Caravans set to play Aga Khan SC in DRCC Caravans T20 Cup

29Nov 2019
The Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
Caravans set to play Aga Khan SC in DRCC Caravans T20 Cup

CARAVANS’ cricketers have an opportunity to step up their pursuit of successful title defense in this season’s DRCC Caravans T20 Cup, given they will confront Aga Khan SC in Group A clash at the Leaders Club venue in Dar es Salaam tomorrow.

Caravans Cricket Club’ skipper, Sreejith Kumar, bats against Gymkhana in this season’s DRCC Caravans T20 competition’s clash, which took place in Dar es Salaam last weekend. PHOTO; COURTESY NIKHIL PUJARA

 

With the clash bringing together clubs which are arguably the event’s serious contenders for silverware, a thrilling duel is set to be on show.

The defending champions are lately the Group A’s leaders, having notched three wins in three outings.

Led by skipper Sreejith Kumar Caravans are set to make fully use of their talented players, Kassim Nassor, Mohamed Omary and Jitin Singh, to motivate their team mates to get the better of Aga Khan SC.

Caravans should brace for a tough clash, given their opponents will as well come out with all guns blazing, seeking to maintain their winning ways.

Aga Khan are placed second in Group A with two victories in as many duels.

Veteran all-rounder Ayzaz Jessani, who skippers Aga Khan SC, will be looking to deploy hard working youngsters including Aaryan Premji, Arslaan Premji, and Harsheed Chouhan to link up with the rest of the side and bring Caravans’ winning spell to an end.

Aga Khan issued sound warning to the rest of the group’s sides, walloping Gymkhana by 104 runs in the opening match.

Aga Khan later on made short work of Annadil Burhani, notching 27-run victory over the latter.

Caravans stretched winning spree as they cruised to 20-run win over Annadil Burhani on Saturday.

Caravans were put in to bat first and went on to notch 137 runs all out in 20 overs.

Nassor had significant contribution with the bat, posting 41 runs which consisted of three boundaries and two sixes.

Annadil Burhani’s Akil Raja took three wickets, leaked 30 runs in four overs, fellow bowlers Khuzeima Janoowala, Murtaza Kardebhai and Adnan Zariwala ended with two wickets apiece in their respective four-over spells.

Much as they gave their all in the chase, Annadil Burhani’s efforts to turn their fortunes around ended in vain, given they notched 117 runs for the loss of five wickets in 20 overs.

Yash Hirwania was the most impressive bowler for the eventual winners during the team’s turn with the ball.

He notched two wickets, leaking 18 runs in four overs.

Shree Kutchi Leva will entertain Saint Gobain in Group B match at the DGC venue the same day.

Caravans Club has hosted the tournament, which is held annually, under the auspices of Dar es Salaam Regional Cricket Committee (DRCC), targeting to promote the game at the domestic level.

This year’s competition’s sponsors include Petrofuel, Alliance Insurance, Grand Restaurant, Colourflex, RAS Logistics and SBC through Pepsi brand.

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