Vijay Hazare Trophy: Karnataka eye hat-trick of titles

Karnataka followed their Ranji trophy triumph by beating Rest of India to clinch the Irani Trophy. On Sunday, they have a chance to bag a hat-trick of titles.

updated: March 15, 2014 21:10 IST
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Heavyweights Karnataka will aim to continue their dream run and claim an unprecedented hat-trick of titles in the season, when they square off against underdogs Railways in the Vijay Hazare Trophy final at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday.

Karnataka have not looked back after their Ranji triumph as they went on to beat Rest of India to clinch Irani Trophy. They will now be eyeing their maiden title in the one-day format, while Railways will look to bag the title for the second time following their 2005-06 feat.

The southern side boast of a balanced side with both batsmen and bowlers in stellar form. Karnataka have a strong batting line-up, which includes Robin Uthappa, who is leading the run chart with 528 runs at an average of 88.00 including three centuries. They will also have in-form batsmen in Karun Nair and Mayank Agarwal.

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