Super50 Cup, 2019-20: Match 1, Group A, Leeward Islands vs Combined Campuses and Colleges – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
Rahkeem Cornwall struck three centuries and also took 18 wickets across the last two Super50 Cup tournaments.
Updated - Nov 6, 2019 7:29 am
The 1st match of the Super50 Cup 2019-20 will be the Group A game between the Leeward Islands and Combined Campuses and Colleges played at the Warner Park in Basseterre, St Kitts.
The match starts at 1:30 PM local time (5:30 PM GMT) (11:00 PM IST).
The Super50 Cup for the 2019-20 edition will kick start on Wednesday when the defending champions Combined Campuses and Colleges will face the Leeward Islands in St Kitts. The Warner Park in Basseterre will be the venue for this tournament opener to be played under the lights. The Combined Campuses team won the title for the first time during the previous edition.
The Carlos Brathwaite-led team might face it tough with only four players being retained from the squad that saw success in 2018/19 season. Both Leeward Islands and CCC were part of the Group B in the last edition but this time, they are in Group A alongside Barbados, Jamaica and Canada teams. Jahmar Hamilton will be leading the Leeward Islands team.
The tournament opener is expected to witness periodic clouds during the match timings. However, no rain is predicted at any point on Wednesday.
The Super50 Cup was last hosted by the Warner Park in Basseterre back in 2015/16 season. Since then, five List A matches have been played at this venue. All the five matches recorded totals over 230 which indicates the ground could produce a decent surface for the tournament opener.
Average 1st inning score: 286 (Last five List A matches)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 3
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
Montcin Hodge, Kieran Powell, Devon Thomas, Jahmar Hamilton (C), Rahkeem Cornwall, Akeem Saunders, Terrance Warde, Sheeno Berridge, Jeremiah Louis, Jason Campbell, Amir Jangoo,
Bench – Keacy Carty, Yannick Leonard, Kezron Archibald.
Combined Campuses and Colleges:
Jonathan Drakes, Romaine Morris (WK), Kyle Corbin, Paul Palmer, Akshaya Persaud, Carlos Brathwaite (C), Sadique Henry, Akeem Jordan, Kavesh Kantasingh, Larry Joseph, Ojay Shields.
Bench – Abhijai Mansingh, Odain McCatty, Jarlarnie Seales.
Batting up the order has changed Rahkeem Cornwall’s ability in the 50-overs cricket. Across the previous two Super50 Cups, Cornwall struck three centuries in nine innings. He amassed 506 runs in those nine innings at an average of 72.28. He also claimed 18 wickets at an average of 19.44 in the previous two editions. Carlos Brathwaite hasn’t been on the same level but did well in the previous season.
He scored 212 runs at an average of 53 and bagged 13 wickets from only nine matches. Devon Thomas has been decent in the recent past with the bat. He has recorded five 40+ scores in nine List A innings over the last one year. Akeem Jordan claimed 16 wickets from 8 games during the Super50 2018/19 season. He averaged 14.92 with the ball and also picked up a 5-wicket haul.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Rahkeem Cornwall, Devon Thomas, Carlos Brathwaite
Vice-Captain – Montcin Hodge, Jonathan Drakes, Kyle Corbin
It will be tough to go beyond Rahkeem Cornwall for selecting captain for the fantasy team considering his record in the last couple of seasons.
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Devon Thomas
Batsmen – Montcin Hodge, Jonathan Drakes, Akeem Saunders, Kyle Corbin
All-Rounders – Carlos Brathwaite (VC), Rahkeem Cornwall (C)
Bowlers – Akeem Jordan, Jeremiah Louis, Jason Campbell, Larry Joseph
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Devon Thomas
Batsmen – Montcin Hodge, Kieran Powell, Jonathan Drakes (VC)
All-Rounders – Carlos Brathwaite, Rahkeem Cornwall (C)
Bowlers – Kavesh Kantasingh, Akshaya Persaud, Akeem Jordan, Jeremiah Louis, Jason Campbell
Akshaya Persaud has been listed as a bowler for this game. The left-hander from Guyana is, in general, a batsman who can chip in a few overs. He is going through decent form and can be picked alongside the 3 or 4 others from the bowlers’ category.
The Leeward Islands will start as favourites due to the higher experience of their side.