Leo Lions vs Sagittarius Strikers Match Prediction Who Will Win Today MCL T20 on Saturday 6th February 2016. The 13th match of Masters Champion League 2016 set to play among Leo vs Sagittarius match prediction live from Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Get full details of MCL Today Match Prediction with MCL live score coverage ball by ball live commentary here at cricfrog.com
Gemini Arabians made it four in a row in the Masters Champions League thanks to Virender Sehwag’s 63-ball 134, which helped them post a mammoth 224/7 against the Sagittarius Strikers. In response, Strikers never looked like winning, but still managed to stay in the game until the end, as they lost by 12 runs. After winning the toss, Sehwag had no hesitation in choosing to bat and the former Indian opener started like a house on fire. He helped them cross fifty in the fifth over and brought up his own half-century in just 24 balls, same as the previous game, where he set the record for the fastest fifty, which was later broken. Although his opening partner Jacques Rudolph got out, Kumar Sangakkara, who was averaging 92 in the tournament, prior to this game, gave Sehwag good company. While the Sri Lankan was playing second fiddle, Sehwag brought up the fastest hundred of the tournament as he smashed his ton off just 47 balls. In response, Strikers got off to the worst possible start as they lost their captain Adam Gilchrist for a duck and Mahela Jayawardene followed soon after. By the end of the powerplay, although they had notched up 56 runs, they had also lost three wickets.
Leo Lions vs Sagittarius Strikers Match Prediction MCL T20 6 Feb 2016
Sagittarius Strikers will win the toss and chose to ball first and they will chase the target to win the match. With the target looking a long way away, Imran Farhat and Yasir Hameed set about bringing that closer. Although Hameed was living a charmed life, he was also smoking the ball out of the park. Soon after getting to his fifty, Farhat got out and that prompted a mini-collapse, which saw them lose five wickets for just 28 runs. When the eighth wicket fell for 158, it looked as though the Strikers might be thrashed. But Yasir Arafat smashed a few out of the park and Krishmar Santokie, their hero from earlier, also hit a few to ensure that the margin of victory for the Arabians was just 12 runs. But that should take nothing away from the Arabians, who are simply running teams in this tournament and have emerged as strong favourites to claim the inaugural crown.
The Brian Lara-led Lions lost their previous game, played against Virgo Super Kings on Thursday. Batting first, the Lions scored a modest 147 score. Gream Smith’s Kings easily chased down the target with the help of Azhar Mahmood’s fighting 48-run knock. The Strikers, on the other hand, remained unbeat after their exciting 63-run win over the Libra Legends on Thursday. Sri Lankan Mahela Jayawardhene’s 124-run knock helped the Srikers to post a massive target of 227 in twenty overs. South African allround Jacque Kallis’ side, in reply, was restricted to 167 for seven, according to Khaleej Times.
Sagittarius Strikers MCL Team Squad: Jonathan Trott, Michael Carberry, Phil Mustard, Adam Gilchrist, Nathan Hauritz, Mahela Jayawardene, Daniel Vettori, Shane Bond, Mushtaq Ahmed, Yasir Hameed, Tino Best, Krishmar Santokie, Alviro Petersen, Gavin Hamilton, Khurram Khan
Leo Lions MCL Team Squad: Darren Gough, Simon Jones, Brian Lara, Fidel Edwards, Herschelle Gibbs, Robin Peterson, Johan Botha, Scott Styris, Hamish Marshall, James Franklin, Heath Streak, Brendan Taylor, Kyle Jarvis, Ramesh Powar, Neil Carter, Mohammad Tauqir