Hsinchu Titans vs Taiwan Dragons

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Introduction

The Taipei T10 league is underway and we have a clutch of matches coming our way. The format of the tournament has scheduled all the matches on the weekend and so the action moves very fast on those days. Teams will be fighting for the top spot in their group to try and get a straight pass to the semi-final.

Hsinchu Titans

The Hsinchu Titans are going to be playing their third match of the Taipei T10 League. With one win and one loss in the tournament so far, this match is crucial to the fate of the Hsinchu Titans. Manikandan and Vijay Kumar are the two main batsmen of the Hsinchu Titans side. They are going to be expected to lead from the front and to try and clear the boundary as often as possible.

Manikandan was out the first ball in the match against the TCA Indians but the Hsinchu titans were still able to come within three runs of chasing down 71. This shows a pretty decent amount of batting depth in the team considering the quality of the competition.

Manikandan has been pretty good with the ball as well. His figures of two overs ten runs and two wickets were spectacular in T10 cricket. Pramod Kumar Mandal and Joyal Francis have also been pretty effective in the two matches they have played so far.

The Titans are the bookmakers favorite because of their depth in batting and we agree with that assessment. It is the Titans match to lose at the moment.

Taiwan Dragons

The Taiwan Dragons have it all to do on this next day of cricket in the Taipei T10 League. They have just played one match and lost that. They will be playing two consecutive matches and ideally need to win both of them to give themselves a shot at qualifying. The net run-rate could become an issue if more than one team finishes on the same number of wins so the margin of victory is something to take care of as well.

Not a single batsman from the top-8 in the team was able to get in the double figures. This is not a particularly positive sign going up against the Hsinchu Titans. Athula Senadeera and Santosh Yadav are the two players we think could make a difference with a bat for the Taiwan Dragons. 

The Taiwan Dragons also gave up 74 runs in their only bowling performance so far and could only take three wickets during the entire inning. Adam Hopkins managed to come away with excellent figures of two overs five runs and one wicket to his name.

A bigger role for him could have some impact in the game, although the other bowlers will need to step up as well.

On paper, the Taiwan Dragons look outmatched in every department of the game.

Pitch and Conditions

The match is being played on artificial turf. This usually means a lot of bounce and pace for the batsmen to work with. At this level of cricket, the artificial turf can also provide opportunities for the bowlers to get some extra assistance in their favor.

Our Prediction

We are sticking with the favorites in this match and backing the Hsinchu Titans to win. They have proven their batting to be superior and have a better bowling attack as well. 

Bet on Hsinchu Titans to win at odds of 1.57 on Betway

 

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