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Mumbai vs Tamil Nadu LIVE: Prithvi Shaw departs, TN bowled out for 146 in Ranji Trophy SF

Mumbai vs Tamil Nadu LIVE: Prithvi Shaw departs, TN bowled out for 146 in Ranji Trophy SF

As both teams aim for a coveted spot in the final, the encounter promises to be a riveting display of cricketing talent and fierce competition.

Mumbai vs Tamil Nadu LIVE, Day 1: Tushar Deshpande and Shardul Thakur have wreaked havoc on Tamil Nadu in the Ranji Trophy semi-final. Currently, the 41-time champions Mumbai are on top vs TN. The much-anticipated encounter promises a battle of titans, with both teams boasting strong batting lineups and potent bowling attacks.

Shreyas Iyer Ranji Trophy return a boost

All eyes will be on Shreyas Iyer, the out-of-favor Indian batter, who returns to Mumbai’s ranks after missing the Ranji Trophy quarter-final due to injury.

Fully recovered, Iyer’s presence bolsters Mumbai’s batting, especially against Tamil Nadu’s formidable spin attack led by R Sai Kishore and S Ajith Ram.

Mumbai Seeks Collective Response:

Despite lacking individual brilliance from key players like skipper Ajinkya Rahane, Mumbai has relied on collective efforts to reach the semi-finals. Their cohesive bowling attack, without any of them featuring among the top wicket-takers, has been instrumental in their journey.

Tamil Nadu Aims to Repeat Dominance:

On the other hand, Tamil Nadu enters the semi-final on the back of a dominant performance in the quarterfinals, where they dismissed defending champions Saurashtra. They boast a unique record of bowling out opponents twice in all Ranji matches this season, highlighting their bowling prowess.

N Jagadeesan and Baba Indrajith Lead Tamil Nadu’s Batting:

N Jagadeesan and Baba Indrajith will be the key men for Tamil Nadu’s batting, aiming to build on their consistent performances and guide the team to the final. With a batting-friendly pitch expected, Tamil Nadu’s bowlers will face a stern test from Mumbai’s deep batting line-up featuring Prithvi Shaw and Shardul Thakur.

A Match of Redemption and Rivalry: MUM vs TN

This clash presents Shreyas Iyer with a chance to redeem himself after his recent setbacks. As both teams aim for a coveted spot in the final, the encounter promises to be a riveting display of cricketing talent and fierce competition.

Mumbai vs Tamil Nadu Squads

Squads:Mumbai: Ajinkya Rahane (c), Shreyas Iyer, Prithvi Shaw, Bhupen Lalwani, Amogh Bhatkal, Musheer Khan, Prasad Pawar (wk), Hardik Tamore (wk), Shardul Thakur, Shams Mulani, Tanush Kotian, Aditya Dhumal, Tushar Deshpande, Mohit Avasthi, Royston Dias, Dhawal Kulkarni.

Tamil Nadu: R Sai Kishore (c), Pradosh Ranjan Paul (vc), Baba Indrajith, Narayan Jagadeesan (wk), Suresh Lokeshwar (wk), Sai Sudharsan, Vijay Shankar, Vimal Khumar, Balasubramaniam Sachin, Washington Sundar, Sandeep Warrier, Trilok Nag, T Natarajan, Mohammed Mohammed, S Ajith Ram.

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