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Hsinchu Titans vs Taiwan Daredevils, free match prediction 16 May 2020

16 May 2020 | 07:00 | Yingfeng Ground, Taipei
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Hsinchu Titans eye a consolation win against Taiwan Daredevils!

  • Hsinchu Titans previous game against Taiwan Daredevils was abandoned
  • Pacer Manikandan Arumugam has been star performer for Hsinchu Titans so far this season
  • Captain George Klopper and opener Jeff Black have done well for Taiwan Daredevils this season

Expect Taiwan Daredevils to overcome Hsinchu Titans by a close margin!

  • Tournament: Taipei T10
  • Format: T10
  • Venue: Yingfeng Ground, Taipei
  • Toss: To Bat

Match Preview

Hsinchu Titans and Taiwan Daredevils lock horns in the Qualifier 3 game of Taipei T-10 Cricket League at Yingfeng Stadium in Taipei on Saturday.

In the group stages, Hsinchu Titans have suffered from inconsistency with bat and ball. Skipper Raguram will be hoping that side can put on a decent show with bat and ball in this must-win game.

On the other hand, Taiwan Daredevils have failed to make an impression in this year’s tournament. With solitary win out of four matches played this season, Daredevils will need to raise their overall performance in order to end their campaign on a positive note.

Teams Preview

Hsinchu Titans Preview

The franchise has won one game out of four played in this year’s competition. The side might make changes to their playing XI in a bid to end their losing streak in the tournament.

In the batting department, the side will be depending on the in-form players like Joyal Francis and Vijay Kumar to do the bulk of the scoring. Batting all-rounder Joyal Francis has shown decent form for the side this season. In 5 matches, Francis has accumulated 67 runs at a strike rate of 146.65. He is currently the franchise’s leading run-getter this season.

Besides Joyal Francis, Vijay Kumar, Pramod Kumar Mandal, Manikandan Arumugam have contributed with crucial scores for Hsinchu Titans in this year’s tournament.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the pace duo of Manikandan Arumugam and Raguram to make early breakthroughs with the new-ball. Medium-pacer Manikandan Arumugam has been the standout bowler for the side this season. He has claimed 7 wickets at a splendid economy rate of 7.89.

Hsinchu Titans Predicted Playing XI:

Raguram (captain), Manikandan, Joyal Francis, Thomas Rayen, Venky Rebel, Vijay Kumar, Vinay MS, Karuna Nidhi, Pramod Kumar Mandal, Vijay Ganisetty, Manikandan Rajendran

Taiwan Daredevils Preview

George Klopper-led unit will be looking to bring their A-game to the table against Hsinchu Titans. The side has not been able to deliver collectively as a unit in this year’s tournament.

The team management will be hoping that the top-order trio of Jeff Black, Shane Ferreira, and John Koekemoer to deliver notable scores in this all-important tie.

Opener Jeff Black is currently franchise’s leading run-getter with 72 runs at a strike rate of 138.46. Besides Jeff Black, Shane Ferreira and John Koekemoer have chipped in with decent scores for the side in this year’s tournament.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of George Klopper and Charles Hayward to pick up wickets with the new-ball. Skipper George Klopper has been topped the bowling charts for Taiwan Daredevils so far this season. In 5 matches, Josula has claimed 6 wickets at a splendid economy rate of 7.09.

Taiwan Daredevils Predicted Playing XI:

George Klopper (captain), Hein Nothnagel, Jeff Black, Ben Hall, Duane Christie, John Koekemoer, Thomas Nel, Charles Hayward, Rob Schulenburg, Shane Ferreira, Herman Snyman

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 29 0 mm. 0.82 k/h From: E 39%
03h 32 0 mm. 2.87 k/h From: NW 22%
06h 32 3.37 mm. 2.68 k/h From: WNW 22%
09h 29 11.33 mm. 2.32 k/h From: ESE 78%
12h 28 0.44 mm. 1.43 k/h From: S 74%
15h 28 0 mm. 0.76 k/h From: S 79%
18h 27 0 mm. 1.58 k/h From: W 46%
21h 27 0 mm. 1.67 k/h From: SW 2%

Weather Conditions

The wicket prepared for the game is expected to be placid one. Expect a high-scoring game between the two teams. The weather forecast for the game to be played on Saturday is going to be clear skies with light winds.

Venue Details

The Qualifier 3 game of 2020 Taipei T-10 Cricket League will be played at Yingfeng Ground between Hsinchu Titans and Taiwan Daredevils.

Toss: To Bat

Both the teams will be keen to win the toss and bat first in this knockout match. The majority of the games played in this competition have been won by sides batting first.

Winning Prediction

Based on the current form, Taiwan Daredevils will be favorites to win their game against Hsinchu Titans. With the likes of Jeff Black, George Klopper and John Koekemoer in decent form expect Taiwan Daredevils put in a clinical performance in this contest.

On the other hand, Hsinchu Titans will be hoping that the premier players can deliver the goods with bat and ball in this game.

Expect Taiwan Daredevils to overcome Hsinchu Titans by a close margin!

Author: Shoaib Z.