Vanuatu T10 Blast 2020: Ifira Sharks vs Mighty Efate Panthers, Match no. 8

Match predictions

Winners Prediction: Mighty Efate Panthers are the favorites to win this contest as they have won both their encounters against Ifira Sharks so far in a convincing fashion. Ifira Sharks will need to win this match to seal their place in knockouts.

Score Prediction: Ifira Sharks succumbed to totals of 35/10 & 69/9 in two innings against Mighty Panthers. We expect this match to a better one and scores in range of 90-100 runs easily.  

Toss Prediction: Both captains will look to chase down the total in this match and batsmen are getting more confident as the tournament is progressing. 

Predicted Playing XI:

IFIRA SHARKS: Nalin Nipiko, Apolinarine Stephen, Bethan Moli, Wolford Kalwarai, Jamal Vira, William Yamak, Stephane Sandy, Niko Unavalu, Ambad Rakau, Obed Yoseph, Vince Vira

MIGHTY EFATE PANTHERS: Joshua Rasu, Wesley Vira, Simpson Obed, Lazaro Carlot, Jarryd Alan, McMillan Markia , Selwyn Garae , Kendy Kenneth , Shem Sala , Kenny Tari , Tony Tamata 

MATCH FACTS:

  • Mighty Efate Panthers have 3 wins in 4 matches while Ifira Sharks have two wins in four matches. 
  • Mighty Efate Panthers have taken 19 wickets in two matches against Ifira Sharks -35/10 & 69/9 (the most by any team so far).
  • Ifira Sharks is the only team yet to concede 100+ runs so far this season. 

Players to Bet on:

MIGHTY EFATE PANTHERS:

  1. Joshua Rasu – aggressive opener with 117 runs at a strike rate of 200+ with good six hitting capability. He also has taken 6 wickets, and this makes him a must have in the team. 
  2. Simpson Obed – Fast bowler with good pace & bounce with 6 scalps to his name. He can score some quick runs in the lower order to boost the team`s score.
  3. Tony Tamata – One of the most consistent bowlers who operates mainly in middle overs. He has an economy of just 6.5 RPO this series so far taking 6 scalps. 

IFIRA SHARKS

  1. Nalin Nipiko – An aggressive opener & a good bowler. He has 139 runs at a strike rate of 200+. His last three innings read 25,33*, & 78* respectively.  He has 4 wickets at a good economy rate of just 7.5 RPO to put a good all-round show. 
  2. Niko Unavalu – Niko Unavulu has 4 wickets in just two matches he has played so far. His bowling figures read 2/19 & 2/16 so far and he has added great strength to his bowling attack. 
  3. Stephane Sandy – Sandy has 5 wickets at an economy rate less than 6 RPO opening the bowling attack. He took 3 wickets in a single over last match and is good valuable pick to bet on.  

DREAM XI Picks:

Wicket-Keeper: Jarryd Allan (MEP)

Batsmen: Joshua Rasu (MEP), Apolinarine Stephen (IS), Lazaro Carlot (MEP)

All-rounders: Nalin Nipiko (IS), Simpson Obed (MEP), Stephane Sandy (IS)

Bowlers: Wesley Vira (MEP), Tony Tamata (MEP), Niko Unavalu (IS), Obed Yoseph (IS)

Captain: Nalin Nipiko (IS)

Vice-Captain: Simpson Obed (MEP)

MEP – Mighty Efate Panthers

IS -Ifira Sharks

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Dhinesh is a cricket article writer with a good-understanding and love towards the game. He is aspiring to become a cricket journalist and column writer in the future. His favorite teams are the Indian Cricket team & Chennai Super Kings. He is an ardent fan of MS Dhoni and Dale Steyn.

Written 5 months ago

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