Tamil Nadu will lock horns with Karnataka in the second round of Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021. Greenfield Stadium in Trivandrum will host this Elite Group B match.
Tamil Nadu defeated the defending champions Mumbai in their last match. Each batter stepped up and contributed as they posted a 290 mammoth to the board, losing eight curly braces.
The bowlers then stepped up and back their batons to knock Mumbai out 236, winning 54 runs. Tamil Nadu will be very confident after the win over the defending champions and will continue to maintain the winning momentum.
Karnataka, meanwhile, defeated Puducherry comprehensively in their final match. After being asked to hit the ball first, Karnataka scored 289 across the board, losing six hits.
The bowlers then stepped up and devastated the Puducherry camp by knocking them out 53 times, winning the game with 236 runs. Victory will boost Karnataka’s confidence and they will look to repeat their performance against Tamil Nadu.
Tamil Nadu vs Karnataka match details:
Competition: Tamil Nadu vs Karnataka, Round 2, Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021
Date and time: December 9, 2021, Thursday, 09:00 AM IST
Meetings: Greenfield Stadium, Trivandrum
Report pitching Tamil Nadu vs Karnataka
The pitch at Greenfield Stadium is a balanced one. Hitters can play their strokes freely after placing. The surface is expected to support the spinner from both sides.
Weather Forecast Tamil Nadu vs Karnataka
Temperatures in Trivandrum are expected to range between 24 and 31 degrees Celsius. There will be a cloud cover throughout the day and rain is forecast on Thursday.
Tamil Nadu vs Karnataka XIs possible
Shahrukh Khan played a great cameo (66 out of 35) knocking down to help his team score a massive 290 across the board. Washington Sundar and M Siddharth each picked up three wickets because it helped them successfully defend the total.
Sai Sudharsan, Narayan Jagadeesan (c), Baba Indrajith, Washington Sundar, Dinesh Karthik (week), Kousik J, Shahrukh Khan, R Sai Kishore, M Siddharth, Ragupathy Silambarasan, Sandeep Warrier
Contributions from Samarth R (95), Siddharth KV (61), Manish Pandey (64) and S Sharath (55) put them in 289th place across the board. Jagadeesha Suchith and Koushik V picked up four and three horns, respectively, to help them knock out Puducherry in the 53rd minute, winning the game with 236 runs.
Samarth R, Rohan Kadam, Siddharth KV, Manish Pandey (c), Karun Nair, S Sharath (week), Jagadeesha Suchith, KC Cariappa, Koushik V, Venkatesh M, Vidyadhar Patil
Tamil Nadu vs Karnataka match prediction
Both sides won their respective opening games. They both look strong on paper and it promises to be a tight contest on Thursday.
Tamil Nadu are well balanced on their side and are expected to continue their winning momentum.
Prediction: Tamil Nadu will win this encounter.
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