CAY vs USA Dream11 : Winless after day 1 Cayman Islands and USA close out day 2 in a match of momentous importance for the two sides
While for Cayman Islands this is the first time the side are playing in an international recognised ICC tournament, the expectations from USA before the commencement of this tournament were more than what their performance credited yesterday. They ended up falling by 6 runs to Bermuda, a result which places them in a tricky situation heading into their second encounter today.
Despite restricting Bermuda to 141, USA were left yearning for the two points at the end of the encounter after their batsmen failed to compliment their bowlers. The side was able to muster up just 135 in 20 overs, going onto lose an encounter which they firmly had in their grasps at one stage.
It’s a result the side will be looking to overturn when they take on Cayman Islands whose first ever international T20 encounter yesterday turned out to be a harsh welcome to the competiveness of the cricketing fraternity. They were trounced by Canada, losing by a sordid 84 runs after managing to scramble together just 112 in their pursuit of the opposition’s 196.
After falling to defeats in their opening fixtures, both the sides turn to the solace of today’s encounter in a bid to get their campaign moving and add two points in their kitty which could end up making all the difference at the end of the week long tournament. With Bermuda and Canada bound to be too strong for either of these sides to get past, today’s encounter is a must win one for either side.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
Despite the second encounter yesterday hardly deterring Canada’s batsmen from coming out and regaling us in a wondrous display with the bat, today won’t be the same. This pitch already gave glimpses of massive turn yesterday and with this being the fourth encounter being played on it within a day, the track should start breaking up massively.
Expect the ball to spin and stay low with the side winning the toss looking to bat first and put runs on the scoreboard.
Probable Playing 11
Ali Khan was not a part of USA’s side yesterday owing to an injury and his involvement for today continues to remain a doubt.
Jaskaran Malhotra (WK), Xavier Marshall, Steven Taylor, Aaron Jones, Monank Patel, Timroy Allen, Hayden Walsh Jr, Saurabh (C), Cameron Gannon, Nisarg Patel, Jasdeep Singh
Sacha DeAlwis, Chad Hauptfleisch (WK), Darren Cato, Gregory Strydom, Luke Harrington Myers, Omar Willis, Paul Manning, Troy Taylor, Alessandro Morris (C), Alistair Ifill, Conroy Wright
ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier Americas’ Region Final
Match: United States Vs Cayman Islands
Date And Time: 19th August, Monday- 11:30pm IST
Venue: White Hill Field, Hamilton
Top 4 Batting Order
- Jaskaran Malhotra, Xavier Marshall, Steven Taylor, Aaron Jones
- Sacha DeAlwis, Chad Hauptfleisch, Darren Cato, Gregory Strydom
- Jaskaran Malhotra, Hayden Walsh Jr
- Darren Cato, Gregory Strydom
Death Overs Bowlers
- Cameron Gannon, Jasdeep Singh
- Alistair Ifill, Conroy Wright
CAY vs USA Dream 11 Picks
Wicket-Keepers for CAY vs USA Dream11
Jaskaran Malhotra from USA is our pick not only due to the runs he came up with yesterday, helping provide his side with the perfect platform to build on but also due to his showing with the gloves. Cayman Islands lost 7 wickets yesterday and are bound to tumble in this one as well, making the USA wicket-keeper a strong pick here.
Batsmen for CAY vs USA Dream11
While Cayman Islands were left in disarray in their pursuit of Canada’s 196 with the side failing to stitch up meaningful partnerships, we were regaled in some brilliant individual displays. Gregory Strydom stood tall amongst the rest of his side’s batting unit, scouring his way to 49 runs, one that saw him use his expansive strokeplay to wage a lone battle.
From USA meanwhile we have gone in with Aaron Jones and Steven Taylor for this match with the two bound to score good runs for their side today.
All-Rounders for CAY vs USA Dream11
With the matches being held without a rest, the likelihood of both these side’s changing their playing 11s for today is a very real. This is what restrains us from picking Timil Patel from USA despite him being one of their most complete players after he didn’t feature for his side yesterday.
Instead we have gone ahead with Hayden Walsh and Timroy Allen from the side while form Cayman Islands we are picking up Pail Manning and Conroy Wright. The two are going to be integral to their side’s chances of registering its first ever T20 win, names who are held in massive reverence in the team owing to their ability to encapsulate their skill set with both the bat and ball in unison.
Bowling Order for CAY vs USA Dream11
Given the nature of this wicket and tedious manner in which these two sides went about their run case yesterday, bowlers are going to enjoy their time out in the middle today. Pacer Cameron Cannon comes in from USA for us along with Jasdeep Singh after the two wrecked havoc in Bermuda’s ranks, helping curtail their innings with a hostile spell of bowling.
Troy Taylor from Cayman completes our side for today.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Jaskaran is our captain while Wright has been selected as the 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.