The 2nd match of the Luxembourg T20I Trophy, 2020 will be played between Luxembourg and Czech Republic at the Pierre Werner Cricket Ground in Walferdange.
The match starts at 10:30 AM Local Time (1:00 PM IST) (8:30 AM GMT).
The match can be streamed live on Luxembourg Cricket YouTube channel.
Luxembourg and the Czech Republic will face off for the second time in a row as part of the Luxembourg T20I Trophy. The two sides who will clash on Saturday morning were involved in the opening match on Friday evening. The hosts registered a 63-run win against a strong Czech team through DLS method. The Czech Republic team, due to the experience, were considered as favourites. They take on Belgium team later in the evening on Saturday while Luxembourg faces Belgium in the afternoon.
The 2nd match between Luxembourg and Czech Republic is expected to be played under partial and periodic clouds.
Pierre Werner Cricket Ground in Walferdange made its T20I debut on Friday where the hosts Luxembourg posted 164 and won the game comfortably. The required rate could have caught up with the Czech team causing a collapse after a decent start.
Average first innings score: 164 (T20I matches)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 0, Lost – 1
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
James Baker, Scott Browne, Joost Mees (C), Vikram Vijh, Saransh Kulshretha, Tony Whiteman, Advyth Manepalli (WK), Marcus Cope, William Cope, Ankush Nanda, Pankaj Malav.
Bench – Mohit Dixit, Reinhardt Heyns, Shameek Vats, Girish Venkateswaran.
Honey Gori, Sumit Pokhriyal, Sabawoon Davizi, Shripal Gajjar, Sudesh Wickramasekara, Arun Ashokan, Hilal Ahmad (WK), Edward Knowles (C), Kushalkumar Mendon, Kyle Gilham, Naveed Ahmed.
Bench – Abul Farhad, Siddarth Goud, Surya Rengarajan.
Sudesh Wickramasekara didn’t make a good score on Friday but jointly holds the record for the fastest T20I century alongside Rohit Sharma and David Miller.
Vikram Vijh scored 22 runs while batting at No.4 on Friday where he also picked up a wicket in the 2.5 overs he bowled.
Ankush Nanda took three wickets on Friday which extends his T20I wickets tally to ten from only four matches including a 5-wicket haul.
Sabawoon Davizi has an impressive T20I record coming into this series as he recorded two 90+ scores and claimed six wickets across two matches.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain options – Sudesh Wickramasekara, Honey Gori, Sabawoon Davizi
Vice-Captain options – Arun Ashokan, Vikram Vijh, Ankush Nanda
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – J Mees
Batters – A Ashokan, E Knowles, J Barker
All-Rounders – S Davizi (C), S Wickramasekara, V Vijh (VC)
Bowlers – H Gori, M Cope, N Ahmed, A Nanda
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – J Mees
Batters – A Ashokan, S Pokhriyal, J Barker, S Browne
All-Rounders – S Wickramasekara (C), S Davizi, V Vijh
Bowlers – K Gilham, N Ahmed, A Nanda (VC)
Luxembourg will be part of three matches in the space of 26 hours which could force them to make some changes keeping workload in mind. Hence, there is a greater possibility of one or more players miss out on Saturday morning despite good performance on Friday evening.
The Czech Republic team is expected to come back strongly and open their winning count in the tournament.
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