Darwin Top End T20 2020: Pool B, Waratah Cricket Club vs Nightcliff Cricket Club: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

All-rounder Ali Dave will be leading Nightcliff Cricket Club.

Adi Dave
Adi Dave (Fielder) during Australian Test cricket inter-squad match at Marrara Cricket Ground on August 14, 2017 in Darwin, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

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.


The Northern Territory of Australia has been away from COVID-19 impact leading them to host their own version of T20 competition – the Darwin Top End T20. Waratah Cricket Club and Nightcliff Cricket Club, placed in Pool B, will face off on Saturday at 10:00 AM local time at the Marrara Cricket Ground. Two other matches will take place at the same time between the four teams in the Pool A. This tournament contains a total of 12 Pool matches played over the weekend and the knockout matches to be held on Monday.

Weather Condition/Report:

Clear weather is expected at the Marrara Cricket Ground during the game between Waratah and Nightcliff.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The Marrara Cricket Ground hosted 12 matches during the Strike League, the T20 competition of Northern Territory last year which includes the final. The average first-innings score in those matches read 154 which included three totals over 180. The chasing teams did have decent success as they won seven out of 12 games. Chasing 150+ wasn’t that easy through that tournament.

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:

James Seymour played a total of 333 career matches in which he amassed 11048 runs at an average of 34.42 and bagged 295 wickets at an average of 23.15. Riley Vernon is a valuable batsman in the Waratah Cricket Club line-up as he scored 6286 runs at an average of 37.64 in the 240 matches. Career records suggest Adi Dave is a bowling all-rounder but is known for his batting ability. Back in 2017, he was classified as a 15-year-old to be acting as a substitute in Australia’s intra-squad matches.

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

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

Bowlers – Coen Mckinnon, Ishara Gange, Tristan Glover


Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Isaac Conway

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

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

Bowlers – Phillip Hull, Himesh Sandaradura, Samindra Madushan


Expert Advice:

Taj Glenn could only attract 7% of teams despite being placed at 9 credits in the all-rounders’ category. He has scored as many as 2881 runs from 160 career matches at 27.18 and also claimed 86 wickets at an average of 19.56 only. But Glenn last played in 2015 where he took ten wickets at an average of 16 and also scored as many as 246 runs at a little over 25 average.

Probable Winners:

The Nightcliff Cricket Club is expected to make a winning start due to the depth provided by the all-rounders.

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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.