Gohilwad Gladiators (GG) and Kutch Warriors (KW) lock horns in the ongoing Saurashtra Premier League 2023 final on Thursday, August 31, at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot. With an impressive track record, the Warriors have secured three wins out of four games, topping the group stage with six points. Their journey has been defined by a strong batting lineup, recently scoring 163-6 against Halar Heroes, bolstered by Kevin Jivrajani and Yash Gadadhariya’s stellar half-centuries.
The Warriors’ bowling attack has been equally formidable, as seen in their victory over the Heroes, with Kunal Karamchandani, Parswaraj Rana, and Dharmendrasinh Jadeja each claiming two-wicket hauls.
Conversely, Gohilwad Gladiators have displayed their mettle, finishing second in the group stage. Their batting and bowling prowess was evident in their win against Zalawad Royals, with captain Prerak Mankad leading from the front. The Gladiators’ bowling unit, including Shaurya Sanandia and Yuvraj Chudasama, have consistently contributed to their impressive run.
Tournament: Saurashtra Premier League 2023
Match: Gohilwad Gladiators vs Kutch Warriors, Final Match
Venue: Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot
Date & Time: Thursday, August 31, 7:00 PM (IST)
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Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium Pitch Report
The wicket has been quite supportive for both bowlers and batters. Bowlers have found help with the new ball while spinners have shown their prowess later in the innings. Run-scoring has been challenging, and the captain who wins the toss would be inclined to bowl first to know the target and bat accordingly during the run chase.
Probable Playing XIs
Gohilwad Gladiators (GG)
Krishnakant Pathak, Siddhant Rana, Prerak Mankad (c), Vishvaraj Jadeja, Nihar Vaghela (wk), Raxit Mehta, Niket Joshi, Saurya Sanandiya, Yuvraj Chudasama, Maurya Ghoghari, Kabir Patel
Kutch Warriors (KW)
Samarth Vyas, Aryandev Jhala (wk), Kevin Jivrajani, Jyot Chhaya, Parswaraj Rana, Dharmendrasinh Jadeja (C), Luckyraj Vaghela, Krunal Karamchandani, Dharam Changela, Ramesh Padiyachi, Kushang Patel
Probable Top Performers
Probable Best Batter of the Match
Prerak Mankad – Gohilwad Gladiators
The 29-year-old will be looking to lead from the front. He has a few starts in the tournament but hasn’t converted them to a big knock yet. He has done well in domestic cricket on tough surfaces and will hold the key at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, where run-scoring hasn’t been easy.
Probable Best Bowler of the Match
Kushang Patel – Kutch Warriors
The right-arm seamer started the campaign with a three-for against Sorath Lions. In the second game, however, he went wicketless, and KW lost the game, but later on, he showed consistency with the ball. If Kushang can use his experience and bowl well with the new ball, it will make things easier for captain Dharmendrasinh Jadeja.