United States Tri-Nation ODI Series, 2019: Match 2, United States of America vs Namibia – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
The USA is likely to remain unchanged from their maiden ODI win.
Published - Sep 16, 2019 10:22 pm | Updated - Sep 17, 2019 2:18 am
The 2nd game of the 2019 United States Tri-Nation Series is played between United States of America (U.S.A) and Namibia will be hosted by the Central Broward Regional Park (CBRP) Stadium Turf Ground in Lauderhill, Florida.
The match starts at 9:45 AM local time (1:45 PM GMT) (7:15 PM IST).
This game could be streamed live on YouTube by USA Cricket.
The last Friday was a memorable day for the United States of America who hosted an ODI game for the first time. They took on Papua New Guinea and ended up registering their first ODI win. They were successful in restricting PNG to 159/6 while defending a revised target of 165 in 23 overs. They will now face Namibia on Tuesday who are fresh of a 4-0 T20I series win at home against Botswana. The returned to official Internationals earlier this year and are unbeaten thus far.
They featured in six matches during the 2003 World Cup and ended up losing by big margins. They faced Oman in April this year which was their first ODI in 16 years. They marked the occasion by registering their maiden ODI win with a huge 145-run win. Later in May, the Namibian team made their T20I debut and won all the seven matches they played in this format. No other side has played as many T20Is with 100% win record.
The weather is expected to be clear on Tuesday with no cloud covering. However, there are slight chances of showers from 2 PM local like during the first match. But those showers might not cause major interruption to the game.
Florida’s Lauderhill was little sticky in the morning due to the moisture. However, as the game progressed, the runs coming became slightly easier. Once again we could see the first batting side scoring around 250.
Average first innings score: 250 (ODI matches)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 0, Lost – 1
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
United States of America (U.S.A):
Xavier Marshall, Monank Patel, Steven Taylor, Aaron Jones, Jaskaran Malhotra (WK), Karima Gore, Timil Patel, Rusty Theron, Elmore Hutchinson, Nisarg Patel, Saurabh Netravalkar (C).
Bench – Jessy Singh, Nosthush Kenjige, Sagar Patel.
Steven Baard, Karl Birkenstock, JP Kotze, Gerhard Erasmus (C), Craig Williams, JJ Smith, Zane Green (WK), Zhivago Groenewald, Christi Viljoen, Jan Frylinck, Bernard Scholtz.
Bench – Tangeni Lungameni, Helao Ya France, Ben Shikongo.
During the first match, the USA top-order batters Monank Patel and Aaron Jones showed why their List A batting averages are around 40. Namibia’s Christi Viljoen has experience of playing in New Zealand and JJ Smith in South Africa Domestic cricket.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – JJ Smith, Aaron Jones, Steven Baard, Monank Patel.
Vice-Captain – Steven Taylor, Gerhard Erasmus, Rusty Theron, Craig Williams.
Aaron Jones is in good form as he scored 87 in the practice match and scored 77 in USA’s first home ODI. He is trustable as vice-captain and could be made as captain.
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Jaskaran Malhotra
Batters – Aaron Jones (VC), Steven Baard, Monank Patel
All-Rounders – Gerhard Erasmus, Craig Williams, JJ Smith (C), Steven Taylor
Bowlers – Christi Viljoen, Jan Frylinck, Karima Gore
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Zane Green
Batters – Aaron Jones, Steven Baard (C), Karl Birkenstock, Monank Patel (VC)
All-Rounders – Gerhard Erasmus, JJ Smith, Rusty Theron
Bowlers – Jan Frylinck, Karima Gore, Nisarg Patel
Namibia’s Craig Williams has great experience with both bat and ball. However, the 35-year-old hasn’t been in great form. His teammate JP Kotze is capable of hitting big scores but is too inconsistent. These two players could be profitable but are risky.
The USA could face a tough fight from Namibia, a team with good depth in all departments.
*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.