Big task for Prague Spartans Mobilizers against Prague CC Rooks!
Prague CC Rooks to win!
It is game No. 17 at the Czech Republic T10 Super Series, 2020 and the first one for Group 3 where Prague CC Rooks would be taking on the Prague Spartans Mobilizers. The Rooks are one of the strongest teams in the country and have done well in the last few years. It will be a big challenge for the Prague Spartans Mobilizers as they haven’t done well in the top tier in recent memory.
The Prague CC Rooks have some of the leading names in Czech cricket most notably Kushal Mendon and skipper Keyur Mehta and shall look to use their experience in this game. Mobilizers aren’t a side that can be dismissed completely and have several young and promising players among their ranks. They will look to make most out of this opportunity and make a perfect start to the tournament.
Keyur Mehta is leading a strong side into the game. There are several known faces in Czech cricket in this team and this will make the skipper confident. However, the format of this game allows no room for complacency and Mehta would want his team to put their best foot forward in this game.
Kushal Mendon a part of the national team would have to lead the batting for the side and shall look to provide a good start in the company of Shripal Gajjar another known hitter of the ball. They have few other good batsmen in their ranks including Rohit Deshmoyni, Jaydeep Patel and Smit Patel completing a good batting line-up for the side.
Skipper Mehta is their leading bowler and the side would look towards him to give them early breakthroughs in the game. Akash Parmar is also building his reputation as a bowler and along with Vinod Suthar and Kishan Panchal shall look to provide good support to his skipper.
Keyur Mehta (c), Rohit Deshmoyni, Jaydeep Patel, Smit Patel, Naveen Gunasekaran, Kushal Mendon, Piyush Baghel, Shripal Gajjar, Aakash Parmar, Vinod Suthar, Kishan Panchal
Vaibhav Naukudkar starts off with a big challenge leading a young side against some of the established names in Czech cricket. He would have his task cut out and needs to lead the side from the front. A win in this game would give the side lot of confidence in their further group games.
Their batting line-up is formidable with Vaibhav Naukudkar and Ketan Pathak opening the batting for the side. These two along with Ashutosh Arya need to play well for the side to win. Down the order, the side will depend on the likes of Sarthak Bhatta, Arun Konda and Mani Paduru to do the big-hitting for the side.
In terms of their bowling attack, the side would depend on the likes of Ishan Saraswat and Shanmugham Ravi to do well. This is their weak area as beyond these two other bowlers lack experience. The likes of Prasad Ramachandran and Arman Bhuiyan will need to bowl tight lines as the Rooks have big hitters of the ball.
Vaibhav Naukudkar (c), Sarthak Bhatta, Ketan Pathak, Ashutosh Arya, Arun Konda, Mani Paduru, Arman Bhuiyan, Ishan Saraswat, Suresh Babu, Shanmugham Ravi, Prasad Ramachandran
|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 weather is expected to be slightly cloudy at Prague on June 27 and this will make it easy for the bowlers. Earlier we have seen the batsmen struggle at this venue as the pitch is a tough one to bat one. The side batting first would be happy to score in excess of 90 runs on this surface.
Vinor Cricket Ground, Prague is a small park and this is something big hitters of the ball enjoy as this creates boundary scoring opportunities for them. But fast bowlers too have got good support on this surface with the wind helping them swing the ball. The small size makes it a difficult wicket for the spinners.
In the last few games in the tournament, we have seen side winning the toss to bat first as this allows them to set the pace of the game. The weather is expected to be good and hence the captain winning the toss should have no hesitation in batting first.
It is the first game in the season for both the sides and hence there would be anxiousness in both the camps. The Prague Spartans Mobilizers lack in terms of experience as compared to their opponents and shall have to compensate with strong determination and aggressive brand of cricket. The Prague CC Rooks have several established players in their ranks with few national players and this will give them an edge over the Mobilizers in this match.
Prague CC Rooks to win!