SCL Match 14: Kabul Eagles vs Speen Ghar Tigers Prediction and Preview
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SCL Match 14: Kabul Eagles vs Speen Ghar Tigers Prediction and Preview

13.09.2020, 10:00 IST
Kabul International Cricket Stadium
With the very last ball of their most recent match, Kabul Eagles not only gave Band-e-Amir Dragons a second loss, but also put themselves in contention for the top spot in the league. On the other hand, a defeat from the same Band-e-Amir team had earlier caused Speen Ghar Tigers to slip below the playoff zone. Now, these two teams face off with very different objectives. In fact, It might even be so that Kabul, the only team that still has the scope to reach 8 points, won’t even reach the playoffs, given that Speen Ghar and Boost both get big enough wins. Before this potentially winner-takes-all match, let’s take a look at the teams.

Kabul Eagles Preview & Form

The Eagles, after failing to make much of an impact in the two seasons since they were last champions, are proving to be the dark horses of this tournament. Losing their very first match, they came back to grab 3 important victories on the trot - including two against the two tournament favourites. Now they stand poised on the cusp of either topping the league or getting knocked out. In their last match, they limited BEAD to a tepid 146, and although the chase seemed to be heading south at several points of the inning, the experienced Samiullah Shinwari pulled through at the very end. All Kabul has to do in order to top the league is win or even tie with SGT, and they are certainly the favourites as they have beaten the Tigers in all of their last 3 matches.

Speen Ghar Tigers Preview & Form

Following their defeat against Band-e-Amir Dragons and Boost Defenders’ surprise win against Mis Ainak Knights, the Tigers’ chances of qualifying have gone from good to very slim. Now, a scenario exists where even if they win against Kabul Eagles, they might not make it through to the final due to their run rate. In such a position, a sizable victory is absolutely essential if they are to have any chances at all of qualifying. It’s hard to imagine that this team was on top of the league because of a higher run rate at the start of the tournament. Given that Boost Defenders will be playing the miserable Amo Sharks, that situation is further cast into doubt. 

KABUL vs SGT Match Prediction

Given the bizarre situation, Kabul will give it all they’ve got. Expect Samiullah Shinwari and Rahmatullah Gurbaz to continue their form with the bat, while Nijat Mahmud and Nangeyalia Kharote show their skills with the ball.

Speen Ghar will definitely not just let Kabul walk all over their dreams. Expect Perwez Malikzai and Tamim Surkhorodi to make runs, while Karim Sadiq and Abdullah Adil get the dismissals.

Who will win the 14th match?

Match Prediction: Kabul Eagles Win (1.50 @ 1XBET)

Other Betting Tips:

  • Toss - KABUL

  • KABUL top batsman - R Gurbaz

  • SGT top batsman - P Malikzai

  • Players with most boundaries - R Gurbaz (KABUL), P Malikzai (SGT)

  • Players to score a fifty – S Shinwari/R Gurbaz (KABUL), P Malikzai/T Surkhorodi (SGT)

  • Players to take most wickets - N Mahmud (KABUL), K Sadiq (SGT) 

  • Most fours - SGT

  • Most sixes - KABUL

Can Kabul hold on to their form and top the league? Or will Speen Ghar knock them out in a cruel twist of fate? Find out on Sunday!

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