[caption id="attachment_787949" align="alignnone" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Wankhede-Stadium-Getty.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-787949" alt="Wankhede Stadium. @ Getty Images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Wankhede-Stadium-Getty.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> Wankhede Stadium. @ Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><strong>Mumbai:</strong> Current champions <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/vidarbha">Vidarbha</a> and domestic giants <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/karnataka">Karnataka</a> are in the running to make it to the quarter-finals of the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/ranji-trophy-2018-19-2">Ranji Trophy 2018-19</a>. <p></p> <p></p>With the last round league matches to be played from Monday, the quarter-final line-up is yet to be decided. <p></p> <p></p>From this year, five teams from combined A and B Groups, two teams from Group C and one team from Plate group will go to the last eight of the coveted domestic tournament. <p></p> <p></p>At present, Vidarbha are sitting on top of the combined A and B Groups' standings with 28 points, while Karnataka are at the second spot with 27 points. <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/gujarat">Gujarat</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/saurashtra">Saurashtra</a> are at the third and fourth place respectively with 26 points each while <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/madhya-pradesh">Madhya Pradesh</a>, from Group B, are at the fifth position with 24 points. <p></p> <p></p>Baroda, sitting at the ninth spot, would be aiming for an outright win against Karnataka at Vadodara, to keep their chances alive of making it to the quarter-finals. <p></p> <p></p>If Karnataka post a win against Baroda, then their passage to the quarters will be easy. The same thing will apply to Vidarbha when they clash with Saurashtra, at Rajkot. <p></p> <p></p>Both the teams will go full throttle and aim for a win as a victory will boost their chances of making it to the last eight. But, it also depends on results of Group B matches. <p></p> <p></p>Vidarbha will be bolstered after having defeated 41- time Ranji champions <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/mumbai">Mumbai</a> by an innings in their last game at Nagpur and knocking out the latter from the quarter-finals reckoning. <p></p> <p></p>With veteran <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/wasim-jaffer/">Wasim Jaffer</a> scoring with consistency and spinners <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/akshay-wakhare">Akshay Wakhare</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/aditya-sarwate">Aditya Sarwate</a> in full form, Vidarbha look favourites to tame Saurashtra. <p></p> <p></p>Meanwhile, the remaining two matches of the Elite A Group Mumbai versus <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/chhattisgarh">Chhattisgarh</a> to be played here at the Wankhede Stadium and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/railways">Railways</a> versus <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/maharashtra">Maharashtra</a> at the Karnail Singh Stadium in New Delhi are inconsequential. <p></p> <p></p>All these teams are lying well below in the combined A and B Group standings and are already out of the reckoning to enter the last eight stage. <p></p> <p></p>Mumbai will also be looking to put a spirited show to avoid relegation to Group C. <p></p> <p></p>This has been a disastrous season for Mumbai as they have failed to register a single outright win. Their batsman have been out of form and bowlers have also not been able to recreate the magic.