Official Sports Update

Lets Beat the Bookies!!!

APL 2018: Balkh Legends vs Nangarhar Leopards Match Prediction & Betting Tips

APL 2018: Balkh Legends vs Nangarhar Leopards Match Prediction & Betting Tips. Nangarhar Leopards play their final match of the league stage of the Afghanistan Premier League when they face table-topping Balkh Legends in Sharjah. The match is scheduled for October 17 and the live action begins at 20:00 local time.

Betting Tips

  • Balkh Legends sit top of the APL table with five wins from their first six games
  • They hit the highest total of the tournament so far in their last match – Chris Gayle hitting ten sixes in his 48-ball 80 as the Legends posted 244/6.
  • Nangarhar Leopards suffered their fifth defeat in seven games last time out, after being bowled out for 126 against Paktia Panthers. This is their final game.

Our Pick: Balkh Legends our Winner

APL 2018: Balkh Legends vs Nangarhar Leopards Match Prediction & Betting Tips

BL vs NL : Where to watch/Live streaming

TV channels: Ariana Television Network, Dsport, FreeSports, WillowTV, SKY Sport NZ, SuperSport, Ten Sports, Channel 9

Live streaming: Dsport, Willow TV Online, OSN Play, Sky Go, SuperSport Live

Toss Prediction

Teams batting first have a significantly better record so far in the APL – though it did not serve Nangarhar Leopards particularly well in their most-recent innings.

Balkh Legends vs Nangarhar Leopards Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Balkh Legends vs Nangarhar Leopards Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Balkh Legends Team News & Playing 11

BL Team News

Balkh Legends rotated their overseas players for the game against Kabul Zwanan, as Ben Laughlin returned to the team and Malcolm Waller and Dilshan Munaweera made their first appearances. Ryan ten Doeschate, Ravi Bopara and Colin Munro were the three to make way. Abdullah Mazari also replaced Aftab Alam, but he bowled just one over in his first appearance in the tournament – conceding six Hazratullah Zazai sixes and a wide – and appears likely to be dropped again. Munaweera scored 46 with the bat to stake his claim for a regular starting place, and with a play-off secured they can afford to continue to experiment.

BL Key Players

Chris Gayle was back to his explosive best last time out. He took a while to warm up but, once he did, he hammered ten sixes in his 48-ball 80 before being run out.

Gayle shared a 93-run opening partnership with Dilshan Munaweera (46 from 25 balls) on the Sri Lankan’s first appearance in the tournament, while Afghan teenager Darwish Rasooli followed up his 44 against Paktia Panthers with his first T20 half-century from 27 balls.

Ben Laughlin came into the tournament as the leading wicket taker in Big Bash history but failed to impress in his early performances. He came back strong last time out, however – taking 3-37 from his four overs. Qais Ahmad and captain Mohammad Nabi – who had also hit 37 from 15 balls with the bat – kept the run rate down, meanwhile, both taking 1-27 from four overs.

Gulbadin Naib was expensive and wicktless, but he has taken 11 wickets in the tournament so far too.

BL Team Form

Balkh Legends top the APL table after five wins in their first six games. Ryan ten Doeschate top-scored three times in the first five games with 78* in an eight-wicket win against Kabul Zwanan, 35 from 27 balls in a low-scoring defeat of Nangarhar Leopards when these teams last met (Balkh’s 143/7 proving 25 runs too much for the Leopards as Mirwais Ashraf claimed 4-19 to bowl them out for 118), and then 74* in a total of 195/4 before Paktia Panthers – who had won the previous game between the two – were bowled out for just 106.

Last time out, Balkh Legends smashed the highest score in the tournament so far as Chris Gayle’s 48-ball 80 lifted them to 244/6 from 20 overs. In reply, Hazratullah Zazai hit six sixes in an over off Abdullah Mazari, who also bowled a wide in that over, but they ultimately finished 21 runs short on 223/7.

APL 2018: Balkh Legends vs Nangarhar Leopards Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Balkh Legends Predicted Playing 11

  • Chris Gayle, Dilshan Munaweera, Darwish Rasooli, Malcom Waller, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Ali Khil, Gulbadin Naib, Ben Laughlin, Qais Ahmad, Mirwais Ashraf, Aftab Alam

Nangarhar Leopards Team News & Playing 11

NL Team News

Sandeep Lamichhane made his first appearance of the tournament against Paktia Panthers, having been a late arrival due to playing in the World T20 Asia Qualifier with Nepal. Nangarhar opted for a spin-heavy attack, with Nathan Rimmington – who himself only made his tournament debut in the previous match – the man to make way. Rimmington was flown in as a replacement for icon player Andre Russell, who was ruled out injured after just one appearance. Mitchell McClenaghan is also in the squad and is another option if they need to change the balance of the team.

NL Key Players

Anton Devcich has hit two half-centuries, including a career best 94 not out against Kabul Zwanan, and scored 48 in another innings too. The big-hitting opener has been the stand-out batsman for the struggling Leopards and it is telling that when he does not score big neither does the team generally.

