Date & Time: Wednesday, October 23, 15:40 IST
Venue: ICC Academy Ground No 2, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Will teams get back to their old ways?
The two teams Kenya and Singapore whose path has gone in the opposite direction in the tournament are clashing with each other in Dubai on Wednesday. After a consecutive defeat at the start, Kenya has bounced back with a victory against Bermuda. On the flip side, Singapore had lost to the Netherlands before winning the first two games. Now the contest between these two sides might seem like a tricky one with their last match result, but the way Singapore performed and the way Kenya lost is an actual indication of where the contest lies.
Both sides are likely to stick with the same playing XI irrespective of what happened in their last games.
The surface in Dubai hasn’t been that easy for scoring in afternoon games where the surface seems to slow down, offering enough assistance for bowlers.
He has been the most consistent performer for Kenya in the season where he has a PPM of 115 and an MDTA of 1 on the tour. His decent form makes him the first player to enter the Dream11 team sheet.
The bowling all-rounder is only second to Obuya when it comes to picking wickets for the side in the tournament. He has chipped in with at least a wicket in each match and his handy batting in the middle order makes him a worthy pick in the Dream11 cricket team.
Apart from a game against Bermuda he has given his side decent starts in the last 5 matches. It was evident when the side’s top-order collapsed against the Netherlands. He has a PPM of 55 and an MDTA of 1.6 in the last 5 games.
After his sloppy performance in the first match, his demotion to No.3 has proved to be fruitful for Kenya. He has followed with a decent match-winning knock thereafter. He has a PPM of 56 and an NDTA of 1.5 on the tour.
Had may have replicated his pre-tournament form with the bat so far but has been handy with the ball. In the last five matches, he has either picked a wicket or scored 20+ runs, which makes him a worthy player to have in the fantasy team.
He is yet to come up with his best in the tournament, with both bat and ball. This doesn’t happen quite often, at least not three times on the trot. But this is what has transpired, hence it is high time for him to put up a decent show in this match.