[caption id="attachment_788113" align="alignnone" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/MA-Chidambaram-Stadium-BCCI.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-788113" alt="MA Chidambaram Stadium. @ BCCI" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/MA-Chidambaram-Stadium-BCCI.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> MA Chidambaram Stadium. @ BCCI[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><strong>Chennai:</strong> Out of the reckoning for quarter-finals berth, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/delhi">Delhi</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/tamil-nadu">Tamil Nadu</a> have nothing but pride to look forward to, as they lock horns in a <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/ranji-trophy-2018-19-2">Ranji Trophy 2018-19</a> Group B match on Monday. <p></p> <p></p>A win at the MA Chidambaram stadium could act as motivation ahead of the national T20 championship, that follows the Ranji season. <p></p> <p></p>Delhi are on 13 points while Tamil Nadu have a point less going into the match. Both teams have won only one game while Delhi suffered three losses to the home team's two. <p></p> <p></p>The <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/baba-indrajith">Baba Indrajith</a>-led TN also had to miss out on points after two of the games were affected by weather, resulting in the first innings not being completed. <p></p> <p></p>It has been a season to forget for both the teams, now languishing in the bottom rung of the group. But they would be eager to finish on a strong note. <p></p> <p></p>Tamil Nadu brought in a few young players in an effort to infuse fresh blood into the squad. The batting unit hasn't clicked in unison resulting in the team's sagging fortunes. <p></p> <p></p><strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/ranji-trophy-2018-19-vidarbha-karnataka-in-the-running-for-quarter-finals-787947">Vidarbha, Karnataka in the running for quarter-finals</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>As Indrajith pointed out, poor performance on the opening day in some matches hurt the side. <p></p> <p></p>"Till the Kerala game, it seemed okay. We lost to Bengal, that was close. The previous two games against Punjab, HP were a bit of a disappointment because we didn't put up a decent fight. It boils down to our batting. In the first session on the first day we didn't do well," he said. <p></p> <p></p>The TN captain believed young players (Pradosh Ranjan Paul, S Radhakrishnan, Mohan Prasath and wicketkeeper S Lokeshwar) have it in them to do well at the senior level. <p></p> <p></p>"This is the right time to bring in youngsters because earlier it was difficult as we had a chance to qualify. This game we don't have anything to play for except pride so it's the reason why we have included them," he said. <p></p> <p></p>To a question on whether not having an off-spinner or leg-spinner affected the team's chances, Indrajith, in his maiden season as captain, said it was not the reason for Tamil Nadu not doing well as a bowling unit. <p></p> <p></p>Delhi batsman <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/dhruv-shorey">Dhruv Shorey</a> said there was still a lot to play for. <p></p> <p></p><strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/shubman-gill-is-someone-who-can-represent-india-for-a-long-time-yuvraj-singh-788093">Shubman Gill is someone who can represent India for a long time: Yuvraj Singh</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>"Maybe (there were) one or two bad days in batting and one or two bad days in bowling. Fighting skill is there, but we are a little inexperienced. It is a team in transition. You do a few mistakes and those mistakes cost us," Shorey said. <p></p> <p></p>The Delhi batting has blown hot and cold and the retirement of <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/gautam-gambhir/">Gautam Gambhir</a> in the middle of the season has not helped either. <p></p> <p></p>In the bowling department, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/navdeep-saini">Navdeep Saini</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/kulwant-khejroliya">Kulwant Khejroliya</a> are expected to add teeth while the slow bowlers will play a role on a Chepauk wicket expected to aid spin as the game wears on. <p></p> <p></p>The home team will miss the experienced <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/dinesh-karthik/">Dinesh Karthik</a>, who is away on national duty and the batting unit, led by Indrajith, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/abhinav-mukund/">Abhinav Mukund</a> and B Aparajith will look to get big scores. <p></p> <p></p>All-rounder Vijay Shankar, who had a good time with India 'A' in New Zealand, would beef up the home team.