Taiwan Dragons vs FCC Formosans
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The second scheduled semi-final of the Taipei T10 League is going to be played between the Taiwan Dragons and the FCC Formosans. This is the tougher semi-final draw in our opinion as both the teams are ones to contend with.
The FCC Formosans have just lost their first ever match in the Taipei T10 League while the Taiwan Dragons have roared into the semi-finals with two wins in the Super League stage.
Can the FCC Formosans shrug off their loss in the previous match and deliver when it counts?
The Taiwan Dragons were very impressive in their previous two matches. Not only did they win the matches but they also played in a very positive manner and got their leading batsmen in form.
Athula Senadeera is the batsman to watch out for in this match. He scored 51 from just 26 deliveries in his previous outing with three sixes and five boundary hits as well. With Rishi Josula and Bivan Singh providing a decent amount of support as well, the Taiwan dragons definitely have a good batting lineup.
A lot will depend on the wicket of Athula Senadeera, though, and the side could struggle if he gets out early.
As far as the bowling goes, bits and pieces all-rounders lead the bowling, like in most teams. Rishi Josula, Adam Hopkins, and Athua Senadeera are expected to do the bulk of the work in this aspect of the game as well.
The FCC Formosans would be disappointed at having lost their semi-qualifier against the TCA Indians but there is no reason to panic just yet. The FCC Formosans were in winning position during the batting and the bowling stint in both the innings.
The bowlers did a fine job of picking early wickets but conceded a few too many runs in the end. Chasing 90 is not a big ask but the loss of Anthony Liu for just nine runs on the board set the team back. Arun Parappagoudar played an impressive inning of 34 off just 23 deliveries but could not finish the job.
Runs to his name as well as a fine knock of 21 from just 8 deliveries by Aryadeep Mrinal help show the depth in the FCC Formosans batting. They ended up losing by four runs even though their best batsman did not get into double figures.
If we were the Taiwan Dragons, we would not be taking anything for granted in this match.
Mohammad Sadiq Anwar took three wickets in the previous match while Aryadeep Mrinal ended up with two to his name. These two as well as Pintu Kumar are going to be leading bowlers for the FCC Formosans.
Pitch and Conditions
The Taipei T10 League has been held in a very fair manner. The use of an artificial playing surface levels the field for every single team and prevents the conditions from changing in the match at all. The teams playing this match are strong batting sides and we would not be surprised to see a score over 100 in both the innings.
There is some rain around but it will hopefully stay away for the duration of the match.
The FCC Formosans have been struck an important blow just before the knockout stages of the Taipei T10 League 2020. They will not take anything for granted anymore and approach the match with the seriousness it deserves.
We think they have the batting depth as well as a superior bowing attack to come out the winners.
Bet on FCC Formosans to win.
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