Central Zone vs West Zone Match Preview, Match Details, Pitch Report, Probable Playing XI, Match Prediction for 1st Semifinal, Duleep Trophy 2022

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Match Preview 

Central Zone vs West Zone: The Indian domestic tournament of the Duleep Trophy has returned after a gap of three long years. The first semi-final of the Duleep Trophy, 2022, is set to commence on September 15, 2022, between the Central Zone and West Zone. It will be a four-day test match between the two teams.

Central Zone has been given a direct entry into the semi-finals of the Duleep Trophy, 2022.

West Zones secured the semifinal spot after they took a first innings lead of 623 runs against North East Zone. Yashasvi Jaiswal and Ajinkya Rahane displayed extraordinary form with the bat. They both registered a double hundred and declared the innings at 590 runs. North East Zone was sent packing for 235 runs. Rahane led, and West Zone took a massive lead of 623 runs in their second innings on the last day. The match was drawn, but West Zone was through to the semifinals. 

Match Details for Central Zone vs West Zone 

Series: Duleep Trophy 2022

Date: 15th September 2022 – 19th September 2022

Time: 9.30 AM IST

Venue: SNR College Cricket Ground, Coimbatore. 

Pitch Report for Central Zone vs West Zone

The pitch surface of SNR College Cricket Ground in Coimbatore is likely to aid batters in the initial phase of the match. Batting first on this pitch would be a wise choice. It will, however, turn old as the game progresses and may assist spinners at a later stage. 

Probable Playing XI

Central Zone 

Akshay Wadkar (wicket-keeper), Himanshu Mantri, Rinku Singh, Priyam Garg, Yash Dubey, Venkatesh Iyer, Karan Sharma(captain), Ashok Menaria, Ankit Rajpoot, Aniket Choudhary, Kumar Kartikeya 

West Zone

Ajinkya Rahane(captain), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Prithvi Shaw, Het Patel(wicket-keeper), Hardik Tamore, Rahul Tripathi, Jaydev Unadkat, Shams Mulani, Chirag Jani, Chintan Gaja, Atit Sheth 

Match Predictions for Central Zone vs West Zone

West Zones are the front runners in this contest. They are in splendid form with the bat and are likely to carry on the winning momentum. They also have some big names in their lineup. On the other hand, the Central Zone is coming in fresh for the semifinals. They too have a substantial lineup. They will certainly give a good fight to the West Zones. As far as team combinations and form are concerned, the West Zone has a slight edge over the Central Zone in the game.

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