ZIM T20 2019, 3rd place, ME vs MWR, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips

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.

Mashonaland Eagles. (Photo Source: Twitter/ZIMcricketv)

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.

Match Details:

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).


Pitch Condition/Report:

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

Weather Report:

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:

Mashonaland Eagles:

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.


Mid-West Rhinos:

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)

Power Picks:

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


Expert Advice:

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.

Probable Winners:

The Mashonaland Eagles are expected to defeat the Mid West Rhinos and finish at 3rd place.

*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.

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