashtra, Final, Vijay Hazare Trophy 2022
Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium A Ground, Ahmedabad
Date and Time: December 2, 9:00 AM IST
Telecast & Live Streaming: Disney+Hotstar app
The Narendra Modi Stadium is among the largest venues in the country and it has provided assistance to the bowlers so far. The powerplay will be quite crucial and the skipper winning the toss will be looking to bowl first at the venue especially with the moisture coming in early in the day.
Probable Playing XIs for SAU vs MAH
Harvik Desai (wk), Sheldon Jackson, Jay Gohil, Samarth Vyas, Arpit Vasavada, Prerak Mankad, Chirag Jani, Dharmendrasinh Jadeja, Kushang Patel, Jaydev Unadkat (c), Parth Bhut
Ruturaj Gaikwad (c), Rahul Tripathi, Satyajeet Bachhav, Ankit Bawne, Azim Kazi, Saurabh Navale (wk), Kaushal Tambe, Shamshuzama Kazi, Manoj Ingale, Mukesh Choudhary, Rajvardhan Hangargekar
Probable Top Performers from KAR vs SAU
Probable best batter: Ruturaj Gaikwad
Ruturaj Gaikwad has been in outstanding form and has amassed 552 runs in just four innings he played in the tournament so far at a mind-boggling average of 276. The right-hander followed his unbeaten double century in the quarter final with a 164-run knock in the semi-final and he will be the key to success for Maharashtra.
Probable best bowler: Rajvardhan Hangargekar
Rajvardhan Hangargekar is the leading wicket-taker for Maharashtra in the tournament this year with 15 wickets in seven games. The speedster has been impressive so far with a five-wicket haul already and he finished with 4 for 65 in his ten overs in the semi-final. The U19 Indian star will be looking to continue his impactful performance in the upcoming fixture.
Today’s Match Prediction: Maharashtra to win the match.
Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.
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