The 2nd Qualifier in Pool 2 of the Taipei T10 League 2020 will be played between PCCT United and ICCT Smashers at the Yingfeng Cricket Ground in Songshan District.
The match starts at 1:30 PM local time (11:00 AM IST) (5:30 AM GMT)
This game can be viewed on the Sports Tiger app.
The Taipei T10 League 2020 moves to the second round where the Group B teams finishing in 2nd, 3rd and 4th places will be part of Qualifier matches in Pool 2 on Saturday. The second match to be played in Pool 2 between PCCT United and ICCT Smashers. The PCCT team won two of the three matches they played in the group stage that includes a comfortable win over the Smashers. On the other hand, the ICCT Smashers have failed to register even one win and are the only team with a hat-trick of defeats.
The Yingfeng Cricket Ground is likely to be clear on Saturday without any chances of rain.
The Yingfeng Cricket Ground has become a high scoring venue of late as all three matches played on last Sunday recorded first-innings totals in excess of 90. On two of the three instances, the chasing team came close to the target crossing 90-run mark. The trend is likely to continue in the Qualifiers round.
Average first innings score: 79
Record of chasing teams: Won – 5, Lost – 7
Injury and Availability:
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
Danish Mehmood, Qazi Mazhar Ul Haq, Shiv Rawat, Muhammed Mushtaq, Muhammad-Amjad Zafar, Shahzad-Khan Muhammandzai, Muhammad Mujahid, Usman Javed, Asif Tanoli (WK), Meer Shuib Farooque, Ninad Malwade.
Bench – Ansar Ali, Joseph Praveen, Mohsin Khan, Khalid Siddiqui, Mr. Saif Sindhu, Amin Uddin, Prakash Malliah, Khurame.
Rajesh Mehta, Nirav Shah (C), Devang Shah, Ujjaval Vekariya, Neel Bhimani, Sandeep Patel, Shrey Doshi, Vinit Chattrani (WK), Dev Shah, Priyesh Shah, Dirvesh Jain.
Bench – Sandeep Roonwal, Sanjay Zaveri, Manoj Ladha, Manan Shah, Sachin Bhimani, Sonik Shah, Mohit Gour, Sanjay Patel, Arya Shah.
Rajesh Mehta has been top batter for the ICCT Smashers having scored 100 runs across three matches which includes a 31-ball 56 against Game Swingers. Dirvesh Jain has been key for the Smashers with the ball having claimed four wickets including a 3-fer against the PCCT United. Shahzad-Khan Muhammandzai has aggregated 60 runs in three matches and also claimed two wickets in those games. His bowling economy rate reads less than 4 as he conceded only 23 runs in six overs bowled.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Rajesh Mehta, Devang Shah, Shahzad-Khan Muhammandzai
Vice-Captain – Meer Shuib Farooque, Dirvesh Jain, Muhammad-Amjad Zafar
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Asif Tanoli
Batters – Muhammad Mujahid, Muhammad-Amjad Zafar
All-Rounders – Shahzad-Khan Muhammandzai, Rajesh Mehta, Usman Javed, Devang Shah (C), Sandeep Patel
Bowlers – Dirvesh Jain, Qazi Mazhar Ul Haq, Meer Shuib Farooque (VC)
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Asif Tanoli
Batters – Muhammad-Amjad Zafar, Shiv Rawat
All-Rounders – Shahzad-Khan Muhammandzai (VC), Rajesh Mehta, Devang Shah (VC), Sandeep Patel
Bowlers – Qazi Mazhar Ul Haq, Meer Shuib Farooque, Danish Mehmood, Dirvesh Jain
The ICCT Smashers have as many as 20 players in their squad and they have been rotating their XIs due to consecutive defeats. Hence, we have considered them to field with XI same as the last match. We have picked only a select number of players from the Smashers squads in our fantasy teams.
The PCCT Smashers are expected to register their 3rd win in four matches in the tournament.
Note: Updated Fantasy teams and Playing XIs of every match will be provided in our Telegram channel if the information is available.
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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