Brno Raptors’ quest for a win against the Brno Rangers!
Our Prediction is for Brno Rangers to win!
It will be the second game for the day and the 26th overall in the Czech Republic T10 Super Series, 2020. The Brno Raptors would be taking on the Brno Rangers in this game. Both teams are from the same club – the Brno Cricket Club and have a good mix of young and experienced players.
The Rangers are a stronger side on paper and have few players in their squad that have represented the national side in the past. They will be looking to make good use of their experience and win against the Raptors. On the other hand, this will be the second game of the day for the Raptors and this will allow them to make good use of their knowledge of the conditions. It is expected to be a good game of cricket given the composition of the two sides.
This will be the tougher contest of the day for Muhammad Ansar’s side as they take on the stronger team from their club. Ansar would be looking to get the best out of his resources at hand. He has few exciting players in his squad who can offer the Rangers a run for their money in this game.
Batting would rely on Chirag Kheradiya and Muhammad Ansar to provide the side with a good start. Both these players have vast experience of playing club cricket. Varun Mehta, Sureshkumar Nagaraj and Suresh Ramaro have also risen through the ranks and they would be looking to take on the strong bowling line-up that their opponents have.
In terms of their bowling attack, the side will depend on Ali Kashif and Machris Dias to pick wickets with the new ball and apply pressure on their opponents. Vivek Raxwal, Sandeep Naid and Mark Smart will need to bowl tight lines in the game as they are up against a team that bats deep and has several big-hitting batsmen.
Jan Hoffmann (wk), Varun Mehta, Mark Smart, Sureshkumar Nagaraj, Muhammad Ansar, Vivek Raxwal, Chirag Kheradiya, Ali Kashif, Suresh Ramaro, Sandeep Naidu, Machris Dias
Vikram Padigala will be a confident man as he leads his team in the first game for the day. His side has a good mix of all-rounders which is very handy in this format of the game and allows the batsmen to freely play their strokes. Padigala would be eyeing a good start to the day with a win in this game and shall want his players to stick to their basics.
Vikram Padigala’s experience with the bat would come handy for the side as he opens the batting with Dylan Steyn another player from the national side. In Ushan Gunathilake the side has a good hitter of the ball. Somesekhar Banerjee and Anthony Francis will have to play the finishers’ role perfectly when called for and help the side put up a big total on the board.
In terms of their bowling attack, the side will rely on Naveed Ahmed and Rahat Ali and both these bowlers bring in plenty of experience to the table. Sandeep Tiwari is another quality all-rounder that the team would be relying on going into this game. Others have to bowl well around these three.
Vikram Padigala (c), Ushan Guanthilake, Dylan Steyn, Somesekhar Banerjee, Anthony Francis, Naveed Ahmed, Rahat Ali, Balu Babukuttan, Sandeep Tiwari, Somsuvro Basu, Rohit Ogale
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||14||0 mm.||1.66 k/h||From: NNW||0%|
|03h||13||0 mm.||1.7 k/h||From: NNW||0%|
|06h||18||0 mm.||0.91 k/h||From: NW||0%|
|09h||23||0 mm.||2.07 k/h||From: WNW||0%|
|12h||25||0 mm.||2.45 k/h||From: WNW||18%|
|15h||24||0 mm.||3.26 k/h||From: WNW||44%|
|18h||20||0 mm.||2.17 k/h||From: NW||48%|
|21h||16||0 mm.||1.33 k/h||From: NNW||6%|
The conditions would be clear over Brno on July 4th through there would be the odd clouds over the sky. The pitch is expected to be flat and batsmen would have no hesitation in playing their strokes. For bowlers, it will be challenging conditions to bowl on. The side that bats first would have to put up 100 runs on the board to feel comfortable here.
Brno Cricket Ground is a quintessential Czech cricket ground with a lush green outfield. The small size of the ground allows the batsmen to free their arms. With the new ball, fast bowlers do get some rewards on this surface but conditions here have always been tough for the spinners as there very little assistance on offer.
The results have gone in favour of the sides that have batted first in this tournament. Sides batting first have won the last 8 out of 10 games and many of them have been by big margins. With the conditions likely to favour the batsmen we expect the captain electing to bat upon winning the toss.
Both sides come from the same club and hence when the first XI is split up one of the teams is likely to get the better players on the side. Brno Raptors are a good side and have some of the most promising players in their team but when compared to the Rangers they lose out as far as batting strength is concerned. Rangers also have the advantage of batting deep as they have several all-rounders in their playing XI. This would give them a slight advantage as they go into this game.
Our Prediction is for Brno Rangers to win!