HK vs JER Dream11 : Winless Hong Kong take on a rampant and ruthless Jersey side.
When Jersey found themselves slumped in Group A of the ongoing T20 World Cup qualifiers, the side knew they couldn’t afford to slip up in even the slightest if they were to have any chance of progressing through to the next round. And the side have immersed us in a pinch perfect brand of cricket to find themselves in second place after three matches, a position which is a testament to the massive uprise they have been on in the cricketing fraternity.
In a group which also features the likes of Canada and Ireland, Jersey occupying second place is an unprecedented narrative, one of the many surprises this round of qualifiers has thrown our way. They saw their tournament opener win be poured water over after being put down by a massive 53 runs by Canada but were quick to comeback from that result with a 35 run win in their ensuing encounter.
The bygone encounter saw them defend the 147 they had put on the scoreboard in pristine fashion with their bowlers stepping up to the mantle to maul the opposition and send them packing for 112. Elsewhere, unfortunately for Hong Kong, the tournamnet has been anything but akin to Jersey’s with the side sitting in the trenches of the group with 0 points from three matches.
The peril the side find themselves in is especially surprising due to the calibre of the side, one which has regaled us in performances of fortitude and reslliance, displays where the side have show perseverance and resolve. Ther previous performance was anything but the aforementioned discourse though with the side being defeated by 8 wickets after faltering in both the batting and bowling slots, failing to put up any kind of defence of their 116.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
The previous matches held over here don’t offer much insight into what to do after winning the toss but the nature of the track this tournament should see the side winning the toss opt to bat first. This is a surface which will regress and wane quickly with the side batting first trying to put on anything near 150 and use their spinners to curb the opposition.
Probable Playing 11
Ahsan Abbasi, Nizakat Khan, Kinchit Shah, Aizaz Khan (C), Waqas Barkat, Simandeep Singh, Haroon Arshed, Scott McKechnie (WK), Ehsan Khan, Kyle Christie, Nasrulla Rana
Nick Ferraby, Harrison Carlyon, Ben Stevens, Jonty Jenner, Nick Greenwood, Benjamin Ward, Charles Perchard (C), Jake Dunford (WK), Corey Bisson, Dominic Blampied, Anthony Hawkins-Kay
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019
Match: Hong Kong Vs Jersey Group B
Date And Time: 23rd October, Wednesday- 9:00pm IST
Where To Watch: Star Sports 3
- Nizakat Khan, Kinchit Shah, Simandeep Singh, Scott McKechnie
- Nick Ferraby, Harrison Carlyon, Ben Stevens, Dominic Blampied
Top 4 Batting Order
- Ahsan Abbasi, Nizakat Khan, Kinchit Shah, Aizaz Khan
- Nick Ferraby, Harrison Carlyon, Ben Stevens, Jonty Jenner
- Kinchit Shah, Waqas Barkat
- Nick Ferraby, Harrison Carlyon
Death Overs Bowlers
- Ehsan Khan, Kyle Christie
- Dominic Blampied, Anthony Hawkins-Kay
HK vs JER Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
Not much to choose between both the wicket-keepers with both failing to impress and occupying batting positions way down their side’s batting order. We go in with Hong Kong’s Scott McKechnie with the side’s wicket-keeper still being someone who should get overs out in the middle today, ones where he can easily come out and clear the fence with ease.
HK vs JER Dream11 Batsmen
Jus the one pick from Hong Kong for us for this encounter with us venturing into the clash with opener Nizakat Khan after he top scored for the side with 31 runs. It was a performance which was especially pivotal not only due to the runs he got but the valour and resolve he showed in an otherwise tepid display with the bat by his side, seeing him wage a lone battle for his side.
From Jersey meanwhile our duo comprises of opener Nick Ferraby and Jonty Jenner, a partnership which has imbued in it application and technique, two traits which has seen them sow patience and bide their time out in the middle.
HK vs JER Dream11 All-Rounders
His 30 run knock in the side’s previous encounter looked promising, one set to go on and be converted into a big score before he was runout to bring an end to his sortie. However the runs he got on where more than convincing to see us repose faith in him for this encounter as well from Hong Kong with a trivalent coming in from the other side.
Our repertoire of picks from jersey begin with Benjamin Ward descending on our side after his knock of 47 in 24 balls ended up being a match winning one, a display he followed up with an astute 1-14 with the ball as well. Ben Stevens got three wickets in the same match, a daunting spell to leave the opposition famished, seeing him come in as well along with Harrison Carlyon.
HK vs JER Dream11 Bowling Order
Ehsan Khan might not have picked up a wicket for his side in the last match but in is 3.1 overs he gave away a paltry 9 runs to pile on the pressure from one end to see Kyle Christie snare two wickets, seeing the duo come in for us for this match. From the other side meanwhile we are opting for Charles Perchard who ended up taking two wickets for his side and providing them with early inroads.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Stevens is being made our captain for this fixture while ward comes in 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, 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.