Karnataka Favourites to face off Vidarbha In Ranji Trophy Semi-Final


Karnataka team will play against Vidarbha in the semifinals of Ranji Trophy tournament that will be held at the Eden Gardens today.

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Beginning their season with three consecutive triumphs, Karnataka defeated Delhi to end top of Group A.

Batsman Mayank Agarwal showed great performance in the game and clinched 1,142 runs while R Samarth clinched 643 runs in the tournament.

Jointly, they are already the third most productive opening duo after Wasim Jaffer and Ajinkya Rahane of Mumbai, Priyank Panchal and Samit Gohel of Gujarat team.

On the other hand, bowler K Gowtham took 34 wickets in seven games while Shreyas Gopal presented great performance in the conclusion of tournament.

Bowler Vinay Kumar took hattrick against Mumbai that gave him self-assurance in reaching to the semifinal.

“We are a good bowling side. The wicket looks green. They will cut the grass before the game. Normally Kolkata wicket is helpful for the fast bowlers. I always enjoy bowling here,” Vinay Kumar stated.

Vidarbha team has been playing in the semifinals for the initial time.

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Currently, Umesh is facing the the physiotherapy sessions at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru before India’s tour of South Africa. Umesh clinched nine wickets in two Ranji Trophy matches.