Vinohrady Biancos’ uphill challenge against the Prague Spartans Vanguards!
Prague Spartans Vanguards to win!
It is the 11th game of the Czech Republic T10 Super Series, 2020, and the third for the day. Vinohrady Biancos who would have already played a game by then would be taking on the Prague Spartans Vanguards.
The Vanguards bring a strong reputation to the table and are known to be one of the best clubs in the country. They will look forward to starting well in the tournament with a win in this game. Prague Spartans Vanguards are a very strong side both with the ball and the bat boasting of some of the best players in the club circuit. They would look for the perfect start in the tournament. It will be interesting to see if the Biancos are able to make good use of their knowledge about the conditions in this contest.
Vojtech Hasa will be leading a young side into this game and he would expect the best performance from his players. Hasa would know the big challenge at hand against an experienced team but having already played a game in the morning he would want his players to make good use of their knowledge about the conditions.
A good start at the top from John Corness and Michael Londosborough would do a world of good to their confidence. They don’t have great batting to follow with Frederick Heydenrich being the only player with some experience. The likes of Siddharth Sharma, Vatsal Kansara, and skipper Hasa will have to do the hitting towards the end of the innings.
It is their bowling attack that is one of their major weaknesses. Benjamin Soucek and Trinity Moyo will need to start the proceedings well with the new ball for the side in this game. Ben Boulton Smith and Lakshay Sharma will have to provide them with good support against the strong batting line-up that the Vanguards have.
Vojtech Hasa (c), Michael Londesborough, Frederick Heydenrych, John Corness, Siddharth Sharma, Vatsal Kansara, Lakshay Sharma, Ben Boulton Smith, Benjamin Soucek, Trinity Moyo, Toby Haslam
They are a power-packed side and skipper Prasanna Ganesan will look to get his side off to a good start winning their first game in the competition. Ganesan would be aware of the uncertainty in this format of the game and hence ask his players not to be complacent against a weaker opponent.
Prasanna Ganesan and Satyajit Sengupta are highly experienced and the side will need a good start from them at the top. Following them would be Ghanshyam Kumar and Karthik Ekambaram who have good hitting abilities and add to the batting strength of the side. With Santhosh Reddy and Farooq Abdullah-Shaik down the order, they have a very strong batting line-up.
Neeraj Tyagi has been one of the best bowlers in Czech cricket for a while and he would target early wickets in the game. The side will expect the likes of Vineet Mahajan, Suhaib Wani, and Vysakh Jagannivasan to bowl in the right areas and not allow their opponents to score quick runs.
Prasanna Ganesan (c), Satyajit Sengupta, Ghanshyam Kumar, Karthik Ekambaram, Santhosh Reddy, Farooq Abdullah-Shaik, Neeraj Tyagi, Suhaib Wani, Kranthi MV, Vysakh Jagannivasan, Vineet Mahajan
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||15||2.37 mm.||4.05 k/h||From: W||59%|
|03h||15||0.98 mm.||4.27 k/h||From: W||83%|
|06h||15||1.08 mm.||5.34 k/h||From: WNW||95%|
|09h||14||0.60 mm.||4.52 k/h||From: WNW||99%|
|12h||15||0.23 mm.||4.31 k/h||From: WNW||100%|
|15h||16||0 mm.||2.94 k/h||From: WNW||100%|
|18h||15||0 mm.||2.36 k/h||From: NW||100%|
|21h||15||0.12 mm.||3.55 k/h||From: WNW||100%|
The conditions would be heavy at Velvary on June 20 with overcast skies and the weatherman predicting rains during the day. Due to the weather conditions, it would be tough for batting at this venue. The fast bowlers are likely to enjoy good support due to the weather and any score of more than 80 runs would be defendable here.
Velvary Cricket Ground is a small ground and the artificially laid surface creates doubts in the minds of the batsmen. Stroke making isn’t all that easy on this surface. Fast bowlers enjoy the conditions here and have done well in the past. It is a tough surface for the spinners to bowl with little support from the track.
Win the toss and bat first is often the winning mantra in T10 games but we have seen a completely different trajectory in this competition. Due to the weather teams opting to bowl have won more games. Thus we expect the side winning the toss to opt for bowling first on this surface.
Vinohrady Biancos will have a big challenge on their hands as they go into this game. They are up against a very good side and shall have to perform at their best to overcome the challenge thrown at them. Prague Spartans Vanguards on the other hand are a balanced unit and have great depth in their batting as well as bowling and this will make them favorites going into this game.
Prague Spartans Vanguards to win!