Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021-22 Edition Kerala vs Chandigarh, Round 1, Elite Group D Match Preview, Playing XI, and the Final Match Prediction

Dec 8, 2021

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After the conclusion of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021-22, it is now time for a match of Kerala vs Chandigarh which is starting from 8th Dec. Check Kerala vs Chandigarh Round 1 Elite Group D Prediction.

Vijay Hazare Trophy is playing across seven cities in the country, with the finals scheduled on December 27th. Mumbai is the former winner of this tournament. Teams have been divided into five Elite groups consisting of six teams each group On the other hand in the Plate group consist of eight teams.



After the announcement was made about the squad for the Kerala cricket team that will be competing in the starting Vijay Hazare ODI cricket tournament tomorrow, it was revealed that Sanju Samson was going to captain the team while his assistant captain was Sachin Baby. The tournament to start tomorrow the 8th of December 2021 will see Kerala battle with Chandigarh in the first match of the game. The team is in group D . The team playing for Kerala Cricket team is as named below


  • Sanju Samson
  • Sajeevan Akhil
  • KM Asif
  • Basil Thampi
  • Vathsal Govind
  • Jalaj Saxena
  • Sijomon Joseph
  • Rohan Kunnummal
  • Unnikrishnan Manukrishnan
  • Sudhesan Midhun
  • Pathirikattu Midhun
  • Mohammed Azharuddeen
  • Rojith Ganesh
  • Sachin Baby
  • Robin Uthappa
  • Vishnu Vinod, 


Having been overlooked by the Punjab selectors for the upcoming Vijay Hazare Trophy, medium-pacer Sandeep Sharma has decided to switch to Chandigarh. The 28-year-old fast bowler secured a no-objection certificate from his parent state, Punjab, and will play his first match for his new team in the Vijay Hazare Trophy against Kerala (Elite Group D) at the MadhavRao Scindia Cricket Ground, Rajkot, on Wednesday.

Sharma, talking to The Indian Express, says he decided to make the switch because his office (Bharat Petroleum) is in Chandigarh. “I moved to Chandigarh because my office is here. It was just a personal decision,” says Sharma, who has played 2 T20Is for India against Zimbabwe in 2015.

However, this paper understands that there was no guarantee he would be selected for the Vijay Hazare Trophy and the Ranji Trophy. He was not part of the team for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. “He wanted to play all the three formats, but in the pace department, he was fourth in the pecking order after Siddharth Kaul, Arshdeep Singh, and Baltej Singh,” a PCA official says.

Since making his senior debut for Punjab in the 2011-12 season, the wiry pacer has played 44 first-class, 49 List A matches, and 48 T20s matches.

Chandigarh got affiliation a couple of years ago and is playing in the Elite Group in the white-ball tournaments. However, in the Ranji Trophy, they are in the Plate Division.“My focus is on white-ball cricket for now, and Chandigarh is playing with Elite teams in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. Yes, in the Ranji Trophy, they will be in the Plate Group, but this is a group of talented players, and I am sure we will earn the promotion this season,” says Sharma.

He is known to swing the ball both ways and played a pivotal role in India’s 2012 Under-19 World Cup triumph in Australia. He bagged 12 wickets in the tournament. His 39 wickets in the first three Indian Premier League (IPL) seasons for Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) earned him an India cap for a two-match series against Zimbabwe in 2015. But, thereafter, he had injury issues. A stress fracture followed by a shoulder injury kept him out of the game for 18 months. From 2013 to 2017, Sharma played for Kings XI Punjab. For the last three seasons, he has represented Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Sharma has a fine record in the IPL. In 99 IPL games, Sharma has picked 112 wickets at an average of 25.43 and strike rate of 19.62. His economy is 7.77. Sharma has made a name for himself as an effective new-ball bowler and has picked up wickets in the Powerplay overs against top-order batters.

He has dismissed Virat Kohli seven times in the IPL, the most by a bowler.

In fact, in 12 innings against Sharma, Kohli has managed to score just 68 runs. He has also dismissed Rohit Sharma and Chris Gayle four times each in the IPL. Sharma is confident that SRH will bid for him in the upcoming mega auction. He says, “I am sure Sunrisers will go for me in the auction. But the auction has always been tricky, let’s see.”


Match: Kerala vs Chandigarh round 1, Elite group D of Vijay Hazare trophy
Time: 6:30 AM/03:30 AM GMT / 09:00 AM LOCAL
Date: Wednesday, December 8th, 2021
Venue: Madhavrao Scindia Cricket ground, Rajkot


Tomorrow’s weather is forecasted to be sunny. The visibility is going to be around 10 km i.e. 6 miles and an atmospheric pressure of 1012 MB. The daytime temperature is going to reach 33 °c and the temperature is going to dip to 25 °c at night. It will be dry with no precipitation and cloud covering 12% of the sky, the humidity will be around 57%.


Without any doubt, the batters will enjoy playing at the Madhavrao Scindia Cricket ground, Rajkot. The pitch has a lot to offer to the batters during the initial days of the match. As the match will proceed, spinners can cause a lot of disturbance on the 22-yard pitch. The spinners can rule the match, especially on the last day, as the pitch is likely to be dry with sunny weather. Meanwhile, the pacers can also enjoy some success due to the presence of clouds.

ODI Statistics:

Total Match Played: 12
Batting First Won: 6
Batting Second Won: 6
Tie: 0
Avg. Score in 1st bat: 274
Highest Score: India 414/7
Lowest Score: West Indies 176/9

Scoring Pattern:

Below Score 200: 3
A score between 200 and 249: 2
A score between 250 and 299: 2
Above Score 300: 5


Nowadays cricket is also in hype. Cricket fans play their own game through cricket, where they can choose their players. In this match of Kerala Vs Chandigarh we opt for it is our choice you can opt according to your experience also.

As Captain of a team, we have Sanju Samson.
As vice-captain, we can go for Jalaj Saxena, Robin Uthappa.
The wicketkeeper, we have Sanju Samson.
All-rounder, we have players like Bipul Sharma, Jalaj Saxena,
Bowlers we have the option of Basil Thampi, Sudeshan Midhun, Sandeep Sharma, Jaskaran Singh.
In Batsman we have Arjit Pannu, Arpit Pannu, Abdul Basith, Sarul Kanwar.

Kerala vs Chandigarh Round 1 Elite Group D Prediction

Kerala ended up on 16 teams they have a high net run rate, having ended the league phase with comprehensive wins, Kerala (1.244) has ensured that they might still be in the running for the quarterfinals many times but have not won any tournament. In the 2020-21 points table they got 12 points and in Kerala, they got 16 points.

According to this comparison, Kerala is in a strong position than Chandigarh, in upcoming match decision depends on their performance.

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