The 8th match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Americas Region Final 2019 will be played between Bermuda and United States of America (USA) 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).
Bermuda remained unbeaten after playing three matches in the Regional Final T20 tournament similar to that of Canada. They defeated USA and Cayman Islands. Their game against Canada was fortunate enough for Bermuda to be washed out as they were one over away from a defeat. Delray Rawlins’s performances with bat and ball have been the driving force behind the home team’s success.
Bermuda will now take on the United States of America (USA) who are struggling to find consistency. USA and Canada were deemed to qualify for the T20 World Cup Qualifiers from this tournament. However, the defeat against Bermuda in the tournament opener is denting those expectations. USA defeated Cayman Islands to register their maiden T20I win but lost to Canada in a thriller on Wednesday.
Going by the weather forecast, it would be quite tough to get a full 20-over match. Thunderstorms with rain is expected from Thursday morning in Sandys Parish. However, the ground conditions are better in Sandys Parish compared to that of National Stadium. It is the reason why the remaining matches to be played in National Stadium have been shifted to Sandys Parish.
The tracks in White Hill Field seem to be getting better for batting as the day progress. The scores are seen a raise I the afternoon matches at this venue. The stickiness in the morning game is expected to disappear by the 2nd game of the day.
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
Okera Bascome (WK), Terryn Fray (C), Onais Bascome, Delray Rawlins, Kamau Leverock, Rodney Trott, Justin Pitcher, Allan Douglas, Deunte Darrell, Malachi Jones, George O’Brien Jr.
Bench: Sinclair Smith, Macai Simmons, Zeko Burgess, Kyle Hodsoll, Derrick Brangman.
United States of America (USA):
Xavier Marshall, Monank Patel, Steven Taylor, Aaron Jones, Jaskaran Malhotra (WK), Hayden Walsh Jr, Timroy Allen, Cameron Gannon, Nisarg Patel/Karima Gore, Saurabh Netravalkar (C), Timil Patel.
Bench: Ali Khan, Jasdeep Singh, Nisarg Patel/Karima Gore.
After a couple of failures as an opener, Kamau Leverock scored an unbeaten 28 to finish the game for his team. This will surely raise Leverock’s confidence and can be captain in the fantasy team in coming games.
George O’Brien Jr’s experience has been at the display as the pacer took two wickets apiece in the matches against USA and Cayman Islands. Aaron Jones is probably the most consistent batsman across both the teams.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain: Delray Rawlins, Steven Taylor, Aaron Jones
Vice-Captain: Jaskaran Malhotra, Kamau Leverock, Hayden Walsh Jr
Delray Rawlins has reached a level where he should be either captain or vice-captain in the fantasy. Rawlins bats in the top-order and also bowls his four overs.
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Jaskaran Malhotra
Batsmen – Onais Bascome, Delray Rawlins (C), Steven Taylor, Aaron Jones, Timil Patel (VC)
All-Rounders – Kamau Leverock, Hayden Walsh Jr
Bowlers – Rodney Trott, Cameron Gannon, George O’Brien Jr
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Jaskaran Malhotra, Okera Bascome
Batsmen – Terryn Fray, Delray Rawlins (VC), Steven Taylor (C), Timil Patel
All-Rounders – Kamau Leverock, Hayden Walsh Jr
Bowlers – Saurabh Netravalkar, Cameron Gannon, George O’Brien Jr
Cameron Gannon and George O’Brien Jr have had a similar tournament. Both the players earned over 23 points in two out of three matches. This meant that these two players are certain from the bowlers’ category.
The USA is expected to break the unbeaten run of Bermuda.
*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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