Vinohrady Rossos trial by Prague CC Knights!
Prague CC Knights to win!
It is Game 10 at the Czech Republic T10 Super Series, 2020 where the Prague CC Knights would battle it out against the Vinohrady Rossos. It will be the second game of the day for the Knights and they would be looking to cash in on their match readiness. The Vinohrady Rossos are a young club that has been making its mark over the last few years and will need to play out of their skins to defeat their bigger rivals. As far as experience goes Vinohrady Rossos definitely lacks behind compared to their opponents. They don’t have as many big stars among their ranks and will need to make good use of the resource at their disposal.
The Knights have been active for several years on the circuit and have built a stronger team. However, given the format the Rossos would definitely count their chances in this game.
It will be the second game for Sujith Gopalakrishnan’s side for the day and the skipper would be looking to make best out of their match preparedness. He is leading a strong side going into the game and shall be looking at his players to deliver their best. Gopalakrishnan wouldn’t want his side to be complacent against a relatively weaker opponent.
Their batting line-up looks strong going into this game with Naveen Padmaraju and Sujith Gopalakrishnan at the top. Both these players would be looking to get off their side to a good start. Laxminarayan Selvan is also a very important contributor with the bat for the side. Down the order, they have good hitters of the ball in Jinnu Panilet and Pavan Kumar Sunkara.
It is the bowling department that the side lacks strength as most of their bowlers are inexperienced apart from Eswar Gopalakrishnan. Dijo Vincent and Charles Croucher shall have to keep their ends tight for the side to do well against the Rossos.
Sujith Gopalakrishnan (c), Jinnu Panilet, Karthick Gopalakrishnan, Laxminarayanan Selvan, Naveen Padmaraju, Charles Croucher, Dijo Vincent, Eswar Gopalakrishnan, Pavan Kumar Sunkara, Joseph Johnson, Kasi Vishwanathan
Kyle Gilham’s side comes into this game as underdogs. They don’t have big names on their side to boast about and shall have to play well within their limitations. The skipper would want his players to get their basics right and not become intimidated by the stronger opponents they are up against in this game.
Mikulas Stary and Ed Knowles will need to do well with the bat down the order. It is the trio of Arshad Yousafzai, Gilham, and Shaun Dalton that the team would look at to put runs on the board. All these players are known for being good hitters of the ball and shall have to steer the innings given the lack of experience. Ed Knowles and Thomas Sturmey will need to do the big-hitting down the order.
Paul Taylor is the only recognizable bowler in the side and he will have a huge responsibility on his shoulders to steer his team through in this game. Arshad Yousafzai and Shaun Dalton are also known for their bowling skills and will need to perform well against a very strong opponent.
Kyle Gilham (c), Arshad Yousafzai, Mikulas Stary, Ed Knowles, Thomas Sturmey, Paul Taylor, Shaun Dalton, Siddharth Goud, Shubhranshu Chaudhary, Venkatesh Marghashayam, Kamal Singh
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||15||2.37 mm.||4.05 k/h||From: W||59%|
|03h||15||0.98 mm.||4.27 k/h||From: W||83%|
|06h||15||1.08 mm.||5.34 k/h||From: WNW||95%|
|09h||14||0.60 mm.||4.52 k/h||From: WNW||99%|
|12h||15||0.23 mm.||4.31 k/h||From: WNW||100%|
|15h||16||0 mm.||2.94 k/h||From: WNW||100%|
|18h||15||0 mm.||2.36 k/h||From: NW||100%|
|21h||15||0.12 mm.||3.55 k/h||From: WNW||100%|
It will be cloudy skies and there are predictions for rains at Velvary on June 20. The pitch wouldn’t be the easiest ones to bat on as the oddball is expected to skid making strong playing difficult. The side batting first would be happy with a score of 80-90 runs.
Velvary Cricket Ground is a small ground and the artificially laid surface makes it difficult for the batsmen to negotiate the pace and the bounce on this surface. This has always been an advantage for the fast bowlers. Spinners find it tough to turn the ball given the lack of rough surface.
The pitch and the outfield would be moist and in the tournament so far teams opting to field have gone onto win more games. Hence the captain winning the toss shall most likely decide to bowl first on this surface and look to keep the opposition to a low total.
In this format of the game, there isn’t much to choose between the two sides based on skills. Vinohrady Rossos have a very young side and they are short of experience which may be a big handicap for the team. Prague CC Knights on the other hand have players who have done well in the past and with them having played a game earlier on the same surface they would have a slight advantage going into this game.
Prague CC Knights to win!