VID vs SAU: Talking about Saurashtra, this is the third time this team has made it to the finals in the last 7 years, their last two appearances in the final came against Mumbai in the year 2012-13 and 2015-16. Their semi-final clash came against Kerala whom they doomed in a one-sided affair by an innings and 11 runs.
The defending champions Vidarbhafinished at the top of the pile in Elite group A and B without losing a single game and winning three of their 8 encounters. Their wins came against the 41 times champions Mumbai by an inn and 146 runs, followed by wins against Uttrakhand by an innings and 115 runs and in the semi-final against Kerala by an innings and 11 runs.
Vidarbha vs Saurashtra Ranji Playing 11
Vidarbha Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Akshay Wadkar
Batsmen – Wasim Jaffer, Faiz Fazal, S Ramaswamy, Ganesh Satish, Atharwa Taide (Doubt: Apoorv Wankhade)
All-rounders – Aditya SarwateBowlers – Rajneesh Gurbani, Umesh Yadav, Yash Thakur
Saurashtra Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Snell Patel
Batsmen – Sheldon Jackson, Vishvaraj Jadeja, Harvik Desai, Aarpit Vasavada, Cheteshwar Pujara
All-rounders – Prerak Mankad, Kamlesh Makwana
Bowlers – Jaydev Unadkat(c), Dharmendrasinh Jadeja, Chetan Sakariya (Doubt: Hardik Rathod)
Vidarbha vs Saurashtra Ranji Squads
Vidarbha Ranji squad: F Y Fazal, S U Shrivastava, S B Wagh, A A Wakhare, A A Sarvate, A V Kolhar, A V Wankhade, J M Sharma, R L Jangid, S R Ramaswamy, Y R Thakur, S V Kapse, Ganesh Satish, Atharva Taide, Y V Rathod, P M Parnate, Siddhesh Sunil Neral, U R Patel, Wasim Jaffer, Umesh Yadav, A V Wadkar, S O Katariya, A K Karnewar, R N Gurbani, R R Rathod, S S Bingewar, V P Kodape, Lalit Yadav, M R Kale, S K Wath, A S Thakare, D G Nalkande.
Saurashtra Ranji squad: A V Vasavada, Chirag Jani, D A Jadeja, D Chauhan, Hardik Rathod, Jaydev Shah, K Makwana, C R Sisodiya, Robbie, A A Barot, , S Sanandia, Sheldon Jackson, Himalaya B, S Yadav, Kishankumar, Vishvarajsinh Jadeja, Aezaz A Kothariya, Devang D Karamta, Jay Chauhan, K S Karamchandani, V M Jivrajani, Samarth Vyas, Kishan Parmar M, Ravindrasinh A Jadeja, Chetan Sakariya, Prerak Mankad, Snell Patel, Vivek Agath, Viharsinh Jadeja, Yuvraj Chudasama, K D Patel, A C Ayachi, J Unadkat, H Desai , Kevin Jivrajani, Mohsin Dodia, Parth Chauhan