Ranji Trophy, 2018
Vidarbha vs Baroda, Round 3, Elite Group A Match Preview
The Round 3 of Ranji Trophy starts tomorrow with Vidarbha locking horns with Baroda at Nagpur. Placed in Elite Group A, both the teams have played two games and are yet to register their maiden win. While Baroda faced 9 wickets defeat in their opening game, Vidarbha’s both outing has ended at a draw.
Vidarbha started the Ranji campaign against Maharashtra which ended in a draw. Put into bat, Maharashtra posted 343/10 in the first inning and bowled out Vidarbha for mere 120 runs. Batting second, Vidarbha came strong and declared the innings at 501/8. Skipper Faiz Fazal and Akshay Wadkar scored a century each.
Vidarbha then faced Karnataka in the second encounter which too ended in a draw. Batting first, Vidarbha posted 307-10 in the first innings. In response, Karnataka mustered 378-10 with the help of centuries from Dega Nischal and Sharath BR. Coming for bat in second innings, Vidarbha were bowled out for 228-10 with Ganesh Satish (79) and Apoorv Wankhade (51) being the top scorers. Karnataka too suffered a shaky start and were 76-6 when the game was called off.
So, with two draws in two games, the defending champions are yet to register their maiden win.
Baroda suffered 9 wickets loss against Gujarat in their opening game. Put into bat, Baroda ended at 290-10 in the first innings with the help of crucial contributions from Aditya Waghmode (46), Deepak Hooda (63) and Yusuf Pathan (69). In response, Gujarat got a lead of 12 runs after being bowled out at 302-10.
In second innings, Baroda only mustered 179, courtesy Pinal Shah’s 71 off 112 deliveries. Gujarat rode on Priyank Panchal’s 112 and won the game with 9 wickets in hand.
Baroda’s second encounter with Maharashtra ended in a draw. Baroda showed an improved performance with the bat this time and scored 322 in the first innings and declared the second innings at 410/5. In response, Maharashtra scored 268 in first innings and were 217/2 when the game was called off.
Venue- Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground, Nagpur
Matchday- Nov 20 Tue- Nov 23, Fri at 09:30 AM IST
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Wasim Jaffer, Aditya Thakare, Darshan Nalkande, Sanjay Ramaswamy, Faiz Fazal(c), Akshay Karnewar, Ganesh Satish, Akshay Wadkar (wk), Aditya Sarwate, Akshay Wakhare, Lalit M Yadav, Shrikant Wagh, Siddhesh Wath, Atharwa Taide, Apoorv Wankhade, Rajneesh Gurbani
Kedar Devdhar(c), Lukman Meriwala, Vishnu Solanki, Babashafi Pathan, Deepak Hooda, Swapnil Singh, Aditya Waghmode, Yusuf Pathan, Pinal Shah(w), Atit Sheth, Bhargav Bhatt, Pratyush Kumar, Soaeb Tai, Sagar Mangalorkar
The probable VID vs BRD playing 11 is listed below.
Wicket-keeper – Akshay Wadkar
Batsmen – Ganesh Satish, Wasim Jaffer, Sanjay Ramaswamy, Apporv Wankhade, Faiz Fazal
All-rounders – Aditya Sarwate, Shrikant Wagh, Akshay Wakhare
Bowlers – Lalit M Yadav, Darshan Nalkande (D:- Aditya Thakare)
Wicket-keeper – Pinal Shah
Batsmen – Aditya Waghmode, Vishnu Solanki, Kedar Devdhar, Yusuf Pathan
All-rounders – Swapnil Singh, Deepak Hooda
Bowlers – Lukman Meriwala, Bhargav Bhatt, Atit Sheth, Babshafi Pathan
Both Pinal Shah and Akshay Wadhkar are good choices. Both have played big innings in the hour of need and look in good touch.
Yusuf Pathan, Aditya Waghmode, Wasim Jaffer and Faiz Fazal will be perfect picks in batting. All the four have contributed well in previous games and have played crucial knocks. You can also consider Vishnu Solanki and Kedar Devdhar.
In all-rounder, Deepak Hooda, Swapnil Singh and Aditya Sarwate will be perfect. Aditya Sarvate bagged 9 wickets in total in the second game against Karnataka.
Lukman Meriwala, Akshay Wakhare and Atit Seth will be right picks in bowling. Both Meriwala and Stit Seth have bagged 9 wickets collectively in two games.
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