T20 Mumbai League 2019, Match 20: Aakash Tigers MWS vs Shivaji Park Lions – Match Prediction – Weather Report, Pitch Conditions, Playing XIs and Live Streaming Details
The Tigers ended their two-match losing streak by beating North Mumbai Panthers in their last outing.
Published - May 22, 2019 10:12 pm
Updated - May 22, 2019 10:12 pm
Aakash Tigers MWS will be eyeing a semi-final spot when they take on already-eliminated Shivaji Park Lions in the 20th match of the ongoing T20 Mumbai League. With 2 wins from 4 games, Aakash Tigers are currently placed fifth in the points table although the two teams above them also have the same number of wins but have better net run-rates.
With third-placed Triumphs Knights MNE and fourth-placed North Mumbai Panthers set to play tonight, one of them is bound to end up with just two wins from five games. Consequently, a win in the upcoming game will give the Tigers a good chance of making it to the last four. The Lions, on the other end, will be looking to end their season on a high after losing all of their four games so far.
The Tigers ended their two-match losing streak by beating North Mumbai Panthers in their last outing. Despite a fine start by the Panthers that saw their openers adding 94 runs for the first wicket, the Tigers managed to restrict them to 169 for 6. Shams Mulani’s unbeaten 60-run knock then helped the Tigers chase down the total with six wickets in hand and four balls remaining.
The Lions, on the other hand, suffered a crushing 35-run loss at the hands of in-form SoBo SuperSonics in their last outing. They did well with the ball to restrict the SuperSonics to 150 for 6. However, a disastrous effort from the bat saw them getting all out for just 115 in the final over of the game.
The way the Wankhede Pitch has played out, it is tough to find a particular trend. However, batting second still looks like a good option. While batting first, a score above 160 is looking defendable.
There is absolutely no prediction of rain in Mumbai on Thursday. The temperature will be around 30-degree Celsius during the game while the humidity will be hovering between 77-83%.
Having won their previous outing, Aakash Tigers MWS are unlikely to change their playing eleven. On the other hand, Shivaji Park Lions can bring in some new faces as their fate is already sealed. Siddhesh Lad and Shivam Dube are most likely to return to the team after missing the last clash. Onkar Jadhav and Nikhil Patil would make way for the two.
Aakash Tigers MWS: Dhawal Kulkarni (c), Bhavin Thakkar, D Subramanian (wk), Shams Mulani, Arjun Tendulkar, Aakarshit Gomel, Suryansh Shedge, Yogesh Pawar, Nehal Katakdhond, Sylvester Dsouza, Salman Khan
Shivaji Park Lions: Rudra Dhanday, Sachin Yadav (wk), Siddhesh Dube, Atish Gawand, Raunaq Sharma (c), Swapnil Pradhan, Gaurav Bengre, Vijay Gohil, Shivam Dube, Manan Khakhar, Varun Joijode
Probable Top Performers
Aakash Tigers MWS – Shams Mulani | Shivaji Park Lions – Shivam Dube
TV – Star Sports 2, Star Sports 2 HD, Star Sports 3, Star Sports 1 Hindi
Live Streaming – Hotstar
Match Timings – 07:30 PM local
The Prediction is for Akash Tigers MWS to win the match.
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