Weather holds key in Vijay Hazare Trophy semifinals
Host Karnataka will hold the edge when it takes on Chhattisgarh in the semifinals of the Vijay Hazare Trophy in Bengaluru on Wednesday while Tamil Nadu and Gujarat are set for an interesting battle in the other last four clash.
The weather holds the key in both matches as rain is forecast for Wednesday.
Karnataka made short work of Puducherry in the quarterfinal after coming through with seven wins from eight games in the league phase.
Test discard K.L Rahul scored a fluent 90 in the win over Puducherry and appeared to have found his touch while the other opener Devdutt Padikkal has been among the runs as has skipper Manish Pandey, who has piled up 505 runs.
The bowlers have done the job with pacer Prasidh Krishna leading the way with 17 wickets while leggie Shreyas Gopal (14 wickets) and fellow leg-spinner Pravin Dube have gone about the job rather well.