Expect Triumphs Knights MNE to beat Shivaji Park Lions by a comfortable margin!
Our Prediction is Triumphs Knights MNE to win!
Shivaji Park Lions will be looking to end their losing streak when they take on Triumphs Knights MNE in the 14th game of Mumbai Premier League in Mumbai on Sunday.
Reigning Champions Triumphs Knights MNE have struggled to produce positive results in this year’s competition. In their previous game, the side managed to break their losing streak against Eagle Thane Strikers, courtesy splendid performances from Akash Parkar, Karan More and Parikshit Valasangkar.
On the other hand, Shivaji Park Lions will be desperate to end their winless streak in the competition. The side suffered a narrow defeat at the hands of NaMo Bandra Blasters in a game played at Wankhede Stadium on Sunday.
The side nearly managed to pull off a heist in the previous game played against NaMo Bandra Blasters, courtesy Shivam Dube’s blistering innings. Shivaji Park Lions will need to improve their overall game in order to end their losing streak in the competition.
In the batting department, the side will be relying heavily on the likes of Shivam Dube, Swapnil Pradhan and Captain Siddhesh Lad to put the bulk of the runs on the board. Pradhan and Lad perished for low scores in the previous game played against NaMo Bandra Blasters. The duo will need to deliver runs with the bat in this contest.
Opening batsman Sachin Yadav did a decent job with the bat for Shivaji Park Lions and scored 23 runs off 29 balls in his innings. The man of the moment in the previous game was batting all-rounder Shivam Dube, who smashed 87 not out off 46 balls with the help of four fours and seven sixes. Dube showed incredible display of clearing the ropes and nearly pulled off a famous win over Bandra Blasters. Left-hander will be keen to continue his good form with the bat in the next set of games.
In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Siddharth Raut, Shivam Dube and Vijay Gohil to pick wickets for the side in this game. Dube and Gohil bowled well in the previous game and picked up two wickets apiece. Shivam Malhotra and Tanush Kotian also bowled well for the side and conceded less than eight runs an over against NaMo Bandra Blasters.
Siddhesh Lad (captain ), Hardik Tamore (wk), Shivam Dube, Raunaq Sharma, Rudra Dhanday, Tanush Kotian, Swapnil Pradhan, Shivam Malhotra, Siddharth Raut, Vijay Gohil, Sachin Yadav
Defending Champions will be looking to build on their success in the previous game played against Eagle Thane Strikers. Captain Suryakumar Yadav will be hoping that the side can raise their game with bat and ball in this game.
In the batting department, the side will be relying on the likes of Suryakumar Yadav, Karan More and Parikshit Valasangkar to do the bulk of the scoring in this game. Captain Suryakumar Yadav is side’s leading run-scorer in the competition with 132 runs in 3 matches at an average of 44.00.
In the previous game, Sumit Ghadiagaonkar and Parikshit Valasangkar put on a crucial partnership for the side after Karan Shah perished for a first-ball duck against Eagle Thane Strikers. Wicket-keeper batsman Sumit Ghadiagaonkar scored 24 off 20 balls with the help of three boundaries. He was well supported by Valasangkar, who chipped in with 39 off 24 balls with the help of six fours and a six. Triumphs Knights MNE will be hoping that the likes of Ghadiagaonkar and Valasangkar can continue their good form with the bat in this game.
Karan More also chipped in with crucial innings for the side in the previous game. He scored 36 off 24 balls with the help of four boundaries. He put on a much-needed partnership with Akash Parkar, who chipped in with a quick-fire 34 runs off 20 balls with the help of three sixes.
In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Mohit Avasthi, Akash Parkar and Yash Dicholkar to produce crucial breakthroughs in this game. Avasthi and Dicholkar bowled exceedingly well in the previous game and shared six wickets between them to help Triumphs Knights MNE register their first win of the competition. The likes of Akash Parkar and Royston Dias also picked up one wicket apiece.
Suryakumar Yadav (captain), Sumit Ghadiagaonkar (wk) Parikshit Valasangkar, Karan More, Karan Shah, Mohit Avasthi, Royston Dias, Akash Parkar, Vinayak Bhoir, Puneet Tripathi, Yash Dicholkar.
The pitch prepared for the game will be a decent one for batting. Expect the spinners to get some assistance off this wicket. The weather condition for the day-night game on Monday is going to clear skies for the evening.
The venue has certainly provided an interesting contest between bat and ball so far this season. Triumphs Knights MNE ended their losing streak in the competition by beating Eagle Thane Strikers by 38 runs at the same venue.
The side that wins the toss would be looking to bat first and put up a competitive total on the board. The pitch at Wankhede tends to get a little slower in the second half of the game. Expect both sides to win the toss and bat first on this wicket
Reigning Champions Triumphs Knights MNE will be favorites to win this game against Shivaji Park Lions. The side will be looking to maintain consistency with bat and ball in this contest. The bowlers also showed excellent form in the previous game played against Eagle Thane Strikers
Expect Triumphs Knights MNE to beat Shivaji Park Lions by a comfortable margin.
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