United CC’s big task against the Prague CC Kings!
Prague CC Kings to win!
It is game no. 3 at the Czech Republic T10 Super Series, 2020 where the United Cricket Club would be taking on the Prague Cricket Club Kings. Both sides have good talent in their camp and in this new format of the game would be looking to do well. The 10 over format tests the skills and temperament of the players as there is no margin for error and both the teams would be looking to play flawless cricket.
The Prague CC Kings bring in one of the most experienced squads to the table and the team boasts of some of the most known names in Czech cricket. They will be looking to play to their potential. The United CC would be starting as the underdogs in this game and it remains to be seen if they are able to offer a tough fight to their stronger opponent.
Abhimanyu Singh is leading a young side and they are new on the domestic circuit. This isn’t likely to kill their confidence as this format of the game always allows the underdogs to surprise their bigger opponents. The side will be looking to play positive cricket in this game and win it.
In terms of their batting, the side would rely on a good start from Vamsi Elugula and Abhimanyu Singh. Their middle order has quality players in Chetan Sharma and Umesh Kanyal and they will need to grab the opportunities with both hands against a good bowling attack. In the finisher’s role, Neelesh Pandit and Pramod Bagauly will need to do well in this game.
Saurabh Await has big responsibilities upon his shoulder being the best bowler of the side and shall have to lead an inexperienced attack from the front. He will need good support from the likes of Kumal Deshmukh, Chaitanya Parchure, and Amit Pangarkar going into this game.
Abhimanyu Singh (c), Chetan Sharma, Umesh Kanyal, Vamsi Elugula, Pramod Bagauly, Neelesh Pandit, Kumal Deshmukh, Neel Patel, Amit Pangarkar, Saurabh Awati, Chaitanya Parchure
Arun Ashokan will be looking for the perfect start for his team in the tournament. He will be confident with the team he has with most of the playing having proved their skills in the past. Ashokan would know that his side would be up against a weaker opponent but he wouldn’t like to take them lightly and look forward to delivering a strong performance.
They have a good batting unit with Hilal Ahmad and Sudhir Gladson opening the batting for the side. Both these players are known to be hard hitters of the ball. Sharan Sundareswaran, Sudesh Roy Dias Wickramasekara, and Martin Glew add to the strength of the batting below and shall look to score quick runs towards the end of the innings.
In their bowling department, the side would rely on the experience of Sameera Maduranga and Ramesh Guruswamy and they are known to bowl tight spells. The presence of Prakash Sadasivan adds to the variety in the bowling attack and he will look go do well in the company of Manish Sahijwani and Sivagnanam Gnanatheeswaran.
Arun Ashokan (c), Hilal Ahmad (wk), Sudhir Gladson, Sharan Sundareswaran, Sudesh Roy Dias Wickramasekara, Prakash Sadasivan, Martin Glew, Manish Sahijwani, Sameera Maduranga, Sivagnanam Gnanatheeswaran, Ramesh Guruswamy
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||18||0 mm.||1.17 k/h||From: ENE||32%|
|03h||17||0 mm.||0.52 k/h||From: WNW||14%|
|06h||20||0 mm.||1.51 k/h||From: NNE||21%|
|09h||25||0 mm.||2.39 k/h||From: ENE||43%|
|12h||28||0.12 mm.||2.89 k/h||From: E||26%|
|15h||27||1.28 mm.||4.23 k/h||From: ESE||54%|
|18h||23||0.16 mm.||3.47 k/h||From: E||76%|
|21h||20||0.64 mm.||2.44 k/h||From: E||63%|
Weatherman predicts overcast skies and light showers during the game at Prague on June 13. This is likely to aid the fast bowlers who will get good movement off the air. The pitch is lively and shall pose a challenge for the batsmen. The side that bats first would set their eyes on a total of around 100 runs to feel comfortable here.
The Vinor Cricket Ground, Prague has a small park and this is something that batsmen have always enjoyed as they can play their strokes in the air. The pitch balances it out as it is known to offer good assistance to the bowlers. This isn’t the best of hunting grounds for the spinners who have struggled here.
Most teams prefer to bat first in 10 over format but the conditions in this game are likely to favor the bowlers and this is likely to play in the minds of both captains at the toss. The captain winning the toss would in all likelihood decide to bowl first and aim to get their opponents out for a low total in the game.
This league is being played after a big gap and the players are likely to be slightly rusty not having played much of cricket in recent months. The United Cricket Club is the less experienced side going into this contest and is dependent on its key players. The Prague Cricket Club Kings on the other hand have a well-balanced squad with better batsmen and bowlers and they will start as outright favorites to win this one.
Prague CC Kings to win!