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 and Hsinchu Titans will be taking on each other for the second time in the tournament. Their previous clash during the group stages resulted in a win for Taiwan Dragons by 20 runs. It was a high-scoring match where Dragons scored more than 100 runs and Titans fought really hard to get the result in their favour.
The Dragons have been a better side so far in the tournament, considering their record. The side has won two out of three matches. In fact, after losing their first match in the tournament, it has been quite a stunning effort by them to come back and win the next two matches.
Titans, on the other hand, have suffered two losses in their three matches. Their only win came against Taiwan Daredevils in the opening match. Having lost their next two games, Titans would aim to break their jinx and get another win under their belt.
There is a high chance of rainfall in Songshan District on Sunday. With close to 80% chances of rain, the match could get cancelled if there is an interruption due to rain. The temperature will range from 24 to 33 degrees celsius.
The pitch has been doing a bit in the morning. On Saturday, the first innings of the day saw a low score. However, if the batsmen can get their eye in properly before trying to maximize their shots, there would be runs on offer. Bowlers will have to bowl tight line and lengths to get some advantage from the surface. The team winning the toss would want to bat first.
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
Joyal Francis, Pramod Kumar and Manikandan have been effective for the Titans with their all-round skill so far in this tournament. In the last match, Francis scored a quick-fire 34 while Pramod also helped him with his cameo of 21. In their bowling department as well, these three players have picked up wickets and bowled economically.
Adam Hopkins and Rishi Josula are two players from the Dragons team who are must-haves. In the previous match, Josula scored 43 runs from just 22 balls. He has also been among the wickets having taken four scalps in three outings in this tournament. Hopkins has two scalps in two matches so far and also scored some vital runs in the previous match.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Rishi Josula, Manikandan
Vice-Captain – Pramod Kumar Mandal, Joyal Francis
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Venkatesh Goudar
Batters – Vijay Kumar, Athula Senadeera, Bivan Singh
All-Rounders – Joyal Francis (VC), Manikandan, Adam Hopkins, Rishi Josula (C)
Bowlers – Thomas Rayen, Raguram, Mohammad Rajiuddin
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Asif Hameed
Batters – Athula Senadeera, Bivan Singh
All-Rounders – Joyal Francis, Manikandan (C), Rishi Josula (VC), Pramod Kumar Mandal, Marlan Samarasinghe
Bowlers – Vijay Ganisetty, Raguram, Atif Khan
This is a crucial match and both the teams can make some surprising changes to their side. It would be better if you select your fantasy XI after the toss when the playing XIs will be out.
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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