Home > News >

Ranji Trophy 2012: Vidarbha eye another outright win as they take on Baroda

Ranji Trophy 2012: Vidarbha eye another outright win as they take on former champions Baroda

Umesh Yadav picked up seven wickets against Haryana in Vidarbha s first match of Ranji Trophy 2012 © Getty Images

Vadodara: Nov 8, 2012

 

High on confidence following their comprehensive win over Haryana in their tournament opener, Vidarbha would look to carry on the momentum and go for another outright victory when they take on a depleted Baroda in their second Ranji Trophy Group B match on Friday.

 

Baroda, who could only manage a draw in their opening tie against Karnataka, will have to play out of their skins against an in-form Vidarbha team, especially in the absence of key players — Irfan Pathan, who had suffered a knee injury in their last match, and an already injured Munaf Patel.

 

While Vidarbha had secured six points from their victory in the first game, Baroda earned three points on the basis of the first innings lead in the drawn encounter.

 

Vidarbha though will start as favourites but they would certainly miss the services of their star pacer Umesh Yadav, who is currently on national duty with India-England Test series starting on November 15 in Ahmedabad.

 

Yadav had taken five for 18 to bundle Haryana out for a humiliating 55 in first innings, while he chipped in with two more wickets in the second innings.

 

In Yadav’s absence, the team would bank on another fast bowler in Sandeep Singh, who also shone in the first match with eight wickets from two innings.

 

Besides Sandeep, Shrikant Wagh may also prove to be handy for the team.

 

As far as the batting is concerned, Vidarbha do not boast of any big names but the presence of experienced batsmen like Shiv Sunder Das and Hemang Badani, both of whom had played for India, would give them confidence.

 

The hosts, meanwhile, will have to quickly get their act together in the absence of in-form Irfan Pathan, who had slammed a century against Karnataka in the last game to help his side take first innings lead. 

West Indies in South Africa, 2014-15

Dec 26, 2014 (14:00 IST)   at Port Elizabeth

Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand, 2014-15

Dec 26, 2014 (03:30 IST)   at Christchurch

India tour of Australia, 2014-15

Dec 26, 2014 (05:00 IST)   at Melbourne

West Indies in South Africa, 2014-15

Jan 2, 2015 (14:00 IST)   at Cape Town

Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand, 2014-15

Jan 3, 2015 (03:30 IST)   at Wellington

More

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Dec 19, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

New Zealand won by 68 runs

India tour of Australia, 2014-15

Dec 17, 2014  at Woolloongabba, Brisbane

Australia won by 4 wkts

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Dec 17, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

New Zealand won by 7 runs

West Indies in South Africa, 2014-15

Dec 17, 2014  at Centurion

South Africa won by an innings and 220 runs

England tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Dec 16, 2014  at Colombo

Sri Lanka won by 87 runs

Photos

India vs Australia, 2nd Test at Brisbane

Videos

Ind vs Aus: Dhoni analyses the 4-wicket loss at Brisbane

Akshar Patel picked far too early for Test cricket

Live Cricket Score Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Round 3, Day 2 — All matches: Yuvraj Singh scores 2nd century in his 2nd Ranji game this season

Shahid Afridi, please do not take the innocence away from cricket

South Africa vs West Indies 2014-15: Is Jason Holder a captain or a stooge?

Can Eoin Morgan change England’s limited-overs fortunes?

Australia India Interviews Moments in history Ricky Ponting

India vs Australia 2014-15: DRS can be used in event of “howlers”, says Ravi Shastri

India vs Australia 2014-15: VVS Laxman preferred Pragyan Ojha as Ravindra Jadeja’s replacement

BCCI Vice-President Sneh Bansal asked to resign over financial irregularities

Ranji Trophy 2014-15: Gautam Gambhir wants venue of next Delhi game shifted to Ahmedabad

ICC World Cup 2015: Stuart Binny optimistic for mega-event after gain in pace

Akshar Patel picked far too early for Test cricket

ICC World Cup 2015: Will India’s trend of performing against expectations continue?

Moin Khan: Pakistan must carry momentum in ICC World Cup 2015

West Indies tour of South Africa 2014-15: One-sided encounters may suck interest out of series

India tour of Australia 2014-15: Can Australia make it 12 wins in a row at home?

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

683 Posts | 6 Fans

Mitchell Johnson's 37 wickets against England in Ashes 2013-14

प्रसिद्ध कथक नृत्यांगना सितारा देवी नहीं रही

More broadband connections to boost GDP growth in Asia Pacific: GSMA

India is becoming our largest overseas market, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun says

Bigg Boss 8: Ali Quli Mirza, Renee Dhyani, Upen Patel, Praneet Bhatt, Sonali Raut – who should be evicted this week?

Revealed: The reason why Kishore Kumar’s biopic starring Ranbir Kapoor won’t feature Katrina Kaif!

अभिनेत्री प्रियंका चोपड़ा ने स्वच्छ भारत अभियान में हिस्सा लिया

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here