Here’s a deeper look into Atlanta Riders and California Knights for the upcoming US Masters T10 that would help you understand the strengths and the vulnerabilities of the sides better.
It’s less than 24 hours before the first ball of the tournament will be bowled and there’s a buzz in the Florida air as cricket’s fastest format kicks off in the USA.
The presence of Hamilton Masakadza, Robin Uthappa and Lendl Simmons bolster the top-order of the Riders while the arrival of Rayad Emrit, Grant Elliot and Dwayne Smith strikes a perfect chord in the middle-order. A towering Mohammad Irfan and a raging Junaed Siddique can also be the game-changers for the Riders.
X-Factors: Robin Uthappa and Grant Elliot
The presence of hard-hitters in the side that include the likes of Aaron Finch, Suresh Raina and Ricardo Powell already buoys the side’s rampaging force. Alongside the big names, you would find names of Denesh Ramdin, Jacques Kallis and Irfan Pathan who can get the wheels in uniform motion, making the transition as smooth as possible.
X-Factors: Ben Laughlin and Jacques Kallis