It’s time for the playoffs of the inaugural edition of the Maharashtra Premier League 2023. The first qualifier will see the Ratnagiri Jets lock horns with the Kolhapur Tuskers at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune.
Ratnagiri Jets finished the league stages at the top of the points table. They won four games out of five and finished with eight points. They beat Puneri Bappa in a rain-curtailed fixture in their last league game.
Bowling first, the Jets did a fine job of restricting Puneri Bappa to 129/6, with Kunal Thorat finishing with two scalps. The Jets scored 70 at the end of 7.4 overs before the rain arrived and they emerged victorious by eight runs on the VJD method.
The Kolhapur Tuskers also won four league games out of five to finish in the second position. They beat the Eagle Nashik Titans in their last league game to seal a place in the first qualifier.
The game was reduced to 10 overs per side and Manoj Yadav picked up a fifer to help the Tuskers restrict the Titans to 88/9. Ankit Bawne then scored 62 off just 27 balls, which helped them chase down the total with one over to spare.
Ratnagiri Jets vs Kolhapur Tuskers Match Details:
Match: Ratnagiri Jets vs Kolhapur Tuskers, Qualifier 1, Maharashtra Premier League 2023
Date and Time: Monday, June 26 2023, 7:30 pm IST
Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
Ratnagiri Jets vs Kolhapur Tuskers Pitch Report
The pitch at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium is a bit slow in nature. The ball tends to grip off the surface and the batters will have to adjust to the pace of the pitch before they can start playing high-risk strokes.
Ratnagiri Jets vs Kolhapur Tuskers Weather Forecast
Temperatures in Pune are expected to hover between 23 and 28 degrees. There is a 50% chance of rain predicted on Monday.
Ratnagiri Jets vs Kolhapur Tuskers Probable XIs
Dhiraj Phatangare, Preetam Patil, Kiran Chormale, Nikhil Naik (wk), Divyang Hinganekar, Rohit Patil, Azim Kazi (c), Pradeep Dadhe, Nikit Dhumal, Kunal Thorat, Vijay Pawale
Kedar Jadhav (c & wk), Ankit Bawne, Naushad Shaikh, Sahil Autade, Nihal Tusamad, Akshay Darekar, Taranjitsingh Dhillon, Shreyash Chavan, Atman Pore, Manoj Yadav, Siddharth Mhatre
Ratnagiri Jets vs Kolhapur Tuskers Match Prediction
Both sides have won four games in the league stages and will be high on confidence. Both are thus expected to come out all guns blazing in the first qualifier on Monday as a place in the final will be at stake.
Ratnagiri Jets have been slightly better of the two teams this season and are likely to earn a win and directly qualify for the final.
Prediction: Ratnagiri Jets to win this contest of Maharashtra Premier League 2023.
Ratnagiri Jets vs Kolhapur Tuskers Live Streaming details and channel list
TV: DD Sports
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