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Titanic NPCA League clash pits Swami and Lions

Sunday sees renewed rivalry between Swamibapa and Stray Lions as they clash at Peponi School as the Nairobi Provincial Cricket Association (NPCA) Super League enters Round 13.

The defending champions outscored swami last time out as all their batsmen were ejected in a day to forget for the third-placed team. Both have firepower in all departments and it would be interesting to see the battle on the crease especially if the weather holds. Veterans Collins Obuya and Lameck Onyango who have had a stellar season so far will be facing each other in a battle of ball and bat.

Swamibapa will be seeking revenge to go even against the hosts. The star-studded cast that both sides have should give an atmosphere of titanic atmosphere. Once again Nehemiah Odhiambo and his sibling Shem Ngoche will be looked upon by the Lions to get the wickets while skipper Hiren Varaiya is most certainly the run getter if he starts up the order alongside Abraham Vadada.

Swami have the capacity to wreck havoc especially on a good toss day and batsmen like Maurice Ouma and Alex Obanda can almost certainly create a major difference. Second-placed side Kanbis will also be facing lowly side Sir Ali Muslim Academy away at Park Road.

The-15 time champions led by Rakep Patel and Dhiren Gondaria are unbeaten and on 222 points and has the firepower to drench the NPCA returnees. Forest Road neighbours Nairobi Gymkhana and Sikh Union face relatively easy challengers in the frame of Obuya Academy and Cutchi Leva, respectively.

Gymkhana however will be wary of their opponents who have some exciting talent in the shape of Abisheik Chindaram and the veteran Obuya siblings. Karan Kaul will be the main man for the home team while Sikh Union will be looking at the overall display of national team player Gurdeep Singh.

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