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

Independent Park, Port-Vila, Vanatau

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Fiji aim to get back to winning ways against Cook Islands

  • Cook Islands lost suffered defeat at the hands of Samoa in a game played at Port-Vila.
  • Fiji lost their opening match against Vanuatu
  • Ma’ara Ave, Aue Parima and Tomakanute Ritawa put in credible performances for Cook Islands.

Expect Fiji to register a narrow win over Cook Islands at Port Vila.

Tournament: ICC Mens T20 World Cup East Asia Pacific Qualifier A 2022 | Format: T20 FORMAT | Venue: Independent Park, Port-Vila, Vanatau | Toss: To Bat

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Fiji and Cook Islands will lock horns in the third match of the 2022 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup East Asia Pacific Qualifier A at Independence Park in Port Vila.

In their previous match, Fiji were completely outclassed by Vanuatu in all three departments. Captain Seru Tupou will be hoping that the side can put in an improved performance with bat and ball.

On the other hand, Cook Islands suffered a seven-wicket defeat against Samoa. Skipper Ma’ara Ave will be hoping that the side can learn from their mistakes and make a strong comeback in this fixture.

Fiji Preview

Despite losing their opening fixture, Fiji will go in with the same combination for this match. In the batting department, the side will be depending on the likes of Noa Acawei, Josaia Baleicikoibia, Seru Tupou, Peni Vuniwaqa and Jone Wesele to deliver the bulk of the runs.

In the previous match, Josaia Baleicikoibia played well and scored 28 runs off 25 balls with the help of three fours. Besides, opener Noa Acawei scored 25 runs of 28 balls with the help of two fours and one six.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Petero Cabebula, Sekove Ravoka, Soko Waqavakatoga and Samuel Draunivudi to deliver timely breakthroughs.

In the previous match, Soko Waqavakatoga was the pick of the bowlers and finished with figures of 2 for 19 in his three overs.

Fiji Predicted Playing XI:

Noa Acawei, Seru Tupou (c), Delaimatuku Maraiwai, Josaia Baleicikoibia, Peni Vuniwaqa, Jone Wesele, Metuisela Beitaki (wk), Soko Waqavakatoga, Sekove Ravoka, Petero Cabebula, Samuela Draunivudi

Cook Islands Preview

The team management will be hoping that the side can raise their game with the bat against Fiji. In the batting department, the side will be Ma’are Ave, Hayden Dickson, Liam Denny, Daniel Thompson, Aue Parima and Thomas Parima to deliver the bulk of the runs.

In the previous match, opener Ma’ara Ave played well and scored 28 runs off 31 balls with the help of three fours and one six. Besides, Aue Parima scored 23 runs of 22 balls with the help of three boundaries.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Tomasi Vanuarua, Cory Dickson, Hayden Dickson and Tomakanute Ritawa to deliver crucial breakthroughs.In the previous match, Tomasi Vanuarua, Hayden Dickson and Tomakanute Ritawa claimed one wicket apiece.

Cook Islands Predicted Playing XI:

Maara Ave (c), Hayden Dickson, Aue Parima , Thomas Parima, Liam Denny, William Kokaua, Daniel Simpson, Tomakanute Ritawa, Glenn Miller (wk), Tomasi Vanuarua, Cory Dickson

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Weather Conditions

The wicket prepared at Port Vila will favor the batting units. The spinners might get some help from the surface. The weather forecast for the game is set to bright with no signs of rain.

Venue Details

Independence Park in Port Vila is going to host the third match of the 2022 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup East-Asia Qualifier A between Fiji and Cook Islands.

Fiji and Cook Islands have yet to face each other in a T20 match.

Toss: To Bat

Both the teams will be keen to win the toss, bat first and post a score in excess of 155 runs. The previous day-match was won by side batting first.

Based on current form, Fiji will be slight favorites to win their match against Cook Islands. With experience of playing T20Is at this level, Fiji will be hoping that the side can deliver a strong show in this fixture.

Expect Fiji to register a narrow win over Cook Islands at Port Vila.

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Author: Shoaib Z.