Moravian CC’s Big Challenge against Brno Raiders
Brno Raiders to win
It will be the 27th game of the Czech Republic T10 Super Series, 2020 and the third one for Group 4 where the Moravian CC would be battling it out against the third team from the Brno Cricket Club the Brno Raiders. The Raiders have seasoned players in their ranks and most of their players are active around the domestic circuit. Compared to this the Moravian CC are a team and most of their players don’t have much experience of playing in the domestic tournament.
It will be interesting to see the kind of approach that the Moravian CC adopt in this game given the fact they would be up against side that is full of experienced players. Having played a game earlier they would have good knowledge of the conditions and would like to put it to good use in this game. The Raiders on the other hand would be looking for a good start to the day in this game.
Syed Abdul-Wahab will be looking to get the best out of his players as he takes on a stronger opponent in this game. Most of the players in his side have played very little cricket in the domestic circuit and he would be looking to throw in some surprises for the Raiders and aim at winning this game.
In the batting department the side would be relying on its experienced Top 3. Jilesh Mattakot, Lal Mohan and Syed Abdul Wahab have many years of experience under their belt and shall look to do well in this game. In the finishers’ role the side would trust Gireesh Brahmadasan and Shrivadiraja Ramamurthy to put up quick runs in the final overs.
They have a good bowling attack and would like to use it as their strength in this game. Om Sharma and Dhanushka Sandharuwan will be expected to inflict early damage with the new ball in this game. Vineesh Njarekkattil must offer them good support as beyond these three most of the other bowlers are inexperienced.
Syed Abdul-Wahab (c&wk), Shrivadiraja Ramamurthy, Jilesh Mattakot, Lal Mohan, Om Sharma, Gireesh Brahmadasan, Manu Paul, Dhanushka Sandharuwan, Yograj Sahani, Vineesh Njarekkattil, Premprakash Yadav
Anzer Khan would be leading the side in this game. A veteran of many battles he will look to get a good start to the tournament with a win in this game. The team is blessed to have a good bowling attack. However he would not want his side to take it easy as a 10-over game can be a tough nut to crack.
Anzer Khan’s presence at the top is a huge boost for the side’s batting and he will look to provide a good start in company of Kudzai Chomusora. Down the order the side has good hitters of the ball in Aamir Hussain, Muzamil Dodhy and Praveen Prasad and all these players have the ability to score quick runs for the side.
It is their bowling attack that gives them the edge with Ganesh Duraisamy being one of the top rated players in club. He will look to do well in company of Jaipal Singh Rathore. Aamir Hussain too is a good bowler and along with Piyush Tripathi completes a good bowling attack for the side.
Anzer Khan (c), Kudzai Chomusora, Aamir Husain, Praveen Prasad, Ganesh Duraisamy, Jaipal Singh Rathore, Piyush Tripathi, Muzamil Dodhy, Balaji Subramaniam, Raghvendra Singh, Vijay Bijalwan
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||15||0 mm.||1.37 k/h||From: SSW||12%|
|03h||14||0 mm.||1.77 k/h||From: SW||3%|
|06h||18||0 mm.||2.61 k/h||From: SW||5%|
|09h||22||0 mm.||3.96 k/h||From: W||76%|
|12h||24||0 mm.||4.06 k/h||From: WSW||84%|
|15h||25||0 mm.||3.86 k/h||From: WSW||58%|
|18h||22||0 mm.||3.27 k/h||From: WSW||39%|
|21h||18||0 mm.||3.92 k/h||From: WSW||97%|
The conditions on July 4 over Prague would be good for a game of cricket. The skies would be clear though there would be odd clouds over the sky. Batsmen will enjoy batting on this surface as the ball would come onto the bat nicely. It will be a challenge for the bowlers given the flat nature of the surface. The side that bats first will have to put up a big score to feel safe on this track.
Brno Cricket Ground is a lovely ground that has thick grass cover and smaller boundaries. The smaller size of the park allows batsmen to play their strokes in the air. Fast bowlers do get some assistance in the early overs with the bounce and pace on offer. Spinners haven’t done well at this venue in the past.
Toss would be crucial in this game as in the last 10 games we have seen the side batting first go onto win 8 games. Batting second and chasing a score hasn’t been easy in this tournament so far. Hence we expect the side that wins the spin of the coin would in all likelihood choose to bat first on this surface.
It will be the second game of the day for the Moravian CC and definitely not the easier one. Their side lacks experience both in the batting as well as bowling departments. It will be an uphill task for the side in this game. Brno Raiders on the other hand bring in a very strong bowling attack to the table. Most of their players have experience in playing competitive cricket and this will hold them in good stead in the game. It is likely to be a close contest by the Raiders would start favorites in this one.
Brno Raiders to win