Zimbabwe Domestic T20 2019, Match 11: Matabeleland Tuskers vs Mountaineers: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Craig Ervine has three scores of 70+ from the previous four matches.

Craig Ervine of Matabeleland Tuskers. (Photo Source: Twitter/ZimCricketv)

The Matabeleland Tuskers and Mountaineers face off in the 11th game of the Zimbabwe Domestic T20. The Tuskers, who are on the top of points table at the moment, have more or less sealed their spot in the final. They won three out of the five matches they played thus far that includes two wins by a bonus point. Their NRR reads 1.866 while the remaining three teams have an NRR worse than -0.6.

The Tuskers need to hope that the Eagles don’t win by a bonus point against the Mid-West Rhinos if they end up losing to Mountaineers. On the other hand, the Mountaineers treat this game as a do-or-die fixture after their game against Mashonaland Eagles got washed out on Friday. If they defeat the Tuskers, they will find a place in the final where they would be facing one of Tuskers and Eagles.

Match Details:

The 11th game of the Zimbabwe Domestic T20 between Matabeleland Tuskers and Mountaineers 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 matches during the morning. On a fresh track at this venue, the batsmen enjoy scoring runs. As the day progresses, the surface gets dried and makes it tough to score big.

Average first innings score: 175 (Last five morning T20 matches)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 3, Lost – 2

Probable Playing XIs:

Matabeleland Tuskers:

BB Chari, ST Handirisi (WK), CR Ervine, SC Williams, TP Maruma, C Kunje, A Ndlovu (C), CB Mpofu, M Shumba, SSF Musekwa, J Nyumbu, CK Tshuma.

Bench: TM Mboyi, N Mpofu, C Ncube, E Masuku.

Mountaineers:

KT Kasuza, I Kaia, T Maruma, R Kaia, F Mutizwa (WK), SW Masakadza, DT Tiripano (C), N M’shangwe, WT Mashinge, WP Masakadza, TL Chatara.

Bench: TE Tsiga.


Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Power Picks:

Coming into this tournament, Craig Ervine’s numbers in the Twenty20 format weren’t up to the mark. He had only two fifties and scored 726 runs from 50 matches. However, in the last three games, Ervine scored 70+ on three occasions and has 273 runs to his name in the competition. Prior to this tournament, Ervine scored 422 runs in the Pro50 Championship with help of two centuries and a fifty from five innings.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Craig Ervine’s rich form will make him a certain as captain or vice-captain while Sean Williams is valuable for the other role. Brian Chari and the Masakadzas – Shingi & Wellington are dependable for the multiplier roles.


Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – F Mutizwa

Batsmen – BB Chari, CR Ervine (C), I Kaia, C Kunje

All-Rounders – SC Williams (VC), R Kaia, SW Masakadza

Bowlers – WP Masakadza, TL Chatara, CK Tshuma

Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – ST Handirisi

Batsmen – BB Chari (VC), CR Ervine, KT Kasuza, I Kaia

All-Rounders – SC Williams, SW Masakadza (C)

Bowlers – WP Masakadza, CK Tshuma, DT Tiripano, M Shumba


Expert Advice:

The likes of I Kaia, C Kunje and F Mutizwa of 8 credits have to be picked to neutralize for taking Craig Ervine, Sean Williams and Brian Chari who collectively cost 30.5 credits.

Probable Winners:

The Matabeleland Tuskers are expected to confirm their berth in the final by defeating the Mountaineers.

*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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