Yes the rankings are finally out and started! Cricketgraph Rankings received a fabulous response from the cricketing community back then when we started in the early 2017. We went through a 3 month halt due to the rainy season where hardly any matches or tournaments are playerd but we are back with the September Rankings. Harsha Bhogle once said that scoring even 30 or 40 runs in Kanga is equivalent to 70 or 80 runs as the wickets are vulnerable, wet and tough to bat on. The ball bounces, skids and spins unvariably during Kanga which is started during the rainy season and hence batting is very tough.
As always our rankings are unbiased, deeply researched, verified and then we go through the final process of shortlisting.
The Top 5 Knocks in Mumbai for the month of September 2017 are-
- Siddhesh Lad (RHB)- 100 off 135balls, A Div, Payyade SC vs Shivaji Park Gymkhana
The prolific run getter in the Mumbai cricketing circles, young lad Siddhesh Lad once again came up with an impressive ton in the Kanga League which was full of composure and solid cricketing shots as he scored 100 off 135balls(8fours and 2sixes) at a strike rate of 74. The match was ended in a draw but it was Siddhesh’s ton which became the highlight perfomance of the match.
- Swapnil Pradhan (RHB)- 101 off 156balls, A Div Sind SC vs MIG CC
Right-Handed Swapnil’s solid ton which came off 156 balls was full of maturity and class. On bad, wet and tough tracks, facing 156balls and scoring a ton is itself a task. Swapnil just did that against Sind Sports Club. The match was declared drawn but Swapnil was surely the best performer of the match.
- Manager Gupta (RHB)- 100* off 72balls, Sainath Sports Club vs United Cricketers
Played at the cross Maidan, Sainath Sports Club elected to field first after winning the toss. Batting first, United Cricketers were all out for just 45 while Sainath SC made 140/2 declare in just 20 overs in their 1st innings. It was all because of Manager Gupta’s swashbuckling ton of 100* which came off mere 72 deliveries which changed the game. United Cricketers were again all out for 38/10 and Sainath SC won the match outright.
- Prathamesh Pawar– 108 off 79balls, Muslim United SC vs National CC
When scoring even a half century is considered commendable in Kanga, middle order bat Prathamesh Pawar came up with a 79ball 108 to completely change the script of the game. Right-handed Prathamesh smashed 13fours and 6sixes to dominate the National CC bowlers. The match ended in a draw but it was Pawar’s fiery knock which raised eyebrows!
- Jayant Satghare– 100 off 49balls, Mangrol CC
Finally at no.1 is this experienced batsman Jayant Satghare who went on to score the fastest ton of Kanga League 2017. Right handed Jayant Satghare scored 100 off just 49balls. At a strike rate above 200, Jayant smashed 10fours and 8sixes which eventually helped his team Bluestar win the match on 1st innings. Jayant’s knock was definitely amongst the best in Mumbai for the month of September and so were the other 4talented players who impressed the cricketing fraternity with their tons.