Hong Kong have won twice in one matches, lost the other three games and are placed at the penultimate spot in the table as of now. Nigeria, though, have endured a turbulent competition so far as they have ended up defeated in all of their games so far and hence are placed at the bottom spot. Based on their recent run of results, Hong Kong could be considered as the favorites to emerge victorious in this match.
ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019
Sheikh Zayed Stadium Nursery 1, Abu Dhabi
October 27th, 2019
11:30 AM IST
Clear weather with no chances of rain and the temperature ranging around 32 degrees Celsius is expected during the course of the game.
The track would be conducive to the batsmen, and the spinners also extracting some benefits out of it as the game progresses and eventually enters its second essays.
Predicted Playing XI:
Nizakat Khan and Aizaz Khan are the two key players for Hong Kong at the top of the order, with the likes of Waqas Barkat and Scott McKechnie adding solidity and flair to the lineup later on. Ehsan Khan and Kyle Christie are the other two crucial bowlers in this side.
Nizakat Khan, Ahsan Abbasi, Aizaz Khan (C), Kinchit Shah, Waqas Barkat, Haroon Arshad, Scott McKechnie (WK), Simandeep Singh, Ehsan Khan, Kyle Christie, Nasrulla Rana
Daniel Ajekum and Ademola Onikoyi would have to take the mantle and act upon it accordingly if Nigeria are to make their batting order click as such. Issac Okpe and Sylvester Okpe could have a notable impact upon the game if they manage to pull up their socks too, and hence they would be integral figures in this team too.
Daniel Ajekun, Sulaimon Runsewe, Daniel Gim, Chimezie Onwuzulike, Ademola Onikoyi (C & WK), Joseph Adedeji, Isaac Okpe, Leke Oyede, Sylvester Okpe, Vincent Adewoye, Chima Akachukwu
Nigeria were absolutely rolled over the Irish side in today’s match, and hence it would be unnecessary to provide statistical backings to the selection of some of their players in the fantasy XI side. Kinchit Shah was in top form for Hong Kong against Canada, as he scored 59 runs from 48 deliveries in an innings in which he stabilized the innings after a top order debacle. Shah hit a couple of boundaries and three sixes, and looks to be a good run of form to be lured in the side. Nasrulla Rana had a great game as well, in which he dismissed three Nigerian batsmen in his spell of four overs and conceded only 25 runs in total. Aizaz Khan and Kyle Christie are other players who can deliver a notable performance and thus earn a significant number of points as well.
1: Kinchit Shah
2: Nizakat Khan
3: Ahsan Abbasi
Dream XI & Points Projection:
S Runsewe, Points: 32-34, Grade: B
A Abbasi, Points: 38-40, Grade: B
C Onwuzulike, Points: 36-38, Grade: B
D Ajeku, Points: 38-50, Grade: A
K Shah, Points: 84-86, Grade: A
A Khan, Points: 32-34, Grade: B
J Adedji, Points: 34-36, Grade: B
N Khan, Points: 56-58, Grade: A
N Rana, Points: 62-64, Grade: A
K Christie, Points: 38-40, Grade: B
S Okpe, Points: 34-36, Grade: B
Disclaimer: The views expressed here are of the author and is not a reflection of the actual points you might earn.