Saurashtra Premier League 2019, Match 9: Gohilwad Gladiators vs Sorath Lions – Match Prediction – Weather Report, Pitch Conditions, Playing XIs and Live Streaming Details
The Lions are keen on delivering a good performance in the final game just to keep their hopes alive.
Updated - May 19, 2019 8:32 pm
The penultimate game of the group stages of the Saurashtra Premier League (SPL) 2019 might not hold a lot of relevance for both Sorath Lions and the Gohilwad Gladiators. Whilst the Gladiators are already out of the tournament, the Lions are chasing an outside chance which might not turn out true even if they win their remaining games by a huge margin.
Despite having some decent young and experienced names, Gohilwad side failed to find a good rhythm this season. In a must-win game to stay alive in the tournament against Kutch Warriors, they got hammered and blown away. They are still hunting for their first points in the tournament.
The Lions are keen on delivering a good performance in the final game just to keep their hopes alive. The mathematics will only get complicated when they do their primary job well, which is to win the match. Some of their big performers like Dharmendrasinh Jadeja will have a crucial role to play in this fixture.
The pitch is getting a little on the slower side after so many games. It is also getting dried up due to the heat, hence there will be a great assistance for the spinners.
The weather conditions are expected to remain similar, hot and humid. There are no chances of rain of what the meteorological department says and the temperatures towards the evening are expected to be close to 30 degrees Celsius.
Their batting line up has struggled a little in recent times with only Kishan Parmar and Krishnakant Pathak getting some runs. They need more runs from the top order – the likes of Abhal Karetha and Bensiyon Songoankar, who showed promise but are yet to deliver. Skipper Kamlesh Makvana will have a huge role with the ball and will be hoping for Hardik Rathod and Vihar Jadeja to continue their decent form.
Predicted XI: Abhal Karetha, Abrar Shaikh, Bensiyon Songaonkar, Kishan Parmar, Krishnakant Pathak, Chirag Sisodiya (wk), Vihar Jadeja, Hardik Rathod, Kamlesh Makvana (C), Sagar Bhojani, Vandit Jivrajani.
Himalaya Barad and Tarang Gohel have failed to deliver the big scores at the top, which is not helping their lower order. Chirag Jani got some decent runs in the game against Kutch and will be hoping to add more to that tally in this game. Dharmendrasinh Jadeja has been been very effective with the ball thus far despite taking the new ball on occasions. Divyaraj Chauhan and Chetan Sakariya will also hold the key in the bowling department.
Predicted XI: Chirag Jani, Sagar Jogiyani (C & wk), Dharmendrasinh Jadeja, Himalaya Barad, Divyaraj Chauhan, Chetan Sakariya, Tarang Gohel, Aryandev Jhala, Kevin Jivrajani, Prabhu Sindhav, Bhavyesh Donga.
Probable Top Performers
Kamlesh Makvana – Gohilwad Gladiators | Chirag Jani – Sorath Lions
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