Maharashtra’s batting depends on captain Rituraj Gaikwad. He is in great form right now. Maharashtra has reached here on his own. Gaikwad has scored 552 runs in four matches in this tournament.
The title match of Vijay Hazare Trophy will be played between Maharashtra and Saurashtra in Ahmedabad on Friday. Maharashtra is eyeing to become champions for the first time. He will be playing the final for the first time. At the same time, Saurashtra would like to name this 50-over tournament for the second time. While Saurashtra pacers have dominated the tournament, Maharashtra batsmen have done exceptionally well.
Maharashtra’s batting depends on captain Rituraj Gaikwad. He is in great form right now. Maharashtra has reached here on his own. Gaikwad has scored 552 runs in four matches in this tournament. During this, he scored a record unbeaten 220 against Uttar Pradesh in the quarter-finals. In that innings, he also hit seven sixes in an over. Apart from him, another Maharashtra batsman Ankit Bawne has scored 571 runs in eight innings.
Saurashtra’s bowling will rest on the shoulders of skipper Jaydev Unadkat. He has taken 18 wickets in the tournament. During this, he took four wickets for 26 runs against Karnataka in the semi-finals and five wickets for 23 runs against Himachal in the group match.
Saurashtra’s experienced batsman Cheteshwar Pujara will not be able to play in this match. He is currently in Bangladesh with the India A team preparing for the Test series. Apart from this, Saurashtra’s left-arm fast bowler Chetan Sakariya will also not be available for this match. He suffered a finger injury in the quarter-finals against Tamil Nadu.
Rahul Tripathi will not be able to play for Maharashtra. He is included in the Indian team for the three-match ODI series against Bangladesh starting on December 4.