Having endured a disappointing thus far, 41-time champions Mumbai face a must-win scenario to maintain their slim knock-out probabilities alive once they take on an in-form Saurashtra in an Elite Group B Ranji Trophy game beginning right here on Tuesday.
The street to the knock-outs for Mumbai turned even more durable after their match in opposition to Himachal Pradesh was washed out and each the groups shared some extent every.
Mumbai, with 13 factors, are languishing are on the 12th spot in the mixed Group A and B desk with one win, two losses and three attracts.
Only 5 groups from mixed Group A and B could make it to the knock-outs. An outright win right here would take Mumbai to 19 factors and a win with bonus level will take them to 20 factors.
Anything lower than a victory, would imply that Mumbai are just about out of the event. The guests could be bolstered by the return of senior batsman Suryakumar Yadav, who was with on India An obligation in New Zealand. And he could be greater than desirous to contribute with the bat for his facet.
Another younger batsman Sarfaraz Khan, who has hit again-to-again triple and double a whole bunch, would look to proceed from the place he left in Dharamshala.
He had remained unbeaten on 226 on the opening day of Mumbai’s game in opposition to Himachal Pradesh and earlier than that he had notched up a triple hundred in opposition to Uttar Pradesh.
Another constructive signal for Mumbai is that ‘crisis man’ Siddesh Lad and skipper Aditya Tare are again amongst runs. However, their high-order wants to fireplace huge time.
Mumbai bowlers led by skilled Tushar Deshpande would additionally must ship for the workforce.
Spinners Shashank Attarde and Shams Mulani have been taking part in their half properly and they might be greater than eager to rattle the opposition yet another time.
Saurashtra, on the opposite hand, are sitting fairly on the third spot in mixed A and B desk, with 25 factors.
Their skipper Jaydev Unadkat is main from the entrance and his 12 wickets in the final match in opposition to Baroda helped his facet win the game.
But Saurashtra want make enhancements in their batting division.