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Taiwan Dragons vs FCC Formosans, free match prediction 17 May 2020

17 May 2020 | 11:30 | Yingfeng Stadium, Taipei
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Taiwan Dragons, FCC Formosans fight it out for the final spot!

  • Taiwan Dragon registered comfortable win over Taiwan Daredevils in a game played on Saturday
  • Athena Senadeera and all-rounder Rishi Josula have been standout performers for the side in this year’s competition
  • FCC Formosans lost their previous game to TCA Indians

Expect Taiwan Dragons to beat FCC Formosans by a narrow margin!

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

Match Preview

Taiwan Dragon and FCC Formosans will face off in a high-voltage clash in the second semifinal game played at Yingfeng Stadium in Taipei on Sunday.

A victory for either team on Sunday will ensure a place in the competition’s final at Taipei on the same day, whereas the losing side will exit the competition.

With four victories on the trot, Taiwan Dragons have been in red-hot form in this year’s competition. Captain Marlan Samarasinghe will be hoping that the side can maintain their unbeaten streak in this semifinal encounter.

FCC Formosans will rue the fact that they have won their previous game against TCA Indians. Captain Arun Parappagoudar will be hoping that the side can learn from their mistakes and deliver their best cricket in this game.

Teams Preview

Taiwan Dragons Preview

Marlan Samarasinghe-led unit will be high on confidence coming into Sunday’s match after another comfortable win over Taiwan Daredevils in their final group game.

Rishi Josula, Adam Hopkins, and Atif Khan starred with the ball to help Taiwan Dragons beat Taiwan Daredevils by 10 runs. All-rounder Rishi Josula was the pick of the bowlers and finished with 2 for 15 in his 2 overs. Josula and Hopkins will aim to deliver once again and make early inroads against FCC Formosans’ star-studded batting lineup.

In the batting department, Dragons will be banking on the likes of Athena Senadeera and Rishi Josula to get the side off to a flying start.  Opener Athena Senadeera found form with the bat in the previous game and finished the innings with the top-score of 51 runs off 26 balls with the help of five fours and three sixes.

He was well supported by Rishi Josula and Bivan Singh, who contributed with scores of 18 and 16 respectively.

Taiwan Dragons Predicted Playing XI:

Marlan Samarasinghe (captain), Asif Hameed, Adam Hopkins, Chetan Pundora, Jack Snart, Bivan Singh, Santosh Yadav, Athula Senadeera, Rishi Josula, Sachin Padghan, Arul Arjun

FCC Formosans Preview

FCC Formosans topped the group stages with three victories to their name. In Semi-Qualifier, FCC Formosans lost their previous game against TCA Indians. The franchise will be looking to field their strongest XI for this high-octane clash.

In the batting department, in-form opening duo of Anthony Liu (105 runs from 4 games), Arun Parappagoudar (87 runs from 4 games), and Aryadeep Mrinal (41  runs from 4 games) will need to deliver runs for the side in this game.

In the previous game, Skipper Arun Parappagoudar played exceedingly well and finished the innings with the top-score of 34 runs off 23 balls with the help of one four and two sixes. Omesh Bhat also chipped in with 13 runs off 21 balls with the help of one six. All-rounder Aryadeep Mrinal played well and smashed 21 runs off 8 balls with the help of four boundaries.

Their bowling will primarily rely on leading wicket-taker Mohammad Sadique Anwar (8 wickets from 4 matches) and fourth placed Aryadeep Mrinal (6 wickets from 4 matches) to provide crucial breakthroughs in this game.

FCC Formosans Predicted Playing XI:

Arun Parappagoudar (captain), Aryadeep Mrinal, Anthony Liu, Ashishkumar Singh, Mohammed Sadique Anwar, Pintu Kumar, Ankit Kumar, Rahul Aditya, Nitish Gupta, Pranay Dheer Rachaka, Omesh Bhat

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 29 0 mm. 0.61 k/h From: W 16%
03h 31 0 mm. 1.55 k/h From: NE 50%
06h 30 0 mm. 1.3 k/h From: NNE 64%
09h 29 0 mm. 1.3 k/h From: E 62%
12h 27 0 mm. 1.24 k/h From: SE 42%
15h 26 0 mm. 0.97 k/h From: WSW 48%
18h 26 0 mm. 2.07 k/h From: W 68%
21h 26 0 mm. 3 k/h From: WSW 74%

Weather Conditions

The wicket prepared for the semifinal game will be excellent for batting. Bowlers will have to adjust their line and bowl at the stumps to pick up wickets. The weather forecast for the game to be played on Sunday is going to be bright and sunny.

Venue Details

Yingfeng Stadium is going to host the second semifinal between Taiwan Dragon and FCC Formosans.

Toss: To Bat

Based on the recent results, the side that wins the toss would be keen to bat first and post a competitive score on the board.

Winning Prediction

Based on results this season, Taiwan Dragons will be outright favorites to win their semifinal match against FCC Formosans. All-rounder Rishi Josula has been in splendid form with the bat and ball for Dragons this season.

On the other hand, FCC Formosans will need to bring their A-game to the table in this game.

Expect Taiwan Dragons to beat FCC Formosans by a narrow margin!

Author: Shoaib Z.