The 2nd match in the ECS T10 St Gallen, 2020 will be played between Zurich Nomads CC and Olten CC at the Grundenmoos in St Gallen.
The match starts at 9:00 AM local time (12:30 PM IST) (8:00 AM GMT).
This game can be streamed live on Fan Code.
The Zurich Nomads CC will face the Olten CC in the second match of the ECS T10 St Gallen soon after taking on the Zurich Crickets CC in the tournament opener. The strong Nomads CC team is expected to pile on big runs thanks to some of the big-hitting players in their line-up. The Olten CC is more relied on their bowling line-up due to the options they have gotten. This match will be the first of the two matches on Monday for the Olten CC who will soon face the St Gallen CC in the afternoon.
The Grundenmoos is likely to be partly cloudy in the morning but no rainfall is expected.
The domestic T10 competition held last year was quite a high-scoring one as the first-innings average score across seven matches read 131. Even the 150-run mark was breached comfortably in a couple of matches. Hence, the teams batting first will be aiming for a big score and ensure that will be a winning total.
Average first innings score: 131 (T10 competition matches in 2019)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 5
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
Zurich Nomads CC:
Shafqat Hussain, Faheem Nazir, Azeem Nazir, Hassan Ahmad, Lalit Dubey, Waqas Khawaja, Asvin Lakkaraju, Noman Khan, Farid Din, Shijo Joseph, Idrees Muhammad Tariq.
Bench – Satbir Singh, Abid Mahmood, Naveed Ahmad, Prasad Shikhare, Khawer Memon, Ankit Gupta,
Ali Nayyer, Gowreesan Navaretnarasa, Tharanitharan Thanabalasingham, Johnson Diyon, Jeyakanthan Perumal, Nalinambika Kumar, Yasotharan Thirnavukarasu, Shane Charles, Pratheeparaj Varothayan, Shathees Thanasegaram, Mohamed Peer.
Bench – Mohamed Shahid, Rizwan Izzadeen, Roshanth Karunamoorthy, Hamad Khan, Ravindrakumar Damotharam, Ijaz Baghri, Malyar Stanikzai, Sufiyan Mohamed, Arbab Khan, Ali Usman.
Faheem Nazir has impressive batting numbers in domestic T20s as he scored close to 2500 runs from 68 games at an average around 45 with help of four centuries and also bagged a total of 83 wickets. Waqas Khawaja is a reliable batted in the T20 format as he scored 1322 runs at an average over 25 with help of a hundred and seven fifties. Waqas also picked up 13 wickets in the 70 matches at this level.
Gowreesan Navaretnarasa is more of a bowler who can bat a bit as he scored 358 runs across 57 domestic T20 matches where he scalped 75 wickets at 13.68 average with help of a 5-wicket haul. Tharanitharan Thanabalasingham has claimed as many as 103 wickets in Switzerland domestic T20 cricket all of them across 61 matches at an average around 15 with three 5-wicket hauls.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain options – Faheem Nazir, Azeem Nazir, Ali Nayyer
Vice-Captain options – Shafqat Hussain, Jeyakanthan Perumal, Hassan Ahmad
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Hassan Ahmad
Batsmen – Waqas Khawaja, Jeyakanthan Perumal (VC), Azeem Nazir
All-Rounders – Gowreesan Navaretnarasa, Faheem Nazir (C), Shafqat Hussain, Ali Nayyer
Bowlers – Shathees Thanasegaram, Shijo Joseph, Mohamed Peer
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Hassan Ahmad
Batsmen – Tharanitharan Thanabalasingham, Jeyakanthan Perumal, Azeem Nazir, Lalit Dubey
All-Rounders – Faheem Nazir, Shafqat Hussain (VC), Ali Nayyer (C)
Bowlers – Shathees Thanasegaram, Shijo Joseph, Nalinambika Kumar
Shafqat Hussain, quite interestingly, hasn’t been picked in many fantasy teams in both the matches of Zurich Nomads CC to be played on Monday. The all-rounder has impressive numbers in Switzerland domestic T20 cricket. He has scored over 1500 runs at 35 average and also claimed 121 wickets all across just 60 games.
Zurich Nomads CC is expected to thump down the Olten CC quite comfortably.
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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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