Mighty Efate Panthers vs Ifira Sharks
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The second match of Vanuatu Blast T10 tournament is going to be played between the Mighty Efate Panthers and the Ifira Sharks. This is going to be the second match of the day for the Mighty Efate Panthers which means they could be a little better prepared for the conditions than the Ifira Sharks.
The T10 format is going to be a new one for both the teams as this is the first ever T10 format tournament being held in Vanuatu. This is why we believe the teams are going to pretty close to each other and the contests unpredictable.
Mighty Efate Panthers vs Ifira Sharks Match Preview
Mighty Efate Panthers
The Mighty Efate Panthers are the home side for this entire tournament and that brings with it a lot of crowd support as well as the pressure of expectations. We have identified some players among their side as key, based on their performances in the 2019 T20 Club Championship.
Brian Tari took nine wickets in that tournament and will be leading the bowling attack while Shem Sala and Wesley Vira will be key players in the bowling department as well. We tend to get a lot of all-rounders in lower-level tournaments like these so expect 5-7 players rolling their arm over in each match.
Lazaro Carlot is going to be leading the batting alongside the skipper, Joshua Rasu.
Some of the players that stand out in the Ifira Sharks squad include Alex Stephen, Gilmour Kaltongga, Nalin Nipiko, Niko Unavalu, Vince Vira, and Wolford Kalworai.
We think Wolford Kalworai could be a player to watch out for as he scored 175 runs in just four matches at a strike rate of 143.44 and picked up five wickets as well. Alex Stephen managed 149 runs in seven matches and will need to step it up in this tournament as well.
We will discover more players as well as the tactics of the teams as the Vanuatu Blast T10 tournament continues.
Pitch and Conditions
The weather in Vanuatu is expected to remain very good for the duration of the tournament but that can change pretty quickly in the islands. Any rain delay will hopefully be shortlived.
The pitch is expected to be flat, good for batting, but a bit lacking in pace. We think scores of around 85-90 are going to be par.
We are going with the home team in this match. The Mighty Efate Panthers would have played one match already and will be nicely warmed up. The players would also have a better understanding of the conditions.
Bet on the Mighty Efate Panthers to win.
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