Namo Bandra Blasters and Shivaji Park Lions will face each other in the first eliminator of the T20 Mumbai League 2018. NBB is placed third with 6 points while SPL is at fourth place with 4 points. The eliminator 1 is scheduled to take place today (March 19) at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. The match will start at 07:30 PM Local.
NBB- W, W, L, L, W,
SPL– L, W, L, W, L,
With winning their last encounter against North Mumbai Panthers, Namo Bandra Blasters might not tamper with their winning combination. However, nothing is concrete. Management can take any decision at last moment.
Currently, there is no news of the change in Shivaji Park Lions squad. Stay connected for updates.
Shreyas Iyer, Aishwary Surve, Meghan Pednekar, Pravin Tambe, Kevin Almeida, Prashant Bhoir, Nikhil Patil, Eknath Kerkar, Sidak Singh, Sachin Yadav, Vinit Indulkar, Karsh Kothari, Sagar Chhabria, Agni Chopra, Aman Hakim Khan, Aniket Redkar, Shashikant Kadam, Atul Singh, Monil Soni, Azhar Ansari
Ajinkya Beloshe, Siddhesh Lad, Swapnil Salvi, Royston Dias, Raunaq Sharma, Hardik Tamore, Vishal Dabholkar, Bravish Shetty, Sufiyan Shaikh, Alpesh Ramjani, Siddharth Akre, Shivam Dubey, Akhil Rajput, Tanush Kotian, Shams Mulani, Sagar Trivedi, Bhargav Mehta, Pratik Prabhu, Siddharth Raut, Paul Valthaty
SPL will mainly rely on skipper Bravish Shetty and Shams Mulnai for scoring runs while Shivam Dubey and Raunaq Sharma will have to provide breakthroughs. Shivam Dubey’s all-round performance(37 off 26 balls and 3 wickets) was commendable.
Shreyas Iyer’s 71 off 34 deliveries and Eknath Kerkar’s 50 off 36 balls helped NBB clinch a win against NMP in their last encounter. Praveen Tambe, Azhar Ansari, Karsh Kothari and Atul Singh also contributed to the win by taking 2 wickets each.
Wankhede is an ideal place for entertainment in T20 cricket. The wicket favors both the sides-batting and bowling. However, in the shorter format of the game, Wankhede pitch favors batting and usually, high scoring matches are witnessed here.
Matches won batting first-1
Matches won bowling first-5
Average 1st Inns scores-187
Average 2nd Inns scores-183
Highest total recorded-230/8 (19.4 Ov) by Eng vs RSA
Lowest total recorded-172/10 (20 Ov) by Afg vs RSA
Highest score chased-230/8 (19.4 Ov) by Eng vs RSA
Lowest score defended-209/5 (20 Ov) by RSA vs Afg
With skipper’s brilliant performance and Eknath’s handy half-century, NBB grabbed an easy win over NMP and would like to repeat the same when they face off Shivaji Park Lions in eliminator 1 tonight. Riding high on confidence, Blasters are a bit stronger than Lions and would leave no room for the opposition to fight back. Moreover, Blasters will be the favorites and most probably will turn out as winners.
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Sony has bought all the telecast rights of T20 Mumbai League 2018. This match can be watched on these channels in the Indian subcontinent- Sony ESPN, Sony ESPN HD, and SonyLIV. RedFM will also provide the important updates of the match.
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