Ghaziabad: Left-arm spinner Murali Karthik's return will be a big boost for Railways as they take on Uttar Pradesh in a fifth round Ranji Trophy Elite Group encounter at the Mohan Meakins ground from Tuesday.
The two teams have everything to play for. While 'home team' UP will be looking for their elusive outright win having got three points each from their four matches. Right now UP are on 12 points from four matches -- third in the group league table behind Mumbai and Karnataka on 16 and 15 points respectively.
The Railways, on the other hand have four points from four matches but have played better cricket in their last two matches after being thrashed by Mumbai and Karnataka in the first two outings.