The 5th match of the Tanzania Advanced Players League T20, 2020 is all set to be played between the Twiga Titans and the Buffalo Blasters at the Gymkhana Cricket Ground.
The match is scheduled to start at 03:00 PM Local Time (05:30 PM IST) (12:00 PM UTC).
The second day of the Tanzania APL will end with the fifth match of the tournament, which will be played between the Twiga Titans and the Buffalo Blasters. The Twiga Titans had a really great start to the tournament by winning their very first match, where they defeated the Royal Rhinos by a margin of three wickets. And, their opponents also won their first match of the tournament and that too by a margin of 3 wickets against the Simba Kings.
Both the teams looked in great shape, and the players looked well prepped and in form too. And, now that they have an idea of the playing conditions and how the pitch behaves at this ground, they will be able to better their game, by adjusting their plans and strategies according to how the pitch is. So, it will be interesting to see that which team will bite the dust and which team will be going into day three of the tournament, riding on a winning streak of two matches in a row.
Sunday will have in store overcast conditions with a 20 per cent chance of rainfall and humidity at 59 per cent. The temperatures will be around the 28 degree Celsius mark.
The pitch at this ground does not look like a surface that would see a run-fest happening on Sunday. But, it was seen in the two matches that were played on Sunday that the conditions for batting progressively got better and the teams managed to chase totals that they were set.
Average first innings score: 125 (Two matches played on Day 1)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 1
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
Jatin Darji, Abdulrahman Akida, Kassimu Nassoro, Zahid Abbas, Harsheed Chohan, Dhrumit Mehta, Nasibu Kelvin Mapunda, Tambwe Rashidi, Bhavesh Govind, Lazaro Festo, Faraj Athumani
Bench: Ally Hafidh, Kishwabi Ngozi, Nyenje Hashim, Karimu Athumani
Ankit Baghel, Yakesh Patel, Mohamed Omary, Vishal Patel, Salum Jumbe, Goodluck Andrew, Ahumani Siwa, Jay Hirwania, Hassan Sangwale, Firoz Hatim Dahodwala, Abubakar Selemani
Bench: Ayubu Swedi, Adnan Zariwala, Sefu Athuman, Wilbert Martin
Salum Jumbe did well for his team in their first match, picking up a wicket and top-scoring for the team with 37 runs to his name at a strike rate of 148.00 in the 25 balls he faced and he also has a great record in domestic T20s.
Kassimu Nassoro was one of the best performers for his team, the Twiga Titans in their match, where he scored 42 runs in just 27 deliveries and also contributed with a wicket. His performance, when coupled with his previous records make him a strong addition to any fantasy team.
Zahid Abbas was in top form with the ball in his team’s match against the Royal Rhinos. He has done well in the domestic T20 circuit. He showed a glimpse of his form in his team’s first match when he took two wickets while giving away just 13 runs in 3 overs.
Harsheed Chohan, having done well in the domestic circuit, showed what he is capable of in his team’s first match which they won. In the match he took two wickets and also scored 15 runs, crucially contributing in his team’s three-wicket win.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain options – Harsheed Chohan, Kassimu Nassoro
Vice-Captain options – Abdul Rahman Akida, Salum Jumbe
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Nasibu Kelvin Mapunda
Batters – Vishal Patel, Bhavesh Govind, Zahid Abbas, Firoz Hatim Dahodwala
All-Rounders – Kassimu Nassoro (c), Harsheed Chohan, Salum Jumbe
Bowlers – Dhrumit Mehta, Hassan Sangwale, Abdul Rahman Akida (vc)
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Nasibu Kelvin Mapunda
Batters – Vishal Patel, Athumani Siwa, Zahid Abbas, Yakesh Patel
All-Rounders – Ankit Baghel, Harsheed Chohan (c), Salum Jumbe (vc)
Bowlers – Dhrumit Mehta, Hassan Sangwale, Abdul Rahman Akida
Bhavesh Govind did not get off to a great start in the tournament, as he was dismissed cheaply in his team’s first match which they won. But, his domestic experience of 23 matches in which he has scored 356 runs and took 6 wickets, makes him a must pick player in your team, who could give you a great return for a 9 point investment.
Twiga Titans 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.
Source: The source of this content is our cricket news platform Crictracker.
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