Match No. 9 of the ongoing Saurashtra Premier League will see Halar Heroes (HH) locking horns against Kutch Warriors (KW) at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot on Tuesday, August 29.
Both teams have four points from three matches, having registered two wins and one loss apiece. HH started with a heartbreaking one-wicket loss against Gohilwad Gladiators before bouncing back strongly to beat Zalawad Royals by seven wickets and Sorath Lions by the same margin.
On the other hand, KW started their campaign with a 30-run win against the Lions before going down to Zalawad Royals. Dharmendrasinh Jadeja and Co. returned to winning ways with a hard-fought two-run win against the Gladiators as they defended 145 runs.
Tournament: Saurashtra Premier League 2023
Match: Halar Heroes vs Kutch Warriors, 9th Match
Venue: Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot
Date & Time: Tuesday, August 29, 7:00 PM (IST)
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Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium Pitch Report
Till match 7, only the encounter between Sorath Lions and Halar Heroes was a run fest. The Lions posted 186/3 in their 20 overs, but HH chased it down with seven wickets and five balls to spare. In the rest of the matches, no team reached 160 in the first innings. Therefore, batting has been difficult, and the captain who wins the toss might look to bowl first to get an idea of what target his team is chasing and how the pitch is behaving.
Probable Playing XIs
Halar Heroes (HH)
Hetvik Kotak, Snell Patel (wk), Jay Gohil (c), Divyaraj Chauhan, Ruchit Ahir, Parth Chauhan, Sammar Gajjar, Jainik Solanki, Pranav Karia, Neel Pandya, Smit Patel, Adityarajsinh Rathore
Kutch Warriors (KW)
Samarth Vyas, Aryandev Jhala (wk), Yash Gadadhariya, Parswaraj Rana, Dharmendrasinh Jadeja (C), Luckyraj Vaghela, Krunal Karamchandani, Dharam Changela, Jyot Chhaya, Kushang Patel, Dharmaditya Gohil
Probable Top Performers
Probable Best Batter of the Match
Ruchit Ahir – Halar Heroes
The 22-year-old played a match-winning knock of 72* off 40 balls to steer his team to victory as they were chasing 187 for a win against Sorath Lions. Ahir displayed his ability to hit sixes as his knock comprised two fours and six sixes. He would hope to build on the confidence he would have gained from this knock and help HH to pick up another two points.
Probable Best Bowler of the Match
Sammar Gajjar – Halar Heroes
The left-arm orthodox bowler has been exceptional for the Halar Heroes in the league so far. He has bowled inside the powerplay and has made the batters work hard for their runs. With seven wickets in three games, Gajjar is the highest wicket-taker thus far in this year’s tournament, and he averages just 10.57.
Today’s Match Prediction: Halar Heroes to Win the Match
Disclaimer: The prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.
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