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Mizoram’s speed a concern for TN

Calcutta: Bengal may be out of the Santosh Trophy, but the action is hotting up at the Kanchenjunga Stadium in Siliguri, with the two semi-finals of the 68 th edition of the meet scheduled to be played on Friday.

Mizoram, who are on a roll in this edition of the Santosh Trophy, will look to extend their seven-match winning streak when they take on Tamil Nadu on Friday. Railways face Maharashtra in the other semi-final.

Mizoram have not only won all four of their final round matches from Group A. Tamil Nadu, on the other hand, have had a roller-coaster ride so far winning two and losing two in the final round.

Finishing second in Group A with six points from four matches, the two-time finalists will look to exploit the only chink in Mizoram’s armour, which is their inexperience at this level.

“Mizoram have been playing really well. They are very fast and have some fleet-footed players in their ranks. We have to bring all our experience into play against them and capitalise on our chances,” Tamil Nadu coach CM Ranjith said, according to a AIFF statement.