Vijay Hazare Trophy Semi-finals: Follow Live Updates

Vijay Hazare Trophy Semi-finals: With the quarterfinals done & dusted the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021 enters into the semi-finals phase. Four teams – Himachal Pradesh, Saurashtra, Tamil Nadu, and Services are locking horns in two semi-finals with an eye on securing the final berth. The 1st semi-final has Himachal Pradesh squaring off against Services while the second semi-final is being played between Tamil Nadu and Saurashtra. Both fixtures are being played in Jaipur. Follow for more updates

Also read: Vijay Hazare Quarterfinals: Saurashtra & Services storm into semi-finals; Kerala & Vidarbha knocked out

Vijay Hazare Trophy Semi-finals: Himachal, Services, Tamil Nadu & Saurashtra eye final spot – Follow Live Updates

Semi-Final 1: Himachal Pradesh vs Services:

Rishi Dhawan-led Himachal Pradesh will be brimming with confidence especially after knocking out pre-favourites Uttar Pradesh in the quarter-finals to enter the semis for the first time in six years. Unlike the last year’s campaign where they managed just 1 win, Himachal has seen a complete turn-around.

Services, on other hand, have also followed a similar path. They too failed to get past the group round in the previous edition but have made it to the semi-finals after knocking out Sanju Samson-led Kerala in the quarter-finals.

When both teams lock horns in Sawai Man Singh Stadium on Friday, there will be one more battle i.e., skipper vs skipper. Both teams’ journey has been majorly dependent upon their skipper, especially Himachal’s.

Rishi Dhawan’s all-round show with bat and ball has been one of the major reasons for Himachal Pradesh making it to the semi-finals. Himachal skipper has slammed 4 fifties in 6 innings and is amongst the leading wicket-takers for the side. Against him will be Rajat Paliwal. The 29-year-old Services skipper is the second leading run-scorer for the side and is the mainstay for Services along with opener Ravi Chauhan.

Also read: Vijay Hazare Quarterfinals Highlights: Tamil Nadu thrash Karnataka by 151 runs to reach semis; Himachal Pradesh beat UP by five wickets

Semi-final 2: Tamil Nadu vs Saurashtra:

The second semi-final promises to be an exciting clash studded with many big names from both sides. The likes of N Jagadeesan, Shahrukh Khan, Washington Sundar, and veteran Dinesh Karthik make Tamil Nadu a formidable outfit.

But, Saurashtra too is a side to watch out for especially with the likes of skipper Jaydev Unadkat, Prerak Mankad, D Jadeja, and young gun Chetan Sakariya. The duo of Unadkat & Sakariya will be one of the biggest threats to Tamil Nadu’s big & heavy batting lineup. While the likes of Prerak Mankad, A Vasavada, and H Desai will be responsible for putting up a good total on the board.

Though SMAT 2021 winners Tamil Nadu seem to have an upper hand in the contest, but Saurashtra has enough capability to cause an upset making the second semi-final a ‘not to miss encounter’.

Vijay Hazare Trophy Semi-finals:

Semi-Final 1: Himachal Pradesh vs Services at Sawai Mansingh Stadium – 9 a.m.

Semi-final 2: Tamil Nadu vs Saurashtra at KL Saini Stadium – 9 a.m.

Live Streaming:

Fans can watch Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021 Quarterfinal/ Semifinal and Final on LIVE Streaming on Star Sports. There will also be online streaming available on Disney + Hotstar and fans can also catch Live scores on InsideSport.IN.

Vijay Hazare Trophy Semi-finals: Himachal, Services, Tamil Nadu & Saurashtra eye final spot – Follow Live Updates

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