Tamil Nadu and Gujrat, the two teams in sensational form will be confronting one another at Jaipuria Vidyalaya Ground.
Both sides have secured 32 points with eight wins each in Elite, Group C of the Vijay Hazare Trophy. Tamil Nadu and Gujrat are eight points away from third-placed Bengal and a win for either of the teams will solidify their chances of claiming the first spot.
Date- Wednesday, October 16 | Time- 9:00 AM (IST) |Venue- Jaipuria Vidyalaya Ground
Parthiv Patel and Centurian of the last game, Priyank Panchal should be the two frontline openers against Tamil Nadu. Dhruv Raval hasn't done anything too significant in the last two games but should be persisted with at number three. Bhargav Mera scored a quick-fire knock of 70 from 56 deliveries against J & K and should walk in at four. Axar Parel and Piyush Chawla could take care of the late onslaught with the bat.
In terms of the bowling unit, Chintan Gaja, Roosh Kalaria and Arzan Nagwaswalla should lead the pace attack. Piyush Chawla's wrist spin and Axar Patel's left-arm spin can be of significant help in the middle overs.
Squad- Parthiv Patel (c & wk), Piyush Chawla, Manprit Juneja, Roosh Kalaria, Axar Patel, Priyank Panchal, Bhargav Merai, Rujul Bhatt, Hardik Patel, Karan Patel, Dhruv Raval, Chintan Gaja, Arzan Nagwaswalla, Kathan Patel, Tejas Patel, Manan Hingrajia, Ripal Patel
Abhinav Mukund and Murali Vijay have been in top-notch form while opening the innings for their side and should continue to do so. Baba Aparajith is has added further quality to the batting unit at number three alongside all-rounder Vijay Shankar who walks in at four. The skipper, Dinesh Karthik scored a scintillating knock of 65 from 28 deliveries coming in at number five against Madhya Pradesh, Post Karthik, there are players such as Sharukh Khan and Washington Sundar which makes their middle-order one of the best in the tournament.
Abhishek Tanwar and Vijay Shankar have done well with the ball and should be persisted with, Meanwhile, Baba Aparjith and Murugan Ashwin have been the frontline spinners of the side.
Squad- Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Murali Vijay, Abhinav Mukund, Baba Aparajith, Vijay Shankar, Murugan Ashwin, M Mohammed, T Natarajan, Shahrukh Khan, Jagatheesan Kousik, Washington Sundar, Abhishek Tanwar, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Hari Nishanth, Krishnamoorthy Vignesh, N Jagadeesan, M Siddharth
TN vs GUJ Possible Playing Eleven
Gujrat- P Patel (C), P Panchal, D Raval, B Merai, M Juneja, A Patel, P Chawla, R Bhatt, R Kalaria, C Gaja, A Nagwaswalla
Tamil Nadu- A Mukund, M VIjay, B Aparjith, V Shankar, D Karthik (C), M Sharukh Khan, W Sundar, M Mohammed, K Vignesh, T Natrajan, M Ashwin
It's been even stevens in the last four meetings between the two side. Both teams have won two games each during that period.
Talking about the top picks for the forthcoming fixture, Bhargav Merai and Parthiv Patel have stood out for Gujrat. Merai has scored 397 with an average of 56 in his last 10 games, while Parthiv Patel has 384 runs in the last nine games with an average of 42.65. Roosh Kalaria has done wonders with the ball for Gujrat, as he's scalped 20 wickets in 10 games.
For Tamil Nadu, Baba Aparjith has been pivotal with the bat with him scoring 456 runs in his last nine games with a staggering average of 76.
Abhinav Mukund has done well for Tamil Nadu at the opening slot. Mukund has scored 483 runs in the last 10 games with an average close to 50,
Krishnamoorthy Vignesh has bee the pick of the bowlers with 13 wickets in seven games.
Captain Options- Baba Aparjith | Roosh Kalaria | Vijay Shankar | Dinesh Karthik
Vice-Captain options- Bhargav Meria | Vijay Shankar | Abhinav Mukund
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