Goltay Cricket Academy vs Rajkot Thunders: April 8, 2021, A20 League Prediction
In this article, we preview match 12 of the A20 league, Goltay Cricket Academy vs Rajkot Thunders, to be played on April 8, 2021, in Dubai. While Rajkot Thunders are in 3rd place on the points table after 3 matches, Goltay CA are one rung below them in 4th place after having played the same number of matches.
Goltay Cricket Academy’s Last Game
In the ninth match of the A20 League, Goltay Cricket Academy faced off against Kerala Super Kings in Dubai on 2 April 2021. Batting first Kerala were bowled out for 118 in 18.2 overs. Barring Akshay Veetil (50 off 32 balls) and Gihan Chathuranga (25 off 26 balls), the remaining Kerala batsmen were unable to cope with some fine bowling by Hazrat Luqman (4 for 32). Luqman was aided by Abdul Malik (2/22), Ankur Sangwan (2/15) and Adnan Obaid (1/20). Goltay chased down the target in 14.5 overs with 8 wickets to spare. Opener Sagar Ranbir (61 off 42 balls) led the chase and shared a 2nd wicket partnership of 58 with Mayank Kumar (25 off 22 balls). None of the Kerala bowlers made much impression, though Syamremesh Remesan (1/26) and Md Shahir (1/17) took the only wickets to fall.
Rajkot Thunders’ Last Game
Rajkot Thunders took on Cara Diamonds in their last league game on 2 April. Batting first, Thunders posted a daunting 261/3 on the back of a brilliant 167 off just 61 balls, including 15 fours and 14 sixes, by opener Ameya Soman. He was involved in a 161-run partnership for the 1st wicket with Banty Nandy (55 off 38 balls). When CD batted, they were bowled out for 103 in 15.4 overs, handing Thunders a 158-run win. among Thunders’ bowlers, Mohit Goraniya, Hardik Patel, and Jatin Patel took three wickets each. For CD, Amit Variya and Vikesh Desai were joint top scorers with 25 each but the rest of the batsmen did not show much intent.
Rajkot Thunders are clearly the stronger batting side having registered scores of 261/3, 191/7, and 160/5 in their three matches so far. By contrast, Goltay CA have made 124/7, 119/2, and 218/4 in their three matches. Thunders’ opener Ameya Soman has been the stand-out performer with scores of 68, 92, and 167. Thunders also have consistent wicket-taking bowlers in Hardik Patel and Goraniya. If Goltay CA are to put up a good show, their skipper Mayank Kumar will have to bat to potential.
We believe that Rajkot Thunders will beat Goltay CA in the A20 League match on 8 April.
Our Rajkot Thunders vs Goltay CA match prediction is based on the current form as displayed in recent matches.
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