Zambia Cricket League – Match 5, Kitwe Kings vs Kabwe Stars: 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
Isaac Mwaba batted well in the previous game but he got retired hurt and it is not clear yet if he will play in this game.
Published - Jul 4, 2020 6:20 pm | Updated - Jul 5, 2020 12:31 pm
The 5th match of the Zambia Cricket League between Kitwe Kings and Kabwe Stars to be played at Lotus Sports Club Ground in Kamwala.
This match will start at 8:30 AM local time (12 PM IST) (6:30 PM GMT). Live streaming of this match will be available on BetBarter’s Youtube channel.
The second day of the Zambia Cricket League will also see all the four teams playing two games each. The first match of the day will be between the Kitwe Kings and the Kabwe Stars. Kitwe Kings won their opening game of the tournament defeating the Lusaka Heats in a close encounter by just five runs. Kabwe Stars, on the other hand, have lost both their games and will badly need to win this game to get off the mark in terms of points.
This match will start at 8:30 in the morning and the temperature will be hovering around 12 Degrees Celsius then. There is no chance of rain as well.
The surface has turned out to be a good one to bat on if the first day matches are considered. The 100-run mark was also breached by the Lusaka Heats in the third match of the day.
Average first innings score: 92 (Match 1 to Match 3 scores considered)
Record of the chasing teams: Won – 1; Lost – 2
Injury & Availability News
(Will be added when there’s an update)
Probable Playing XIs
Sarfraz Nomani, Madhawa Kaushal, Himal Patel (C), Azhar Bangliwala (WK), Zoyeb Chand, Sarfraz Bhad, Akku, Chetan, Ayaz Dadabhai, Azhar Haveliwala, Sanjay Patel.
Bench – Mohsin Abdul Hayat, Titu Fernando, Warna Peiris, Bharat Kara
Allen Nsensha (WK), Asraf Lulat, Isaac Mwaba, Mohmmad Bhaidu, James Zimba, Godfrey Kandela, Tapson Nyirongo, Mahmad Tausif, Gladson Kandela, Mohsin Patel, Joseph (C).
Bench – Zakir Patel, Lawrence Mutale.
Zoyeb Chand continues to be the main man for the Kitwe Kings for his all-round performance in the first match. He scored an unbeaten 35 off just 18 balls and then came back to pick up a wicket with the ball. Himal Patel, their skipper, bats at three and has the potential to win games on his own. He bowls the quota of two overs with the ball as well. Azhar Haveliwala is also a good bowler having picked up two wickets in the opening game of the team.
Allen Nsensha is an opener and a decent batsman. Though he bagged a first-ball duck in the last game, he scored 18 runs in the first outing and can make a comeback in this match. Isaac Mwaba scored an attractive 35 and got retired hurt. It remains to be seen if he plays this match. The likes of Godfrey Kandela, Gladson Kandela and Asraf Lulat are also good players and can be picked in Fantasy team.
Captain and Vice-Captain Options
Captain Options: Zoyeb Chand, Sarfraz Nomani
Vice-Captain Options: Asraf Lulat, Allen Nsensha
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Isaac Mwaba
Batsmen – Allen Nsensha, Joseph, Madhawa Kawshala, Sarfraz Nomani
All-Rounders – Asraf Lulat (VC), Zoyeb Chand (C), Himal Patel
Bowlers – Ayaz Dadabhai, Azhar Haveliwala, Gladson Kandela
12th Man – James Zimba
Suggested Playing XI for Grand/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Azhar Bangliwala
Batsmen – Allen Nsensha (VC), Joseph, Madhawa Kawshala, Sarfraz Nomani
All-Rounders – Chetan, Himal Patel, Zoyeb Chand (C)
Bowlers – Azhar Haveliwala, Gladson Kandela, Tapson Nyirongo
12th Man – Asraf Lulat
Isaac Mwaba batted well in the previous game but he got retired hurt and it is not clear yet if he will play in this game. To be safe, it is better to pick the other wicket-keeper available.
Kitwe Kings are expected to win this match.