The 1st game of the ECS-Alicante T10 League 2020 will be played between Pinatar Pirates C.C. and Sporting Alfas C.C. at the Woodbridge Oval in Albir.
The match starts at 10:00 AM local time (2:30 PM IST) (9:00 AM GMT). This match can be viewed live on Fan code.
Preview for Dream11 Fantasy
The Sporting Alfas will face the Pinatar Pirates C.C. in the season opener of the ECS-Alicante T10 League 2020 on Monday. Alfas have a strong batting line up that comprises of Faran Afzal, Mark Perman and Simon Barter, who look in great touch with the bat based on their recent performances.
Even Perman had scored a brilliant fifty for his team in his last outing against Theale CC. He will look to replicate the same form in the curtain-raiser of his team. Meanwhile, the bowling unit also looks balanced with the likes Jamshaid Ahmad, Amjad Hussain and Hamza Kayani.
Pinatar Pirates CC have also announced a fairly strong squad for the T10 tournament with a proper mix of experienced and young players. They have Gopi Singh, Santosh Rai and J Jagdeep Singh in their top order, who are expected to play some vital knocks in the season opener for their side. On the other hand, their bowling unit looks perfectly fine as they have Balwant Singh and Kulwant Singh in their team
The weather forecast says that there are chances of rain with a probability of around 60%. The wind will be blowing at a rate of 33 to 44 km/hr whereas the temperature will hover between 9 and 23 Degree Celsius throughout the day according to Accuweather.
The track at Woodbridge Oval is expected to offer a bit of help to the fast bowlers due to the windy conditions. The batsmen will struggle against the fast bowling as they will get some swing that will make the life of batsmen miserable on the pitch. The side batting first on this ground has ended up winning more games. So, the side winning the toss will prefer to bat in order to be on the safer side. A 100+ run target will be easily defendable on this ground as far as the stats are concerned.
Average first innings score: 95 (Stats considered until Match 7)
Record of the chasing teams: Won – 1; Lost – 4
Injury & Availability News
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Probable Playing XIs
Faran Afzal (C), Jack Perman/Mark Perman, Simon Barter, Christian Munoz, Jamshaid Ahmad, Antonio Brown (wk), Abdul Wajid, Waqar Ashraf, Tyler Brown, Amjad Hussain, Hamza Kayani,
Bench – Basharat Ali, Jamie Roper, Kieran Perman, Jack Perman/Mark Perman, Sam Lupson, Antonio Brown, Ian Byrne, Kevin Laundon, Eddie Ballard,
Pinatar Pirates C.C.
Rahul Maini, Gopi Singh, Santosh Rai, Kuldeep Lal, Lovejit Singh, Jassie Jagdeep Singh, Sukhpal Singh, Balwant Singh, Sukhi Singh (wk), Gulshan Kumar, Kulwant Singh
Bench: Mukhtiar Singh, Dillpreet Singh, Javed Iqbal, Vikash Singh, Harwinderdeep Singh
Faran Afzal will be a hot favourite pick as he is an experienced all-rounder, who can contribute well with the bat and ball. He recently scored 25 runs and grabbed two wickets with the ball. Jack Perman should not be ignored while picking a fantasy team. Balwant Singh and Kulwant Singh will be the top favourite picks in bowlers’ category.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Santosh Rai, Faran Afzal
Vice-Captain – Waqar Ashraf, Christian Munoz
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Antonio Brown, Sukhpal Singh
Batters – Mark Perman, Christian Munoz (C), Jassie Jagdeep Singh, Gopi Singh
All-Rounders – Waqar Ashraf (VC), Abdul Wajid
Bowlers – Jamshaid Ahmad, Jack Perman, Kulwant Singh
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Sukhpal Singh
Batters – Christian Munoz, Jassie Jagdeep Singh, Santosh Rai (VC)
All-Rounders – Gulshan Kumar, Faran Afzal (C), Tyler Brown
Bowlers – Jamshaid Ahmad, Jack Perman, Kulwant Singh, Hamza Kayani
The playing XIs will be announced well before the match and you can finalise your Dream11 Fantasy team accordingly.
Sporting Alfas are expected to win the match.
*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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