There have been more positives with the ball, however. Ben Cutting’s early form – eight wickets in his first two games – has not held, but they possess three quality spin bowlers now. Mujeeb Ur Rahman’s 1-32 last time out took him to ten wickets in his last four games. He took 4-16 in the previous match. Mujeeb was initially bowling in tandem with Zahir Khan, but the two are now joined by a third option, Sandeep Lamichhane. The Nepalese spinner marked his debut with 2-23 from four overs, having arrived from the World T20 Asia Qualifier where he took 24 wickets in six games, albeit against very weak opposition.

NL Team Form

Nangarhar Leopards won their first game thanks to Ben Cutting taking 5-28 with the ball, but they approach their final group game having won just one more of their six matches since.

Anton Devcich hit 77 from 46 balls in a total of 182/5 on their way to a 15-run defeat of Kabul Zwanan – Rahmat Shah and Mujeeb Ur Rahman keeping the run rate down in the reply – in that second win. They lost three in between and have lost both games since, however.

The first of those saw them bowled out for just 110 against Kandahar Knights, chasing just 137 to win. Mujeeb had claimed 4-16 with the ball but the batsmen failed to back up his effort. And, last time out, it did not get much better. Nangarhar Leopards posted 126 all out from the full 20 overs – losing their final three wickets to the last three balls – and Paktia Panthers chased that down in just 14.4 overs.

Nangarhar Leopards Predicted Playing 11

  • Anton Devcich, Nakeeb Tarakai, Johnson Charles, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Shafiqullah, Ben Cutting, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Sandeep Lamichhane, Zahir Khan
Balkh Legends vs Nangarhar Leopards Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Balkh Legends vs Nangarhar Leopards Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Team Form in Last Five Matches (most recent first)

BL : W W W L W

NL : L L W L L

APL 2018: Balkh Legends vs Nangarhar Leopards Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Balkh Legends vs Nangarhar Leopards Betting Odds

High-flying Balkh Legends are big favourites to beat Nangarhar Leopards, and that is little surprise given the form of both teams. Even after making several changes last time out, Balkh Legends stormed to victory against Kabul Zwanan. Balkh Legends are 1.50 to win with Bet365, while Nangarhar Leopards are 2.62.

After hitting his stride last time out, the odds have shortened on Chris Gayle being Balkh Legends’ top batsman – he is just 2.50 with Bet365, while Dilshan Munaweera is 4.50 after his solid start to the tournament in his first game last time out.

For Nangarhar Leopards, Anton Devcich remains their key man. If he scores runs, the bowlers will have something to bowl at. He is 4.00 to be Nangarhar Leopards’ top batsman.

Sandeep Lamichhane’s arrival is one positive for Nangarhar Leopards, however. The 18-year-old is 4.00 to be their top bowler – a slightly higher price than you can get on in-form Mujeeb Ur Rahman (3.00).

APL 2018: Balkh Legends vs Nangarhar Leopards Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Balkh Legends vs Nangarhar Leopards Prediction

Balkh Legends have been in blistering form in the inaugural Afghanistan Premier League but the same cannot be said of Nangarhar Leopards. Balkh are favourites and should win.

Final Verdict: Back Balkh Legends to beat Nangarhar Leopards at 1.50 with Bet365.

Related Tags: Who Will Win Balkh Legends vs Nangarhar Leopards 17th APL Match Prediction (17th October 2018) Match Astrology, Who Will Win BL vs NL 17/10/2018 17th APL Match Prediction 2018, Who Will Win Nangarhar Vs Balkh T20 17th Match Prediction, Who Will Win Today Match Astrology, 17th October 17th Balkh Vs Nangarhar Leopards T20 Match Prediction, Horoscope For Today 17th match between Balkh Vs Nangarhar Leopards , WHo will be the winner of Nangarhar Vs Balkh T20 Cricket 2018, What are the winning chances Of Balkh Legends in Todays T20 Match, Balkh Legends vs Nangarhar Leopards Fantasy 11, What are the winning chances Of Nangarhar Leopards in Todays T20 Match, Balkh Legends Vs Nangarhar Leopards Match Details Summary, Full Balkh Legends vs Nangarhar Leopards Score Details For today 17th T20 Match, Balkh Legends vs Nangarhar Leopards 17th October Prediction, Todays Match Prediction T20 Balkh Legends vs Nangarhar Leopards 17th, Today T20 Prediction Nangarhar vs Balkh , Balkh Legends vs Nangarhar Leopards 17th Match Afghanistan Premier League Prediction, Balkh Legends vs Nangarhar Leopards Live Streaming, T20 Cricket 2018 Predict, 17th October T20 Match is Between Balkh Legends vs Nangarhar Leopards , Balkh Legends vs Balkh Twenty 20 17th Match Result Prediction, Today T20 Match Prediction 17th October 2018, Balkh Legends vs Nangarhar Leopards 17th Match 17th October Prediction T20 Cricket 2018, Balkh Legends vs Nangarhar Leopards Live 17th Match Prediction, APL 17th Match Astrology, APL 17th Match Prediction, आईपीएल 17-10-2018 मैच भविष्यवाणी ,आईपीएल मैच भविष्यवाणी, 17-10-2018 APL Match Prediction, BL vs NL Match Prediction, APL Cricket 2018 Today 17th Match Prediction, Afghanistan Premier League 17th October 17th Match Prediction, Afghanistan Premier League 2018 Match Prediction, Today APL Match Prediction, NL vs Balkh 17th APL Match Prediction

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Official Sports Update © 2018 Frontier Theme