Both Mumbai and Karnataka will be testing the first win of this season in the Rangi Cup when both sides collide here from Tuesday in their elite game Group A.
Mumbai painted the first game of the season against a train in New Delhi, but more importantly they earned three crucial points as they took the first rounds lead.
The same thing was with Karnataka, who grabbed three points after contenting himself for a draw with Vidarbha in Nagpur after taking the first lead rounds.
Mumbai, led by Pasar Devol Kolkarni, has a strong gambling line, despite the absence of Rohite Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane or Prithvi Shaw, all of whom are on national duty.
For Mumbai, a lot will depend on how their crisis man Siddesh Lad operation. Ed had been looking at a bunk for a long time, and another good length would only build his case.
Other regulars – Akhil Herwadkar, Surya Kumar and Yadav, Jie Bitsa and experienced janitor and former Skipper Adita Terra – will have to play their roles in perfection.
Terra roared back to create with 100 against the train and would be eager to add another running under his belt.
Even Shivam Dube is also scoring in Mumbai and was hoping he would get another big hit tomorrow.
On bowling in front, Kulkarni has the support of Pacer Tushar Deshpande, apart from Spurs Karsh Kothari and Shams Mulani. If the two spins were playing, then Aksh Parker was medium, he probably would stay out.
When asked about the absence of key fans like Rohit Sharma, Rahan Weshu, Mumbai coach Vinyak Semant said: "This is an opportunity for the other players to make the team and the team was ready for a collision."
Karnataka, led by Vinnay Kumar, also has strong players and they were also eager to beat Mumbai on their home court.
Matches between these two competitive sides yielded unforgettable moments in the past, and another observer.
Today on the table points, Mumbai and Karnataka are in the eighth and ninth places, respectively, and victory will be useful for both sides.
In other games of Elite Group starting from Tuesday, Chhattisgarh take on Raipur Train, Gog Ararat clash with Saurashtra in Nadiad, while hosts Vidarbha will play against Baroda in Nagpur.
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