SoBo SuperSonics aim to extend their lead in the Mumbai Premier League
Our Prediction is SoBo SuperSonics to win!
SoBo SuperSonics will be looking to extend their lead at the top of the league table when they take on Shivaji Park Lions in the 17th game of Mumbai Premier League in Mumbai on Wednesday.
In their previous game, SoBo SuperSonics managed to eke out a close win over Aakash Tigers MWE. Captain Jay Gokul Bista will be hoping that the side can continue their winning streak in this game as well.
On the other hand, Shivaji Park Lions are currently lying at the bottom of the league after losing three games in a row. Siddhesh Lad and co. will need to put in an improved batting performance in order to put up a tough fight against SoBo SuperSonics.
The franchise has got off to a flying start in this year’s competition with three wins on the trot. The side led by Jay Gokul Bista will be keen to maintain their standards with the bat and ball against Shivaji Park Lions
In the batting department, the side will be depending on the likes of Hersh Tank, Parag Khanapurkar and Captain Jay Gokul Bista to do the bulk of the scoring in this game. Middle-order batsman Parag Khanapurkar is currently SuperSonics’ leading run-scorer in the competition with 156 runs in 3 innings at an average of 52.00.
The opening pair of Jay Gokul Bista and Hersh Tank got the side off to a steady start in the previous game played against Aakash Tigers MWS. Bista once again perished for just 13 runs while Tank scored 23 off 18 balls with the help of three boundaries. The side will be hoping that opening pair can deliver runs with the bat in this game.
In the previous game, Khanapurkar delivered crucial innings for SuperSonics and scored 45 runs off 40 balls with the help of three boundaries. He will be looking to continue his good form for the side in the next couple of games.
The likes of Vaibhav Mali, wicket-keeper Yogesh Takawale and Adeeb Usmani have not scored runs with the bat so far this season. The franchise will be hoping that they can produce crucial contributions with the bat against Shivaji Park Lions
Khizer Dafedar produced a blistering cameo of 33 runs off 18 balls with the help of two fours and three sixes. Due to Khizer’s late blitz, SuperSonics managed to post 143 runs in 20 overs.
In the bowling department, the likes of Badrey Alam, Rohan Raje, and Dhrumil Matkar will need to pick wickets with new-ball in this game. The likes of Deepak Shetty, Khizer Dafedar and Parag Khanapurkar also chipped in with crucial wickets for the side in the previous game played against Aakash Tigers MWS.
Jay Gokul Bista (captain), Yogesh Takawale (wk), Dhrumil Matkar, Hersh Tank, Parag Khanapurkar, Vaibhav Mali, Adeeb Usmani, Rohan Raje, Badrey Alam, Deepak Shetty, Khizer Dafedar.
Shivaji Park Lions will need to bring their A-game to the table with bat and ball to end their losing streak in the competition.
The side certainly made changes to their playing XI in the previous game played against Triumphs Knights MNE. Swapnil Pradhan was replaced by Rudra Dhanday at the top of the innings for the game. Varun Joijode replaced Tanush Kotian in the previous game played against Triumphs Knights MNE.
In the batting department, the side will be relying on the likes of Siddhesh Lad, Sachin Yadav, and Shivam Dube to produce the bulk of the runs with the bat. Opening batsman Yadav scored 20 off 22 balls with the help of two boundaries. He will be looking to produce a decent score for the side in this game.
The big positive from the previous game was Captain Siddhesh Lad finding a form with the bat. He looked in great touch and scored 37 off 42 balls with the help of five boundaries. All-rounder Shivam Dube failed to replicate his batting heroics from the previous game. Left-hander perished for a low score to see the side in a spot of bother against Triumphs Knights MNE.
Wicket-keeper Hardik Tamore produced crucial innings for the side and scored 40 off 29 balls with the help of two sixes. It was due to his innings that Shivaji Park Lions were able to post 129 runs in their 20 overs.
In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Vijay Gohil, Varun Joijode and Shivam Malhotra to pick up wickets with the new-ball. Shivam Dube and Siddhesh Lad also bowled a couple of overs for the side in the previous game.
Siddhesh Lad (captain), Rudra Dhanday, Nikhil Patil, Sachin Yadav, Shivam Dube, Hardik Tamore (wk), Raunaq Sharma, Shivam Malhotra, Siddharth Raut, Vijay Gohil, Varun Joijode
The pitch prepared for this will be decent for batting. The quick bowlers might some movement off the pitch. The pitch might be on the slower side in the first half of the game. The weather forecast for the game on Wednesday is going to be bright and sunny.
Wankhede Cricket Stadium in Mumbai has been a happy hunting ground for SoBo SuperSonics so far this season. The side has played excellent cricket and managed to win three games in a row. Shivaji Park Lions have lost all their games played at this venue.
For the day fixture, the side that wins the toss would be looking to bowl first and restrict the opposition to a modest total. Majority of the games have been won by sides batting second. It does get easier for batsmen in the second half of the innings.
Based on current form, Table-Toppers SoBo SuperSonics will be outright favorites to win this game. The side has shown excellent form so far in this year’s competition. On the other hand, Shivaji Park Lions will need to make a lot of improvements in order to challenge SuperSonics in this contest.
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