Bombay Deccan vs Kerala Super Kings: A20 League Prediction, April 8, 2021
The A20 League is back after a five-day break. The table-toppers Bombay Deccan and Kerala Super Kings square off in the 13th match of the 2021 edition of the A20 League. The venue for this game will be the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Both these sides have had a similar run.
Bombay Deccan didn’t have the best of starts to this season. They lost the tournament opener against Rajkot Thunders in a final-over finish as they couldn’t defend 159. But since then, they have been on a bit of a roll. They beat Goltay Cricket Academy in a thrilling game as they chased down 125 with one wicket in hand and on the final ball. In their last couple of games, they have been absolutely dominant. Against Sultans of Surat, they racked up 250 and won by 122 runs before they shot out Cara Diamonds for just 76 and chased it down in 8.1 overs. Thus, with three wins (six points) from four games and a net run rate of +2.856, Bombay Deccan are sitting pretty at the top of the points table.
On the other hand, Kerala Super Kings have had a good run as well. Even they have six points and have a net run rate of +1.184 which sees them occupy the second spot. They smashed Cara Diamonds as they bowled them out for 83 and chased it down inside 10 overs. In their second game against Rajkot Kings, Kerala Super Kings won a thrilling Super Over game as they tied the game while chasing 192. Goltay Cricket Academy are the only team to beat Kerala Super Kings before the latter came back strongly against Sultans of Surat against whom they hunted down 132 with more than five overs to spare.
Thus, it promises to be a tight contest between these two sides. However, with the form that Bombay Deccan are in at the moment and if their last two games are to go by, they may well start as favourites.
The following two tables summarize the journey of the two teams Bombay Deccan and Kerala Super Kings in this A20 league so far. Both teams have won three out of the four games and this is the top of the table clash.
Bombay Deccan’s Journey So Far
|Rajkot Thunder||Lost by five wickets||Rajkot Thunder chased down 160 with four balls to spare|
|Goltay Cricket Academy||Won by 1 wicket||Bombay Deccan chased down 125 on the last ball and with one wicket to spare.|
|Sultans of Surat||Won by 122 runs||Bombay Deccan smashed 250 and bowled Sultans of Surat for just 128.|
|Cara Diamonds||Won by 8 wickets||Bombay Deccan bowled Cara Diamonds out for just 76 and chased it down with 11.5 overs to spare.|
Kerala Super Kings’ Journey So Far
|Cara Diamonds||Won by six wickets||Kerala Super Kings bowled Cara Diamonds out for just 83 and chased it down with 10.2 overs.|
|Rajkot Thunder||Won in the Super Over||Kerala Super Kings tied the game while chasing 192. They scored 16 in the Super Over and defended it.|
|Goltay Cricket Academy||Lost by eight wickets||Kerala Super Kings were bowled out for just 118 and lost with 5.1 overs to spare.|
|Sultans of Surat||Won by five wickets||Kerala Super Kings chased down 132 with 31 balls to spare.|