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Super50 Cup, 2019-20: Match 31, Group B, Trinidad and Tobago vs USA – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Darren Bravo has scored 269 runs in five outings with a best of 119*.

Darren Bravo
Darren Bravo. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Match Details:

The 31st match of the Super50 Cup 2019-20 will be the Group B game between Trinidad and Tobago and USA at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad.

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The match starts at 1:30 PM local time (5:30 PM GMT) (11:00 PM IST). The game can be viewed on Windies Cricket’s YouTube channel and on Fan Code in India.

Preview:

Group B table-toppers, Trinidad and Tobago play the USA in what is a potential mismatch in Port of Spain. TNT has won four games out of five and looks for another win to cement their place at the top of the table. The USA, on the other hand, has only four points to show for. Although they do have some international pedigree in their ranks, their only win came earlier in the week against the West Indies Emerging Team. While Trinidad is considered as the firm favourites for this game, USA will look to upset the heavyweights with the likes of Xavier Marshall and Elmore Hutchinson making the North American side a force to reckon with in this Super50 game on Thursday.


Weather Condition/Report:

Although there is rainfall on the forecast for Thursday, at least a shortened match should take place. The temperature is expected to hover around 30 degrees Celsius with a few clouds also expected to make an appearance during the course of the match

Pitch Condition/Report:

The pitch played nicely in the previous game with over 566 runs scored between Guyana and Windward Islands. Rain, prior to the start of the match, should slow the pitch down with the spinners coming into play in the second innings.

Average score: 240 (Completed D/N List A matches since 2018/19)

Record of Chasing Team: Won – 3, Lost – 7

Injury and Availability News:

(Will be updated)


Probable Playing XIs:

Trinidad and Tobago:

Jeremy Solonazo,  Tion Webster,  Kyle Hope,  Darren Bravo,  Jason Mohammed,  Odean Smith,  Yannick Ottley,  Imran Khan (C),  Steven Katwaroo (WK),  Anderson Phillip and  Jon-Russ Jaggesar

Bench: Isaiah Rajah,  Akeal Hosein,  Keegan Simmons

USA:

Xavier Marshall,  Sagar Patel,  Steven Taylor (C),  Aaron Jones,  Monank Patel (WK),  Nisarg Patel,  Timil Patel,  Elmore Hutchinson,  Rusty Theron,  Cameron Stevenson and  Nosthush Kenjiige

Bench: Akshay Homraj,  Karima Gore,  Ian Holland,  Saurabh Netravalkar


Top Picks:

Darren Bravo has scored 269 runs in five outings with a best of 119*. With a strike-rate in excess of 80, Bravo is the lynchpin of the Trinidad and Tobago team. In the bowling department, Anderson Phillip has been a revelation. With ten wickets at an average of 20.98, Phillip has consistently picked wickets whenever called upon to do so. While Tion Webster hasn’t done too well at the top of the order, his knock of 94, earlier in the season, is still fresh as he is expected to deliver against the USA. USA captain, Steven Taylor is their best bet with the bat as he looks to make amends for what has been a below-par tournament for him so far.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Darren Bravo,  Steven Taylor,  Anderson Phillip

Vice-Captain – Odean Smith,  Aaron Jones,  Tion Webster


Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Monank Patel

Batsmen – Tion Webster,  Darren Bravo (C),  Aaron Jones,  Jeremy Solozano

All-Rounders – Yannick Ottley,  Steven Taylor (VC),  Jason Mohammed

Bowlers – Imran Khan,  Cameron Stevenson,  Odean Smith

Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Monank Patel

Batsmen – Darren Bravo,  Tion Webster (VC),  Kyle Hope,  Aaron Jones

All-Rounders – Steven Taylor,  Jason Mohammed,  Elmore Hutchinson

Bowlers – Imran Khan,  Anderson Phillip (C),  Cameron Stevenson


Expert Advice:

A couple of changes could be made to the USA side with Karima Gore’s inclusion being a possibility. If he does feature in this game, he would be an ideal punt for the Dream11 contest.

TNT keeper, Katwaroo bats down the order for them and might not get a chance to bat if the USA was to bat first. Picking Monank Patel over Katwaroo would be a bankable option.

Probable Winners:

Trinidad and Tobago are favourites to win this encounter

*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.

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