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Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions: Zimbabwe Men's Domestic Twenty20 competition 2022– Eagles vs Rocks- Match 9

Kudzai Maunze Eagles
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The 9th match of the Zimbabwe Men's Domestic Twenty20 competition 2022 will take place between Eagles and Rocks at the Takashinga Sports Club, Harare, Zimbabwe.

Current Form Eagles:

Eagles are currently placed at the 4th position on points table. They have won one out of the 3 contests they have played. Their NRR is one of the lowest in the tournament at -0.094.

Eagles won their last match against Rhinos by 48 runs (DLS method).

Rhinos won the toss and elected to field first. The match was reduced to 18 overs a side due to rain. Tinashe Kamunhukamwe was dismissed early on in the innings after scoring 4 runs. Post his dismissal, Kudzai Maunze and Chamu Chibhabha played brilliant knocks to revive the Eagles innings. Maunze scored 78 off just 44 balls. His innings featured 6 fours and 5 sixes. Chamu Chibhabha too found the gaps at ease and accumulated 45 runs off 37 balls. On the back of these neat knocks, Eagles got to a defendable total of 159 for 4 in 18 overs.

The match was further reduced to 6.1 overs and Rhinos were given a target of 71 runs to achieve (According to the DLS calculation). Tadiwanashe Kaitano smashed 12 runs in 11 balls. Once he was dismissed, no other batter showed any resistance to the Eagles bowlers. The top order simply fell like a pack of cards and Rhinos were 20 for 4 in no time. With the required run rate mounting up, there was no chance left for Rhinos to bounce back into the game. They were restricted to 24 for 5 in 6.1 overs, losing the match by 48 runs (DLS method). For Eagles, Wesley Madhevere picked up 3 wickets for 6 runs.

 

Current Form Rocks:

 

Rocks are currently placed at the third position on points table. They have won 1 match and lost 2 in the tournament so far. Their NRR is -0.042.

 

Rocks lost their previous match to Mountaineers by 13 runs (DLS method).

Rocks won the toss and elected to bat first. The match was reduced to 18 overs a side.  Cephas Zhuwao played a brilliant innings up the order. He smashed 21 off just 9 balls to take his team off to a flyer. Tadiwanashe Marumani also played well for his 24 off 20 balls. The rest of the middle and lower order could not fully capitalize on the start provided by the top order and Rocks finished at 121 for 8 in 18 overs.

For Mountaineers, Victor Nyauchi picked up 3 wickets for 16 runs.

Defending 121, Rocks bowlers picked up the important wickets of Peter Moor and Spencer Magodo. Just when Mountaineers looked in trouble, Kevin Kasuza and Tony Munyonga smashed 29 and 14 runs respectively to take their team home comfortably by the end of the 7th over (DLS method).

 

Let’s have a look at the squads:

Eagles:

Regis Chakabva, Shoun Handirisi, Tinashe Nenhunzi, Chamu Chibhabha, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Gareth Chirawu, Kudzai Maunze, Kumbirayi Phiri, Tinotenda Mutombodzi, Wesley Madhevere, Brad Evans, Marshall Takodza, Richard Ngarava, Honest Ziwira, Brighton Zhawi, Daniel Jakiel, Tapiwa Mufudza, Kudakwashe Munyede, Wishnanzy Chapfombo, Malcolm Chikuwa, Tanaka Chivanga, Keith Jaure, Tadiwanashe Nyangani,


Rocks:

Ben Curran, Blessing Muzarabani, Cephas Zhuwao, Cuthbert Musoko, Daniel Zvidzai, Dylan Hondo,  Gabriel Jaya, George Matanga, Kaia Innocent,  Richard Ngarava, Lavert Masunda, Priviledge Chesa, Richmond Mutubami, Roy Kaia, Tendai Chisoro, Trevor Mutsamba, William Mashinge

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? – Eagles

Who will win? Eagles

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Cephas Zhuwao (Rocks), Kudzai Maunze (Eagles)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) –Tendai Chisoro (Rocks), Richard Ngarava (Eagles)

Most Sixes – Cephas Zhuwao (Rocks), Kudzai Maunze (Eagles) 

Player of the Match- Richard Ngarava (Eagles)                                     

Team Scores Batting first – Rocks 130+, Eagles 150+

Match Handicap: Eagles

 

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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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