ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019: Day 6, Group A – Match Prediction – Weather Report, Pitch Conditions, Playing XIs and Live Streaming Details
Can Bermuda halt their three-match losing streak?
Published - Oct 22, 2019 6:41 pm
Updated - Oct 22, 2019 6:41 pm
In the first match of Group A, Namibia and Bermuda set to lock horns. On Tuesday, Namibia made a stupendous comeback, defeating Scotland by 24 runs, and must be high on contest. Their next match is versus Bermuda, the cellar dwellers of the group. Following the 10-wicket loss at the hands of Papua New Guinea, the team has slumped to drubbings at the hands of Singapore and Kenya.
With three games game, Bermuda need to be on the board at the earliest. In the second game, Singapore and Kenya are set to cross swords. Amjad Mahboob’s Singapore started with beating Scotland and then rolled over Bermuda, but, Netherlands got the better of them in the last encounter. Kenya also won against Bermuda after heavy losses against Netherlands and Scotland.
ICC Academy Ground No 2, Dubai
The pitch in the morning games have mostly favoured the team, batting first. Only one game went in favour of the chasing team out of five. The deck stays an excellent one for batting. As the day progresses, the strip shows signs of slowing down a wee bit, though run-making doesn’t get tough.
The clouds will be nice and sunny throughout the duration of the couple of encounters. The temperature will be around the 32 degrees Celsius mark with no clouds whatsoever. The humidity will be in the 40s and 50s and hence, staying hydrated will be important for the players.
Match 22, Namibia vs Bermuda, Group A
For Namibia, the likes of JJ Smith, Craig Williams, Gerhard Erasmus and Niko Davin are starting to find some rhythm in their batting. In the last game, it was a collective effort that helped them to a large extent. In the bowling department,. Left-arm speedster Jan Frylinck has eight wickets to his tally and has an economy of 5.8. Scholtz, Viljoen and Smith have impressed with the ball as well.
Stephan Baard, Niko Davin, JP Kotze, Craig Williams, Gerhard Erasmus (C), JJ Smit, Zane Green (wk), Jan Frylinck, Christi Viljoen, Bernard Scholtz, Ben Shikongo
Janeiro Tucker scored a half-century versus Singapore and that’s the only substantial knock for Bermuda thus far. Delray Rawlins has threatened, but hasn’t produced anything big. Apart from the duo, the batting has looked a tad short in power. In the bowling area, Rodney Trott, Kamau Leverock and George O Brien have a couple of wickets each and need to be on top of their game next game.
Okera Bascome (wk), Terryn Fray, Dion Stovell (C), Delray Rawlins, Janeiro Tucker, Deunte Darrell, Kamau Leverock, Allan Douglas, Onais Bascome, Rodney Trott, George O Brien
Probable Top performers
Jan Frylinck – Namibia | Delray Rawlins – Bermuda
No live telecast
Match Timings – 11:30 IST and 10:00 local.
The prediction is for the team, batting first to win the match.
Match 24, Singapore vs Kenya, Group A
Singapore depends heavily on their top order, but this time, the lower order batters have also stepped up. Navin Param has 72* along with Surendra Chandramohan’s 51. Even Manpreet Singh and Aritra Dutta haven’t looked out of touch. In the bowling area, Vijaykumar and Baskaran have shouldered the spin-attack well. Sidhant, Prakash and Mahboob are amongst the wickets as well.
Tim David, Surendran Chandramohan, Aritra Dutta, Manpreet Singh (wk), Navin Param, Janak Prakash, Sidhant Singh, Vinoth Baskaran, Selladore Vijaykumar, Amjad Mahboob (C), Aahan Gopinath Achar
Kenya most looks up to Collins Obuya, who has 83 runs and eight wickets under his belt in the tournament. He can’t afford to drop his guard by any means. Dhiren Gondaria has scored an unbeaten 85 and is in red-hot form with the willow. Skipper Shem Ngoche has picked up four wickets. The likes of Irfan Karim and Rakep Patel hasn’t flattered to deceive either.
Irfan Karim (wk), Alex Obanda, Dhiren Gondaria, Collins Obuya, Rakep Patel, Rushab Patel, Shem Ngoche, Jasraj Kundi, Nelson Odhiambo, Lucas Oluoch, Elijah Otieno
Probable Top performers
Tim David – Singapore | Shem Ngoche– Kenya
No live telecast
Match Timings – 15:40 IST and 14:10 local.
The prediction is for Kenya to win the match.