The regular championship of the National League is approaching its logical conclusion, and the last rival of the basketball club «Astana» on the way to an unconditional leadership will be Kostanay «Tobol». Matches will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday — April 6 and 7 in Nur-Sultan at the arena of the Republican cycle track «Saryarka».
ATTENTION! — In connection with the restrictive measures introduced in the capital due to the coronavirus pandemic, the match will be held without spectators with empty stands.
«Tobol» is a Kazakhstani professional men's basketball club from the city of Kostanay.
Kazakhstan Championship Winner: 2003/2004
Silver medalist of the Championship of Kazakhstan: 2004/2005, 2005/2006, 2006/2007, 2008/2009, 2009/2010, 2010/2011
Major League Winner: 2013/2014, 2015/2016, 2016/2017
Major League Silver medalist: 2010/2011
Kazakhstan Cup Winner: 2005
Kazakhstan Cup finalist: 2003, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2015, 2020
Bronze medalist of the Cup of Kazakhstan: 2018
For the first time this season, in the framework of the National League, “Astana” played with Kostanay “Tobol” on January 17 and 18 in Kostanay. Then, on the rivals' court, the capital's team won two confident victories. Since then, “Tobol” has held 12 games, 9 games have ended with a plus sign for them. They played 4 games with “Almaty Legion”, “Aktobe” and “Barsy Atyrau”. The Almaty team lost all four games to the rivals from Kostanay, and «Tobol» beat Aktobe four times, but it should be noted that in one of the games they managed to do it only in overtime, and against «Barsy Atyrau», Kostanay did not play so well, in four games, they celebrated victory only once.
Changes in the roster: Since the last match, two players have left the team of «Tobol» — Dmitry Luchko and Stanislav Rovovoy, who moved to «Aktobe». But both of these players did not take part in the matches with “Astana”, so their departure will not affect the balance of power in the upcoming series.
Leaders of the rivals: The clear leader of the team is the national team player Anton Bykov. Also, the leaders of Kostanay are Pavel Ilyin and Konstantin Dvirny. Maxim Voeikov, Shaim Kuanov, and Dmitry Klimov bring a lot of good to their team. In addition, Daniil Seleznev and Rustam Valiev spend more than twenty minutes per match on the court.
Standing position: “Astana” is going through the season without defeat, having won all its matches and has already secured the first line in the standings. After 22 games this season, “Tobol” confidently occupies the third line with 12 victories. They have already secured a place in the playoffs, but they will not be able to rise above third place. There is also a mathematical possibility that “Kaspiy” will move them from the third line, but this is unlikely.
The matches will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday — April 6 and 7 in Nur-Sultan at the arena of the Republican Cycling Track «Saryarka». The first match starts at 21:00, and the second one will begin at 16:00 Nur-Sultan time. Live broadcast of the matches will be available on the home page of our website and on our YouTube channel.
Detailed information about the tournament, tournament tables, schedule and match results are published in the Tournaments section.