New Delhi: Delhi will like to consolidate their position in Group B as they take on a depleted Baroda side in the third round Ranji Trophy encounter at the Kotla from Saturday.
Having lost their first match against Uttar Pradesh with a full-strength side, a relatively younger side led by Shikhar Dhawan made amends against minnows Odisha by getting seven points and are now second in the points table behind UP.
Delhi side will be boosted by the presence of their Rajat Bhatia and Ashish Nehra who will be coming into the playing XI.
Baroda, on the other hand, will be missing their skipper Yusuf Pathan who had sustained a finger injury and has been ruled out of this game.
With their star all-rounder Irfan Pathan also going out for a month due to knee injury, the onus will be on seasoned pro Ambati Rayudu who will be leading the side in Yusuf’s absence.
For Delhi coach Vijay Dahiya and captain Shikhar Dhawan, the bone of contention will be the player whom Nehra will replace.