Our Prediction is Singapore to win the match!
Host Singapore will be looking to continue their winning momentum when they take on Qatar in the first game of ICC T20 World Cup Asia Region in Singapore on Monday.
Captain Chetan Suryawanshi will be hoping that the side can deliver a clinical performance with bat and ball in this game. The home side will be looking to maintain their standards with bat and ball in this contest.
On the other hand, Qatar also played exceedingly well to secure five wins out of five games played in ICC T20 World Cup Asian Western Sub Regional Qualifier. Captain Inam-ul-Haq will be hoping that the side can get off to a decent start in the competition.
Captain Chetan Suryawanshi will be keen to make sure his side starts off their campaign on a good note. The side will be focused to come out in this home fixture.
In the batting department, the home side will be relying on the likes of Aritra Dutt, Surendran Chandramohan and CR Kumarage will need to produce the bulk of the runs. Opening batsman Surendran Chandramohan was the standout performer with the bat in the 2018 ICC T20 World Cup Asian Eastern Sub Regional Qualifier. He finished the competition as the leading run-scorer with 148 runs in 6 matches at an average of 29.6.
Aritra Dutt will be one player to watch out in this year’s competition. The right-handed batsman has gained praise and appreciation from all quarters given his scintillating performance for Singapore in the 2018 ICC T20 World Cup Asian Eastern Sub Regional Qualifier. Dutt could certainly turn out to be the surprise package with the bat for Singapore.
CR Kumarage also delivered crucial performances for the side in the 2018 ICC T20 World Cup Asian Eastern Sub Regional Qualifier. He will be looking to do well with the bat in this year’s competition. Middle-order comprising of Shoaib Razzak, Chetan Suryawanshi and A Mutreja will need to contribute to team’s cause with the bat in this game.
In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Janak Prakash, Anantha Krishna and Manpreet Singh to provide crucial breakthroughs in this game. Shoaib Razzak and Amjad Mehboob also have done well for the side with the new-ball.
Chetan Suryawanshi (captain &wk), Aritra Dutt, Surendran Chandramohan, Shoaib Razzak, CR Kumarage, Manpreet Singh, Janak Prakash, Amjad Mehboob, Anantha Krishna, K Subramanian, M Dharmichand.
On the other hand, Qatar will be focused to put the best combination for this game. The side did exceedingly in the 2018 ICC T20 World Cup Asian Western Sub Regional Qualifier.
Captain Inam-ul-Haq is also expected to start this game as he will be keen to score runs for the side at the top of the innings. His opening partner, Faisal Javed Khan, was the standout performer for the side in the previous tournament. Faisal delivered with consistent scores for the side in the competition. The opening duo of Inam-ul-Haq and Faisal Javed Khan will be keen to get the side off to a decent start in this game.
The middle-order players like Mohammad Rizwan, Zaheer Ibrahim and Taimoor Sajjad also delivered crucial performances for the side in the previous Qualifier tournament. The batting trio will need to produce consistent scores in order for Qatar to go the distance in this competition. Kamran Khan and Mohammad Rizlan will be looking to do well in this year’s competition. The duo also delivered much-needed scores for the side in the previous Qualifier competition.
Awais Malik also will lead the attack for the franchise. Medium-pacer Iqbal Hussain was impressive in the previous Qualifier competition and will play this game for Qatar. Taimoor Sajjad, Nouman Sarwar and Inam-ul-Haq are the other prominent options for the side for this game.
Inam-ul-Haq (captain), Mohammad Tanveer, Faisal Javed Khan, Kamran Khan, Taimoor Sajjad, Nouman Sarwar, Awais Malik, Iqbal Hussain, Mohammad Rizlan, Mohammad Nadeem, GBW Munaweera.
The wicket prepared for the game will be decent for batting. The spinners might get some assistance from the surface. The weather forecast for the game will be thunderstorms with a gentle breeze.
The Indian Association Ground in Singapore is going to host the game between Singapore and Qatar. Rain might play some part in the outcome of this T20 fixture.
The side that wins the toss would be looking to bowl first on this surface. The batsmen will need to be a little cautious in the early part of the innings.
After analyzing the teams, Singapore is expected to come out on top in this high-octane contest against Qatar. The big positive for Singapore is that they are playing in their home conditions and will be well prepared to produce the goods in this game. Expect Singapore to beat Qatar in this contest.