Visakhapatnam: Unbeaten in the competition so far, India B start favourites against a tenacious Tamil Nadu team in the Deodhar Trophy final on Tuesday.
The Parthiv Patel-led India B has been the dominant team in the tournament, winning both their league games against India A and Tamil Nadu rather comfortably.
However, they bounced back in the following game against India A to make the final.
The Indian cricket team selectors will be closely tracking the players' performance tomorrow with the final being the last 50-over domestic game before the Champions Trophy in June.
Discarded India opener Dhawan has hit form with the scores of 128 and 50 in the previous two innings. Pandey, also playing for India B, attracted attention with a match-winning 104 against Tamil Nadu in the league phase.
Tamil Nadu wicket-keeper batsman Karthik too would like to be among the runs, having already scored a bagful in Ranji Trophy and Vijay Hazare Trophy where he ended as the leading scorer with 607 runs at an average of 86.71.
The stylish batsman has made a case to be picked in the Indian team with M S Dhoni doing the keeping job.
Left-arm spinner Sai Kishore has been the standout bowler for Tamil Nadu with seven scalps in two matches.
India B have batted first on both occasions and ended up hammering 300 plus runs before defending them convincingly.