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Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions: Japan T20 League 2022 - Match 6 - North Kanto Lions vs South Kanto Super Kings - 30th April 2022

North Kanto Lions vs South Kanto Super Kings
North Kanto Lions vs South Kanto Super Kings

The 6th match of the Japan T20 2022 will take place on 30th April 2022 between North Kanto Lions and South Kanto Super Kings at the Sano International Cricket Ground, Tochigi, Japan.

Current Form South Kanto Super Kings:

South Kanto Super Kings lost their first match of the tournament against East Kanto Sunrisers by a small margin of 1 run (DLS method).

East Kanto Sunrisers batted first and looked to be struggling from ball one. They lost 3 wickets in the powerplay overs and were reeling at 6 for 3. This is when skipper Tsuyoshi Takada came to the crease and smashed 18 off 14 balls to spark hopes among the East Kanto Sunrisers camp. On the back of his knock, East Kanto Sunrisers got to a total of 82 before being bowled out.

For South Kanto Sunrisers, Piyush Kumbhare picked up 5 wickets for 15 runs in his spell of 4 overs.

During the chase, South Kanto Super Kings lost Rohit Kesari early on in the innings. His slow knock of 2 in 14 balls impacted the momentum by a great degree. Skipper Sabaorish Ravichandran made 19 off 20 balls in the middle order to ignite the hope of a successful chase. After his dismissal though, the South Kanto Super Kings simply derailed from their track and were found one run short according to the DLS calculation.

For East Kanto Sunrisers, Kento Dobell picked up 2 wickets for just 13 runs.

Current Form North Kanto Lions:

North Kanto Lions won their first game of the tournament against West Kanto Hurricanes by 45 runs (DLS method).

North Kanto Lions batted first and looked very assured at the start. Its opener Lachie Lake scored 65 important runs off 51 deliveries. However, after his dismissal, North Kanto Lions looked to struggle with the bat. The middle order simply crumbled like a pack of cards and they were bowled out for a paltry 131 in 20 overs. For West Kanto Hurricanes, Jisei Ando and Kazuma Stafford picked up 3 wickets each.

West Kanto Hurricanes looked to be favourites by the end of the first innings. Their start wasn’t too encouraging as the opener Shubham Shukla was dismissed cheaply. After his dismissal, Wataru Miyauchi and Vinay Iyer tried their best to stage a fight but the target looked too tall amidst an ordinary slow batting approach. The middle order simply panicked and lost wickets in tandem and West Kanto Hurricanes went from 43 for 1 to 64 for 8 in the 15th over, when the rain arrived. The match could not restart again and North Kanto Lions were adjudged the winners by 45 runs (DLS method).

For North Kanto Lions, Shotaro Hirarsuka picked up 3 wickets.

Let’s have a look at the squads:

South Canto Super Kings

Aditya Phadke, Alex Patmore, Gurman Singh, Hiroshige Murakawa, Kouhei Kubota, Manoj Bhardwaj, Muhammad Ali, Piyush Kumbhare, Prashant Kale, Raman Tanwar, Richard Bracefield, Rohit Kesari, Sabaorish Ravichandran (c), Toru Ito, Tushar Chaturvedi, Vinamra Sethi and Yash Wagh

North Kanto Lions

Reo Sakurano, Shu Noguchi, Anushantha Chandima, Roshan Dangal, Lachie Lake, Hirotake Kakinuma, Mandeep Singh, Declan McComb, Reiji Suto, Shotaro Hiratsuka, Hashan Thilakarathne and Karthik Vellingiri

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? – North Kanto Lions

Who will win?-North Kanto Lions

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Sabaorish Ravichandran (South Kanto Super Kings), Lachie Lake (North Kanto Lions)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Piyush Kumbhare (South Kanto Super Kings), Shotaro Hirarsuka (North Kanto Lions)

Most Sixes – Sabaorish Ravichandran (South Kanto Super Kings), Lachie Lake (North Kanto Lions)

Player of the Match- Lachie Lake (North Kanto Lions)

Team Scores Batting first – South Kanto Super Kings 110+, North Kanto Lions 130+

Match Handicap: North Kanto Lions

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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In-Play’ features, so stay tuned.

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