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Online Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions Balkh Legends v Kandahar Knights APL 2018

Can Brendon McCullum score big for Kandahar Knights today?
 

Balkh Legends remain at the top of the points table. They had qualified for the play-offs way earlier. Since then the team has been shuffling with their playing XI to try out the benched players.

This is a do or die game for Kandahar Knights. The Knights have two wins from seven matches and if they can beat the Balkh Legends, they will be through to the playoffs.

This is not as bad for the Knights as they now have a clear picture in front of them of what they are supposed to do. Sometimes this can have a very liberating effect on the team as it can prompt them to take the field without holding back.

Asghar Afghan and Riki Wessels have been good for the Knights for almost the entire tournament but they got a new hero in Karim Sadiq who finished the game for the team in the last match. Sayed Shirzad has now become the highest wicket taker of the tournament with 15 wickets against his name.

Balkh Legends brought back Colin Munro, Ryan ten Doeschate and Ravi Bopara in the last match and they should remain with them as the time for experimentation is long gone. The teeam should also look to give Ben Laughlin a go as his vast experience of the Big Bash League can come in handy in pressure situations, especially at the death.

Here are the predicted probable XIs for both teams.

Kandahar Knights - Paul Stirling, Asghar Afghan, Brendon McCullum, Nasir Jamal, Najibullah Zadran, Riki Wessels, Karim Sadiq, Karim Janat, Mohammad Naveed, Sayed Shirzad, Waqar Salamkheil

Balkh Legends - Colin Munro, Dilshan Munaweera, Darwish Rasooli, Ryan ten Doeschate, Ravi Bopara, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Ikram Ali Khil, Mirwais Ashraf, Aftab Alam, Qais Ahmad

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction*

Who will win? Balkh Legends

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) - Asghar Afghan (Kandahar Knights), Ryan ten Doeschate (Balkh Legends)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) - Sayed Shirzad (Kandahar Knights), Mohammad Nabi (Balkh Legends)

Most Sixes - Brendon McCullum (Kandahar Knights), Mohammad Nabi (Balkh Legends)

Team Scores (Batting First) – Kandahar Knights 140+, Balkh Legends 160+

*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 soon, so stay tuned.

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