Indore: Delhi and Vidarbha will come face to face for Ranji Trophy final from Friday at the Holkar Stadium in Indore. Vidarbha is eyeing history as they are into their first Ranji final while Delhi is eyeing their eigth triumph in India’s premier domestic cricket tournament.
Both the teams have two young captains at the fore-front with Faiz Fazal captaining Vidarbha while Rishabh Pant would be Delhi’s skipper. Vidarbha, associated with ‘underdogs’ tag would like to give one more clinical performance as they have done throughout the tournament.
Delhi had beaten Bengal in the semi-finals whereas Vidarbha had overcame a formiddable defending champions Karnataka to book a place in the final. Vidarbha’s rise has been phenomenol and the players are already enjoying being in the limelight and giving Live interviews.
Both the teams would be missing their leading fast bowlers, Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma who are on national duties. But they are packed with young and experienced players hungry to impress the selectors and shine on the national stage.
Navdeep Saini and Rajneesh Gurbani are two most promising pacers in domestic circuit. Delhi’s spinners Vikas Mishra and Manan Sharma combined with Vidarbha’s Akashay Wakhare and Aditya Sarwate are leading wicket takers this season. Delhi have experienced campaigner Gautam Gambhir and young Rishabh Pant while Vidarbha boasts of Wasim Jaffer and Faiz Fazal.