Balkh Legends vs Nangarhar Leopards Prediction – APL Match No17
Nangarhar Leopards won by 6 wickets
- Date: 17/10/2018
- Time: 9:30 PM IST
- Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium
Balkh Legends vs Nangarhar Leopards Betting Odds
Balkh Legends vs Nangarhar Leopards Betting Tips and Markets
- The Nangarhar Leopards scored 44-2 in the 1st 6 overs in their last match against Paktia Panthers batting first. Prior to that match, Nangarhar Leopards’ 1st 6 overs score batting first in two matches was 50-0 and 67-0. Whereas, their average 1st 6 overs score chasing is 41.5.
- The Balkh Legends in their last match against Kabul Zwanan scored 63-0 in the 1st 6 overs. And before that match, their average 1st 6 overs score batting first and chasing was 47.5 and 50.5 respectively.
- Look at the recent performance of both the teams in the power play, Balkh Legends seem to have an edge over the Nangarhar Leopards and are likely to score more.
- Balkh Legends have the odds of 1.60 in the Highest 1st 6 Overs Score market on Betway, while Nangarhar Leopards have the odds of 2.20 in the same market. If you bet Rs.100 on Balkh Legends you will get Rs.160 on winning the bet. BET NOW
- Another market that’s relevant to the performance in the 1st 6 overs is the Highest Opening Partnership market where Balkh Legends have the odds of 1.65 and Nangarhar Leopards fancy odds of 2.10. If you bet Rs.100 on Balkh Legends you will get Rs.165 if they have the highest opening partnership. BET NOW
- Here’s a relatively new betting market that’s available on Betway sports – To Chase Over 180 Runs and Win – This may be because of the Kabul Zwanan’s chase against the Balkh Legends in the last match where they scored 200 plus chasing.
- Though Balkh Legends batting is in solid form with Chris Gayle finding rhythm top the order, they have batted first in last 3 matches. Here are the scores from their last 3 match batting first –
244-6, 195-4 and 143-7.
- They chased 205 runs against Paktia Panthers in the match no 7 of the Afghanistan Premier League and ended up 167 all out.
- Whereas Nangarhar Leopards in their last match against Balkh Legends were all out for 118 chasing 143 runs.
- Balkh Legends have the odds of 2.75 and Nangarhar Leopards have the odds of 4.50 to chase over 180 runs and win. If you bet Rs.100 on Balkh Legends you will get Rs.275 on winning the bet. BET NOW
- In the #betyourway market, the odds for Balkh Legends Highest Opening Partnership, Highest 1st 6 Overs Score & To Win are set at 4.00. Bet Rs.100 to win Rs.400 if all these predictions are correct. BET NOW
- While the odds for Nangarhar Leopards for the same predictions are set at 12.00. If you bet Rs.100, the returns on winning the bet will be Rs.1200. BET NOW
Balkh Legends posted a huge total of 244 runs in their last match batting first. The Kabul Zwanan side was close to chasing it down but were thwarted by the bowling attack of Ben Laughlin who picked 3 wickets hurting the Kabul Zwanan at a very crucial time. He was supported by Mohmmad Nabi and Qais Ahmed both of whom picked a wicket each and were economical bowling at 6.75 runs per over.
In the match against Paktia Panthers, Balkh Legends had scored 194 batting first and wrapped up the Paktia side for 106.
Balkh Legends had lost their opening batsmen cheaply and the middle order came to the rescue with Darwish Rasooli (44) and Ryan ten Doeschate staying unbeaten on 74.
While defending 194, Qais Ahmed, Aftab Alam, Gulbadin Naib all bowled great spells picking 2 wickets each at economy rates of 2.50, 4.66, and 5.70 respectively. Ravi Bopara picked 3 for 17 in his 3 overs and this bowling effort by Balkh Legends got the Paktia Panthers all out for 106 in 15.2 overs.
While many of the last matches saw the team batting first win even with low scores on the board, Nangarhar Leopards were the exception as they lost to Paktia Panthers defending 126.
Before that match, Nangarhar Leopards played the Kandahar Knights where they bowled well to restrict the Knights to 136-8. The Nangarhar Leopards lost wickets regularly in their chase and were 5 wickets down in 63 runs in 11th over and all out for 110 in the 20th.
Their performance with the bat has hurt their chances of winning whether they bat or bowl first and going against the mighty Balkh Legends, the only way to win is to step up their batting game.
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Our Prediction for Balkh Legends vs Nangarhar Leopards
Balkh Legends are the clear favorites to win this match.
Nangarhar Leopards have lost their last 2 matches where they batted first in one and chased in the other and lost on both the occasions. Balkh Legends on the other hand have won their last 2 matches and are strong in the batting department with their top order batsmen in great form.