Zambia Cricket League – Match 3, Lusaka Heats and Kabwe Stars: 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Zambia Cricket League – Match 3, Lusaka Heats and Kabwe Stars: 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

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Match Details:

Match 3 in the Zambia Cricket League will be played between Lusaka Heats and Kabwe Stars at Lotus Sports Club Ground in Zambia.

The match starts at 12:30 PM local time (4:00 PM IST). This match can be streamed live on BetBarter YouTube Channel.

Preview:

Lusaka Heats take on Kabwe Stars in the third game of the Zambia T10 League. Both the teams have some consistent players and it will be another exciting contest to watch out for.

Weather Condition/Report:

Weather is expected to be sunny around 24 degrees and the full match can be expected according to AccuWeather

Pitch Condition/Report:

137 was the first innings average score in the previous T20 tournament played at this venue. As this is a T10 league, we can expect scores around 70-80 in the first innings. Chasing teams don’t have a good record at this ground.

Average first innings score: 137 (In Previous T20 tournament at this venue)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 5, Lost – 9

Injury and Availability News:

(Will be updated if there’s any information)

Probable Playing XIs:

Lusaka Heats

Viswanadha Mudunuri, Aditya Kelkar, Hashmi Sayyed, Mohammed Sohel Kadva, Mehul Patel (WK), Javid Patel, Mukesh (C), Irfan Galiya, Deepak Siroya, Nainesh Patel/Nitin Jesani, Babu Hayden/Manoj Patel.

Bench – Nainesh Patel/Nitin Jesani, Babu Hayden/Manoj Patel, Sebaj Patel, Ashish Desai

Kabwe Stars:

Joseph Chinunga (C), Godfrey Kandela (VC), Isaac Mwaba (WK)/Allan Nsesha (WK)/Mohammade Baidu (WK), Gladson Kandela, James Zimba, Kanswe Omala, Tausif Panchibaya/Tapson Nyirongo, Madaliso Mvula, Mohsin Agaz, Ashraf Lulat, Lawrence Mutale/Zakir Patel

Bench – Isaac Mwaba (WK)/Allan Nsesha (WK)/Mohammade Baidu (WK), Lawrence Mutale/Zakir Patel, Tausif Panchibaya/Tapson Nyirongo

Top Picks:

The best all-rounder Lusaka Heats have is Viswanadha Mudunuri with 450 runs in the 13 T20 Innings at SR of 156.79 with six fifties. He has also picked 21 wickets with the ball. Hashmi Sayyed is a pretty consistent all-rounder who has scored 116 runs in six matches. He has also picked six wickets in 29 T20 matches of his career. Aditya Kelkar was the highest run-getter in the Winter T20 League 2019 with 201 runs in five matches with a century to his name.

Mohammed Sohel Kadva has scored 682 runs in 33 T20 matches with three fifties and has also accounted for 44 wickets. Mukesh (41 wickets in 28 T20s) and Ashish Desai (40 wickets in 21 T20s) are other brilliant bowlers.

For Kabwe Stars, Joseph Chinunga opens the innings and he’s expected to do well with the willow. Gladson Kandela, the deputy of Stars is expected to dish out two overs with the ball, he has decent figures for Zambia. Kandela also bats down the order and hits some explosive sixes. Allan Nsesha is a keeper-batsman, his batting record is pretty good. Tapson Nyirongo is their lead bowler and he’s expected to open the bowling for the team. James Zimba is a lower-order batsman cum bowler, who has the capability to pick wickets.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper: I Mwaba

Batsmen: A Kelkar, I Galiya, J Chinunga (VC)

All-rounders: Godfrey Kandela, M Kadva, Viswanadha Mudunuri (C)

Bowlers: A Desai, Gladson Kandela, T Nyirongo, Mukesh

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Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper: M Patel

Batsmen: A Kelkar, I Galiya, J Chinunga (C), Allan Nsesha

All-rounders: Godfrey Kandela (VC), M Kadva, Viswanadha Mudunuri

Bowlers: A Desai, Gladson Kandela, T Nyirongo

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Expert Advice:

Pick all-rounders as multipliers as they have a good chance of getting points in at least one department.

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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.