The Ratnagiri Jets will take on the Kolhapur Tuskers in the final of the inaugural season of the Maharashtra Premier League on Thursday, June 29 at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. The season has witnessed several brilliant performances and will be gearing up for an exciting finale between the two teams.
Ratnagiri Jets defeated the Kolhapur Tuskers in the first qualifier to book a direct place in the final. In the rain-interrupted encounter, Ratnagiri Jets made 136 runs in 15 overs. In response, the Kolhapur Tuskers managed 130 runs, losing the match by 4 runs on the D/L method. After the loss, the Tuskers played against the Puneri Bappa in the second qualifier. They emerged as winners defeating the Puneri Bappa by five wickets. They chased down 134 runs in around 18 overs, with Siddharth Mhatre scoring a fifty.
Heading into the final, both teams will be determined to script history by winning the inaugural edition of the league. The final promises to be an exciting contest between the Ratnagiri Jets and the Kolhapur Tuskers.
Date and Time: Thursday, June 29, 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
Live Streaming: Fancode
Moderate rains are predicted in Pune, Maharastra on Thursday, June 29. The rains are likely to interrupt the match. The teams and fans will be hoping to have a full 20-over match.
Top Player Picks
Ankit Bawane – Ankit Bawane is the leading run-scorer in the 2023 Maharashtra Premier League. He has scored 362 runs at an average of 72.40, and a strike rate of 145.97. He has a century and three fifties to his name this season.
Vijay Pawale – Vijay Pawale is in the top five wicket-takers list in the 2023 Maharashtra Premier League. He has taken nine wickets at an average of 17.56, with 3/33 as his best figures.
Manoj Yadav – Manoj Yadav has been a great pick for the Kolhapur Tuskers in the Maharashtra Premier League. In seven matches, he has taken 11 wickets at an average of 16.09, including a five-fer.
Captain and Vice-Captain Choices
Ankit Bawane – Ankit Bawane has been a consistent performer in the Maharashtra Premier League. He is a definite pick for the team and a perfect captaincy candidate.
Azim Kazi – Azim Kazi’s experience makes him a vital player for the Kolhapur Tuskers. In a crunch game, he will be hoping to step up for the franchise and win the trophy for them.
Predicted Playing XIs
Ratnagiri Jets: Azim Kazi (C), Rushikesh Sonavne, Dhiraj Phatangare, Preetam Patil, Kiran Chormale, Nikhil Naik, Divyang Hinganekar, Rohit Patil, Vijay Pawale, Nikit Dhumal, Kunal Thorat
Wicket-keeper – Kedar Jadhav
Batters – Ankit Bawane, Preetam Patil
All-around – Akshay Darekar, Manoj Yadav, Azim Kazi, Divyang Hinganekar,
Bowlers – Shreyash Chavan, Taranjitsingh Dhillon, Vijay Pawale, Kunal Thorat