Zambia T10 Cricket League: Qualifier 1, NDO vs KAB: 11Wickets Fantasy

Zambia Cricket League – 1st Qualifier, Ndola Blitz vs Kabwe Stars: 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

James Green scored 125 runs at a strike rate over 200 and also claimed three wickets.

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Match Details:

The 1st Qualifier match of Zambia Cricket League 2020 will be played between Ndola Blitz and Kabwe Stars at Lotus Sports Club Ground in Kamwala.

This match will start at 8:30 AM local time (12:00 PM IST) (6:30 AM GMT).

Live streaming of this match will be available on CricTracker’s Youtube channel.


The Ndola Blitz and Kabwe Stars will lock horns in the first qualifier game of the Zambia Cricket League on Sunday morning. The Ndola team registered two comfortable wins on Saturday including one against the Kabwe team only. This helped the Stars to end up with five wins from the six league matches. Kabwe finished second having won three matches including one over the Kitwe Kings on Saturday morning that cleared their route into the finals day. The winner of Blitz-Stars match will make it to the final while the loser will have another chance as they face Lusaka Hearts.

Weather Report:

The first qualifier match is unlikely to see any interruptions from the weather through the full duration.

Pitch Report:

The streak of chasing teams winning in the Zambia Cricket League came to an end on Saturday. The last three games were won by the teams batting first after recording 90+ totals including two of 110+. Hence, the teams might prefer to bat first only if they are sure of touching the 100-run mark.

Average first innings score: 90 (This tournament)

Record of the chasing teams: Won – 7; Lost – 5

Injury & Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Probable Playing XIs:

Ndola Blitz:

Connor (wk), Callon Harris, Aidan Hawkesworth, Robert Rogers (C), Oliver Snart, Richard Parker, Greg Geldenhuys, James Green, James Squire, Christopher Mai, James

Bench – Craig Stow, Tom, Webster Nkabe, Russell.

Kabwe Stars:

Asraf Lulat, Joseph (C), Isaac Mwaba, Godfrey Kandela, Mohmmad Bhaidu, James Zimba, Allen Nsensha (WK), Tapson Nyirongo, Mahmad Tausif, Gladson Kandela, Mohsin Patel.

Bench – Zakir Patel, Lawrence Mutale.

Top Picks:

Godfrey Kandela has bagged six wickets in the five innings he bowled including a 3-wicket haul and also amassed 65 runs with help of a 30+ score. James Green is among the top three run-getters having scored 125 runs at a strike rate well over 200 and also claimed three wickets at an economy under six. Mahmad Tausif is the leading wicket-taker of the tournament having claimed seven wickets and at a decent economy rate of only 7. Despite being taken for nearly ten runs as over, Aidan Hawkesworth has picked up five wickets thus far and also amassed 51 at the same time.

Captain and Vice-Captain Options:

Captain Options – Connor, James Green, Godfrey Kandela

Vice-Captain Options – Asraf Lulat, Aidan Hawkesworth, Isaac Mwaba

Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

KeeperConnor (C)

Batsmen – Callon Harris, Aidan Hawkesworth, Oliver Snart, Mohmmad Bhaidu

All-Rounders – Asraf Lulat, James Zimba, Godfrey Kandela (VC)

Bowlers – James Green, Gladson Kandela, Richard Parker

12th Man – Isaac Mwaba


Suggested Playing XI for Grand/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Isaac Mwaba (VC)

Batsmen – Aidan Hawkesworth, Oliver Snart, Mohmmad Bhaidu

All-Rounders – Asraf Lulat (VC), Godfrey Kandela, Robert Rogers

Bowlers – Greg Geldenhuys, Gladson Kandela, Richard Parker, James Green (C)

12th Man – Connor


(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:

Connor and Isaac Mwaba are the available options in the category of the wicketkeepers. Both the keepers have done well in the tournament but only one of them can be picked in a fantasy team. Connor is the leading run-getter with 176 runs while Isaac aggregated 109 with help of two 40+ scores. Isaac also had involved in five dismissals and was player of the game on Saturday for his 49*. Hence, we have picked Connor in head to head leagues team and Isaac in the grand league team.

Probable Winners:

Ndola Blitz is likely to win this fixture and quality to the final of the tournament.

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.