Zimbabwe Domestic T20 2019, 3rd place play-off: Mashonaland Eagles vs Mid West Rhinos: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
Solomon Mire scored 187 runs and picked up four wickets in this tournament.
Updated - Mar 17, 2019 2:19 am
The Mashonaland Eagles and Mid West Rhinos will face off in the 3rd place play-off game on Sunday morning. The two teams were slated to play the final league game to have a chance of making it to the final but the rain gods had other plans. The Mashonaland Eagles will be considering themselves unlucky as two of their six games ended without a result in the round-robin phase.
Their game against Mountaineers on Friday also got abandoned without a toss. The Mountaineers edged over the Eagles by only one point as one of their two victories were by bonus point while the Eagles didn’t have any. The Eagles even had a higher NRR than that of the Mountaineers. They will be now hoping to gain a consolation win and finish at No.3 in this Zimbabwe T20 tournament.
The 3rd place play-off of the Zimbabwe Domestic T20 between Mashonaland Eagles and Mid West Rhinos will be hosted by the Harare Sports Club.
The match starts at 9:30 AM local time (1:00 PM IST) (7:30 AM GMT).
The Harare Sports Club has produced some high scoring T20 matches which were played in the morning recently. However, the overcast conditions over the last couple of days could leave a bit of moisture.
Average first innings score: 175 (Last five morning T20 matches)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 3, Lost – 2
The Harare weather is expected to be cloudy in the early hours of Sunday. As this game starts at 9:30 AM local time, a delayed start could be expected due to lack of sunshine.
Probable Playing XIs:
C Zhuwao, TK Musakanda, BS Mudzinganyama, R Mutumbami (WK), CT Mutombodzi (C), E Chigumbura, RW Chakabva/R Magarira, D Jakiel, R Ngarava, TN Garwe, PT Mambo.
Bench: M Faraz Akram, TS Kamunhukamwe.
Musakanda could replace Kamunhukamwe for the crucial game.
PS Masvaure, SF Mire, RP Burl, V Sibanda, PJ Moor (C), NP Mayavo (WK), N Madziva, TS Chisoro, CT Mumba, MT Chinouya/KM Jarvis, B Mavuta.
Bench: CTB Masike, AJ Moor, MT Chinouya.
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
Solomon Mire has been among big runs in this tournament. He scored 187 runs which included a century and a fifty. Mire was decent with the ball too as he bagged four wickets from the 10.3 overs he bowled.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Solomon Mire’s all-round form in this tournament makes him a must as captain or vice-captain. The likes of C Zhuwao, RP Burl and V Sibanda have been in good form too and can be considered for the multiplier options.
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – PJ Moor
Batsmen – C Zhuwao, CT Mutombodzi, SF Mire (C), RP Burl (VC)
All-Rounders – TN Garwe, N Chirsoro, N Madziva
Bowlers – R Magarira, R Ngarava, MT Chinouya
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – R Mutumbami
Batsmen – C Zhuwao (C), SF Mire (VC), TK Musakanda, RP Burl
All-Rounders – TN Garwe, N Chirsoro
Bowlers – R Magarira, R Ngarava, KM Jarvis, B Mavuta
The Eagles could make a couple of changes to their batting order following recent failures while the Rhinos might do the same to their bowling-attack which hasn’t been up to the mark.
The Mashonaland Eagles are expected to defeat the Mid West Rhinos and finish at 3rd place.