It is the 21st game in the Czech Republic T10 Super Series, 2020 where the Prague Spartans Mobilizers would be taking on Prague Barbarians Vandals. On the opening day both the sides had similar fate where they won a game and lost the other one. The winner of this game would thus have better prospects ahead of the group eliminator.
On the opening day we saw mixed performances from both the sides where they took a game to get good understanding of the conditions and also their winning combinations. With the stakes being equally high for both the sides in this game we expect this one to be a good encounter. The Vandals are a highly experienced side and would be looking to use it to win this game.
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It was a mixed day at the office for Suresh Kuramboyina’s side as they started the day with a loss against the Prague CC Rooks which they lost by 18 runs after doing poorly with the ball. They finished the day on a happier note to win a thriller by 3 runs against the Budejovice Barracudas CC. Kuramboyina would look for a good show from his side against the Vandals in the next game.
The side will need a good start from openers Surya Chembrolu and Mani Paduru. In both their previous games the opening combination failed. Vaibhav Naukudkar, Ashutosh Arya and Md Sahadat Hossain Sagor are in good form in the middle order and the side would look at them to finish the innings in style against a strong bowling attack that the Vandals have.
Arman Bhuiyan bowled well in both the games and shall have the onus to lead the attack and pick early wickets in this game. Suresh Kuramboyina, Ishan Saraswat and Shanmugham Ravi will need to bowl tighter spells if they are to restrict the strong batting line-up they would be bowling against in the next game.
Prague Spartans Mobilizers Predicted Playing XI:
Suresh Kuramboyina (c), Vaibhav Naukudkar, Arman Bhuiyan, Shanmugham Ravi, Ashutosh Arya, Md Sahadat Hossain Sagor, Surya Chembrolu, Mani Paduru, Ishan Saraswat, Vignesh Kumar, Arun Konda
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Pradeep Gangappa’s side did well on the opening day winning the last game of the day against the Barracudas CC by 33 runs. They could have had two wins in the day had the side not lost its nerves against the Prague CC Rooks which they lost by 2 runs after a spirited chase. The skipper would want his men to carry the positives forward into the next game and win it.
Openers Honey Gori and Sabawoon Davizi are in good form and they scored runs in the previous games. They would like to carry on the same form into the next game. In Divyendra Singh, Jahanur Hoque and Andrew Sim they have quality middle order. Skipper Gangappa with his hitting abilities completes a strong line-up for the side.
Honey Gori is bowling well and in both the games he bowled tight lines giving nothing away. He will be expected to do the early damage with the ball. Jafar Stooman and Sagar Madhireddy are also bowling well and this adds to the strength of their bowling attack. They would focus on sticking to the basics in the next game and win it for the side.
Prague Barbarians Vandals Predicted Playing XI:
Pradeep Gangappa (c), Sabawoon Davizi, Divyendra Singh, Jafar Stooman, Honey Gori, Kushagra Bhatnagar, Shantanu Kulkarni, Jahanur Hoque, Sagar Madhireddy, Pradeep Balakrishnan, Andrew Sim
The weatherman predicts cloudy skies and rains in Prague on June 28. This would make batting conditions difficult as we have already seen in games played here so far. Fast bowlers get good bounce and carry from the surface and any score in the range of 100 runs would be difficult to chase on this surface.
Vinor Cricket Ground, Prague is a small ground that has a thick green outfield. Batting here is a challenge for players who like to hit the ball through the ground but the small size helps big hitters of the ball. It is a surface where fast bowlers have always got assistance but spinners tend to struggle.
Toss: To Bat
The four games played so far in the group have gone in favor of the sides that have batted first. A good score becomes tricky to chase on this surface and hence we expect the captain winning the toss to have little hesitation in batting first in this game.
The stakes are high here for both the Prague Spartans Mobilizers and Prague Barbarians Vandals as they face each other in a must win game. Prague Spartans Mobilizers have several problems going into this game especially with their opening combination which failed in both the games so far. Prague Barbarians Vandals were unlucky to lose out one of their games in the opening day despite having a very strong side. They will start as favorites to win this contest.
Prague Barbarians Vandals to win
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