CLT20 Day 7: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info and Preview

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CLT20 Day 7: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info and Preview
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The Champions League T20 resumes on Monday with a switch to Group A. Both sides in the first match, the Lions of South Africa and the Perth Scorchers of Australia, will be making their first appearance in this year's event.

In the second game the Mumbai Indians, who have already lost their first match, will face a tricky test against the Otago Volts, who waltzed through qualifying with three wins out of three.

Here are the key details for each game.

4th Match, Group A

What: Lions vs. Scorchers

Where: Ahmedabad

When: Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, 11:30 a.m. BST

Live Stream/TV info: BritishEurosport 2

 

Squads

Lions

Alviro Petersen(c), Temba Bavuma, Gulam Bodi, Quinton de Kock, Neil McKenzie, Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Ethan O'Reilly, Hardus Viljoen, Rassie van der Dussen, Aaron Phangiso, Dwaine Pretorius, Jean Symes, Imran Tahir, Sohail Tanvir, Thami Tsolekile(w)



Perth

Simon Katich(c), Ashton Agar, Michael Beer, Jason Behrendorff, Ashton Turner, Liam Davis, Brad Hogg, Burt Cockley, Joel Paris, Tom Triffitt(w), Adam Voges, Sam Whiteman, Hilton Cartwright, Joe Mennie, Marcus North

Taken from Cricbuzz

 

Form

Lions

The Champions of South Africa's domestic T20 competition and runners-up of the 2011-12 Champions League T20, the Lions are a feisty team. They're playing their first match of this season's competition, but with a number of their players recently returning from international duty, the team shouldn't have too many issues adapting to the pace of T20.



Scorchers

Perth have finished as runners-up in Australia's domestic T20 competition for two years running. They were knocked out in the Group Stages of last year's Champions League T20, though, managing to win just one out of their four games.

 

Key Men

Lions

Veteran batsman Neil McKenzie will be a key player for the Lions. He'll have to help set the foundation for a solid total at the top of the order. Although still early in the season, the Indian pitches have been largely batsman-friendly, and McKenzie will get to take advantage of that.



Scorchers

Simon Katich will be the trump card for the team from Australia, with the veteran batsman being relied on for both his prowess with the bat as well as his captaincy.

 

Other Information

Weather: Accuweather says the weather will be cloudy with a couple of thunderstorms forecast, which means Ahmedabad's weather is by far the grimmest the tournament has had. With a little bit of luck, it'll be a passing storm with enough time to complete both games.

Pitch: Most of the pitches have held up well throughout the games and have been very batsmen-friendly, even for the side batting second. That should be same again in Ahmedabad, if only the batsmen manage to keep their cool.

 


 

5th Match, Group A

What: Mumbai Indians vs. Otago Volts

Where: Ahmedabad

When: Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, 3:30 p.m. BST 

Live Stream/TV info: BritishEurosport 2

 

Squads

Mumbai Indians

Rohit Sharma (capt), Sachin Tendulkar, Harbhajan Singh, Aditya Tare, Glenn Maxwell, Kieron Pollard, Rishi Dhawan, Mitchell Johnson, Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik, Akshar Patel, Pragyan Ojha, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Abu Nechim Ahmad, Dwayne Smith.



Otago Volts

Nick Beard, Michael Bracewell, Neil Broom, Iain Butler, Mark Craig, Derek de Boorder, Jacob Duffy, Brendon McCullum, Nathan McCullum, James McMillan, Jimmy Neesham, Aaron Redmond, Hamish Rutherford, Ryan ten Doeschate, Neil Wagner

Taken from Cricbuzz

 

Form

Mumbai Indians

Mumbai lost their opening match against Rajasthan Royals on Saturday. They failed to defend 142, but could have had a much bigger score on the board as just two of their players managed a total of significance.



Otago Volts

Otago won every single one of their qualifying games very convincingly. They've chased totals in all their qualifying games, though, and are yet to be tested when it comes to defending a total.

 

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Key Men

Mumbai Indians

Kieron Pollard was one of only two players who managed to get more than 20 runs for Mumbai Indians on Saturday. He smashed 42 off 36 and picked up a wicket to boot. His all-round prowess is perfectly suited to Indian conditions, and he'll once again be a key man in Mumbai's arsenal.

 

Otago Volts

Brendon McCullum has whacked 158 runs in three qualifying games while Ian Butler has impressed with the ball, picking up five wickets in two games. Bowling isn't exactly fruitful on such flat pitches, but Butler seems to have worked out how to make the most of them. 

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