Vanuatu Blast T10 League 2020: Match 3, Ifira Sharks vs MT Bulls: 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Vanuatu Blast T10 League 2020: Match 3, Ifira Sharks vs MT Bulls: 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Stephan Sandy bowled with a brilliant economy in the previous game. So, he should not be ignored while picking a fantasy team.

Match Details:

The 3rd match of BetBarter Vanuatu Blast T10 League 2020 will be played between Ifira Sharks and MT Bulls at the Vanuatu Cricket Ground – Hybrid Oval.

The match starts at 1:00 PM local time (7:30 AM IST) (2:00 AM GMT). This game can be streamed live on CricTracker’s YouTube channel.


Sharks lost their tournament opener by a margin of five wickets. However, now they will look to return back on the winning track against MT Bulls. They have a formidable line-up that consists of some prolific players in their ranks. They will surely bank on their bowling line up that looks pretty much on track.

On the other hand, Bulls also had a similar type of a start as they lost their opening game against Mighty Efate Panthers. But, their players showed some glimpses of their impressive form. Andrew Mansale, who played one of his best knocks in the previous game will look to click another one from his willow.

Weather Condition/Report:

With no chances of rain, it is expected to be a perfect day for a cricket match. The wind will be blowing at a normal rate. In the meantime, the temperature will deviate between 21 and 27 Degree Celsius according to Accuweather.

Pitch Condition/Report:

This ground has hosted a total of two matches in this tournament. In the first game, the side batting first ended up on the winning end. And, vice-versa happened in the second game. Moreover, the sides in the opening contest managed to go past the score of 90 runs in their respective innings. Also, the same is expected in the next encounter.

Average first innings score: 82 (Two matches played in this league)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 1

Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Probable Playing XIs:

MT Bulls

Patrick Matautaava, Clement Tommy (WK), Andrew Mansale (C), Philip Tsione, Eddie Mansale, Godfrey Mangau,  Wamjeo Wotu, Marcel Taea, Rival Samson, Nono Chila, Darren Wotu

Bench – Shray Narai, Vincent Matautaava, Damien Chilia, Williamsing Nalisa, Malon Tastuki

Ifira Sharks:

Nalin Nipiko (C), William Yamak, Jamal Vira (WK), Bethan Moli, Apolinaire Stephen, Michael Avock, Alex Stephen, Fernando Laumae, Stephane Sandy, Vince Vira, Obed Yoseph

Bench – Wolford Kalworai, Gilmour Kaltongga, Niko Unavalu, Harry Pakoa, Ambong Rakau, Brenan Meyer.

Top Picks:

Ifra Sharks- Stephane Sandy bowled with an economy of 1.50 in the previous match. And, he will be confident to come up with another good show in the upcoming match. Nalin Nipiko is a brilliant all-rounder, he can contribute with the bat and ball. In the previous match, he failed to score good runs with the bat. However, he managed to grab one important wicket.

MT Bulls- Andrew Mansale should not be ignored for any fantasy team as he performed extremely well with the bat for his team in the last game against Mighty Efate Panthers. He scored a blistering knock of 75 runs for his team. Also, Eddie Mansale should not be ignored as he picked two wickets for Bulls in the last game.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain options – Andrew Mansale, Stephane Sandy

Vice-Captain options – Wamjeo Wotu, William Yamak

Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Clement Tommy

Batsmen – Fernando Laumae, Philip Tsione, William Yamak

All-Rounders – Nalin Nipiko, Stephane Sandy (VC), Andrew Mansale (C)

Bowlers – Apolinaire Stephen, Michael Avock, Obed Yoseph, Eddie Mansale

12th man – Jamal Vira

Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Bethan Moli

Batsmen – Fernando Laumae, Philip Tsione, Wamjeo Wotu, William Yamak (C)

All-RoundersVince Vira (VC), Stephane Sandy, Andrew Mansale,

Bowlers – Apolinaire Stephen, Michael Avock, Godfrey Mangau

12th man – Rival Samson

Note: Players with 9 credits or less can only be chosen as the 12th man. This feature will only come into play if one of 11 players of your team is not the part of the playing XI.

Expert Advice:

Both the teams might opt for some surprising changes in their team. So, it will be useful for the user to wait for the confirmed team. However, most of the aforementioned players are expected to play in the upcoming contest.

Probable Winners

MT Bulls are expected to win the match.

Note: Updated Fantasy teams and Playing XIs of every match will be provided in our Telegram channel if the information is available.
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