MCA vs VDB Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Nov 03, 2022
Mumbai will face Vidarbha once again this season, but this time in the all-important semifinals of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
Mumbai is the clear favorite to win this one. But seeing how Vidarbha has been playing off late, one can surely expect a cracker of a contest.
MCA vs VDB Team Previews
Mumbai gained a direct spot in the quarterfinals by the virtue of its first-place finish in Group A. Chasing a target of 167, Mumbai held their nerves till the end and won the match with just 3 deliveries left, and with 2 wickets to spare.<br /> Prithvi Shaw has played well at the top of the order and is the top scorer for his team.
He has been supported well by Yashasvi Jaiswal and Ajinkya Rahane. Sarfaraz Khan has played well lower down the order, while the return of Shreyas Iyer will be an advantage. Shivam Dube has proved to be a good all-round asset, scoring crucial runs and picking up wickets. Tushar Deshpande and Shams Mulani will once again hold the key for Mumbai if they want to restrict the opposition batsmen.
Mumbai Playing 11
Aman Khan, Ajinkya Rahane, Mohit Avasthi, Prithvi Shaw, Sarfaraz Khan, Shivam Dube, Shreyas Iyer, Shams Mulani, Tushar Deshpande, Tanush Kotian, Yashasvi Jaiswal.
Vidarbha lost 2 of its first 4 matches but they haven’t looked back since. The team finished 2nd on the points table, 4 points behind Mumbai. They comfortably beat Chhattisgarh in the pre-quarterfinals. However, the quarterfinal against Delhi was a close affair, as Vidarbha scraped through by just 1 run in a thrilling encounter.
While Vidarbha does not have any big names within its squad, the middle-order batsmen have played, especially Apoorv Wankhade and Akshay Wadkar have played consistently well this season. Atharva Taide has played well as an opening batsman but hasn’t received much support from the other end.
Yash Thakur, Darshan Nalkande, and Umesh Yadav will be the mainstay of Vidarbha’s bowling, while Aditya Sarwate will be quite handy on the turning pitch of Eden Gardens.
Vidarbha Playing 11
Akshay Karnewar, AV Wankhade, Aditya Sarwate, Akshay Wadkar, Atharva Taide, Lalit Yadav, Sanjay Raghunath, Shubham Dubey, Yash Thakur, Darshan Nalkande, Jitesh Sharma, Umesh Yadav.
MCA vs VDB Toss Prediction
We expect the captain to win the toss to bowl first, as the teams batting second have enjoyed better success here.
Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.
Pitch and Conditions
The Eden Gardens pitch is a batsman’s paradise as it has a good and consistent bounce throughout the match. The ground has witnessed many high-scoring games. We feel that any score above 170 can be difficult to chase. Since this is a day/night match, dew can be a factor later on in the game, as the bowlers will find it difficult to get a good grip on the ball. The weather is expected to be cloudy during the day, but there is no rain forecast.
MCA vs VDB Betting Tips
We are backing Mumbai to win this one. They have already defeated Vidarbha once in this tournament and will be feeling pretty confident as they head into this knockout contest. The return of Shreyas Iyer to the squad will be a huge advantage for them.
Bet on a Mumbai win.