BER vs CAY Dream11 : Languishing Cayman Islands and Bermuda sqaure off against each other today as they look to record their first win of the league
When the ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier Americas’ Region was scheduled, the two teams who were expected to struggle the most in the four team league were Bermuda and Cayman Islands. And at the halfway mark, the script has played out exactly how many had fathomed it with both of these outfits winless in the qualification process.
Struggling to string together meaningful performances across the two encounters either side have traversed in, today’s clash brings with it immense ramifications for both of these opponents. Not only is it a chance to wrench free of an unbeaten spree but also finally amass their first two points, ones which could help in providing the impetuous needed in moving up the ranks.
Also, for Cayman Islands today’s encounter holds elevated importance owing to the fact that this could very well end up being their first win in the T20 international fraternity. With the side only two matches old in the world of cricket, losing both of them horrifically, today’s clash brings with it the opportunity to showcase the immense skill set available at their disposal.
After losing to Canada in their league opener, Cayman Islands only went on to put in an even worse display as USA left their batting unit in disarray. Scrambling together a meagre 68 while batting first, Cayman Islands conceded defeat to Canada by 10 wickets through the DLS method yesterday to slump to the bottom of the league standings.
On the other hand, Bermuda find themselves with the one point after their fixture against Canada was abundance owing to inclement weather, a result followed up by a defeat to USA in the league opener. With Cayman Islands well the inferior outfit between the two, Bermuda will be looking to unlock their true potential today and register their first win on the board.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
While this was a good surface to start off with, the incessant rain lashing the ground has ended up lambasting the surface. Along with the hectic and congested schedule of the league, we have seen the surface break up, acting sluggishly and assisting the spinners in the second part of the encounter.
With the spinners coming into effect in the second part of the clash, expect the side winning the toss to bat first over here.
BER vs CAY Probable Playing 11
Sacha DeAlwis, Darren Cato, Omar Willis, Gregory Strydom, Alessandro Morris (C), Chad Hauptfleisch (WK), Luke Harrington Myers, Conroy Wright, Paul Manning, Troy Taylor, Alistair Ifill
Terryn Fray (C), Allan Douglas, Zeko Burgess , Delray Rawlins, Rodney Trott, Kamau Leverock, Macai Simmons, Okera Bascome (WK), George O’Brien Jr, Derrick Brangman, Justin Pitcher
ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier Americas’ Region Final
Match: Cayman Islands Vs Bermuda
Date And Time: 21st August, Wednesday- 7:30pm IST
Venue: White Hill Field, Hamilton
Top 4 Batting Order
- Sacha DeAlwis, Darren Cato, Omar Willis, Gregory Strydom
- Terryn Fray, Allan Douglas, Zeko Burgess , Delray Rawlins
- Gregory Strydom, Alessandro Morris
- Delray Rawlins, Rodney Trott
Death Overs Bowlers
- Paul Manning, Troy Taylor
- Derrick Brangman, Justin Pitcher
BER vs CAY Dream 11 Picks
Wicket-Keepers for BER vs CAY Dream11
Okera Bascome from Bermuda comes into our side for this encounter after not only putting in two good performances with the bat but due o the paper thin nature of Cayman Islands’ batting setup as well. It will see him rope in four crucial points per catch with us expecting the man with the gloves to be involved in a hoard of catches and stumpings.
Batsmen for BER vs CAY Dream11
With 69 runs in two encounters to emerge as the second highest run scorer in the league, Delray Rawlins has been extremely impressive. Along with his ability to send down some rippers, one that leaves the right handers flummoxed as his left arm brand of spin moves away from them, the Bermuda player was the first player we had on our minds when crafting this segment of our side.
Onais Bascome comes in from the side as well for us while the lone pick from Cayman Islands is of Gregory Strydom. He’s scored 49 runs in the league, the highest scorer for his side, waging a lone battle despite losing wickets at will at the other end, seeing heads turn due to his determined and gutsy batting.
All-Rounders for BER vs CAY Dream11
Our four man heavy batting unit sees us rope in two all-rounders from either side with this area being a gold quarry for this encounter. Both the sides have some myriad and specialist all-rounders, players whose services they heavily deploy in their sojourns on the field.
We have Luke Harrington Myers and Conroy Wright come into our side from Cayman Islands after putting in two incredible performances while fro Bermuda our first pick is of Kamau Leverock. One of their most astute and experienced player, the pacer is known not only for his ability for striking with the ball but affinity to score crucial runs with the bat as well.
Deunte Darrel is also chosen by us from the side to wrap up this fact of our Dream 11 unit.
Bowling Order for BER vs CAY Dream11
Despite Cayman Islands putting on a meek fight with the bat, the bowlers have shown why the side are befitting to be competing in a league of this stature. They have worked the ball around, getting it to shape into and away from batsmen, leaving them flummoxed on how to negotiate them.
Troy Taylor comes into our side owing to this script while from Bermuda our first selection is of Geroge O’Brien. We have also opted for Rodney Trott despite him yet to pick up a wicket in this league given the fact that his spin is set to stifle Cayman Islands today and snare wickets as he implores in a wicket to wicket line and length.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Rawlins is selected as our captain for today while we are going in with Okera as our vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, their performances in recent time, how the two teams have fared in the cricketing fraternity over the course of the last year, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players who are expected to dole out the maximum points.