The tenth game of Saurashtra Premier League 2019 will be played between Zalawad Royals and Kutch Warriors at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot on Tuesday evening. This is the final group fixture of the tournament and the winner will directly secure a spot in the final. Sorath Lions have already advanced into the finals which is slated to be played on Wednesday. Both the sides, Kutch Warriors and Zalawad Royals, have secured two wins in three encounters and share four points each.
Placed second in the table, Kutch Warriors faced 24 runs defeat at the hands of Halar Heroes but resurrected their campaign on the back of two consecutive wins over Sorath Lions and Gohilwad Gladiators. They secured a thumping 10 wickets win over Gohilwad Gladiators after successfully chasing 158 runs in 15.1 overs, courtesy Rajdeep Darbar (94* of 50) and Avi Barot (65* of 42).
On the opposite, Zalawad Royals too secured 10 wickets win in their last encounter over Halar Heroes. After restricting Halar Heroes at just 130-7, Zalawad Royals chased down the target in 16.4 overs on the back of 64 runs each from the openers Sheldon Jackson and Cheteshwar Pujara.
Zalawad Royals – W, W, L
Kutch Warriors -W, W, L
Zalawad Royals vs Kutch Warriors, 10th Match
21st May 2019 at 07:30 PM IST
Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot
Avg 1st inning Score: 198
Avg 2nd innings Score: 179
Highest Total: 202/4 (19.4 Ov) by IND vs AUS
Highest Chased: 202/4 (19.4 Ov) by IND vs AUS
Lowest Defended: 196/2 (20 Ov) by NZ vs IND
The Rajkot wicket is traditionally a batting friendly surface. Cheteshwar Pujara and Ravindra Jadeja have scored triple hundreds at the venue, playing for the home side in Ranji Tournaments. The last couple of games have been high-scoring encounters with the total crossing 150+ runs mark. So, expect another high-scoring battle at this venue.
Zalawad Royals Squad- Sheldon Jackson (wk), Sachin Mevada, Vipul Makwana, Prasham Rajdev, Cheteshwar Pujara (c), Samarth Vyas, Prerak Mankad, Jyot Chhaya, Jay Chauhan, Kishan Kugasiya, Devang Karamta, Vishal Joshi, Harnish Trivedi, Karan Patel, Aniruddh Chaturvedi, Tarang Chhatrola, Sunil Yadav, Mohsin Dodia
Kutch Warriors Squad- Snell Patel (wk), Saurish Chakraborty, Sahil Karathia, Jaydev Unadkat (c), Rajdeep Darbar, Avi Barot, Suresh Padiyachi, Amit Ranjan, Fenil Soni, Parth Bhut, Agnivesh Ayachi, Rahul Rajendra Dave, Harmesh Somaiya, Vaibhav Goswami, Hitendra Jadeja, Kuldeep Raval, Pruthvipal Solanki
Zalawad Royals- Sunil Yadav, Cheteshwar Pujara (c),Vishal Joshi, Jyot Chhaya, Kishan Kugasiya, Samarth Vyas, Prerak Mankad, Jay Chauhan, Sheldon Jackson (wk), Devang Karamta , Tarang Chhatrola
Kutch Warriors- Jaydev Unadkat (c), Agnivesh Ayachi, Parth Bhut , Kuldeep Raval, Avi Barot, Hitendra Jadeja, Snell Patel (wk), Rajdeep Darbar, Suresh Padiyachi, Amit Ranjan , Fenil Soni
Sheldon Jackson is a must-have option from Royals. The wicket-keeper batter is the top run-scorer for the side with two fifties in three outings
Cheteshwar Pujara also slammed a fifty in the previous game after bad outings in starting two games
Sunil Yadav has taken the most wickets for the side- 5 scalps in three games
Prerak Mankad and D Karamta share four wickets each
Avi Barot is the leading run-getter for the side with one fifty and two 30+ scores
Parth Bhut is the key in bowling. The left-arm orthodox has bagged 7 scalps in three outings
Captain Jaydev Unadkat is second in the list with 5 scalps
Captain & Vice Captain – Avi Barot, S Jackson, C Pujara & P Mankad