Singapore stunned Scotland in their only match of the tournament and hence have ensured that they commence the tournament on a brilliant note. Bermuda would definitely tend to be wary of Singapore’s prowess as they lost their first encounter rather embarrassingly against Papua New Guinea. Their batting was put to some stern test in the first match and they would be hoping to resurrect that against Singapore.
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019
ICC Academy Ground No.2, Dubai
October 20th, 2019
3:40 PM IST
Sunny weather with no chances of rain and the temperature ranging around 33 degrees Celsius with no chances of rain is expected during the course of the game.
Dubai will present a batting paradise to the batsmen from both the sides as a baked pitch under the cover of sun and no turbulent weather conditions would ensure that the track is fresh and flat throughout the game.
Predicted Playing XI:
Dion Stovell and Delray Rawlins are the two most crucial players for Bermuda at the top, with Rawlins being banked upon to steer the middle order and provide the late flourish in the innings later on. Onais Bascome and Derrick Brangman are the other key players for the side.
Okera Bascome (WK), Dion Stovell (C), Kamau Leverock, Delray Rawlins, Allan Douglas, Janeiro Tucker, Deunte Darrell, Malachi Jones, Rodney Trott, Onais Bascome, Derrick Brangman
Surendran Chandramohan would have to take the mantle and ensure that Singapore starts off with a strong base in the innings whilst the likes of Manpreet Singh and Janak Prakash would be expected to capitalize on it furthermore when they come to bat in the late middle-order.
Rohan Rangarajan, Surendran Chandramohan, Tim David, Aritra Dutta, Manpreet Singh (WK), Janak Prakash, Navin Param, Sidhant Singh, Amjad Mahboob (C), Vinoth Baskaran, Selladore Vijayakumar
Despite their shambolic batting performance against PNG when the side got rolled over for merely 89 runs, Delray Rawlins showed some persistence and scored 25 runs off 17 deliveries. In slightly better conditions, with better support from the other end, he could be expected to double up that score and rack up a few more with his commendable batting prowess. He should be drafted in the XI. Surendran Chandramohan had laid the foundation for Singapore’s victory over Scotland with a brisk half-century. His 51 runs at the top meant that the team found their way to a challenging total somehow with a bit of acceleration by the other batsmen in the end. That sudden onslaught was provided by Aritra Dutta, who raced away to 32 runs in merely 15 deliveries that included three maximums and a boundary. He should be a mandatory inclusion as his uniqueness and importance to Singapore means that he can earn a considerable number of points in a very short span of time.
1: Surendran Chandramohan
2: Aritra Dutta
3: Delray Rawlins
Dream XI & Points Projection:
M Singh, Points: 34-36, Grade: B
K Leverock, Points: 38-40, Grade: B
A Douglas, Points: 40-42, Grade: A
S Chandramohan, Points: 70-72, Grade: A
A Dutta, Points: 58-60, Grade: A
D Rawlins, Points: 56-58, Grade: A
T David, Points: 40-42, Grade: A
R Trott, Points: 46-48, Grade: A
D Bragman, Points: 42-44, Grade: A
S Vijayakumar, Points: 46-48, Grade: A
A Mahboob, Points: 42-44, Grade: A
Disclaimer: The views expressed here are of the author and is not a reflection of the actual points you might earn.