Akshdeep Nath’s 104-ball 71 extended Uttar Pradesh’s unbeaten streak to five games as they now face a star-studded Mumbai side in the final of the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2020-21 on Sunday, March 14 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi.
Uttar Pradesh enter final! 👍👍— BCCI Domestic (@BCCIdomestic) March 11, 2021
The Karan Sharma-led side secured a five-wicket win over Gujarat in the #SF1 of the @Paytm #VijayHazareTrophy and sealed a place in the final. 👌👌 #GUJvUP
Scorecard 👉 https://t.co/eCrzvuDrvV pic.twitter.com/TISFULEMHY
Mumbai, on the other hand, marched into the final on the back of a convincing 72-run win over a formidable Karnataka outfit. The Prithvi Shaw-led side has been utterly dominant this season, winning all of their seven games. Two of those victories have come with a margin of 200-plus runs.
Mumbai captain Prithvi Shaw, in particular, has been playing on an entirely different spectrum, accumulating 754 runs in seven matches, scoring at a staggering average of 188.50. His recent knock was a 122-ball 165 against Karnataka in the semi-final.
The batting heavy Mumbai side will arguably enter the final as favourite, but while Shaw has topped the batting charts, Uttar Pradesh’s Shivam Sharma has been doing the same with the ball, picking 20 wickets in seven matches at an average of 14.20 with an economy rate of 4.22. Watch the Vijay Hazare Trophy final live.
Uttar Pradesh vs Mumbai full squads
Uttar Pradesh: Karan Sharma (captain), Priyam Garg, Madhav Kaushik, Akshdeep Nath, Upendra Yadav (wicket-keeper), Sameer Choudhary, Samarth Singh, Shivam Sharma, Shivam Mavi, Yash Dayal, Aaqib Khan, Abhishek Goswami, Almas Shaukat, Rinku Singh, Kartik Tyagi, Aryan Juyal, Mohsin Khan, Shanu Saini, Aishwarya Mourya, Purnank Tyagi
Mumbai: Prithvi Shaw (captain), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Aditya Tare (wicket-keeper), Sarfaraz Khan, Shivam Dube, Aman Hakim Khan, Shams Mulani, Prashant Solanki, Dhawal Kulkarni, Tanush Kotian, Tushar Deshpande, Mohit Avasthi, Akhil Herwadkar, Sujit Nayak, Siddhesh Lad, Akash Parkar, Sairaj Patil, Atharva Ankolekar, Atif Attarwala, Hardik Tamore, Siddharth Raut, Chinmay Sutar
Where to watch Vijay Hazare Trophy final live?
Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021 final live telecast in India will be available on the Star Sports Network. The Uttar Pradesh vs Mumbai match will be broadcast on Star Sports 2 and Star Sports 3 HD TV channels starting from 9:00 AM IST.
Live streaming of the Vijay Hazare Trophy final 2021 will also be available on the Disney+ Hotstar platform.