Mangalore United is all set to take on Shivamogga Strikers in match 8 of the ongoing Maharaja Trophy KSCA 2022 today. Mangalore United is topping the points table as they secured victories in their last two outings. They will look to keep the momentum in their favor by securing yet another emphatic win today. The match will be played at Srikantadatta Narasimha Raja Wadiyar Stadium in Mysore at 7.00 PM Shivamogga Strikers on another hand have lost both the matches and are expected to bounce back strongly. Let’s look at the team composition and what we can expect from both teams today:
As mentioned earlier Mangalore United is a more settled outfit than Shivamogga Strikers and has secured two thumping wins. Ravikumar Samarth and Abinav Manohar are doing excellent with bat and are expected to repeat the same today as well. Their bowlers are also doing an excellent job by keeping their opponents under check at crucial junctures. Today they will look to exploit unsettled Shivamogga strikers’ outfits that are desperate for their first victory.
Shivamogga Strikers on the other hand have lost their last outing despite scoring 175 runs. The team has got experience in their batting line-up with the likes of Rohan Kadam, D Avinash, and Krishnappa Gowtham. Their bowlers need to tighten their line and length and their fielding is the major point of concern. They need to realize that dropped catches won’t win matches.
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The prolific top-order batsman Ravikumar Samarth has been in scintillating form in the last couple of matches as he smashed 88 runs with a strike rate of 144. So he will be expected to do the same and exploit Shivamogga Strikers’ weak bowling line-up.
Exploring south paw Rohan Kadam is in good touch with the bat and he has been impressive for Karnataka in white-ball cricket over the years. You can expect the same kind of performance today as well.
Pitch is like to be batting-friendly and is expected to repeat the same in today’s match as well. Winning the toss and bowling first will be the ideal option for both teams.
There is no rain expected as of now and the temperature is likely to be around 33 Degree-Celcius with 60% humidity.
Expected Playing X1:
Ravikumar Samarth (c), Macneil Hadley Noronha, Nikin Jose, Abhinav Manohar, Amit Verma, Muralidhara Venkatesh, Aneeshwar Gautam, Sujay Sateri (wk), Vijaykumar Vyshak, HS Sharath, Rohit Kumar.
Rohan Kadam, Stallin Hoover, Krishnamurthy Siddharth, Smaran R, Krishnappa Gowtham (c), Sharath BR (wk), Avinash D, Rajvir Wadhwa, MB Darshan, KC Cariappa, Utham Aiyappa.
Who will win?
Both the teams are expected to put up a strong show but considering the Team composition and recent form you can expect Mangalore United to come on the top. At the same time, Shivamogga Strikers will look to change their tables and get back to winning ways by putting up a strong show today.