The Battle of Big Guns between Rooks and Vandals!
Prague Barbarians Vandals to win!
In the 18th game of the Czech Republic T10 Super Series, 2020 Prague CC Rooks would be up against the Prague Barbarians Vandals. This is expected to be one of the biggest contests to watch out for in the tournament as both these sides are among the best in local cricket. There are big hitters of the ball in both the camps and we expect to see plenty of fireworks during the match.
The Prague CC Rooks who’d play the second consecutive game for the day would be looking to make good use of their knowledge about the conditions. The Prague Barbarians Vandals, on the other hand, would take confidence from the kind of depth they have in their batting as well as bowling. With the two sides well balanced this is expected to be a cracker of a competition.
This will be the second game in the day for Keyur Mehta’s side and arguably the toughest one where they would meet a strong team. The skipper would have to guide his team in this competition with his experience. They can’t afford to commit mistakes against a strong team like Vandals.
The side will need a good start from Kushal Mendon, their best batsman who forms a strong opening combination with Shripal Gajjar. They have a strong batting line-up to follow where Jaydeep Patel, Smit Patel and Rohit Deshmoyni have the hitting abilities and shall look to score quick runs in the final overs.
Mehta is a veteran of many battles and he will need to put his experience to good use in this game opening the bowling for the side. Akash Parmar will need to support him with the new ball and the side would also look at Kishan Panchal and Vinod Suthar to bowl tight spells in the game.
Keyur Mehta (c), Smit Patel, Kushal Mendon, Rohit Deshmoyni, Jaydeep Patel, Piyush Baghel, Shripal Gajjar, Aakash Parmar, Vinod Suthar, Kishan Panchal, Naveen Gunasekaran
Sabawoon Davizi would be confident about the prospects of his side as he goes into this game. They have a formidable batting line-up and established bowlers in their side. Davizi would know that his side is up against a very strong opponent and have to play their best cricket to win the game.
Batting is their strength with skipper Sabawoon Davizi being known to be a good player in the shorter format of the game. He will look to provide a good start in the company of Honey Gori. The likes of Pradeep Balakrishnan, M Sai Vandrasi and Birendra Kumar will need to hit the big boundaries in the final overs of the game.
Honey Gori shall open the bowling too and the side would look at him to grab early wickets in the game. Kushagra Bhatnagar and Shantanu Kulkarni are two exciting prospects as far as the bowling attack is concerned and they are expected to give a tough time to the Rooks’ batsmen in this game.
Sabawoon Davizi (c), Divyendra Singh, Pradeep Balakrishnan, M Sai Vandrasi, Honey Gori, Pankaj Kumar, Birendra Kumar, Kushagra Bhatnagar, Shantanu Kulkarni, Jafar Stooman, Pradeep Gangappa
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||17||0 mm.||1.49 k/h||From: S||0%|
|03h||16||0 mm.||1.36 k/h||From: SSW||53%|
|06h||18||0.32 mm.||2.51 k/h||From: SSW||60%|
|09h||24||0.42 mm.||3.54 k/h||From: WSW||62%|
|12h||26||3.40 mm.||5.64 k/h||From: W||38%|
|15h||28||0.29 mm.||3.35 k/h||From: W||7%|
|18h||24||0.57 mm.||3.45 k/h||From: W||33%|
|21h||20||0.28 mm.||4.43 k/h||From: WSW||56%|
The weatherman predicts overcast skies over Prague on June 27 and this is something the bowlers would enjoy. In the last round of games at this venue, we had seen the pitch being difficult to bat on and we should see something similar in this game. The side batting first would need to eye a score in the range of 100 runs to feel comfortable on this track.
The small size of the Vinor Cricket Ground, Prague has always worked in favour of the batsmen as this allows them to free their arms without any fear. The wide-open spaces around the ground aid fast bowlers who are able to attract seam movement. It is one of the toughest wickets in the Czech Republic for the spinners given the conditions.
The tournament has so far seen most teams electing to bat first and in the majority of the games, the side batting first emerges as winners. Hence we expect the side that wins the toss in this game is likely to opt for batting and aim at a big score on the board.
This is a game between two equally matched sides. On most counts, the teams are head-to-head with each other and given the big names involved this would surely be one of the contests for the day to watch out for. The Prague CC Rooks have a formidable batting line-up at their disposal and a good attack. The only thing separating the two sides at the moment is the depth in Prague Barbarians Vandals’ batting and this would surely give them the edge to with this game.
Prague Barbarians Vandals to win!