The Pool-1, Qualifier-1 of the Taipei T10 League 2020 will be played between Taiwan Dragons and Hsinchu Titans at the Yingfeng Cricket Ground in Songshan District.
The match starts at 11:30 AM local time (9:00 AM IST) (3:30 AM GMT) on May 10. This game can be viewed on the Sports Tiger app.
Taiwan Dragons will be going into this clash being the more confident side among the two. The Dragons have had a better record in the competition, compared to the one of Titans. Titans would be looking to bounce back after losing their past two matches. They started their campaign with a great victory, however, their back to back losses have now raised a few questions within the team.
Dragons have won two out of their three matches, while Titans have won only one. Additionally, the last time when these two teams clashed off against each other, Dragons had won that match by 20 runs. Titans would want to avenge that loss and also make a comeback in this competition.
The weather reports of the Songshan District doesn’t tell a great story. There are high chances of rain in the region on Sunday. It is needless to say that rain could affect the match completely. The temperature will stay between 24 degrees to 33 degrees celsius. On the other hand, humidity will also be quite high.
The pitch has been good for batting considering the way runs were piled on during the Saturday’s matches. However, bowlers who have bowled a tight line and length have also been successful in getting wickets. Batting first would be a good option for the team winning the toss as it would give them a great opportunity to post a big total and restrict the opposition.
Average first innings score: 100 (Three games played at this venue on Saturday)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 2
Injury and Availability:
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
Athula Senadeera, Santosh Yadav, Marlan Samarasinghe, Bivan Singh, Chetan Pundora, Arul Arjun, Adam Hopkins, Asif Hameed (WK), Rishi Josula (C), Atif Khan, Mohammad Rajiuddin
Bench: Rajat Kumar Singh, Sachin Padghan, Jack Snart, Trideep Kumar, Romil Kothari, Ashutosh Tiwari, Rahul Nautiyal
Vinay MS, Vijay Kumar, Manikandan, Raguram (C), Rachit Agarwal, Venkatesh Goudar (WK), Nitesh Gupta, Vijay Ganisetty, Thomas Rayen, Pramod Kumar Mandal, Joyal Francis
Bench: Venky Rebel, Eknath Sarkar, Jami Hema Ganesh, Karuna Nidhi, Ashish Kumar Pandey
For Dragons, Adam Hopkins and their skipper Rishi Josula have been quite successful. Both have contributed with both bat and ball. Josula scored a brilliant 43-run knock in the previous match. He also picked up four wickets from his three matches. Hopkins has also scored runs here and there while also taking a wicket apiece in the last two matches.
For Titans, Joyal Francis, Pramod Kumar and Manikandan have done some great job with both bat and ball. In the last match, Francis played an aggressive knock 34 runs while Pramod also chipped in with a cameo of 21. In their bowling department as well, the trio has picked up wickets and bowled economical spells.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Joyal Francis, Manikandan
Vice-Captain – Pramod Kumar Mandal, Adam Hopkins, Rishi Josula
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Venkatesh Goudar
Batters – Chetan Pundora, Vijay Kumar, Bivan Singh
All-Rounders – Joyal Francis (C), Manikandan (VC), Adam Hopkins, Rishi Josula
Bowlers – Thomas Rayen, Pramod Kumar Mandal, Mohammad Rajiuddin
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Asif Hameed
Batters – Chetan Pundora, Vijay Kumar, Santosh Yadav
All-Rounders – Joyal Francis, Manikandan (C), Marlan Samarasinghe, Raghuram
Bowlers – Thomas Rayen, Pramod Kumar Mandal (VC), Vijay Ganisetty
Adam Hopkins didn’t play in the previous game. If he is picked in the XI for this match, he has to be selected in Dream11 Fantasy team.
Taiwan Dragons are the favourites 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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