The Prague T10 League 2020 has reached its decisive phase, with the champions to be crowned today. The second qualifier would be the first encounter to be played on October 9, followed by the all-important final.
Prague CC, Vinohrady CC and Prague Barbarians occupied the top three positions in the points table of the Prague T10 League 2020 after the conclusion of the group stage. All the three teams had 6 points each and were placed in that order based on net run rate.
Vinohrady CC got the better of Prague CC in the first qualifier to make it through to the finals of the Prague T10 League 2020. Prague CC will be facing Prague Barbarians in the second qualifier to determine the other finalist.
Prague Barbarians put it across United CC in the eliminator to book a ticket for the second qualifier to be played today.
United CC and Prague Spartans, with a solitary point each, occupied the last two positions in the Prague T10 League 2020 points table after the group phase. The former scraped through to play the eliminator based on their better run rate but their campaign came to an end with a loss in that encounter.
Following were the team standings in the points table after the conclusion of the group stage matches in the Prague T10 League 2020 -
Prague T10 League top batting and bowling stars
Ritik Tomar of Vinohrady CC is the highest run-scorer after the group stage and the first two playoff matches in the Prague T10 League 2020. He has smashed 166 runs in the five matches he has played, with an unbeaten 54 as his highest score. Tomar has scored these runs at an excellent strike rate of 195.29 and has struck 12 fours and 13 sixes, the most by any batsman thus far.
Sudesh Wickramasekara of Prague CC occupies the second spot in the list of highest run-getters with 122 runs to his name. He has a 48-run knock as his top score. Wickramasekara also has an impressive strike rate of 171.83, with his runs consisting of 12 fours and 6 maximums.
Siddarth Goud of Vinohrady CC is placed third in the highest run-scorers list of the Prague T10 League 2020. He has scored 118 runs in the five matches he has played with a 42-run inning as his best effort. Goud has been slightly on the slower side though, having scored his runs at a strike rate of 142.16 with the help of 14 fours and just the 3 hits over the rope.
While Tomar and Goud would have a solitary match each to add to their tally today, Wickramasekara might get two chances to go to the top of the highest run-scorers list of the Prague T10 League 2020 if Prague CC can qualify for the final.
Siddarth Goud of Vinohrady CC is the highest wicket-taker of the Prague T10 League 2020 before the second qualifier and final. He has scalped 7 wickets in the five matches he has played. Goud's spell of 3/12 is still the best bowling effort of the tournament and he has an excellent economy rate of 6.75.
Abdul Hossine Farhad, Ritik Tomar, Haris Hassan and Sharan Ramakrishnan are among five bowlers who have taken 5 wickets so far in the Prague T10 League 2020. Santhosh Reddy Bemmireddy of United CC is the other bowler with five wickets to his name, but he would not be able to add to his tally with his team eliminated from the tournament.
Farhad of Prague Barbarians has returned figures of 2/6 as his best performance and also has an exceptional economy rate of 6.22. Tomar of Vinohrady CC has a best effort of 2/2 along with a decent economy rate of 7.85.
Hassan of Vinohrady CC and Ramakrishnan of Prague CC have spells of 3/17 and 2/12 as their best bowling efforts. But the duo has been slightly on the expensive side, with economy rates of 9.00 and 9.50 respectively.
All the bowlers from the three surviving teams would be looking to displace Siddarth Goud from the top of the highest wicket-takers list of the Prague T10 League 2020.
Published 09 Oct 2020, 09:21 IST