The 2nd match of Betbarter Vanuatu Blast T10 League 2020 will be played between Ifira Sharks and Mighty Efate Panthers at the Vanuatu Cricket Ground – Hybrid Oval.
The match starts at 3:00 PM local time (9:30 AM IST) (4:00 AM GMT).
This game can be streamed live on CricTracker’s Youtube channel.
The Vanuatu Blast T10 League 2020 will get-going on this Thursday as all the three teams of the tournament will be in action. The second game of the day will be played between Ifira Sharks and Mighty Efate Panthers. Earlier in the day, the Panthers will clash against the MT Bulls. The Sharks are led by Nalin Nipiko who is also Vanuatu’s national team captain. The Mighty Efate Panthers will be playing under the captaincy of Joshua Rau.
The game to be started at 3 PM local time could face rain interruptions due to the showers expected at 4 PM.
A lot of matches of the T10 domestic competition last year were hosted by Vanuatu Cricket Ground’s Hybrid Oval. Usually, the team totals during the tournament were above 75. Earlier in April, a T10 exhibition match was held between Vanuatu High Performances teams. The game witnessed an aggregate of 228/9 across the ten over suggesting the chances of high-scoring matches.
Average first innings score: 123 (T10 Exhibition match)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 0, Lost – 1
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
Apolinaire Stephen, Nalin Nipiko (C), Jamal Vira, Wolford Kalworai, Obed Yoseph, Stephane Sandy, Vince Vira, William Yamak, Niko Unavalu, Harry Pakoa, Alex Stephen.
Bench – Michael Avock, Gilmour Kaltongga, Fernando Laumae, Bethan Moli, Ambong Rakau, Brenan Meyer.
Mighty Efate Panthers:
Wesley Vira, Joshua Rasu (C), Kendy Kenneth, Simpson Obed, Kenny Tari, Lazaro Carlot, Brian Tari, Edwell Kalfau, Manu Kenni, William Laumae, Shem Sala/Lenika Natapei, Lency Shem.
Bench – Richard Barnes, Tony Tamata, Selwyn Garae, McMillan Markia, Shem Sala/Lenika Natapei, Jarryd Allan, Junior Alfred Carlot.
Nalin Nipiko, the national captain of Vanuatu, will be leading the Ifira Sharks. He has an impressive all-round record in the short formats and is likely to continue that in T10. The skipper of Panthers, Joshua Rasu is expected to lead his team from the front with inspired knocks. He is known for his consistency during International games. William Yamak was the leading run-getter of the domestic T10 cup scoring 189 runs across six games including a fifty. No other player in that tournament scored even 130 runs.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain options – Joshua Rasu, Nalin Nipiko, Apolinaire Stephen
Vice-Captain options – Lazaro Carlot, William Yamak, Wesley Vira
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Jamal Vira
Batsmen – Joshua Rasu (C), Lazaro Carlot, William Laumae, William Yamak (VC)
All-Rounders – Brian Tari, Nalin Nipiko, Stephane Sandy
Bowlers – Apolinaire Stephen, Lency Shem, Edwell Kalfau
12th man – Vince Vira
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Jamal Vira
Batsmen – Joshua Rasu, Lazaro Carlot (VC), William Yamak, Simpson Obed
All-Rounders – Brian Tari, Nalin Nipiko (C), Kendy Kenneth
Bowlers – Apolinaire Stephen, Wesley Vira, Edwell Kalfau
12th man – Kendy Kenneth
(Note: Players with 9 credits or less can only be chosen as the 12th man. This feature will only come into play if one of 11 players of your team is not the part of the playing XI.)
The preference while selecting the fantasy teams has been given to players who have played for the Vanuatu national side at senior level or junior level. Few other players have been selected through referring their domestic stats recorded during the last season’s T20 and T10 competitions.
Ifira Sharks are expected to start the tournament with a comfortable win.
Note: Updated Fantasy teams and Playing XIs of every match will be provided in our Telegram channel if the information is available.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision
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