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Cook Islands vs Samoa, ICC Mens T20 World Cup East Asia Pacific Qualifier A 2022, Today Match Prediction

Independence Park, Port Vila, Vanuatu

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Samoa aim to break their losing streak against Cook Islands

  • Cook Islands registered a comfortable win over Vanuatu.
  • Samoa lost their previous match against Fiji
  • Maara Ave, Aue Parima and William Kokaua put in match-winning performances for Cook Islands in the game played against Vanuatu.

Expect Cook Islands to register a narrow win over Samoa.

Tournament: ICC Mens T20 World Cup East Asia Pacific Qualifier A 2022 | Format: T20 FORMAT | Venue: Independence Park, Port Vila, Vanuatu | Toss: To Bowl

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Cook Islands and Samoa will be lock horns in the seventh match of the 2022 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup East Asia Pacific Qualifier A at Independent Park, Port Vila on Tuesday.

Samoa have suffered back-to-back defeats in the competition. Skipper Sean Cotter will be hoping that premier players can come to the party in this must-win encounter.

On the other hand, Cook Islands managed to register first win of the tournament. With this result, Cook Islands will be keen to continue their winning ways against Samoa.

Cook Islands Preview

With two defeats on the bounce, the side might go for changes to their playing XI for this fixture. In the batting department, the side will be relying on the likes of Sean Cotter, Saumani Tiai, Dom Michael, Andrew Michael, Sean Colter, and Caleb Jasmat to deliver timely breakthroughs.

In the previous match, Dominic Michael showcased excellent form and finished the innings with the top-score of 63 runs of 44 balls with the help of one four and five sixes. He was well supported by Sean Cotter, Saumani Tiai and Andrew Michael, who produced scores of 19, 18 and 16 runs respectively.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Andrew Michael, Uili Sofi, Samson Sola and Saumani Tiai to deliver crucial breakthroughs.

In the previous match, Saumani Tiai was the pick of the bowlers for Samoa and claimed 2 for 21 in his four overs.

Cook Islands Predicted Playing XI:

Sean Cotter (c), Fereti Sululoto (wk), Andrew Michael, Saumani Tiai, Dominic Michael, Caleb Jasmat, James Baker, Samson Sola, Douglas Finau, Bismarck Schuster, Darren Ernest Roache

Samoa Preview

In the batting department, the side will be depending on the likes of Ma’ara Ave, Aue Parima, Hayden Dickson, Thomas Parima and Cody Dickson to deliver the bulk of the runs and help Cook Islands post a decent total on the board.

In the previous match, captain Ma’are Ave led from the front with the bat and smashed half-century off 48 balls with the help of seven fours and one six. He was well supported by wicket-keeper Aue Parima, who chipped in with 34 runs off 18 balls with the help of five fours and one six.

Besides Ave and Aue Parima, Thomas Parima scored 23 runs off 18 balls with the help of two boundaries.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Tomasi Vanuarua, Cody Dickson, William Kokaua, Thomas Parima, and Liam Denny to provide timely breakthroughs.

In the previous match, William Kokaua was the pick of the bowlers for Cook Island and finished with figures of 3 for 26 in three overs.

Samoa Predicted Playing XI:

Hayden Dickson, Maara Ave (c), Aue Parima (wk), Thomas Parima, Cory Dickson, Liam Denny, Benjamin Vakatini, William Kokaua, Gabe Raymond, Tomakanute Ritawa, Tomasi Vanuarua

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
28
0 mm.
6.9 k/h
From: ENE
1%
03h
28
0 mm.
7.72 k/h
From: ENE
5%
06h
28
0 mm.
6.91 k/h
From: ENE
4%
09h
27
0.63 mm.
5.03 k/h
From: ESE
2%
12h
26
3.06 mm.
5.58 k/h
From: ENE
0%
15h
26
3.94 mm.
3.96 k/h
From: ESE
28%
18h
26
1.56 mm.
5.29 k/h
From: E
36%
21h
27
0 mm.
5.83 k/h
From: ENE
100%

Weather Conditions

The wicket prepared at Port Vila is going to provide an interesting contest between bat and ball. The weather forecast for Tuesday’s game is going to be sunny with moderate breeze.

Venue Details

Independent Park, Port Vila is going to host the7th match of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup East Asia Pacific Qualifier A 2022 between Samoa and Cook Islands.

In the previous meeting between the teams, Samoa registered a seven-wicket win over Cook Islands.

Toss: To Bowl

Both the toss will be keen to win all-important toss, bowl first and restrict the oppositon to less than 115 runs. The previous five matches played at Port Vila have been won by sides batting second.

Based on recent performances, Cook Islands will be favorites to win their game against Samoa. With likes of Ma’are Ave, Aue Parima and William Kokaua showing decent form in the previous match, the team management will be hoping for more of the same in this fixture.

Expect Cook Islands to register a narrow win over Samoa.

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Author: Shoaib Z.