Tripura will square off against Sikkim in the third round of the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021. Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur will host this Plate Group fixture.
Tripura has been on a roll in the competition this season. They have won both their games so far and will be high on confidence. Tripura beat Manipur comprehensively in their last game and will be looking to keep performing the same way in their next fixture.
After being asked to bat first, Tripura posted 273 on the board, thanks to a brilliant century from B.B. Ghosh at the top of the order. The bowlers then stepped up and backed up their batters as they restricted Manipur to 187, winning the game by 86 runs.
Sikkim, meanwhile, suffered a loss in their opening game of the competition against Meghalaya but bounced back to beat Mizoram in their next fixture. It was a good all-round performance from them and they will be looking to keep up the good work.
Bowling first, Sikkim bowlers did a fantastic job of restricting Mizoram to 183 in their 50 overs. Skipper Kranthi Kumar, coming in at No. 4, remained unbeaten on 63 and guided his side across the line as they won the game by four wickets, chasing down the total in the 45th over.
TRIPURA VS SIKKIM MATCH DETAILS:
Match: Tripura vs Sikkim, Round 3, Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021
Date and Time: December 11th, 2021, Saturday, 09:00 AM IST
Venue: Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
TRIPURA VS SIKKIM PITCH REPORT
The pitch at Sawai Mansingh Stadium is a belter of a track. The batters enjoy batting on this surface and the bowlers need to be at their best while bowling on this deck. Expect the surface to stay true throughout the match.
TRIPURA VS SIKKIM WEATHER FORECAST
The temperature in Jaipur is expected to range between 9 and 24 degrees Celsius. The temperature will stay on the lower side throughout the day.
TRIPURA VS SIKKIM PROBABLE XIS
B.B. Ghosh remained unbeaten on 119 to help his side post 273 on the board. He was well-supported by his skipper Pawan K.B. who scored 80*. The wickets were spread among the bowlers as they successfully restricted Manipur to 187, winning the game by 86 runs.
- B.B. Ghosh
- S.M. Singha
- Samit Gohli
- Pawan K.B. (c & wk)
- A.S. Sarkar
- Rana Datta
- R.A. Dey
- S.S. Ghosh
- Rahil Shah
- M.B. Mura Singh
- Amit Ali
Karthik C.A., Nitesh Kumar Gupta, and Sumit picked up two wickets each as they restricted Mizoram to 183. Skipper Kranthi Kumar remained unbeaten on 63 to help his side get across the line in the 45th over.
TRIPURA VS SIKKIM MATCH PREDICTION
- Chitiz Tamang (wk)
- Liyan Khan
- Ashish Thapa
- Kranthi Kumar (c)
- Karthik C.A.
- Lee Yong Lepcha
- Mandup Bhutia
- Nitesh Kumar Gupta
- Md Saptula
Both sides are coming off wins in their last games and will be high on confidence. With Tripura and Sikkim being evenly matched, it promises to be a cracking contest on Saturday.
Tripura is a well-settled unit and is expected to come out on top on Saturday.
Prediction: Tripura to win this encounter.