The 7th place play-off of the Taipei T10 League 2020 will be played between Taiwan Daredevils and ICCT Smashers at the Yingfeng Cricket Ground in Songshan District.
The match starts at 3:30 PM local time (1:00 PM IST) (7:30 AM GMT). This game can be viewed on the Sports Tiger app.
The Taipei T10 League is set to end on Sunday with the seventh-place playoff between Taiwan Daredevils and ICCT Smashers. Both the teams will be playing for pride and will want to avoid the ignominy of finishing with the wooden spoon. The Daredevils have won only a solitary game in five outings so far in the tournament. They defeated TCA Indians in the group stage but have lost steam since then.
The Smashers, on the other hand, have faced an even worse fate. They haven’t won even a single game in five attempts and would want to end on a high. Interestingly, these two sides are facing for the first time in the competition and it is expected to be a close encounter.
The rain has played spoilsport a lot of times in this tournament thus far and the forecast isn’t encouraging for the final day as well. There is a 36% chance of rain during this match and it is likely to interrupt the proceedings again. The temperature will hover around 31 Degrees Celsius.
The surface has only improved as the tournament has progressed. Rather it will not be wrong to say that the batsmen have found ways to score runs. Expect the scores around 90-100 in this game as well. The team winning the toss should bat first.
Average first innings score: 90 (Last four completed games at the venue)
Record of the chasing teams: Won – 1; Lost – 3
Injury and Availability:
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
Shane Ferriera, Jeff Black, George Klopper, Hein Nothnagle, John Koekemoer (WK), Charl Tou, Tertius de Jager, Thomas Nel, Charles Hayward, Herman Snyman, Rob Schulenburg.
Bench – Hugh Schalkwyk, Louis Van Niekerk, Alan Slade, Christiaan du Toit
Rajesh Mehta, Devang Shah, Vinit Chattrani (WK), Mohit Gour, Ujjaval Vekariya, Manoj Ladha, Nirav Shah, Shrey Doshi, Dirvesh Jain, Dev Shah, Neel Bhimani.
Bench: Sanjay Patel, Arya Shah, Priyesh Shah, Sandeep Patel, Sandeep Roonwal, Sanjay Zaveri, Sonik Shah, Manan Shah, Sachin Bhimani.
Rajesh Mehta showed good form in the previous form scoring 35 runs off 25 deliveries. He opened along with Devang Shah who is the captain option. Devang scored 17 runs and picked up two wickets going for only 10 runs. Mohit Gaur batted well for his 20 runs and also picked a wicket. Among the bowlers, Neel Bhimani (2/33) and Shrey Doshi (1/25) are decent options.
Jeff Black has been the best batsman for the Daredevils without a doubt. He also picks wickets in the two overs he bowls. Apart from him, John Koekemoer is a valuable player given his wicketkeeping skills while George Klopper is also a brilliant all-rounder. Shane Ferriera has been a breath of fresh air for them at the top of the order and he bowls well too.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Jeff Black, Shane Ferriera
Vice-Captain – Devang Shah, Rajesh Mehta
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Wicketkeeper – Johan Koekemoer
Batsmen – Rob Schulenberg, Mohit Gour
All-Rounders – Jeff Black (C), Devang Shah (VC), George Klopper, Rajesh Mehta, Shane Ferriera
Bowlers – Thomas Nel, Charles Hayward, Neel Bhimani.
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Wicketkeeper – Vinit Chattrani
Batsmen – Herman Snyman, Ujaaval Vekariya, Mohit Gour
All-Rounders – Jeff Black, Rajesh Mehta (VC), Shane Ferriera (C), Sandeep Patel, Devang Shah
Bowlers – Thomas Nel, Dirvesh Jain
Both the teams might look to give chances to benched players as this is the last game of the tournament. Wait for the playing XIs to be announced before finalising the Fantasy teams.
Taiwan Daredevils are expected to win this match.
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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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