Date & Time: Tuesday, October 15, 09:00 IST
Venue: Gujarat State Fertilizer Corporation Ground, Vadodara, India
A must-win game for Vidarbha
It is that kind of a season for both Baroda and Vidarbha where they haven’t started off well. Now they find themselves in a rut even after finding some form in the last few matches. The situation is more critical for Baroda as they can’t make it to the Top 5 even if they win the remaining two matches. Vidarbha on the flip side needs to win the remaining 3 matches and hope a few other results go in their favour to make it into the quarterfinals. That’s why match on Monday against Uttar Pradesh holds the key, so as the remaining matches in the season.
Baroda Possible XI: Aditya Waghmode, Kedar Devdhar (wk), Vishnu Solanki, Deepak Hooda (c), Swapnil Singh, Yusuf Pathan, Ninad Rathva, Bhargav Bhatt, Soyeb Sopariya, Rishi Arothe, Atit Sheth
Vidarbha Possible XI: Faiz Fazal, Wasim Jaffer (c), Ganesh Satish, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Akshay Wakhare, Aditya Sarwate, Akshay Wadkar, Akshay Karnewar, Apoorv Wankhade, Yash Thakur, Darshan Nalkande.
The surface in Vadodara hasn’t been an easy scoring ground in the season where most scores have been recorded below 200. So expect no difference for Tuesday’s contest as well. There is no forecast for rain as sunny conditions are likely to prevail.
He is the leading run-scorer for Vidarbha in the season with 232 from 5 games played. Apart from a lone innings, he has come up with at least 30+ score in every other match. Now with the side in a must-win situation expect him to perform even better.
The destructive all-rounder has come up with a couple of match-winning performances in the last 3 games. Apart from the last match where he hasn’t had much to do, he has chipped in with a wicket or came up with a 40+ score in the remaining matches.
He is the leading wicket-taker for Baroda in the season with 9 wickets from 6 matches played so far. He has a PPM of 54.4 in the last five games and has an MDTA of 1 which makes him a must-have for the Dream11 fantasy cricket players.
The young pacer has led the way for Vidarbha in the season by picking 9 wickets from 5 matches. Apart from the first match of the season, he has picked at least a couple of wickets in matches that followed. He has a PPM of 64 and an MDTA of 1.67 in the last five matches.