The final of the 2018 Deodhar Trophy will be played between India B and India C on Saturday, October 27 at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium. Get all the India B v India C predictions and betting tips for this game below.
Story So Far:
India B have been the form team in the competition, having won both their games in the league stage to make it to the final. Interestingly, they batted first in both those matches against India A and India C and managed to restrict the opposition to way below their score.
Against India A, the side collapsed while batting first and fell short of what should have been their score in the end, making just 261/8 from 50, but Shahbaz Nadeem and Mayank Markande combined to grab seven wickets for them. India A managed just 218 in reply.
The game against India C was expected to get a lot closer after the side was restricted to 231/9 from their 50 overs, but despite four of the India C batsmen getting into 30s, none of them could convert that into a big score. In the end they managed to score just 201 and while Nadeem didn’t pick up any wickets, he conceded only 29 from his 10 and K Gowtham and Manoj Tiwary grabbed three apiece.
That meant India C’s game against India A was a must-win for both, a virtual semi-final to decide which one of them made it to the final to face India B. And despite India A scoring 293 in their 50 overs, Shubman Gill’s unbeaten 106 and fifties for Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav helped India C over the line with ease. Vijay Shankar took three wickets to restrict the India A scoring.
Players to watch out:
Hanuma Vihari: Has a couple of fifties and shown tenacity during tough times in the tournament.
Shubman Gill: The only scorer of a century in this Deodhar Trophy and one who can lift up the run-rate when needed.
Rajneesh Gurbani: Four wickets in two games and an economy-rate of 4.68. One with a bright future at the highest level.
K Gowtham: All-rounder who will hope to come good in the final with India’s obvious need for someone who can do both, bat and bowl
India B v India C Betting Tips:
India C to win: 11/10 (bet365)
India B v India C Live Streaming:
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