Budejovice Barracudas CC’s stiff challenge against Prague Spartans Mobilizers!
Prague Spartans Mobilizers to win!
In the 19th game of the Czech Republic T10 Super Series, 2020 and the Prague Spartans Mobilizers would be battling it out with the Budejovice Barracudas CC. Prague Spartans Mobilizers have been around for quite some time though the side hasn’t won a big contest in recent memory. The Budejovice Barracudas CC, on the other hand, brings in an inexperienced team to the contest.
The Mobilizers would be playing their second game of the day and are likely to have better knowledge about the conditions. The Budejovice Barracudas CC is a young side and don’t boast of known players and shall have to play out of their skins to win this game. T10 cricket is always challenging as it doesn’t allow the sides any room for complacency and hence this is expected to be an interesting contest.
Vaibhav Naukudkar would count his side’s chances in this game. On paper, they have better balance and more experience compared to their opponents. The side cannot take its opponents lightly in a 10 -over contest. They will be looking to play with positive intent and stick to the basics to win this game.
The team has a strong batting line-up with Ketan Pathak and Vaibhav Naukudkar starting the proceedings for the side in the game. Ashutosh Arya is also an exciting player and known for hitting the ball hard. Down the order, the side would be expecting a good show from Arun Konda, Mani Paduru and Sarthak Bhatta.
Ishan Saraswat and Shanmugham Ravi are the lead bowlers for the side and the side’s fate would depend on their performance. They need to grab wickets early. The side would expect a good show from Suresh Babu, Arman Bhuiyan and Prasad Ramachandran and they will have to bowl economical spells in this game.
Vaibhav Naukudkar (c), Sarthak Bhatta, Ketan Pathak, Ashutosh Arya, Arun Konda, Mani Paduru, Arman Bhuiyan, Ishan Saraswat, Suresh Babu, Shanmugham Ravi, Prasad Ramachandran
Anbu Poosakkannu’s side would face an uphill challenge as they take on a formidable opponent in this game. The side comprises of mainly young players who don’t bring much experience to the table. Anbu Poosakkannu would need to make good use of resources at hand to play well in this match.
Their batting would rest on Arun Natarajan and Ayush Sharma, two of their most experienced players. The side will need a good start from them to do well against a quality bowling attack. Philip Butterill, Rahul Mishra and skipper Anbu Poosakkannu will need to hit the ball long during the death overs to put up a big score.
In terms of their bowling, the onus would be on Ritesh Khanna and Ajay Mishra to provide the side with a good start with the new ball. Praveen Kumar Muthusamy is also a good bowler and the trio will need to apply pressure on the strong batting line-up that the Mobilizers have.
Anbu Poosakkannu (c), Rahul Mishra, Ritesh Khanna, Philip Butterill, Arun Natarajan (wk), Ajay Mishra, Praveen Kumar Muthusamy, Uday Kumar, Legi Sam, Ayush Sharma, Krishnamoorthy Velusamy
|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%|
There would clouds over the skies of Prague on June 27. We have seen this as a low scoring pitch where sides have won after putting up low total on the board. Batsmen will need to be watchful as the odd ball can keep low and makes them struggle. The side that bats first would be targeting a score upward of 90 runs.
Vinor Cricket Ground, Prague is a small ground with thick grass cover. There aren’t too many boundaries scored but batsmen can easily hit the ball over the ropes at this ground. Fast bowlers get good assistance from the pitch as well as in the air where the ball seams and swings around. This isn’t an easy track to bowl for the spinners.
In the last few games in this tournament we have seen sides opting to bat first after winning the toss and this have worked in their favor. Going into this game we would expect the side winning the toss to bat first and target a big score on the board.
Budejovice Barracudas CC brings in players who don’t have much experience in playing domestic cricket. Barring the odd names, most of their players are new and shall find it difficult to cope up with the pressure. Prague Spartans Mobilizers, on the other hand, have players who have been part of competitive cricket for long and know how to handle the pressure. This will make them favourites to win this game.
Prague Spartans Mobilizers to win!