CLT20 Day 13: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info and Preview

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CLT20 Day 13: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info and Preview
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Keeping his eye on the ball: big-hitting Otago captain McCullum

The Champions League T20 is now reaching its climax—just five contests left to play after Sunday’s penultimate two Group A fixtures—but there is still much to play for in both sections.

In Group A things could very well be decided before we even reach the final round of matches, depending on how these next set of results pan out, so all eyes will be on Jaipur to see if the Royals and Otago can get the wins they need to confirm their semi-final spots.

 

14th Match, Group A

What: Lions vs. Otago

Where: Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur

When: Sunday, Sept. 29, 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)

 

Otago

Derek de Boorder (w), Brendon McCullum (c), Nick Beard, Michael Bracewell, Neil Broom, Ian Butler, Mark Craig, Jacob Duffy , Nathan McCullum, James McMillan, Jimmy Neesham, Aaron Redmond, Hamish Rutherford, Ryan ten Doeschate, Neil Wagner, Sam Wells 

Taken from Cricbuzz

 

Form

 

Lions

After seeing their opening fixture washed out without a ball being bowled, the Lions lost both of their next two contests, against the Royals and the Mumbai Indians, to see the 2013 Ram Slam winners all but exit the tournament before the semi-final stage.

 

Otago

Brendon McCullum’s men have been the surprise package of the tournament so far, winning the 2013 HRV Cup back in January. The New Zealand champions made it through to the group phase after winning all three of their qualifying fixtures.

And Otago have since carried that unbeaten form with them into the group stage, proving far too strong for the Perth Scorchers in their last match after their opening contest was abandoned due to rain.

 

Key Men

 

Lions

Skipper and middle-order batsman Petersen has been one of Highveld’s few in-form batters so far in the tournament, while with the ball Pakistan left-arm paceman Sohail Tanvir has also caught the eye for the South Africans.

 

Otago

You’d be a fool to underestimate Brendon McCullum, who was in typically aggressive form during the qualifying stage, smashing his way to 158 runs, although the Kiwi skipper was brought back down to earth in his last match by recording a first-ball duck.

Also, keep an eye out for big-hitting opener Neil Broom, who hit 117 not out from just 56 balls in that same match, a knock that included eight maximums, and New Zealand seamer Ian Butler.

 

Other information

 

Weather: according to the BBC, we should be in store for some fine weather throughout the whole of Sunday, with bright sunshine during most of the day, albeit with the threat of some light showers, and temperatures ranging between 23 and 28 degrees celsius

Pitch: every side that has won the toss so far at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium has elected to field, although chasing has actually proved to be fairly problematic on several occasions.

However, the pitch remains generally good for batting, as Otago’s Broom proved in midweek with his stunning quick-fire unbeaten century against the Scorchers, although it has become slower and harder to score on as the tournament has progressed.

 

 


 

 

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15th Match, Group A

What: Rajasthan Royals v Perth Scorchers

Where: Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur

When: Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, 15:30 a.m. BST

Live Stream/TV info: BritishEurosport 2

 

Squads

 

Royals

Ajinkya Rahane, Rahul Dravid (c), Sanju Samson (w), Shane Watson, Stuart Binny, Brad Hodge, Ashok Menaria, James Faulkner, Kevon Cooper, Vikramjeet Malik, Rahul Shukla, Dishant Yagnik, Tom Cooper, Siddharth Trivedi, Pravin Tambe, Shaun Tait

 

Scorchers

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

Taken from Cricbuzz

 

Form

 

Royals

Rajasthan, who came third in the 2013 Indian Premier League but are making their debut in this competition, have won both of their Group A fixtures to date, against the Mumbai and then in midweek against the Lions.

 

Scorchers

Meanwhile in stark contrast Perth, who finished as runners-up to the Brisbane Heat in the final of the Big Bash in January, have yet to win a game, although their group opener against the Lions was abandoned due to rain without a ball being bowled, while on Wednesday they fell victim to Hurricane Broom as they went down by 62 runs against in-form Otago.

 

Key Men

 

Royals

Rajasthan are just packed full of dangerous performers throughout their team, although none more so than their openers, Rahul Dravid and Ajinkya Rahane, while in the middle order is big-hitting Aussie Shane Watson, and so far both Vikramjeet Malik and Pravin Tambe have each produced match-winning bowling spells in their two group wins.

 

Scorchers

You’d have to look no further than their trio of Australia internationals, Simon Katich, Adam Voges and Ashton Agar, and you get the distinct feeling that all three are going to need to shine in Jaipur for an upset to happen.

 

 

 

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