The 10th match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Americas Region Final 2019 will be played between Bermuda and Canada at the White Hill Field in Sandys Parish, Hamilton.
The match starts at 3:30 PM local time (12:00 PM IST) (6:30 PM GMT).
Canada and Bermuda sealed the two spots in the T20 World Cup qualifiers from the Americas Region Final tournament. Both the teams won three out of four matches they played. The game between these two sides ended without a result. Bermuda were the lucky side on that day as Canada were cruising during the chase of 83 in 16 overs. The game was called off when Canada were 40/0 after 4 overs.
A minimum of five overs has to be played by both sides to produce a result in any Twenty20 match. Canada would have been ahead of DLS par score even if the next four overs were maiden overs that too at cost of three wickets. These two teams will utilize the remaining two matches in the tournament as warm-ups for the Qualifiers. Dubai will host that even from October 11th to November 3rd.
The Bermuda weather is known for its unpredictability. It could be seen during the afternoon match on Saturday. The weather forecast indicates the chances of rain from 6 PM local time. However, there could be rain from afternoon itself and there is a possibility of no rain in the whole day.
On all three match days in the White Hill Field, the scores saw a rise during the afternoon matches at this venue. The pitch plays better in the 2nd game once the track gets dried and no moisture remains.
Probable Playing XIs:
Onais Bascome, Terryn Fray (C), Malachi Jones, Delray Rawlins, Kamau Leverock, Deunte Darrell, Allan Douglas, Okera Bascome, Sinclair Smith (WK), George O’Brien Jr, Rodney Trott.
Bench: Macai Simmons, Zeko Burgess, Kyle Hodsoll, Derrick Brangman, Justin Pitcher.
Rizwan Cheema, Rodrigo Thomas, Navneet Dhaliwal (C), Nitish Kumar, Ravinderpal Singh, Hamza Tariq (WK), Nikhil Dutta, Saad bin Zafar, Dilon Heyliger, Junaid Siddiqui, Romesh Eranga.
Bench: Harsh Thaker, Cecil Pervez, Abraash Khan.
This Bermuda-Canada match gives an ideal example of proven performers. Delray Rawlins, Navneet Dhaliwal, Nitish Kumar, Dilon Heyliger and Saad bin Zafar were successful in three out of four matches in this tournament. The players with most points in the game could be among these five only.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain: Delray Rawlins, Navneet Dhaliwal, Nitish Kumar
Vice-Captain: Dilon Heyliger, Kamau Leverock, Saad bin Zafar
Kamau Leverock is the solution if you are looking at someone who has been average in this tournament but can make it big. Leverock began to make runs since he was demoted down the order.
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Okera Bascome
Batsmen – Delray Rawlins (C), Navneet Dhaliwal, Onais Bascome, Nitish Kumar
All-Rounders – Kamau Leverock, Malachi Jones
Bowlers – George O’Brien Jr, Romesh Eranga, Saad bin Zafar, Dilon Heyliger (VC)
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Okera Bascome
Batsmen – Navneet Dhaliwal (C), Delray Rawlins, Nitish Kumar (VC), Rodrigo Thomas
All-Rounders – Kamau Leverock
Bowlers – George O’Brien Jr, Romesh Eranga, Dilon Heyliger, Nikhil Dutta
Both the teams could try out a few things keeping the future in mind and big changes are possible. Bermuda will be looking to sort out their skipper Terryn Fray’s position. Canada will be hoping to find out the ideal combination with quite a few all-rounders on their side.
Canada is expected to continue their unbeaten run in the tournament.
*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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