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

Independence Park, Port-Vila, Vanuatu

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Fiji eye a strong show against Samoa

  • Fiji suffered comprehensive defeat at he hands of Cook Islands in a game played at Independence Park.
  • Samoa lost their previous match against Vanuatu.
  • James Baker and Uala Kaisala put in credible performances for Samoa in the previous match.

Expect Fiji to beat Samoa by a comfortable margin at Port Vila.

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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Samoa and Fiji will lock horns in the eleventh 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 outplayed by Cook Islands in all three departments. Skipper Jone Wesele will be hoping that the side can produce their best cricket in their final game of the competition.

On the other hand, Samoa suffered six-wicket defeat at the hands of Vanuatu. Skipper James Baker will be hoping that the side can end their campaign on a decent note.

Samoa Preview

With this being a dead rubber, the team management will be hoping that the side can show decent form with bat and ball

In the batting department, the side will be relying on the likes of Sean Colter, Fereti Sululoto Saumani Tiai, Dom Michael, Andrew Michael, Uala Kaisala and James Baker to deliver timely breakthroughs.

In the previous match, James Baker showcased excellent form and finished the innings with the top-score of 40 not out of 23 balls with the help of two fours and three sixes. He was well supported by wicket-keeper Uala Kaisala, who chipped in with 35 runs off 36 balls with the help of three fours and one six.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Douglas Finau, Saumani Tiai, Dominic Michael, Bismarck Schuster, Caleb Jasmat and Samson Sola to deliver timely breakthroughs.

In the previous match, Douglas Finau and Saumani Tiai bowled well for Samoa and claimed one wickets apiece.

Samoa Predicted Playing XI:

James Baker (c), Douglas Finau, Uili Sofi, Saumani Tiai, Sean Cotter, Uala Kaisala (wk), Dominic Michael, Caleb Jasmat, Andrew Michael, Fereti Sululoto, Samson Sola

Fiji Preview

The team management might go for some changes for this final of the tournament.

In the batting department, the side will be depending on the likes of Seru Tupou, Noa Acawei, Sesiceni Delai, Peni Vuniwaqa, Delaimatuku Maraiwai and Josaia Baleicikoibia to deliver the bulk of the scoring.

In the previous match, Peni Vuniwaqa played well and finished the innings with the top-score of 40 runs off 21 balls with the help of two fours and four sixes. Besides, Delaimatuku Maraiwai., who scored 23 runs of 21 balls with the help of three boundaries.

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

In the previous match, Seru Tupou was the pick of the bowlers and finished with figures of 1 for 21 in his three overs. Besides Tupou, Jone Wesele also picked up one wicket.

Fiji Predicted Playing XI:

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

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Weather Conditions

The wicket prepared at Port Vila will provide some help for the bowlers with the new-ball. The batsmen will have to grind out runs on this surface. The weather forecast for the match is going to be thundery showers in the morning.

Venue Details

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

In the previous match, Fiji registered a three-wicket win over Samoa.

Toss: To Bowl

With rain predicted for Thursday’s game, both the sides will be keen to win the toss, bowl first and restrict the opposition to a modest score. The last four matches played at Port Vila was won by side batting second.

Based on current form, Fiji will be favorites to win their match against Samoa. With the likes of Peni Vuniwaqa, and Seru Tupou in decent form this competition, Fiji will be keen to deliver end their campaign on a winning noted.

Expect Fiji to beat Samoa by a comfortable margin at Port Vila.

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