The Pool B match of 2020 Darwin Top End T20 will be played between Pint Cricket Club and Invitational XI at the Marrara Cricket Ground.
The match starts at 10:30 AM local time (10:30 AM IST) (5:00 AM GMT).
This game can be streamed live on the MyCricket Facebook page.
Pint Cricket Club and Invitational XI will lock horns on Saturday afternoon in the Pool B match of the Darwin Top End T20 2020 at the Marrara Cricket Ground. The Pint CC team is led by Tim Garner while the Invitational XI, the 8th team of the tournament, is made up of the best players from the Northern Territory’s ‘Asia Cup’ competition played between locals within the Asian community. The other Pool B game on Saturday will be played between Waratah Cricket Club and Nightcliff Cricket Club in the morning.
No rain is predicted for the afternoon’s match but there will be partial cloud cover.
The pitch at the Marrara Cricket Ground is expected to be on the slower side on Saturday after as Waratah Cricket Club and Nightcliff Cricket Club face off in the morning on the same track. The average first-innings total during the 2019 T20 competition, Strike League at this venue. In some of the matches, the chasing team collapsed for low totals which indicates the sluggishness of the pitch.
Average first innings score: 154 (2019 Strike League T20)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 7, Lost – 5
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
Pint Cricket Club:
Tim Garner (C), Jack Flynn, Simon Lavers, Ash Norman, Joel Logan, Bilal Abbas, Tom Grose, Nick Glinatsis, Daniel Lang, Karan Samra, Anthony Harrison.
Bench – Sulaman Khan, Ben May.
Vishnvardhan Thamelselan, Suneet Vinod-Suseela, Boney Sebastian, Mohammad Mahabub-Hossain, Rajesh Pellai, Ajay Emmanual, Kartik Minhas, Mariyatharsan Shanthakumar, Waseem Akram (C), Jashandeep Singh-Saini, Jagmeet Singh.
Bench – Muhammad Nawaz, Amrik Singh, Rana Abu-Baker.
Mariyatharsan Shanthakumar has amassed 2056 at an average close to 34.85 and also raked up 92 wickets at an impressive average of 15.18; all across 75 matches. Suneet Vinod-Suseela could be the top batsman on Saturday as he piled up 963 runs from 23 matches at an average of 45.86. Simon Lavers has a brilliant record with the bat as he amassed 6045 runs from 169 matches at a rich average of 34.94 and has a highest score of 196.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain options – Suneet Vinod-Suseela, Mariyatharsan Shanthakumar, Tim Garner
Vice-Captain options – Anthony Harrison, Boney Sebastian, Simon Lavers
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Vishnvardhan Thamelselan
Batsmen – Suneet Vinod-Suseela (C), Ajay Emmanual, Jack Flynn, Simon Lavers
All-Rounders – Boney Sebastian, Rajesh Pellai, Tim Garner (VC)
Bowlers – Mariyatharsan Shanthakumar, Anthony Harrison, Joel Logan
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Daniel Lang
Batsmen – Suneet Vinod-Suseela, Ajay Emmanual, Jack Flynn
All-Rounders – Boney Sebastian, Rajesh Pellai, Tim Garner, Bilal Abbas
Bowlers – Kartik Minhas, Mariyatharsan Shanthakumar (C), Anthony Harrison (VC)
Mariyatharsan Shanthakumar and Anthony Harrison have been chosen as captain and vice-captain due to their bowling record and possibility of the used pitch favouring the bowlers. Both of them are reliable bowlers and also can contribute with the bat if needed.
The Invitational XI is expected to defeat the Pint Cricket Club on Saturday.
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