Vijay Hazare final: 5 IPL stars to watch out for in Mumbai vs UP summit clash- Mumbai will face Uttar Pradesh in the Vijay Hazare 2021 final at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium on March 14. Mumbai made it look easy in the semifinal against Karnataka whom they easily beat by 72 runs with Prithvi Shaw slamming 165. Uttar Pradesh also eased past Gujarat with a five-wicket victory in the other semifinal.
Delhi Capitals’ Prithvi Shaw, star of the Vijay Hazare 2021, with 754 runs, eclipsed Mayank Pandey’s record of most runs in the 50-over domestic tournament. He will lead the Mumbai attack alongside Shivam Dube and Dhawal Kulkarni but there will other IPL stars in the Vijay Hazare final as well.
Mumbai vs UP: 5 IPL stars to watch out for in Vijay Hazare final
Prithvi Shaw (Mumbai, Delhi Capitals): Captain of Mumbai in absence of Shreyas Iyer, Shaw has been in swashbuckling form in the tournament. The Delhi Capitals opener has slammed four centuries including an unbeaten 227 against Pondicherry in the league stage to shrug off his poor run of form after being dropped from the national team. After commanding an experienced Karnataka bowling attack with a 165-run knock off just 122 deliveries, he will be the star man to watch in the final against UP.
Shivam Dube (Mumbai, Rajasthan Royals): The Mumbai all-rounder was released by Royal Challengers Bangalore following an unimpressive campaign. While the middle-order batsman is still not at his best, he would be eager to score some runs before he makes his debut for his new franchise, Rajasthan Royals in the IPL 2021.
Dhawal Kulkarni (Mumbai, MI): The Mumbai India pacer has been impressive in the Vijay Hazare 2021 scalping 14 wickets in five matches, including a 5/44 against Maharashtra. With an impressive 10.57 average and 3.86 economy rate, Kulkarni has been Mumbai’s star bowler. The India pacer will be looking to continue his form against UP in the final and cement his place in Mumbai Indians’ playing XI.
Priyam Garg (UP, SRH): The India U-19 star is slowly making his name in the senior circuit and rightly so he was picked up by Sunrisers Hyderabad. A batting all-rounder for UP, Garg is yet to hit the top gear. But with two half-centuries and a century, the 20-year-old has already made a name for himself. In the final, Garg in UP’s middle-order will be a crucial cog and will look to carry his form in the IPL.
Shivam Mavi (UP, KKR): By his standards, UP’s Shivam has had an average season in the Vijay Hazare Trophy with five wickets and no runs. While he did not get many opportunities to showcase his batting skills, his 4/51 against Railways stood out. In the IPL, with KKR, he will hope to get game time and prove his worth. Last season, he scalped nine wickets in eight matches. This time, he will look to better his record.