Iberia Cup 2019: 3rd Match, SPA vs GIB - Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips

Iberia Cup, 2019: Match 3, Spain vs Gibraltar: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Paul Hennessy didn’t get a chance to bowl on Friday but scored a 30-ball 38.

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Match Details:

The 3rd game of the Iberia Cup 2019 will be played between Spain and Gibraltar at La Manga Club Bottom Ground.

The match starts at 11:15 AM local time (10:15 AM GMT) (3:45 PM IST).

This series can be viewed on the Fan code app in India and European Cricket Network channel on YouTube.

Preview:

Gibraltar waited quite long for making their T20I debut but their 2nd T20I will be now played in less than 30 minutes after completion of the first game. The second game will offer a bigger challenge for the newbies as they take on the home team. The Spanish team showed their class on Friday with a convincing 8-wicket win at the La Manga Club. The Portuguese side were limited to 87/8, a total that was chased down in only 14.2 overs by Spain.


Weather Condition/Report:

No rain is expected for the game to be played in the afternoon between hosts and Spain and new T20I side, Gibraltar.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The pitch is expected to get settle down after the game between Gibraltar and Portugal. We might see a bit of turn from the second innings of this afternoon match. Spain, who possesses a powerful batting line-up, could end up posting a big score if they bat first.

Average first innings score: 130 (T20I matches)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 1

Team News:

(Will be updated when there is an update)


Probable Playing XIs:

Spain:

Faran Afzal, Paul Hennessy, Yasir Ali, Ravi Panchal, Awais Ahmed (WK), Kuldeep Lal, Christian Muñoz Mills (C), Mucktair Singh, Atif Mehmood, Raja Adeel, Tom Vine.

Bench – Tauqeer Hussain, Rhys Morgan, Nadim Hussain, Jack Perman, Vinod Kumar, Zulqarnain Haider.

Gibraltar:

Matthew Hunter (C), Balaji Pai, Mark Bacarese, Chris Delany, James Fitzgerald, Julian Freyone, Luke Collado (WK), Richard Hatchman, Adam Orfila, Kenroy Nestor, Mark Garratt.

Bench – Tim Caruana, Nikhil Advani, Edmund Packard.


Top Picks:

Paul Hennessy didn’t get a chance to bowl on Friday but scored a 30-ball 38. He has a pretty good all-round record in T20Is. Ravi Panchal was economical with the ball and was unbeaten on 5 when the target was chased. He could be among the top performers if he can strike with the ball and gets enough time at the crease. Balaji Pai could end up being the MVP of the game considering his incredible performances during the Europe-Region Qualifiers last year.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Faran Afzal, Paul Hennessy, Balaji Pai, Matthew Hunter

Vice-Captain Options – Yasir Ali, Ravi Panchal, Mark Bacarese, Chris Delany


Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Luke Collado

Batters – Yasir Ali, Chris Delany, Julian Freyone,

All-Rounders – Balaji Pai (VC), Faran Afzal (C), Ravi Panchal, Paul Hennessy

Bowlers – Tom Vine, Raja Adeel, Mark Garratt

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Awais Ahmed

Batters – Kuldeep Lal, Yasir Ali, Chris Delany

All-Rounders – Paul Hennessy (VC), Faran Afzal, Matthew Hunter (C), Balaji Pai

Bowlers – Tom Vine, Richard Hatchman, Mark Garratt


Expert Advice:

There are chances of Gibraltar making a few changes for the 2nd match irrespective of the result against Portugal as they play twice in the space of seven hours. The core group of the Gibraltar team could feature in both these matches.

Probable Winners:

Spain is expected to register their 2nd win in as many matches.

*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.