With the multiplier options coming into play, Gulbadin Naib and Shahidullah Kamal are viable punts for this game.
The 13th match of the Shpageeza Cricket League (SCL) 2019 will be played between Boost Defenders and Speen Ghar Tigers at the Alokozay Kabul International Cricket Ground.
The match starts at 2:00 PM local time (03:00 PM IST) (09:30 AM GMT). This game can be viewed on RTA World and RTA Pashto YouTube Channels.
Preview for Dream11 Fantasy:
Match 13 of SCL 2019 sees Speen Ghar Tigers take on the Boost Defenders in a must-win clash for both sides in Kabul. Both teams have won only one game each so far but are still in the race for a playoff spot. While a loss can be catastrophic for either side, both sides would be keen to gain the two points on offer. Although Boost Defenders started the season with two losses, they had Gulbadin Naib to thank for after a sensational all-round performance got them their first win against the Amo Sharks.
On the other hand, Speen Ghar Tigers also earned their first points in their previous game at the expense of Mis Ainak Knights. Both sides boast of a lethal bowling unit with the likes of Zahir Khan and Qais Ahmad taking it to the field. While Gulbadin Naib is one player who has stood out, Hasmatullah Shahidi and Darwish Rasooli have complimented him well in the batting department which does give them the edge over Speen Ghar Tigers.
Although they might not have the same international experience in their side, Speen will depend upon Najibullah Zadran and Karim Sadiq, whose contribution at the top of the order is crucial to the context of the game and possibly their season.
It is expected to be a bit hot in the afternoon with the temperature expected to be 28 degrees at the start of the game. It does cool down as the game progresses with a gradual increase in humidity levels from 13% to 20%, according to AccuWeather.
The pitch is a high-scoring one although it does tend to slow down when compared to the morning games. This is why teams have preferred batting first although chasing isn’t a bad option as well.
Average first innings score: 164 ( 10 Matches in SCL 2019 so far)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 9
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs for Dream11 Fantasy
Bahar Shinwari, Brendan Taylor (WK), Hasmatullah Shahidi, Darwish Rasooli, Gulbadin Naib (C), Khaibar Omar, Muslim Musa, Qais Ahmed, Nisar Wahdat, Nasratullah, Zia-ur-Rehman
Bench: Waqarullah Ishaq, Dawlat Zadran, Fazal Haq, Sadam Mangal, Nasir Omar, Farhad Momand, Zahir Sahibzada, Noor ul Haq Malikza, Nasir Khan
Speen Ghar Tigers:
Karim Sadiq, Najeeb Tarakai, Shabir Noori, Bahir Shah, Jonathan Campbell, Najibullah Zadran, Shahidullah Kamal, Shafiqullah (C&WK), Wafadar Momand, Sayed Shirzad, Zahir Khan
Bench: Abdul Wasi, Tamim Surkhrodi, Inamullah, Shamsurahman Karokhil, Nawaz Khan
Gulbadin Naib starred for the Boost Defenders in the previous game with a sensational knock of 91* against Amo Sharks. He even picked a three-wicket haul to guide his team to a win. Another in-form individual is Najeeb Tarakai, who also won the man of the match award against Mis Ainak Knights. Zahir Khan’s experience while playing in different T20 leagues such as CPL and T20 Blast should serve him well in this must-win encounter.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Gulbadin Naib, Hasmatullah Shahidi, Shahidullah Kamal
Vice-Captain – Brendan Taylor, Najeeb Tarakai, Darwish Rasooli
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues for Dream11 Fantasy:
Keeper – Brendan Taylor
Batsmen – Hasmatullah Shahidi, Najeeb Tarakai, Darwish Rasooli, Najibullah Zadran
All-Rounders – Gulbadin Naib (C), Zia-ur-Rehman, Shahidullah Kamal (VC)
Bowlers – Qais Ahmed, Zahir Khan, Sayed Shirzad
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues for Dream11 Fantasy:
Keeper – Brendan Taylor, Shafiqullah Shafiq
Batsmen – Hasmatullah Shahidi (C), Darwish Rasooli (VC), Bahir Shah, Najibullah Zadran
All-Rounders –Gulbadin Naib
Bowlers – Qais Ahmed, Zahir Khan, Muslim Musa, S Nasrat Quraishi
Allrounders are the key with double points on offer with bat and ball. With the multiplier options coming into play, Gulbadin Naib and Shahidullah Kamal are viable punts in Dream11 Fantasy team.
Death bowlers tend to pick more wickets at the venue. The likes of Zia-ur-Rahman and Sayed Shirzad are also viable options alongside players like Zahir Khan and Qais Ahmed.
Boost Defenders are expected to come out trumps.
*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.