The first week of the Czech Super Series proved to be exhilarating, providing a different experience for the local fans who are more used to watching Football and Tennis.
The Prague Club Knights played out two games on Saturday but failed to win either of those games. While their first game was cancelled, the second game didn’t go as per plan. However, they do have a decent batting line up which should supplement their ambitions in the tournament.
Their opponents for the day, the have put on a good show with the bat in the two games they played. Their bowling has been incredibly impressive as well, which should make them firm favorites to win this game.
The Vanguards batted first in both their games and managed to defend totals with relative ease, despite the second game going to the final over. They look comfortable doing anything, making them quite a scary proposition.
This will be a must-win game for the Knights and it’ll be interesting to see how they fare against the bowling attack of the Vanguards.
Predicted Playing XI
Prague CC Knights (PCK)
Sujith Gopalakrishnan ©, Vijay Karthikeyan, Karthick Gopalakrishnan, Laxminarayanan Selvan, Kasi Vishwanathan Puthucode Balakrishnan, Pavan Sunkara, Naveen Padmaraju, Joseph Johnson, Mohamed Umar Kather Basha, Dijo Vincent, Eswarmurthi Gopalakrishnan.
Prague Spartans Vanguards (PSV)
Ghanshyam Kumar, Parth Bhalodiya, Karthik Ekambaram, Farooq Abdullah-Shaik, Santhosh Reddy-Bemmireddy, Kranthy Venkataswamy, Vyshakh Jagannivasan, Prasannaa Ganesan, Neeraj Tyagi, Ashokkumar reddy-Somireddy, Suhaib Wani
Stats to remember
1. In both the games, the Vanguards conceded at less than 7 an over, which on most occasions will be match-winning in this format.
2. Kranthy Venkataswamy chipped in with a brilliant 24-ball 30 in the second game on Saturday.
3. In the four overs he bowled across two games, Neeraj Tyagi picked up 3 wickets and gave away just 15 runs.
“Batsmen win you games, bowlers win you tournaments” said Waqar Younis and in this case, Vanguards definitely have a solid bowling attack to defend any total they put up.
It would be safe to bet on the Spartan Vanguards to win this game.
Neeraj Tyagi delivered with the bat and ball on Saturday and could be pivotal in this game as well. We’re betting on the Prague Spartan Vanguards to win this fixture with Neeraj Tyagi coming out in flying colors.
Best Bet:Prague Spartan Vanguards To Win @4/7 at bet365 - 10 Units
Value Bet:Neeraj Tyagi Top wicket-taker @11.00 at bet365 - 3 Units