Well the month of October was dominated more by the bowlers than the batsman as the wickets were wet and supporting the bowlers in the 1st half of the month where the rains where still there. Spinners in particular really dominated the month while pace bowlers also did a good job but many a times because of less bounce due to wet tracks, spinners got more support than the pacers.
The amount of cricketers believing in our analysis and the amount of cricketers valuing our monthly rankings has gone up every month as everyone knows that the Cricketgraph panel goes through every possible tournaments, matches and individual performances in Mumbai to filter out the top 5 every month. It won’t be an exaggeration or an over statement to say that Cricketgraph monthly rankings are as equal to what ICC rankings are at international level.
Hence for the month of October, these are the top 5 knocks in Mumbai-
Joint 5th– Ayush Jethwa (Off-spin)- 6/5, CPCC Tournament .
Played at the Sainath Sports Club, Ayush has raised his stakes as a professional cricketer over the last 2 years with consistent all round performances. In fact he has been in a terrific form since the last few months. This particular match was the all important semi finals of the CPCC Tournament where in Payyade were made to bowl first by the CPCC boys. Ayush came up with staggering bowling figures as he went on to take 6/5 in 8overs which made CPCC all out for just 81 runs. Eventually his team won the match and Ayush was the standout performer.
5th– Sail Dawane-8/17 (Left-arm Chinaman), CPCC Tournament
Played at the Payyade Sports Club, left-arm spinner Sail Dawane stunned the opposition with his chinaman bowling as he came up with the best bowling figures of the CPCC Tournament. His team Sporting CC was bundled out for 123runs and defending 123, Sail came up with match winning bowling figures of 8/17 which eventually led PDTSA’s downfall as they were all out for just 90 runs. It was his 8wkt haul which single handedly helped his team win the match. Overall Sail took 11wkts in the match.
4th– Jas Lalan (Left arm Spinner)- 7/13, Kanga League 2017
Played at the Sunder CC, Cross maidan in Mumbai, it was a C Div match between two promising teams namely John Bright and Jolly Cricketers where in Jolly Cricketers won the toss and took the safe decision of bowling first.
Their decision to bowl first was spot on as John Bright were skittled out for just 48 runs in 17overs. 10 out of 11 batsmen failed to score in two digits and the major reason for that damage was this talented left-arm spinner Jash Lalan who cleaned up the entire batting line of John Bright. Jash came up with envious and magnificent bowling figures of 7/13 in 5 overs which created the maximum damage. Jash extracted the best from the wicket and confused the batsman with his wily spin not giving any room to the opposition batsman. It was his bowling which helped his team Jolly Cricketers win the match on 1st innings. Overall Jash had taken 9wkts in the match.
3rd– Aliasgar Badami (left arm spinner)- 6/7 Kanga League ‘17
Played between Souvenir CC and Kamath Memorial at the Oval Maidan, Souvenir CC were all out for just 102runs which was definitely a low total. However, Aliasgar Badami from Souvenir helped his team bounce back with a match winning bowling spell of 6/7 which restricted Kamath Memorial to just 70 all out. His team eventually won the match on 1st innings because of that terrific spell.
2nd –OM Vadher– 5/1, (Right arm medium pacer) DSO Tournament ‘17
Played at the United Cricketers Ground in Mumbai between IES English School and Rajrani Malhotra Vidyalaya. IES posted a healthy target of 188 to the opposition which were left in an embarrassment of sorts by this yonng bowled called Om Vadher. The opposite team was all out for a record lowest total of 3runs and Om came up with stunning bowling figures of 5wkts/1run in 2.4 overs. What’s more that 16balls also included a hat trick in his 2nd over which did the maximum damage.
And finally at no.1…..
1.Amogh Karthik– 8wkts/2 run, DSO Tournament ‘17
Amogh Kartik came up with sensational bowling figures which are still hard to believe! Right arm medium pacer Amogh took 8wkts in mere 16balls which also included 2wkts in 2balls twice. Amogh bowled at amazing line and length and tops the list for October in Mumbai. The match was played at the Oval Maidan between VVHS and Shiv Samarth where in VVHS made 156/6 while Amogh’s terrific bowling restricted Shiv Samarth to just 3runs all out!