Can the Knights Triumph get their maiden win?
Our prediction is SoBo Supersonics will win the match!
Triumph Knights MNE lost their first match against Aakash Tigers MWS and will be looking to win this match to get their first points. Skipper Suryakumar Yadav translated his rich IPL form to MPL and scored a brilliant 90 off just 56 runs. Rest of batsmen combined together to score just 51 runs off the remaining 64 balls.
Their batting unit is hugely depended on Suryakumar Yadav. Their bowlers put up a brave fight in defending a low total of just 148 runs. Kalpesh Sawant (2/30), Vinayak Bhoir (1/22) and Prasadh Patil (1/27) were good with the ball, bowling economically and taking wickets in regular intervals. Royston Dias and Vaibhav Singh leaked runs at an economy of over 10 RPO and were not able to sustain pressure on the batsmen.
SoBo Supersonics had a superb first match as they defeated ARCS Andheri by a big margin of 48 runs. Parag Khanaparkar was the show stealer with his valiant 96 runs. Mansinghe Nigade and Rohan Raje chipped in with vital runs to take their team score to 188 runs.
Their batting unit had miscommunication while running between wickets causing 4 run-outs in their total 5 wickets to fall. Their bowling unit came back strongly after giving 53 runs for no loss in 6 overs. All the bowlers took wickets and strangled the opposition in the middle overs. Rohan Raje and Badre Alam took two wickets apiece and never allowed any batsmen to score a big score. Six different bowlers were used and everyone responded with at least a wicket.
Suryakumar Yadav – Their skipper is coming off an excellent IPL season where his contributions helped his team in crunch moments. He will look translate the same in MPL too and help his team clinch title.
Parikshit Valasangkar – Parikshit does not any wickets to his name but bowl with good control and accuracy in the middle overs. He gave away just 16 runs in his 4 overs and stopped the batsmen from going big.
Stats from the season:
Suryakumar Yadav – 90runs (56 balls), 4X4s, & 7X6s
Kalpesh Sawant 4-0-30-2
Suryakumar Yadav (c), Royston Dias, Akash Parkar, Vinayak Bhoir, Parikshit Valasangkar, Kalpesh Sawant, Karan Shah, Prasad Patil, Shikhar Thakur, Sumit Ghadigaonkar (wk), Vaibhav Singh
Parag Khanapurkar – Parag hit 10 boundaries and 5 maximums on his way to 96 runs. He was unlucky to be run-out so agonizingly close to his century in the final over. He scored more than 50% off his team`s runs other night.
Rohan Raje – Rohan Raje had match figures of 3-0-8-2 last match and was the standout bowler for his team. He also smashed 18 runs off just 6 balls while batting in the end overs for his team.
Stats from the season:
Parag Khanakarpur – 96 runs (49 balls), 10X4s, & 5X6s
Badre Alam – 4-0-42-2
Yogesh Takawale (wk), Rohan Raje, Badre Alam, Jay Gokul Bista (c), Dhrumil Matkar, Hersh Tank, Mansingh Nigade, Parag Khanapurkar, Shashank Attarde, Adeeb Usmani, Deepak Shetty
Wankhade is a good batting pitch where the ball comes onto the bat nicely. Fast bowlers may enjoy the pace, bounce and carry in this pitch. The average score here will be around 160-170 runs. Matchday is a sunny day with 30-35 degrees heat.
Teams will look to chase down the total set by the opposition batsmen. Chasing can get easier in the evening due to wet outfield and dew factor troubling the bowlers to grip the ball.
Triumph Knights MNE is largely depended on their skipper Suryakumar Yadav in the batting department. And their bowling unit looks a bit weak on paper when compared to SoBo Supersonics. SoBo Supersonics may not have a big name in their team but they combine together as an excellent team. So, we expect SoBo Supersonics to win this match.
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