Our Prediction is Northern Mumbai Panthers to win!
Aakash Tigers MWS will be keen to get back to winning ways when they take on Northern Mumbai Panthers in the 13th game of Mumbai Premier League in Mumbai on Monday.
Dhawal Kulkarni-led unit will be looking to make a strong comeback after suffering back-to-back defeats in the competition. The side will need to improve their batting in order to compete with Northern Mumbai Panthers in this contest.
On the other hand, Northern Mumbai Panthers have got off to a decent start and managed to win two games out of three played in the competition. The side will be keen to learn from their mistakes made in the previous game played against ARCS Andheri.
The side will need to raise their game with bat and ball to end their losing streak in the competition. Skipper Dhawal Kulkarni will be hoping that side can put in an improved batting performance in this game.
In the batting department, the side will be depending on the likes of Kaustubh Pawar, Aakarshit Gormel and Arjun Tendulkar to do the bulk of the scoring. The batting trio got runs for the side in the previous game played against SoBo Supersonics.
The opening pair of Kaustubh Pawar and Arjun Tendulkar will need to get the side off to a good start in this game. The duo failed to capitalize on their good starts in the previous game. Pawar scored 22 off 22 balls with the help of two fours and a six. Tendulkar scored 13 off 8 balls with the help of two boundaries. Aakash Tiger MWS will be hoping that Pawar and Tendulkar can deliver decent scores in this game.
In the previous game, Aakarshit Gormel was the standout player in the batting lineup for Aakash Tiger MWS. He scored 43 runs off 43 balls with the help of three fours and a six. Gormel is currently franchise’ leading run-scorer with 122 runs in 3 innings at an average of 40.66. The 25-year old will be looking to continue his good form in the next couple of games in the competition.
The middle-order comprising of Siddharth Akre, Shams Mulani and wicket-keeper D. Subramanian will need to contribute with scores for the side in this game. The responsibility will be on the likes of Mulani and Akre to provide quick runs for the side in the later stages of the innings.
In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Dhawal Kulkarni, Nehal Katakdhond and Salman Khan to deliver crucial breakthroughs with the new-ball. Left-arm orthodox spinner Nehal Katakdhond was the standout bowler for the side in the previous game. He picked up three wickets and conceded just 17 runs from his four overs.
Dhawal Kulkarni (captain), Kaustubh Pawar, D Subramanian (wk), Siddharth Akre, Shams Mulani, Arjun Tendulkar, Aakarshit Gomel, Yogesh Pawar, Nehal Katakdhond, Sylvester D’Souza, Salman Khan
The franchise has started their campaign on a decent note and managed to collect 4 points from three games played so far. Skipper Prithvi Shaw will be hoping that the side can make a strong comeback after losing the previous game against ARCS Andheri at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
In the batting department, the side will be relying on the likes of Vikrant Audi, Prithvi Shaw and Karan Nande to produce the bulk of runs on the board. Captain Prithvi Shaw will need to lead from the front and deliver a notable score in this game.
Vikrant Auti played well in the previous game and scored 31 off 24 balls with the help of five boundaries. He is currently side’s leading run-scorer with 104 runs in 3 innings at an average of 34.67. Northern Mumbai Panthers will be hoping that Vikrant can continue his good form with the bat in the next couple of matches.
Besides the openers, All-rounder Karan Nande has chipped in with decent scores for the side in so far this season. He played exceedingly well in the previous game and scored 40 off 31 balls with the help of two fours and a six. Sairaj Patel, Shashikant Kadam and wicket-keeper Swapnil Salvi have not done much with the bat so far this season. The batting trio will be keen to put in crucial scores for the side in this game.
In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes Arif Attarwala, Rahul Sawant and Pravin Tambe to provide crucial breakthroughs with the ball in hand. Rahul Sawant bowled well and picked up one wicket in the previous game played against ACRS Andheri.
Prithvi Shaw, Vikrant Vilas Auti, Sairaj Patil, Karan Dattatray Nande, Swapnil Salvi, Atif Attarwala, Pravin Tambe, Neil Narvekar, Prathamesh Dake, Shashikant Kadam, Rahul Sawant.
The wicket prepared for the game will be excellent for batting. The slow bowlers might get some assistance from the surface. The weather forecast for the game to be played on Monday is going to be bright and sunny.
Wankhede Cricket Stadium is going to host all the games for Mumbai Premier League this season. Northern Mumbai Panthers will be feeling confident of doing well as they have won two games played at this venue.
The side that wins the toss would be keen to bowl first and restrict the opposing team to a lowest possible score. It generally gets easier for batting in the second half of the innings. Majority of the games played in the competition have been won by sides batting second.
Based on current form, Northern Mumbai Panthers will fancy their chances of winning this game. The side has a superior batting lineup in comparison to Aakash Tigers MWS and will be looking to bring their A-game to the table.
Expect Northern Mumbai Panthers to register a comfortable win.
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