Jersey and Nigeria begin their ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019 campaigns in Abu Dhabi on Saturday. Both teams are among the lower ranked sides of the fourteen teams with Jersey ranked 25 and Nigeria 37. While Jersey is slowly gaining experience on the world stage, Nigeria might count themselves lucky with Zimbabwe being suspended from ICC events earlier in the year. Jersey will consider themselves as the favorites for this game with the likes of Dominic Blampied and Corey Bisson in their ranks. Nevertheless, Nigeria will look to give Jersey a tough test with valuable points on offer.
Jersey vs Nigeria, Match 6
October 19th 2019, 3:40 PM IST
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
The pitch generally favours the spinners although runs are on offer here. With this being an afternoon game, teams should prefer batting first. 165 should be par on this surface with the ball coming on nicely under lights.
There isn’t any chance of rain in Abu Dhabi although the temperatures are expected to be in the 30s. Humid conditions are expected with some swing also on offer while a few clouds could also make an appearance on Saturday.
Injuries: No injuries are reported from either side
Probable Playing XI
Ben Stevens is Jersey’s best bet with bat and ball. The allrounder bats in the top order in addition to his left arm spin. He scored 23 runs and picked a wicket as well in the warm up against Singapore, indicating his rich current form. Along with him, the likes of Blampied, Oyede and Bisson are also viable options. Nigeria opener, D Ajeku impressed with bat and ball in a warm up defeat to Namibia, which warranties a place in the fantasy side for him as well. As for the bowling department, Charles Perchard should pick a wicket or two as he is selected alongside Hawkins-Kay and Vincent Adewoye in what promises to be an exciting clash on Saturday.
1. Ben Stevens
2. Daniel Ajeku
3. Corey Bisson
D Ajeku, Points: 70-72, Grade: A
C Bisson, Points: 74-76, Grade: A
B Stevens, Points: 100-102, Grade: A
A Onikoyi, Points: 20-22, Grade: B
J Adedeji, Points: 30-32, Grade: B
A Oyede, Points: 50-52, Grade: A
D Blampied, Points: 30-32, Grade: B
N Ferraby, Points: 40-42, Grade: A
C Perchard, Points: 55-57, Grade: A
A Hawkins-Kay, Points: 20-22, Grade: B
V Adewoye, Points: 54-56, Grade: A
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