KEL vs MHA Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Oct 18, 2022
Kerela and Maharashtra have both done quite well in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2022 so far. Kerela has won all but one of its matches and Maharashtra also has two wins from its four matches. With the table quite closely stacked, Maharashtra has no room for any errors and must try to win this match.
KEL vs MHA Team Previews
Kerela suffered its first defeat of the season despite having Sanju Samson available for the previous match. He played a good hand but was unable to carry his team over the line. Kerela has a decent batting lineup if you take all things into consideration.
Players like Vishnu Vinod, Sachin Baby, and Mohammad Azharuddeen have done pretty well. Samson is the standout but the others should be able to support him well.
U Manukrishnan, Basil Thampi, and Vyashak Chandran are the three leading bowlers for Kerela so far. They will be up against a strong Maharashtra batting lineup and be under pressure.
Kerala Knights Playing 11
Abdul Basith, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Rohan Kunnummal, S Roger, Sijomon Joseph, Unnikrishnan Manukrishnan, Vaisakh Chandran, KM Asif, Sudhesan Midhun, Sachin Baby, Sanju Samson, Vishnu Vinod.
Ruturaj Gaikwad and Rahul Tripathi have joined the team for Maharashtra and that makes the team immediately stronger. It was surprising to see Tripathi and Gaikwad both bat in the middle order when they are clearly better suited to bat at the top of the order.
Hopefully, that will be the case in this match. There is no doubt that the rest of the batting lineup is a bit weak and will need something special from one of Gaikwad or Tripathi to compete.
Vicky Ostwal and Rajvardhan Hangarkekar will lead the bowling lineup for Maharashtra. This is a young side with a lot of potential but the depth in the lineup is missing. The top quality players are surrounded by players that still need to improve to be able to compete at this level.
Maharashtra Playing 11
Azim Kazi, Divyang Himganekar, Manoj Ingale, Pavan Shah, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Satyajeet Bachhav, Shamshuzama Kazi, Vicky Ostwal, Yash Kshirsagar, Rahul Tripathi, Ruturaj Gaikwad.
KEL vs MHA Toss Prediction
The team that wins the toss is going to want to field first.
Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.
Pitch and Conditions
The conditions in Chandigarh are expected to be ideal for cricket. There is no rain forecast and the pitch should be excellent for batting as well. Previous matches at this venue have been balanced with both the bowlers and batters playing their roles. A score of around 160 should be seen as par.
KEL vs MHA Betting Tips
We are going to bet on Kerela to win. While Sanju Samson is the star attraction in that team, the rest of the team is also quite decent. It is less dependent on individual brilliance in comparison to Maharashtra.
Bet on Kerela to win.