Darwin T20 Cricket, Pool B: WCC vs NCC – 11Wickets Fantasy Tips

Darwin Top End T20 2020: Pool B, Waratah Cricket Club vs Nightcliff Cricket Club: 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Riley Vernon scored over 6000 runs in his career.


Match Details:

The Pool B match of 2020 Darwin Top End T20 will be played between Waratah Cricket Club and Nightcliff Cricket Club at the Marrara Cricket Ground.

The match starts at 10:00 AM local time (6:00 AM IST) (12:30 AM GMT).

This game can be streamed live on the MyCricket Facebook page.


Waratah Cricket Club and Nightcliff Cricket Club will clash off in the Pool B encounter in the Darwin Top End T20 competition on Saturday morning. All the matches of the tournament will be played in the Northern Territory of Australia. The Waratah team is led by Isaac Conway who is also likely to keep wickets. Former Zimbabwe International player Friday Kasteni will represent the WCC team. On the other hand, the Nightcliff Cricket Club will be playing under Adi Dave, the young all-rounder who has seen success in age-level cricket.

Weather Condition/Report:

No threat of rain for the first set of matches in the Darwin T20 tournament.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The game between Waratah and Nightcliff will be hosted by Marrara Cricket Ground which has the best facilities among the venues hosting the tournament. The average first-innings total during the 2019 Strike League T20 at the venue read 154 across 12 matches out of which the batting second teams won seven.

Average first innings score: 154 (2019 Strike League T20)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 7, Lost – 5

Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Probable Playing XIs:

Waratah Cricket Club:

James Seymour, Isaac Conway (C & WK), Riley Vernon, Sanka Wijegunarathne, Friday Kasteni, Arslan Tahir, Udara Weerasinghe, Himesh Sandaradura, Ishara Gange, Tristan Glover, Samindra Madushan

Bench – Pasindu Sandanayake, Dean Enniss, Madura Weerasinghe, Chris Campbell.

Nightcliff Cricket Club:

Adi Dave (C), Taj Glenn, Andrew Richards, Nachiket Sant, Jhiah Baxter/Michael Kudra (WK), Bevan O’Reilly, Huw Spring, James Dix, Thomas Foley/Nick Wheeler, Phillip Hull, Coen Mckinnon.

Bench – Brandon Richards, Cameron Tonkin, Charlie Smith, Jhiah Baxter/Michael Kudra, Jack Giacomo, Thomas Foley /Nick Wheeler.

Top Picks:

Bevan O’Reilly has managed to score a decent amount of runs as he amassed 3098 runs from only 119 career matches with 30+ average. Nachiket Sant has decent all-round numbers to his name as he scored 757 runs at an average little under 25 and took 37 wickets at a healthy average of 22.11 from 40 matches. Riley Vernon amassed 6286 runs at an average of 37.64 in his 240-match career and also took 54 wickets despite not being a regular bowler at an average of only 16.31.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain options – James Seymour, Adi Dave, Riley Vernon

Vice-Captain options – Nachiket Sant, Isaac Conway, Bevan O’Reilly

Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Isaac Conway

Batsmen – Riley Vernon, Bevan O’Reilly, Huw Spring, Friday Kasteni

All-RoundersJames Seymour (C), Adi Dave (VC), Nachiket Sant

Bowlers – Coen Mckinnon, Ishara Gange, Tristan Glover

12th Man – Taj Glenn


Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Isaac Conway

BatsmenRiley Vernon (C), Bevan O’Reilly, Huw Spring, Friday Kasteni

All-Rounders – James Seymour, Adi Dave, Nachiket Sant (VC)

Bowlers – Phillip Hull, Himesh Sandaradura, Samindra Madushan

12th Man – Andrew Richards


(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:

Andrew Richards isn’t quite popular in the all-rounders’ category but is a reliable bowler and can contribute with the bat if needed. We couldn’t pick him in any of our line-ups due to the limit of selecting a maximum of three all-rounders. Richards costs only 8.5 credits and could help in saving credits for popular players.

Probable Winners:

Nightcliff Cricket Club has a balanced side and is likely to start with a win.

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.