Because the 2019-20 season, Tamil Nadu has grow to be by far the very best home workforce within the nation within the limited-overs format. After lacking out within the finals of each the one-day and T20 titles in 2019, the workforce has now received back-to-back titles within the T20 competitors (2020-21, 2021-22).
On Sunday, Tamil Nadu has a date with historical past to go for the double this yr of sweeping the home white-ball tournaments, when it takes on Himachal Pradesh within the ultimate of the Vijay Hazare Trophy on the Sawai Mansingh Stadium.
After prevailing over Saurashtra in an exciting semifinal with a last-ball win chasing 311, TN goes into the ultimate as agency favourites.
The workforce’s batters are in good kind with each participant chipping in with invaluable performances all through the event to this point. There may be depth within the aspect as Sai Kishore at eight has proven that he’s greater than able to wielding the willow.
The bowling is spin dominant however TN will play in the primary stadium for the primary time this season the place it has helped the medium pacers.
Having mentioned that, TN can be sensible to not take Himachal flippantly. Although the workforce is taking part in within the ultimate for the primary time, it has been taking part in some aggressive model of cricket.
Skipper Rishi Dhawan has led from the entrance with bat and ball this season amassing 415 runs and choosing 14 wickets.
“They’re an excellent workforce in white-ball cricket however we’re assured of getting the job carried out. We’re at all times an excellent bowling aspect at all times and this yr our batting has additionally clicked. We’ve got additionally performed right here up to now two matches, so that would additionally give us an edge,” Rishi mentioned.
Opener Prashant Chopra tops the charts with 435 runs and the workforce’s medium-pacers are skilful in exploiting useful situations with the power to rattle any top-order.
Himachal additionally has the benefit of getting already performed at this floor within the quarters and semis whereas will probably be the primary match for TN at this venue on this competitors.
Talking in regards to the match, TN skipper Vijay Shankar mentioned, “we’ve got carried out properly to get right here. One doesn’t get the prospect to go for the double usually, so we wish to take pleasure in it. Chasing 311 to win the semis has given us big confidence that we will counter any state of affairs.”