Zimbabwe sit atop the points table with four points from three matches as they are the only team among the three to secure two victories in this tri-series. Singapore have a chance to upstage Nepal in the table with a victory tomorrow. This is because, Nepal has completed their quota of matches, but Singapore still has a game in hand that is to be played tomorrow. In terms of net run rate though, Singapore are way behind Nepal and hence they are at the third spot in the table. Probably the most simple equation for them to finish second would be to win tomorrow as Zimbabwe are way too ahead in terms of NRR as compared to both teams.
Singapore Tri-Series 2019
Indian Association Ground, Singapore
3rd October, 2019
5:00 PM IST
32% chances of isolated thunderstorms with the temperature ranging around 31 degrees Celsius is expected during and somewhat before the course of the game.
The track over there is often supportive to batsmen but also favor the spinners as the game progresses. The weather will have a major impact on how the pitch plays out to be as overcast conditions could mean benefit for the seam bowlers.
Predicted Playing XI:
Rohan Rangarajan and Tim David form the core of their batting order that is ably supported by the presence of the likes of Manpreet Singh and Surendran Chandramohan. Amjab Mahboob and Vinoth Baskaran would be the crucial bowlers for Singapore.
Rohan Rangarajan, Surendran Chandramohan, Tim David, Aritra Dutta, Manpreet Singh (wk), Janak Prakash, Sidhant Singh, Selladore Vijaykumar, Amjad Mahboob (C), Vinoth Baskaran, Aahan Gopinath Achar
Sean Williams will have to hold the batting order together as he would play in the middle order. Ryan Burl would be asked to accelerate the scoring rate in the later stages of the match whereas Regis Chakabva would be banked upon to provide a solid start. Tendai Chatara and Tony Munyonga would be the other two key bowlers for Zimbabwe.
Brian Chari, Regis Chakabva, Peter Moor, Sean Williams (C), Tinotenda Mutombodzi, Ryan Burl, Richmond Mutumbami, William Mashinge, Daniel Jakiel, Tendai Chatara, Tony Munyonga
Sean Williams played an excellent knock of 53 runs against Nepal in Zimbabwe’s previous encounter. Overall, he looks to be in an excellent touch with the bat and hence in a must-pick in this Dream XI side. Ryan Burl scored 28 runs, and conceded only eight runs in two overs in addition to scalping one wicket and hence his all-round contributions ensure that he will notch a considerable number of points by the Dream XI points allocation system. He should be one of the top picks in the all-rounders category. R Mutumbami has fared quite well behind and in front of the stumps in this tournament, and hence would by the advisable pick among the wicket-keepers.
1: S Williams
2: T Mutumbozi
3: R Burl
Dream XI & Points Projection:
R Mutumbami, Points: 52-54, Grade: A
T David, Points: 54-56, Grade: A
S Chandramohan, Points: 30-32, Grade: B
R Chakbava, Points: 54-56, Grade: A
S Williams, Points: 70-72, Grade: A
T Mudumbozi, Points: 50-52, Grade: A
R Burl, Points: 62-64, Grade: A
J Prakash, Points: 44-46, Grade: A
T Chatara, Points: 52-54, Grade: A
A Mahboob, Points: 40-42, Grade: A
W Masakadza, Points: 48-50, Grade: A
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