SOBS vs SPL Match Prediction & Betting Tips - May 22, 2019
The Shivaji Park Lions have been woeful this season. They now remain the only side to not have won even a single match in T20 Mumbai 2019. Their prospects of making it to the semi-finals have vanished and the side seems to be struggling to find motivation.
It is not a good state of mind that they will be in as they get ready to face the SoBo SuperSonics. The SoBo SuperSOnics lost their first match of T20 Mumbai against the NaMo Bandra Blasters and although they remain at the top spot in Group B, they would like to win this match and leave nothing to chance with regard to the qualification for the semi-final.
The Shivaji Park Lions have nothing to lose at this point in time and maybe that will allow them to play with some freedom.
SOBS vs SPL Team Previews
The SoBo SuperSonics lost their previous match against the NaMo Bandra Blasters and ended the winning run they had been on. The SuperSonics have been trending downwards in terms of performance and that loss was not at all surprising.
Another loss here could leave room for the teams trailing them to try and make their way past and lock down a semi-final spot.
There were some changes in the batting lineup for the SoBo SuperSonics in the previous match and we are not sure if they were the right choices. Dhrumil Matkar was sent up the order, maybe as a pinch hitter, but his 9 off 13 balls sucked out all the momentum from the inning.
Parag Khanapurkar, who has been in brilliant form, was pushed down the order and that probably increased the pressure on him as well. With players like Yogesh Takawale, Rohan Raje, and Khizer Dafedar all capable of hitting the long ball, we hope to see the SoBo SuperSOnics return to their original plan.
The bowling for the SoBo SuperSonics was quite good even though they did not win. It was a case of not having enough runs on the board rather than a bad bowling performance. Players like Dhrumil Matkar, Deepak Shetty, and Rohan Raje should be able to continue their good performances in this match as well.
SOBO SuperSonics Playing 11
Jay Gokul Bista, Vaibhav Mali, Badre Alam, YV Takawale, Parag Khanapurkar, Hersh Tank, Dhrumil Matkar, Deepak Shetty, Rohan Raje, Japjeet Randhawa, Khizer Dafedar.
Shivaji Park Lions
The Shivaji Park Lions were thrashed by the Triumph Knights in the previous match. Put into bat, the ended up scorning just 125 runs in their 20 overs. They were also unable to have any real impact on the Triumph Knights batting as they lost the match in 15 overs.
For a team that is struggling massively, this last result was almost a death sentence in the tournament.
Nothing has been going right for the Lions. They are far too dependent on Shivam Dube to win them matches and that is not something that can happen every single time. Even when he has performed, the other players have been unable to help him out.
Sachin Yadav and Siddhesh Lad played very slow innings in the previous match and ate up a bulk of deliveries. The batsmen that followed them had to accelerate and fell trying to do so in the process.
It was only Hardik Tamore that was able to provide a boost to the run-rate in the end otherwise the Shivaji park Lions may have struggled to reach a total of 100 runs also.
Rudra Dhanday, Sachin Yadav, and Siddesh Lad as the top-3 are just not working for the Shivaji Park Lions. Unfortunately, we don’t think they have too much talent on the bench either to make a change at this stage in the tournament.
The bowling for the Shivaji park Lions was not a strength in the previous season also but it looked like they had added a couple of good players to their squad. However, Vijay Gohil and Shivam Malhotra have been unable to provide the boost in the bowling department that was expected of them.
Shivam Dube bowled just one over in the previous game and Siddesh Lad opened the bowling. Questions must be asked whether the Shivaji Park Lions are even trying to win with tactics like these.
Shivaji Park Lions Playing 11
Raunaq Sharma, Rudra Dhanday, Swapnil Pradhan, Sachin Yadav, Nikhil Patil Jr, Onkar Jadhav, Manan Khakhar, Varun Joijode, Vijay Gohil, Gaurav Bengre, Atish Gawand.
SOBS vs SPL Toss Prediction
The team winning the toss is likely to want to bat second. This seems to be the popular tactic followed by the teams and it is not likely to change.
Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.
Pitch and Conditions
SoBo SuperSonics vs Shivaji Park Lions T20 Mumbai 2019 match is going to be played at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. The weather is going to continue to be excellent for cricket even though it may not be the most comfortable for the players.
The pitch has slowed down quite a bit and making the most of the new ball is very important. The sixes will become harder to hit and the par score at the venue may go down as well.
SOBS vs SPL Dream11 Prediction
The Dream 11 team for the SoBo SuperSonics vs Shivaji Park Lions is being made with the best information we have right now about the playing eleven. However, Shivaji Park Lions may well make some changes and give some of their players on the bench a chance now that they have nothing to gain in this edition of T20 Mumbai.
Make sure you check the final playing eleven after the toss has been conducted.
Wicketkeeper: We have picked Yogesh Takawale over Hardik Tamore in this category. Tamore is in better form and scored some valuable runs in the previous match. He is also a very experienced campaigner and very reliable behind the stumps.
Batsmen: Hersh Tank, Parag Khanapurkar, Jay Bista, and Rudra Dhanday are the batsmen that we have chosen for our Dream 11 team in this match. Apart from Parag Khanapurkar, the rest of the batsmen have got starts but not really carried on to make big scored. Jay Bista adds a bit with his bowling, even though he is classified as a batsman while Hersh Tank usually scores runs at a very high strike rate with plenty of big hits.
All-rounders: Rohan Raje, Dhrumil Matkar, and Tanush Kotian are the three all-rounders we have picked. Shivam Dube is the obvious big omission in this category. Dube has played one good inning in the tournament so far but looked really out of sorts in the previous match. We think not picking him is a risk worth taking. The other three all-rounders are all bowlers who can bat.
Bowlers: Vijay Gohil, Shivam Malhotra, and Deepak Shetty are the three bowlers we have picked for this match. Deepak Shetty is one of the most impressive bowlers we have seen in T20 Mumbai thanks to the large number of variations he possesses. Shivam Malhotra and Vijay Gohil have been a bit below expectations in the tournament so far but bowl in crucial moments of the game and have a good chance of turning things around.
Captain and Vice-Captain: We have picked Jay Bista as captain and Dhrumil Matkar as vice-captain for this match.
SOBS vs SPL Playing 11
- Yogesh Takawale
- Hersh Tank
- Parag Khanapurkar
- Jay Bista (c)
- Rudra Dhanday
- Rohan Raje
- Dhrumil Matkar (vc)
- Tanush Kotian
- Deepak Shetty
- Vijay Gohil
- Shivam Malhotra
Find more Dream11 predictions and other tips and tricks on our dedicated Dream11 guide.
SOBS vs SPL Betting Tips
The Shivaji Park Lions are a side in disarray. They are out of the running for the semi-finals and may make further changes to their side. The SoBo SuperSonics, on the other hand, have everything to play for and will put their best foot forward. They have also been in much better form this year.
Bet on the SoBo SuperSOnics to win.
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