<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Ranji Trophy 2013-14 preview: Gautam Gambhir-led Delhi take on confident Gujarat" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20131028101709.jpg" title="Ranji Trophy 2013-14 preview: Gautam Gambhir-led Delhi take on confident Gujarat" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Virender Sehwag (left) and Gautam Gambhir will hope to put in good performances in the ongoing Ranji Trophy 2013-14 © AFP</p> </div> <strong>Surat: Nov 3, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> Buoyed by their comprehensive innings win over <a href="/tags/Vidarbha/post" target="_blank">Vidarbha</a> at Nagpur, <a href="/tags/Gujarat/post" target="_blank">Gujarat</a> will take on a formidable <a href="/tags/Delhi/post" target="_blank">Delhi</a> team led by <a href="/tags/Gautam-Gambhir/post" target="_blank">Gautam Gambhir</a>, hoping for a similar performance to consolidate their position in Group A of <a href="/tags/Ranji-Trophy/post" target="_blank">Ranji Trophy</a>.<br /> <br /> Delhi will also have <a href="/tags/Virender-Sehwag/post" target="_blank">Virender Sehwag</a>, Ashish Nehra, <a href="/tags/Unmukt-Chand/post" target="_blank">Unmukt Chand</a>, Mithun Manhas and <a href="/tags/Rajat-Bhatia/post" target="_blank">Rajat Bhatia</a> in their ranks.<br /> <br /> Gujarat beat Vidarbha by an innings and one run with a day to spare. Delhi's opening match against Jharkhand in Jamshedpur was abandoned without a ball being bowled due to rains and wet outfield and both the teams took a point each.<br /> <br /> However, all eyes will be on Test discards Sehwag and Gambhir. The duo, who were overlooked by selectors for the upcoming home Test series against the <a href="/tags/West-Indies/post" target="_blank">West Indies</a>, will be looking to score runs and prove their form to the selectors.<br /> <br /> Gambhir, in particular, will look to utilise his stint with county club Essex to force his way back into the team, while Sehwag, who looked a tad leaner this season in Delhi's earlier outings in the <a href="/tags/NKP-Salve-Challenger-Trophy/post" target="_blank">NKP Salve Challenger Trophy</a>, will look to score runs to be in the selectors' radar.<br /> <br /> "All players are fit and available for tomorrow's match," Delhi coach Sanjeev Sharma said.<br /> <br /> Gujarat, whose bowlers routed Vidarbha for 85 in the first innings, will bank on their seam and spin attack for a similar performance against the star-filled Delhi side.<br /> <br /> Jasprit Bumrah impressed in his Ranji debut picking up seven wickets in the match while paceman Rush Kaleria and left-arm spinner <a href="/tags/Rakesh-Dhruv/post" target="_blank">Rakesh Dhruv</a> grabbed five wickets each in the first and second innings respectively.<br /> <br /> In the batting department, skipper <a href="/tags/Parthiv-Patel/post" target="_blank">Parthiv Patel</a>, who scored a brisk 65, will look for a big score.<br /> <br /> However, it would be interesting to see at which position Parthiv bats. Against Vidarbha, he came in at number four, a change of strategy from last year, when he opened the innings.<br /> <br /> This season, Smit Patel opened with Samit Gohel in the match against Vidarbha. Smit top-scored in the match with a patient 73.<br /> <br /> <a href="/tags/Manprit-Juneja/post" target="_blank">Manprit Juneja</a>, who missed out in the opening match, will aim to get some runs under belt after a good showing against the New Zealand A team earlier this year.<br /> <br /> An official statement released by the Gujarat Cricket Association said that two changes have been made to the 15-member Gujarat squad for the match against Delhi and the third encounter against Karnataka at Bangalore.<br /> <br /> Priyank Panchal and Akshar Patel have been replaced by Rujul Bhatt and Saul Yadav, the statement said.