Vanuatu Blast T10 League 2020: Match 6, MT Bulls vs Ifira Sharks: 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
Patrick Matautaava is expected to set the stage on fire with his brilliant batting.
Published - May 29, 2020 6:01 pm | Updated - May 29, 2020 8:12 pm
The 6th 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 3:00 PM local time (9:30 AM IST) (4:00 AM GMT). This game can be streamed live on CricTracker’s YouTube channel.
Ifira Sharks will lock horns with MT Bulls in the 6th game of the tournament. It is going to be a crucial game for their side in order to keep their hopes alive for the finals. They have some strong and fine players in their arsenal, who are expected to come out with some brilliant performance in the upcoming contest.
MT Bulls have won only one game in their last three outings. They have struggled a lot due to a sudden dip in the form of their players in batting and bowling. And, Bulls are expected to fill all the voids before taking the field against Sharks on Saturday. Also, they might have to make some tough calls that will lead to some changes in their team from the one that played in the previous match.
The weather forecast says that it will be cloudy on Saturday with no chances of rain. The wind will be blowing at a rate of 11 and 17 km/hr. Meanwhile, the temperature will deviate between 23 and 29 Degree Celsius throughout the day according to Accuweather.
The track at the venue is expected to go a bit in favour of the batsmen. In the last match of the tournament, both the sides managed to score more than 100 runs in their respective innings. This means the bowling spearhead in the upcoming match might have to go through some tough time against the batsmen. However, if they want good results then they will have to hit the right deck.
Average first innings score: 80 (Matches played in this league)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 3, Lost – 1
Probable Playing XIs:
Patrick Matautaava, Andrew Mansale (C), Clement Tommy (WK), Eddie Mansale, Philip Tsione, Nono Chila, Godfrey Mangau, Rival Samson, Darren Wotu, Wamjeo Wotu, Marcel Taea
Bench – Shray Narai, Vincent Matautaava, Damien Chilia, Williamsing Nalisa, Malon Tastuki
Nalin Nipiko (C), William Yamak, Jamal Vira (WK), Bethan Moli, Apolinaire Stephen, Niko Unavalu, Fernando Laumae, Stephane Sandy, Vince Vira, Obed Yoseph, Ambong Rakau
Bench – Wolford Kalworai, Gilmour Kaltongga, Harry Pakoa, Brenan Meyer, Michael Avock, Alex Stephen
Patrick Matautaava is expected to set the stage on fire with his brilliant batting. He is undoubtedly a big match-winner, who can contribute with the bat and ball. Clement Tommy and Andrew Mansale are the perfect picks for any fantasy side as far as their previous game performances are concerned. Obed Yoseph is one of the bowlers that will play a crucial role in the upcoming encounter. He has grabbed 6 wickets in his two matches with the help of a four-wicket haul.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain options – Andrew Mansale, Patrick Matautaava
Vice-Captain options – Nalin Nipiko, Eddie Mansale
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Clement Tommy
Batsmen – Wamjeo Wotu, Philip Tsione, William Yamak, Nono Chila
All-Rounders – Nalin Nipiko (VC), Patrick Matautaava, Andrew Mansale (C)
Bowlers – Apolinaire Stephen, Obed Yoseph, Eddie Mansale
12th man – Jamal Vira
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Bethan Moli
Batsmen – Marcel Taea, Philip Tsione, Nono Chila, Wamjeo Wotu
All-Rounders – Patrick Matautaava (C), Andrew Mansale, Stephane Sandy
Bowlers – Apolinaire Stephen, Obed Yoseph, Eddie Mansale (VC)
12th man – Fernando Laumae
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.
Patrick Matautaava is a brilliant all-rounder, who is still due to pull off an amazing performance in the tournament. Overall in the last five games, he has got some good runs with the bat and contributed well with the ball. He is expected to be a risky pick but worthy enough to take one in the upcoming match.
Ifira Sharks are expected to win the 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