The eighth match of the European Cricket Series Alicante T10 will be played between Pinatar Pirates C.C vs Levante C.C at the Sporting Alfas Cricket Club in Alicante.
The match starts at 4:00 PM local time (3:00 PM GMT) (8:30 PM IST). This match will be streamed live on Fancode in India.
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It’s match number eight and Levante C.C will be in action for the first time. Out of the six teams, four have already played one game on the first day and Levante C.C along with Madrid United C.C play their first game on the second day. Levante C.C play their first game against Madrid United C.C before squaring off against the current table-toppers Pinatar Pirates C.C who have been really good in this tournament so far.
Sporting Alfas C.C beat them comprehensively in the first game but they came back strongly. They won their next two games against Intellectuals C.C and La Manga C.C to move to the top of the table. Moreover, both those wins were convincing as well. They are looking pretty strong at the moment.
Alicante is set to experience a largely cloudy day. However, there is absolutely no rain predictions. The temperatures will hover around 21 degrees and humidity won’t be much either. Humidity will range largely under 40% throughout the day.
This is going to be the fourth game of the day. 80 overs of cricket would’ve been already played on it. But it is likely to be a good batting surface. The ball will most likely come on to the bat nicely and we could be in for a high-scoring game.
Average first innings score – 104 (considering the first four games of this tournament)
Wins batting first – 2 Chasing – 2
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Probable Playing XIs
Pinatar Pirates C.C
Gopi Singh, Gulshan Kumar, Jassie Jagdeep Singh, Sukhpal Singh (WK), Lovejit Singh, Kulwant Singh, Kuldeep Lal, Rahul Maini, Balwant Singh, Vikash Singh, Abbas Saqlemm
Bench: Mukhtiar Singh, Dillpreet Singh, Javed Iqbal, Harwinderdeep Singh
Shakeel Hafiz, Peter West, Graham Hunt, Tariq Iqbal, Azah Abbas, Sharad Brahmbhatt (WK), Zain Ellahi/F Zameer, Furqan Sahi, Zhaid, Faiz Bhat, Qasim Abbas
Bench: Ajmal Ilyas, Barry Eaton, David Tivey, Naveed Begun, Paul Morrison, Ibtisam Ahmad, Imtiaz Ullah, Jaggi Singh, Khaliq Anwar Begun, Martin Taylor, Sam Collins, Zain Ellahi/F Zameer
Gopi Singh has stepped up with the bat for Pinatar. He’s picked up five wickets in three games and has looked their best bowler. Shakeel Hafiz will be a crucial player for Levante C.C as he will lead the charge with the bat. Abbas Saqlemm has been excellent with the bat. He has shown that he can bat big and take the game away from the opposition.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Azah Abbas, Grant Hunt
Vice-captain Options – Gopi Singh, Kuldeep Lal
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper –Sukhpal Singh, Sharad Brahmbhatt
Batsmen – Gopi Singh (C), Jassie Jagdeep Singh, Grant Hunt
All-Rounders –Gulshan Kumar, Lovejit Singh, Azah Abbas (VC)
Bowlers –Kulwant Singh, Balwant Singh, Peter West
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper –Sukhpal Singh
Batsmen – Gopi Singh, Grant Hunt (VC), F Zameer
All-Rounders –Gulshan Kumar, Lovejit Singh, Kuldeep Lal (C), Rahul Maini,
Bowlers –Balwant Singh, Faiz Bhatt, Qasim Abbas
With T10 having just two overs each for a particular bowler, it’s tough to create a big impact. Hence, it’s important to pack your side with top-order batsman and all-rounders who can fetch you points all-round.
Pinatar Pirates C.C will be the favourites to win this game.
*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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