South Zone vs North Zone Match Preview, Match Details, Pitch Report, Probable Playing XI, Match Predictions for 2nd Semifinal, Duleep Trophy 2022

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Match Preview

South Zone vs North Zone: The second semi-final of the prestigious Duleep Trophy is set to take place from 15th September. The match will be played between South Zone and North Zone. The winners will play in the final of the tournament on 21st September 2022.

South Zone received a direct pass to the Semi-final of the Duleep Trophy, 2022.

North Zone sealed their spot after dominating the quarter-final against East Zone. Yash Dull’s 193 helped them put on a giant total of 545. Shahbaz Ahmed claimed a fifer for the East Zone, but it wasn’t just enough. They were unable to cover the lead in the second innings. The match was drawn. Yet, the Mandeep Singh-led North Zone booked their spot in the semi-final by claiming an innings lead.

Match Details for South Zone vs North Zone

Series: Duleep Trophy 2022

Date: 15th September 2022 – 19th September 2022

Time: 9.30 AM IST

Venue: SCF Cricket Ground, Salem

Live stream: Fan code

Pitch report for South Zone vs North Zone

The pitch at SCF Cricket Ground in Salem is expected to assist batters. The surface would remain flat throughout the course of the game. However, spinners can make a game out of it if bowled in the right areas. Batting first would be a wise option on this pitch.

Probable Playing XI

South Zone

Ricky Bhui, Mayank Agarwal, Hanuma Vihari(captain), Devdutt Padikkal, Manish Pandey, Baba Indrajith(wicket-keeper), Krishnappa Gowtham, Lakshay Garg, Basil Thampi, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Cheepurapalli Stephen

North Zone

Yash Dhull, Dhruv Shorey, Manan Vohra, Mandeep Singh (captain), Himanshu Rana, Anmol Malhotra (wicket-keeper), Pulkit Narang, Navdeep Saini, Siddarth Kaul, Jagjit Singh, Nishant Sindhu

Match Predictions for South Zone vs North Zone

North Zone are favorite for the win. They have an experienced batting lineup with some big names. They all appear to be in good shape and form. The South Zone needs to have a plan to tackle this lineup. They are likely to give a good fight too. Hanuma Vihari’s batters need to fire. They too have some notable young names. North Zone will carry on the momentum from the last match. A good contest will play out between the bat and the ball. The Mandeep Singh-led North Zones are the front runners, observing their squad strength and form.

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