Zambia Cricket League – Match 9, Kitwe Kings vs Kabwe Stars: 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
Asraf Lulat scored 65 runs at a strike rate close to 170 and also claimed one wicket in the two overs he bowled.
Updated - Jul 11, 2020 12:04 am
The 9th match of Zambia Cricket League 2020 will be played between Kitwe Kings 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.
Kitwe Kings and Kabwe Stars, the No.2 and No.3 placed teams in the Zambia Cricket League, will clash off on Saturday morning. This match will be crucial in deciding who will get to play the qualifier match in all probability against the table topper Ndola Blitz. This game is more important to the Kabwe Stars as they will face the Ndola Blitz in their last league match and their current NRR isn’t good enough. The Stars can take the confidence from defeating the Kitwe Kings last week by chasing down a target of 96 runs.
Saturday’s morning match is likely to conclude without any disturbances from the weather.
The Zambia Cricket League is played on a proper soil wicket unlike the other T10 tournaments around the globe. The freshly made wickets usually tend to produce swing at the start, especially in the early morning matches. However, the pacers should be of enough skill to trouble the opposition batsmen with the help from the pitch.
Average first innings score: 86 (This tournament)
Record of the chasing teams: Won – 6; Lost – 2
Injury & Availability News:
(Will be added when there is 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, Bharat Kara.
Bench – Mohsin Abdul Hayat, Titu Fernando, Sanjay Patel, Warna Peiris.
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 has scored 43 runs across three innings with a best score of 35. Chand also claimed three wickets in the seven overs he bowled thus far. Himal Patel scored 69 runs with a best score of 48 runs in the tournament. He also picked up a wicket across the five overs he bowled. Mahmad Tausif claimed as many as five wickets across the seven overs he bowled in the four matches. Tausif has been economical as well by conceding at an economy only 7. Asraf Lulat scored 65 runs at a strike rate close to 170 and also claimed one wicket in the two overs he bowled.
Captain and Vice-Captain Options:
Captain Options – Himal Patel, Madhawa Kaushal, Zoyeb Chand
Vice-Captain Options – Asraf Lulat, Godfrey Kandela, Mahmad Tausif
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Azhar Bangliwala
Batsmen – Allen Nsensha, Madhawa Kawshala, Mohmmad Bhaidu
All-Rounders – Zoyeb Chand, Himal Patel (C), Godfrey Kandela (VC)
Bowlers – Ayaz Dadabhai, Azhar Haveliwala, Gladson Kandela, Tapson Nyirongo
12th Man – Isaac Mwaba
Suggested Playing XI for Grand/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Isaac Mwaba
Batsmen – Allen Nsensha, Madhawa Kawshala (C), Mohmmad Bhaidu
All-Rounders – Asraf Lulat (VC), Himal Patel, Zoyeb Chand
Bowlers – Ayaz Dadabhai, Azhar Haveliwala, Gladson Kandela, Bharat Kara
12th Man – Azhar Bangliwala
(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.)
Azhar Bangliwala and Isaac Mwaba are the two options present in the wicketkeepers’ category. Both have returned similar performances thus far and hence will be tough to distinguish. Bangliwala has a highest score of 43 out but scored only two runs in another two innings. Mwaba, on the other hand, has 55 runs in four innings with a best of 35 and his strike rate is higher compared to Azhar.
Kitwe Kings have got a balanced lineup and are expected to win this fixture.