Match details for SBK vs FPV Dream11 contest
Emirates D10 Tournament 2020
Sharjah Bukhatir XI vs Fujairah Pacific Ventures
ICC Academy, Dubai
August 7th, 2020
6.00 PM IST
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The second play-off match of the Emirates D10 Tournament will see Sharjah Bukhatir XI taking on Fujairah Pacific Ventures on Thursday. Sharjah’s brilliant run of form was brought to an end by ECB Blues as they lost by six wickets in the first play-off match. However, by finishing first in the league stage, Sharjah will be enjoying this second opportunity to make the final.
Standing between them and the final would be Fujairah Pacific Ventures who made this stage after defeating Dubai Pulse Secure by six wickets.
Probable playing XIs
Sharjah Bukhatir XI:
Renjith Mani, Khalid Shah (WK), Rizwan CP, Syam Ramesh, Umair Ali, Fayyaz Ahmad (C), Hazrat Bilal, Ali Anwaar, Gopakumar Gopalakrishnan, Hafeez Rahman, Junaid Shamzu
Fujairah Pacific Ventures:
Waseem Muhammad, Alishan Sharafu, Basil Hameed, Asif Khan (C), Muhammad Kaleem, Luqman Hazrat, Iqrar Shah, Sheraz Piya, Sanchit Sharma, Hassan Khalid, Hamdan Tahir (WK)
Pitch Analysis: Batting
Better Suited to: Pace and Spin
Avg first innings score: 110
Win Prediction: Sharjah Bukhatir XI
What to expect: Sharjah Bukhatir XI were pretty close to sealing a spot in the final only to see the ECB Blues edge them out eventually. Even now, the team would be pretty confident as they have star players like Renjith Mani and Umair Ali to tackle Fujairah’s challenge.
SBK vs FPV Dream11 teams
Head to Head/Small League
In the small league, the expected playing XI consisting of the best players should be chosen. And as such, assembling the best individuals to ensure maximum quality in all departments will be the right thing to do.
Experimental lineups should be put out for this and since both teams could look to shuffle the pack a little.
Top picks for SBK vs FPV Dream11
Waseem Muhammad: The leading scorer in the tournament, Fujairah’s Waseem Muhammad struck a crisp 23-ball 44 against Dubai Pulse Secure on Thursday. He would have to come with a fantastic knock in this crucial fixture too.
Alishan Sharafu: Batting all-rounder Alishan Sharafu could have a big impact in this match. Sharafu opens the batting and also bowls two overs for FPV. He also did well against Dubai Pulse Secure with 27 runs and one wicket.
Umair Ali: Umair Ali might have gone wicket-less in the first play-off match but he was the only Sharjah bowler to maintain the economy rate under ten runs per over. Umair Ali has been one of the stars in the entire tournament too with 171 runs and 16 wickets.
Renjith Mani: Although Sharjah went down against the ECB Blues, opening batsman Renjith Mani dazzled once again with a 70-run knock. He will be looking to replicate the same against Fujairah.
Captain picks for SBK vs FPV Dream11
Head to Head/Small Leagues: After a silent outing against the ECB Blues, Umair Ali will look to bounce back strongly against Fujairah. His all-round ability might be the difference between the two sides in this crucial match. Fujairah’s Waseem Muhammad certainly can’t be ignored as the vice-captain for this team. He has been a dominant presence at the top of the order.
Grand Leagues: In terms of individual contributions, Sharjah’s batsmen haven’t really set the stage alight but Renjith Mani has been a star performer so far. He will need to come with a substantial score once again. All-rounder Alishan Sharafu can be a decent gamble as the vice-captain owing to the level of involvement he is expected to have in this match. Sharafu has been picking wickets in the recent matches and that should be a bonus to his consistent batting performances.
SBK vs FPV Dream11 Budget picks
Syam Ramesh: Bowling all-rounder Syam Ramesh has been an underrated performer for Sharjah. In 11 matches, Ramesh has contributed 88 runs and ten wickets.
Luqman Hazrat: All-rounder Luqman Hazrat performed impressively against Dubai Pulse Secure with two wickets. He will cost 8.5 credits.
Basil Hameed: A key batsman for Fujairah, Basil Hameed has made 178 runs in nine innings so far. He is expected to bat at No.3.