KEN vs NIG Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury Updates For 1st T20I

KEN vs NIG Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury Update for 1st T20I

Kenya are a higher-ranked side than Nigeria in the T20I format.

Kenya Cricket Team
Kenya Cricket team. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins-IDI/IDI via Getty Images)

Preview:

Uganda will host Kenya and Nigeria in the T20I Tri-series which gets underway from 9th September and the finals will be played on 17th September. Entebbe Cricket Oval will host all 13 matches including the finals. With not enough international exposure in recent times, Kenya are still underdeveloped in modern-day cricket.

The last time they featured in a T20I was back in October 2019 against Papua New Guinea. They have a win-loss record of 15-24 in the T20Is. On the other hand, Nigeria are ranked 36th in the ICC T20I rankings. They too haven’t featured in any of the T20Is since October 2019. It will be interesting how they approach this series.

Match Details:

Kenya vs Nigeria, 1st T20I, Uganda T20I Tri Series

Venue: Entebbe Cricket Oval, Entebbe

Date & Time: 9th September at 12:30 PM IST and 10:00 AM Local Time

Pitch Report:

Not a lot of information is available about this venue. Having said that, the surface is expected to be a balanced one. Since it’s a morning game, whoever wins the toss should bowl first.


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Probable Playing XIs for KEN vs NIG:

Kenya

Irfan Karim, Rushan Patel, Alex Obanda, Gurdeep Singh, Zahid Abbas, Mohammad Kalyan / Eugene Maneno, Shem Ngoche, Dominic Wesonga, Nelson Odhiambo, Elijah Otieno, Lucas Ndandason

Nigeria

Sulaimon Runsewe, Chimezie Onwuzulike, Joshua Ayannike, Sesan Adedeji, Daniel Ajeku, Isaac Okpe, Vincent Adewoye, Mohammad Taiwo, Sylvester Okpe, Mustapha Yussuf, Odion Isesele


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Top Picks for KEN vs NIG Dream11 Match:

Top Picks – Kenya

Alex Obanda has represented Kenya in both ODIs and T20Is. He has featured in 30 T20Is and has scored 381 runs in 28 innings at an average of 14.65.

Irfan Karim has a decent record in the T20Is. In his 16 T20Is, he has accumulated 286 runs at an average of 22, which includes 2 half-centuries.

Top Picks – Nigeria

Chimezie Onwuzulike is a good pick for your fantasy teams. He has played 9 T20Is for Nigeria and has scored 122 runs at an average of 15.25, with the highest score of 46*.

Isaac Okpe is a good pick under the all-rounder’s slot at 9.5 credits. In his 8 T20I matches, he has scored 84 runs and has also scalped 6 wickets, with the best figures of 2 for 17.

KEN vs NIG Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Player Career T20I Stats
Alex Obanda 381 runs
Irfan Karim 286 runs
Shem Ngoche 35 wickets and 107 runs
Chimezie Onwuzulike 122 runs
Isaac Okpe 84 runs and 6 wickets

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for KEN vs NIG Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Irfan Karim (c), Rushan Patel, Alex Obanda, Mohammad Kalyan, Chimezie Onwuzulike, Shem Ngoche, Vincent Adewoye, Isaac Okpe (vc), Nelson Odhiambo, Odion Isesele, Sylvester Okpe

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for KEN vs NIG Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Irfan Karim, Rushan Patel, Alex Obanda (c), Chimezie Onwuzulike, Sesan Adedeji, Shem Ngoche (vc), Dominic Wesonga, Vincent Adewoye, Elijah Otieno, Mustapha Yussuf, Sylvester Okpe


Today’s KEN vs NIG Probable Winners:

Kenya are expected to win this match.

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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.