Vanuatu Blast T10 League 2020: Match 8, Ifira Sharks vs Mighty Efate Panthers: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
Joshua Rasu is a popular captain option in Fantasy.
Updated - Jun 5, 2020 5:54 pm
The 8th match of BetBarter Vanuatu Blast T10 League 2020 will be played between Mighty Efate Panthers and Ifira Sharks 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.
On Saturday, June 6, Ifira Sharks and Mighty Efate Panthers lock horns with each other in a much-anticipated match. The two teams have played against each other already in this tournament twice. On both those occasions, Mighty Efate Panthers have had an upper hand. And it should be pointed out that on both these occasions, Panthers have had a comprehensive win.
Clearly, this match will be sort of a revenge clash for the Sharks. Given the situation in the league, Sharks would want to win this clash. With two wins from their four matches, they are at the second spot in the points table. However, they will be aware that at any point in time, the tide could change and cause their campaign to change. On the other hand, Panthers who are holding the top position at this moment with three wins would want to strengthen their position and qualify for the final.
The weather conditions will be quite pleasant, going by the report on Accuweather. There are no chances of rain, even though the weather will be slightly cloudy. The temperatures will range between 22 and 25 degrees.
The pitch at the Vanuatu Cricket Ground has been a tricky one as far as the few matches are concerned. The team batting first has played well on this track. We can expect that to happen again. As we have found from the previous two matches, the wicket will get difficult to bat on as the game progresses.
Average first innings score: 99 ( last four matches played in this league)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 2
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
Ifira Sharks: 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
Mighty Efate Panthers:
Joshua Rasu (C), Lazaro Carlot, Jarryd Allan (WK), Wesley Vira, Simpson Obed, McMillan Markia, Shem Sala, Kendy Kenneth, Kenny Tari, Tony Tamata, Selwyn Garae.
Bench – Brian Tari, William Laumae, Edwell Kalfau, Manu Kenni, Lenika Natapei, Richard Barnes, Lency Shem, Junior Alfred Carlot.
As far as the Panthers are concerned, the team depends heavily upon their captain, Joshua Rasu. The skipper has performed as well with 117 runs and eight wickets to his name so far in the tournament. With six wickets and 76 runs, Wesley Vira has also proven to be a match-winner. Another star of the side has been Simpson Obed, who has scored 88 runs and taken seven wickets.
Just like Rasu, Nalin Nipiko has also led his side from the front in this tournament. He has scored 139 runs and taken three wickets and should be a top pick going by his current form. Apolinaire Stephen is a great choice as well. He has taken six wickets in four matches so far and bowled pretty well.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain options – Nalin Nipiko, Joshua Rasu
Vice-Captain options – Wesley Vira, Simpson Obed
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Jarryd Allan
Batsmen – Joshua Rasu (C), Lazaro Carlot, William Yamak
All-Rounders – Stephane Sandy, Vince Vira, Simpson Obed, Nalin Nipiko (VC)
Bowlers – Tony Tamata, Apolinaire Stephen, Wesley Vira
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Jamal Vira
Batsmen – Joshua Rasu (C), William Yamak, Lazaro Carlot
All-Rounders – Simpson Obed, Nalin Nipiko, Kendy Kenneth
Bowlers –Tony Tamata, Wesley Vira (VC), Obed Yoseph, Niko Unavalu
It will be better if you wait for the toss before you decide on your fantasy XI because teams might make some changes going into this crucial game.
Going by the tournament records, Mighty Efate Panthers are firm favourites in this match.