The 1st match of the Tanzania APL T20, 2020 will be played between Simba Kings and Buffalo Blasters at the Gymkhana Ground in Dar-es-Salaam.
The match starts at 10:00 AM local time (12:30 PM IST) (7:00 AM GMT).
Simba Kings and Buffalo Blasters will lock horns in the first match of the Tanzania APL T20 starting on Saturday. A total of 15 matches will be played in league phase in this 9-day long tournament at the Gymkhana Ground in Dar-es-Salaam where six teams will be taking part. The Advanced Players League T20, also known as APL T20, will be crucial for the national team selections. The head coach Steve Tiloko will be keenly following the tournament and the best performers could be awarded a national team call-up.
The opening game of the tournament won’t be affected by rain but will witness partial clouds at the venue.
The Gymkhana Ground in Dar-es-Salaam will host all the matches of the Tanzania APL T20. Hence, there will some fresh tracks laid for this tournament. Such pitches have a tendency to work in favour of the bowlers at the start.
Average first innings score: N/A
Record of chasing teams: N/A
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
Zafar Khan, Issa Kikasi, Benson Myankini, Ivan Ismail, Muzamil Hussain, Vipul Pindoria, Mohammad Ali, Stewart Kaduma, Mukul Kumar, Jatin Prajapati, Gokul Das.
Bench – Hamisi Lyimo, Karim Rashidi Kiseto, Salmini Yusuph, Mohammed Yunus.
Vishal Patel, Mohamed Omary, Athumani Siwa, Ankit Bhagel, Yakesh Patel, Salumu Jumbe, Jay Hirwania, Goodluck Andrew, Adnan Zariwala, Firoz Hatim Dahodwala, Hassan Sangwale.
Bench – Abubakar Selemani, Ayubu Swedi, Wilbert Martin, Sefu Athuman.
Ivan Ismail has scored 400 runs in 13 domestic T20 innings at an average of 30 and a strike rate of 125 with three fifties.
Adnan Zariwala took 13 wickets at an average of 12 and also chipped in 87 runs across nine domestic T20s.
Zafar Khan has amassed 554 runs at an average of 32 and a strike rate of 141 in 21 domestic T20s and also 18 wickets.
Vishal Patel has amassed 244 runs from ten domestic matches where he also picked up nine wickets.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain options – Zafar Khan, Adnan Zariwala
Vice-Captain options – Ivan Ismail, Vishal Patel
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Mohamed Omary, Stewart Kaduma
Batsmen – Vishal Patel, Ivan Ismail (VC), Athumani Siwa
All-Rounders – Ankit Bhagel, Adnan Zariwala (C), Zafar Khan
Bowlers – Vipul Pindoria, Jatin Prajapati, Hassan Sangwale
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Mohamed Omary
Batsmen – Ivan Ismail, Yakesh Patel, Vishal Patel (VC)
All-Rounders – Ankit Bhagel, Mohammad Ali, Salumu Jumbe, Zafar Khan (C)
Bowlers – Benson Myankini, Vipul Pindoria, Jay Hirwania
Only a maximum of four players can be picked from the category of all-rounders in Dream11 fantasy. Hence, top bowlers like Goodluck Andrew and Gokul Das miss out from the fantasy XIs picked by us for this match. The players we picked in our two suggested fantasy teams have players who can do well with both bat and ball.
Buffalo Blasters are expected to start the tournament with a close win against the Simba Kings.
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.
Source: The source of this content is our cricket news platform Crictracker.
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