ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019: Group A, Match 1, Scotland vs Singapore – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
Manpreet Singh - Singapore's wicket-keeper - bats at five and should be picked as Cross mostly bats at seven. Manpreet will definitely get a chance to bat.
Published - Oct 17, 2019 1:45 pm | Updated - Oct 17, 2019 1:47 pm
The 1st match of the ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019 will be played between Scotland and Singapore at the ICC Academy in Dubai.
The match starts at 11:30 AM IST (10 AM local time) (06:00 AM GMT). No live streaming of this match in India.
Preview for Dream11 Fantasy
The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019 will get underway with the match between Scotland and Singapore. Both the teams are a part of Group A which consists of five more teams as well. Scotland last played in the T20I tri-nation series in Ireland with the Netherlands being the other participating team. They won two out of the four matches in the series and agonizingly lost their previous game to Ireland by just 1 run.
Scotland have named the same squad which played in the tri-series and Josh Davey has only been added to the earlier 14-man squad. Singapore, on the other hand, recently managed to register their first win over the full member nation Zimbabwe. But it remained their only win in the tri-series and will have to play out of their skins in this game to go past Scotland.
Singapore have trimmed their 18-member squad which played in the home tri-series to 15. No new member has been added to the team with Amjad Mahboob set to lead.
There is no chance of rain in Dubai. Though there will intermittent clouds in the lead up to the game. The sun will start to come out as the game progresses. The temperature will hover around 33-36 Degrees Celsius during the match according to AccuWeather.
The pitches have traditionally been at the slower side at the venue and the trend should continue for this tournament as well. The team winning the toss is expected to bat first with the surface likely to get slower and slower as the game progresses.
Average first innings score: 152 (18 T20Is played at the venue)
Record of the chasing teams: Won – 4; Lost 13; NR – 1
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs for Dream11 Fantasy
George Munsey, Kyle Coetzer (C), Calum MacLeod, Richie Berrington, Ollie Hairs, Michael Leask, Matthew Cross (WK), Alasdair Evans, Mark Watt, Safyaan Sharif, Hamza Tahir.
Bench – Adrian Neill, Tom Sole/Hamza Tahir, Craig Wallace, Josh Davey, Tom Sole
Rohan Rangarajan, Surendran Chandramohan, Tim David, Aritra Dutta, Manpreet Singh (WK), Janak Prakash, Navin Param, Sidhant Singh, Amjad Mahboob (C), Vinoth Baskaran, Selladore Vijayakumar.
Bench – Avi Dixit, Anantha Krishna, Aryaman Sunil, Rezza Gaznavi.
George Munsey is in terrific form coming into the tournament and he along with Kyle Coetzer should be picked in Dream11 Fantasy team. Calum MacLeod is also crucial as he can score big on any given day. Hamza Tahir can run through the opposition teams some days and he can be picked.
For Singapore, Tim David will be priceless with the bat and he bowls a couple of overs too. Their skipper Amjad Mahboob is the wicket-taker and can earn more points in Dream11 Fantasy.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – George Munsey, Kyle Coetzer, Tim David
Vice-Captain Options – Hamza Tahir, Calum MacLeod, Ollie Hairs
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Dream11 Fantasy:
Keeper – Manpreet Singh
Batters – Kyle Coetzer (C), George Munsey, Calum MacLeod, Surendran Chandramohan
All-Rounders – Richie Berrington, Michael Leask, Tim David (VC)
Bowlers – Mark Watt, Hamza Tahir, Amjad Mahboob
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Dream11 Fantasy:
Keeper – Matthew Cross
Batters – Kyle Coetzer, George Munsey, Ollie Hairs, Calum MacLeod (C), Rohan Rangarajan
All-Rounders – Janak Prakash, Tim David
Bowlers – Alasdair Evans, Hamza Tahir (VC), Amjad Mahboob
It would be wise to pick Scotland’s top four batsmen in your Dream11 Fantasy side in this match. They will bat for most overs.
Manpreet Singh – Singapore’s wicket-keeper – bats at five and should be picked. Scotland’s WK Matthew Cross mostly bats at number seven. Manpreet will definitely get a chance to bat.
With matches to be played in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, pick more spinners in your teams.
Expect Scotland to start the tournament on a winning note.
*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.