Vijay Hazare Trophy: Rain washes out all Group B matches

The overnight rain caused all six teams of Elite Group 'B' —Delhi, Vidarbha, Maharashtra, Himachal, Baroda and Odisha — to get two points each.

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Karnataka vice-captain KL Rahul, who has been out of favour in India’s Test side, will also look to re-establish his white-ball credentials.

All opening round matches of the Vijay Hazare Trophy Elite Group ‘B’ were washed out on Tuesday without a ball being played due to wet outfield.

The overnight rain caused all six teams —Delhi, Vidarbha, Maharashtra, Himachal, Baroda and Odisha — to get two points each.

The tournament will see several India internationals trying to leave a mark while competing for the top honours. Wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant and pacer Navdeep Saini, who recently made his India debut, will feature in the Delhi side.

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While Karnataka vice-captain KL Rahul, who has been out of favour in India’s Test side, will also look to re-establish his white-ball credentials.

A total of 38 teams are vying for the title this season with Chandigarh being the new entrant.

The top five teams from Groups A and B combined (sorted by points tally), the top two teams from Group C, and the Group D leader will qualify for the quarterfinals. The final will be played on October 25.