ARCA vs SOBS Match Prediction & Betting Tips - May 14, 2019
T20 cricket never stops and just as IPL 2019 has ended, we have the T20 Mumbai to look forward to. Also called as the Mumbai Premier League 2019 or the Mumbai T20 League, this young tournament has started to attract a lot of attention.
This is going to be the second year in which the T20 Mumbai is going to be held and the addition of Arjun Tendulkar to the list of competing names has already ensured headlines for the tournament. The son of Sachin Tendulkar, one of the greatest batsmen to have ever played the game, Arjun is possibly going to be seen in the opening match of T20 Mumbai 2019.
In this match, we will see ARCS Andheri play against the SoBo SuperSonics.
The addition of two new teams and a different league stage format has made the playing field a bit more level. There are going to be new faces in all the teams and the one that finds its balance the quickest is going to prevail.
ARCA vs SOBS Team Previews
ARCS Andheri struggled last season and will be hoping its auction strategy pays dividends in T20 Mumbai 2019. We are not too sure about this squad, though.
There was a need to bring in some more attacking options but the management chose to play safe rather than make wholesale changes. The bowling looks a little weak with Iqbal Abdullah the only one that is a recognizable figure.
Shubham Ranjane made the most runs for ARCS Andheri and so it was no surprise to see him retained. The fact that Ranjane can contribute with the ball in a reliable manner is also a big plus for the side. Vineet Sinha and Tushar Deshpande, the two highest wicket-takers from the last season were also retained to give some stability to the squad.
We are excited to see what Ankur Singh and Tanmay Mishra can add to the side this year as well. Tanmay Mishra is a top-order batsman while Ankur Singh will be a part of the bowling attack.
Some imaginative captaincy from Iqbal Abdullah will be necessary for ARCS Andheri to be able to go beyond the group stages of this tournament.
ARCS Andheri Playing 11
Kevin Almeida, Akhil Herwadkar, Sufiyan Shaikh, Shubham Ranjane, Gaurav Jathar, Kadir Patel, Pankaj Jaswal, I Abdulla, Tushar Deshpande, Vineet Sinha, Ankur Singh.
The SoBo SuperSonics did quite well at the T20 Mumbai Auction and we think they have come away with one of the strongest squads this year. The SoBo SuperSonics topped the auction in the inaugural season of the Mumbai Premier League and we definitely expect to see them as contenders this year as well.
The batting will be led by the young dasher Jay Bista who made 197 runs last year at a strike rate of 143.79. The loss of Sujit Nayak is a big one, however, there is still a lot of firepower in the SuperSOnics side.
Dhurumil Matkar, Rohan Raje, and Badrey Alam are also players that performed exceptionally well for the team in the previous season. Now, all three of them have an opportunity to build on their success and take more responsibility in the absence of some senior names.
Both Raje and Matkar took 8 wickets while Badrey Alam took 12 wickets to be the highest wicket-taker for his side.
There have been some good additions to the squad as well.
Yogesh Takawale is one of the most exciting wicketkeeper-batsman that the state has. His addition to a side that was already a strong batting side to begin with is very good news for SoBo SuperSonics fans. Adeeb Usmani is another talented wicket-keeper batsman and we think it is likely that both of these players will play in the starting eleven next to each other.
With Parag Khanapurkar, Khizar Dafedar, and Vaibhav Mali also in the squad, the SoBo SuperSonics have quite a well-balanced squad. The depth in the batting is good while the bowling has some canny T20 performers as well.
This is also another side that has kept together most of its big names for the second season.
SOBO SuperSonics Playing 11
Jay Gokul Bista, Dhrumil Matkar, YV Takawale, Adeeb Usmani, Rohan Raje, Hersh Tank, Badre Alam, Deepak Shetty, Mansingh Nigade, Shashank Attarde, Parag Khanapurkar.
ARCA vs SOBS Toss Prediction
The team winning the toss is likely to bat second. There is dew expected to come in during the second inning which could bowling quite difficult.
Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.
Pitch and Conditions
ARCS Andheri vs SoBo SuperSonics T20 Mumbai 2019 match is going to be played at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. This is the second match on Tuesday and while there is no threat of rain, some amount of dew can definitely be expected during this match.
The starting time of 7:30 in the evening helps give an advantage to the team that bats second.
The pitch will be the same one as used for the first match, however, the surfaces at the Wankhede do not change after just one T20 match. Plenty of runs will continue to be had and a high-scoring match is expected.
ARCA vs SOBS Betting Tips
The SoBo SuperSonics are one of the favorites of the T20 Mumbai 2019 tournament. They have managed to keep some of their best performing players while adding some very good names as well. We think their batting strength should see them starting on a winning note.
Bet on the SoBo SuperSonics to win.
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