Both Vidarbha and Baroda have been on the wrong end of three affected games.
Although both the teams are separated in the points table by a lot of points, Baroda have just one more game than Vidarbha although their net run rate is much better
Baroda has won 3 games and lost 4 games out of the 10 games they have played.
They won their previous game against Himachal by a close margin of two wickets with Swapnil Singh playing a measured knock of 66 and the lower order batsman Rishi Arothe playing a supporting hand of 16 runs taking them to a win.
Vidarbha faced a crushing loss against UP as they were dismissed for just 102 runs against UP so it is time to get back to the drawing board.
The games happening quick makes it difficult for recovery of the players but both teams need to be at their best in this all important game.
Vidarbha Team News:
Vidarbha is led by the grand old man of Indian cricket Wasim Jaffer who seems to be aging like fine wine and is still adapting himself to the modern game and playing at a good rate.
Ganesh Satish and Faiz Fazal are the other players in the top order and with the games becoming low scoring their experience can matter a lot on these low slow pitches.
Yash Thakur, Akshay Wakhare fill in for the loss of Umesh Yadav who is playing for the national side current.
Baroda Team News:
The Baroda team is led by the young Deepak Hooda who is also a key batsman but has not been performing up to potential.
Swapnil Singh has been their in-form batsman and other batsmen like the captain and Yusuf Pathan are the key figures of their batting and trying to play fearless cricket.
Baroda Expected 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 Expected XI:
Faiz Fazal, Wasim Jaffer (c), Ganesh Satish, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Akshay Wakhare, Aditya Sarwate, Akshay Wadkar, Akshay Karnewar, Apoorv Wankhade, Darshan Nalkande, Yash Thakur.