Kerala will take on Maharashtra in the Elite Group D, Round 3 match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021/22 on 11th December at the Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground, Rajkot.
Kerala started off their Vijay Hazare 2021/22 journey with a comfortable six-wicket win over Chandigarh. However, they failed to keep the momentum going as they suffered a 40-run defeat by Madhya Pradesh placing them at the second spot in the points table.
On the other hand, Maharashtra are in excellent shape courtesy of their skipper Ruturaj Gaikwad who has smashed two consecutive centuries guiding his team to victory in both games. In their most recent encounter, they defeated Chhattisgarh by eight wickets and are standing at the top spot in the points table.
Kerala vs Maharashtra Match Details
Match: Kerala vs Maharashtra
Date and Time: 11th December, 9:00 AM IST
Venue: Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground, Rajkot
Kerala vs Maharashtra Head to Head
Kerala and Maharashtra have met each other on two occasions with Maharashtra emerging out on top in both matches. They last met in February 2018 where Maharashtra defeated Kerala by 98 runs.
Kerala vs Maharashtra Pitch Report
The wicket at the Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground offers assistance to both aspects of the game. Batting might be easier during the early phase whereas bowlers would find some help in the latter half of the match.
Kerala vs Maharashtra Weather Report
The weather in Rajkot is expected to be clear and sunny without any chances of rain. The temperature is expected to hover around 35 degrees celsius.
Kerala vs Maharashtra Probable Playing XI
Kerala: Rohan Kunnummal, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Sanju Samson(w/c), Sachin Baby, Vishnu Vinod, Jalaj Saxena, Vathsal Govind, Basil Thampi, Unnikrishnan Manukrishnan, MD Nidheesh, Sijomon Joseph
Maharashtra: Ruturaj Gaikwad(c), Yash Nahar, Naushad Shaikh, Rahul Tripathi, Azim Kazi, Ankit Bawne, Swapnil Fulpagar(w), Ashay Palkar, Manoj Ingale, Taranjitsingh Dhillon, Mukesh Choudhary
Kerala vs Maharashtra D11 Team
Sanju Samson, Ankit Bawne, Rahul Tripathi, Vishnu Vinod, Ruturaj Gaikwad(C), Jalaj Saxena (VC), Taranjitsingh Dhillon, Basil Thampi, MD Nideesh, Mukesh Choudhary, Ashay Palkar
Kerala vs Maharashtra Prediction
Maharashtra start as clear favorites to win this encounter against Kerala. Gaikwad’s dream run with the bat will be the key for them and given the head-to-head results, it is expected to be an easy win for Maharashtra.