MANT vs INDC Match Preview

Despite boasting some exceptional players, the Manipal Tigers have been disappointed by their batting performance this season. Chadwick Walton has been the standout performer with 154 runs, but he has lacked support from Kyle Coetzer at the top of the order.

In the middle order, Angelo Perera showed promise with a half-century in the last game and will once again be a key player. However, Colin de Grandhomme, Mohammad Kaif, and Thisara Perera have not performed at their best.

On the other hand, the bowlers have been instrumental in the team's success. Imran Khan leads the tournament with 9 wickets, and he will receive support from Mitchell McClenaghan and Pankaj Singh in the seam department, who have taken 7 wickets between them.

Harbhajan Singh has been economical and has also contributed with 5 wickets. He will join forces with Praveen Gupta in the spin attack, who has also taken 5 wickets.

In spite of a slow start to the season, the Capitals' batsmen have displayed commendable performances. In the previous match, Kirk Edwards and Gautam Gambhir formed an outstanding opening partnership, laying the foundation for a substantial total. Gambhir, in particular, achieved his second half-century of the season and will once again strive to provide the team with a quick start.

The middle order is bolstered by the presence of Kevin Pietersen, Ricardo Powell, and Ben Dunk, while Bharat Chipli and Ashley Nurse will aim to contribute runs during the crucial death overs. The India Capitals possess one of the most formidable new-ball attacks in the tournament, with Isuru Udana and Rusty Theron collectively claiming 15 wickets.

Regrettably, the remaining bowlers have offered minimal support. Pravin Tambe and KP Appanna have only managed to secure 5 wickets between them. Ishwar Pandey, who made his season debut on Wednesday, did manage to take 2 wickets but proved to be quite expensive. 


Weather Report

The weather is likely to be clear with temperatures of around 23 to 26 degrees Celsius. The dew is likely to have an impact in the second inning. 

Pitch Report

The pitch at the Lalbhai Contractor Stadium in Surat is excellent to bat on. The average first-inning score in the two matches played here this season is around 235. There is some grass on the surface that will help the seamers generate some movement.

Notable stats

Harbhajan Singh: Miserly With the Ball

Harbhajan Singh has been one of the most economical bowlers this season. He has an economy rate of 4.60 after bowling 15 overs. He has also picked up 5 wickets at an average of 13.80 and a bowling strike rate of 18.00.

Team News

There are no updates regarding injuries from either side. 


MANT vs INDC Probable 11

MANT Playing 11

  • Chadwick Walton (Wk)
  • Mohammad Kaif (C)
  • Angelo Perera
  • Colin De Grandhomme
  • Thisara Perera
  • Amit Verma
  • Imran Khan
  • Mitchell McClenaghan
  • Kyle Coetzer
  • Praveen Gupta
  • Harbhajan Singh

INDC Playing 11

  • Gautam Gambhir (C)
  • Ricardo Powell
  • Kirk Edwards
  • Ben Dunk (Wk)
  • Kevin Pietersen
  • Ashley Nurse
  • Bharat Chipli
  • Rusty Theron
  • Isuru Udana
  • Ishwar Pandey
  • KP Appanna
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

We are backing the India Capitals to win this match. While they started off slowly, the team has gathered some good momentum in the last week and has put up a couple of good performances. The batting looks especially strong, which can be a big advantage on this pitch. 


Top Picks

Gautam Gambhir: Gambhir has scored 2 half-centuries in his last 5 innings, including one in the last match, and looks in fine form.

Ashley Nurse: A quality all-rounder, Nurse has scored 113 runs at a strike rate of 182.25 and has also picked up 3 wickets.

Imran Khan: Imran Khan is the leading wicket-taker of the tournament with 9 wickets. He has a bowling average of 20.66 and a strike rate of 12.60. 


MANT vs INDC Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: C Walton (VC)

Batters: G Gambhir, K Pietersen, R Powell, K Edwards

All-rounders: T Perera, A Nurse (C)

Bowlers: H Singh, I Khan, I Udana, R Theron

MANT vs INDC Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction