Vanuatu T10 League: Match 5, MEP vs IFS – 11Wickets Fantasy Tips

BetBarter Vanuatu Blast T10 League 2020: Match 5, Mighty Efate Panthers vs Ifira Sharks: 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Joshua Rasu amassed 103 runs and also bagged five wickets across three matches in the tournament.

Match Details:

The 5th match of Betbarter Vanuatu Blast T10 League 2020 will be played between Mighty Efate Panthers and Ifira Sharks at the Vanuatu Cricket Ground – Hybrid Oval.

The match starts at 1:00 PM local time (7:30 AM IST) (2:00 AM GMT).

This game can be streamed live on CricTracker’s Youtube channel.


The Vanuatu Blast T10 League 2020 began with the Mighty Efate Panthers registering big wins on the first day of the tournament. They smashed 128/5 in the opening game against MT Bulls which they won it by 37 runs and later crushed the Ifira Sharks to 35 and chased it down convincingly. However, in the 2nd game against MT Bulls, the Panthers failed to defend their total of 130/3. The Mighty Efate team now clashes the Sharks who opened the account with 4-wicket win over the Bulls during the last week.

Weather Condition/Report:

Partial clouds are predicted at the venue without any forecast of rain.

Pitch Condition/Report:

There is no proper consistency in terms of scoring rate in this tournament as two games involving the Ifira Sharks saw the side batting first post totals of 35 and 61 respectively. The games not including Sharks witnessed totals of 128 and 130 respectively. Unless the line-up of the Sharks doesn’t change, we might not get to see a high-scoring match when they play.

Average first innings score: 89 (This tournament)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 3, Lost – 1

Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Probable Playing XIs:

Ifira Sharks:

Nalin Nipiko (C), Jamal Vira (WK), William Yamak, Bethan Moli, Apolinaire Stephen, Niko Unavalu, Michael Avock, Fernando Laumae, Vince Vira, Obed Yoseph, Stephane Sandy.

Bench – Wolford Kalworai, Gilmour Kaltongga, Harry Pakoa, Brenan Meyer, Alex Stephen, Ambong Rakau.

Mighty Efate Panthers:

Joshua Rasu (C), Lazaro Carlot, Jarryd Allan (WK), Wesley Vira, Simpson Obed, McMillan Markia, Shem Sala, Kendy Kenneth, Kenny Tari, Tony Tamata, Selwyn Garae.

Bench – Brian Tari, William Laumae, Edwell Kalfau, Manu Kenni, Lenika Natapei, Richard Barnes, Lency Shem, Junior Alfred Carlot.

Top Picks:

Joshua Rasu has easily been the most valuable player of the tournament standing as the leading run-getter with 103 runs including a fifty and is also the joint highest wicket-taker with five wickets. Apolinaire Stephen claimed two wickets in the two matches played but has conceded runs at 8.67 which is slightly high to his standards. He is batting in top five for the Sharks but has scored only 15 runs so far. Tony Tamata is one of the four players to have bagged five wickets in this tournament thus far but his economy of only 6.6. He also picked a 3-wicket haul in one of the three games played.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain options – Joshua Rasu, Nalin Nipiko, Wesley Vira

Vice-Captain options – Simpson Obed, Obed Yoseph, Apolinaire Stephen

Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Jarryd Allan

BatsmenJoshua Rasu (C), Lazaro Carlot, William Yamak

All-Rounders – Simpson Obed, Nalin Nipiko (VC), Stephane Sandy

Bowlers – Apolinaire Stephen, Obed Yoseph, Wesley Vira, Tony Tamata

12th Man – Shem Sala

Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Jarryd Allan

BatsmenJoshua Rasu (C), Lazaro Carlot, Fernando Laumae

All-Rounders – Nalin Nipiko, Simpson Obed (VC), Vince Vira

Bowlers – Apolinaire Stephen, Obed Yoseph, Wesley Vira, Tony Tamata

12th Man – Shem Sala

(Note: Players with 9 credits or less can only be chosen as the 12th man. This feature will only come into play if one of 11 players of your team is not the part of the playing XI.)

Expert Advice:

Both the teams are sure of fielding at least 9-10 players from their previous matches. Hence, we have selected our fantasy teams from the crop of players who are sure of being in the playing XI. The toss update is likely to create confusion and hence this move will be a safe one.

Probable Winners:

Ifira Sharks could be seen winning the game due to their bowling line-up.

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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.