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Cricket Match Predictions Emirates D20: Fujairah Pacific Ventures and Sharjah Bukhatir XI - Match 21

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The 21st match of the Emirates D20 Tournament will be played between Fujairah Pacific Ventures and Sharjah Bukhatir XI at the ICC Cricket Academy, Dubai.

at the ICC Cricket Academy, Dubai.

LIVE - Fujairah Pacific Ventures and Sharjah Bukhatir XI - Match 21

Fujairah Pacific Ventures are in a terrific form and they have won 6 out of their 6 games so far and are standing at the top position on points table. In their last game with ECB Blues, they defeated them comfortably with a margin of 14 runs.

After winning the toss, Fujairah Pacific Ventures decided to have a bat first. After failing in his previous outing, Waseem Muhammad provided a great start to Fujairah in today’s game. He scored 39 off 28 balls. Rohan Mustafa could not trouble the scorers much and was dismissed for 5 off 16 balls. Usman Khan came in at number 3 and played well for his 51 off 36 deliveries. This innings also included 2 very well times sixes off his bat. Towards the end of the innings, Sandeep Singh provided an important cameo of 27 runs in 14 balls to take the total to 153 for 6 in 20 overs.

Defending 153 runs against ECB Blues was not going to be an easy task. However, Laqman Hazrat once again provided the early breakthrough in the form of CP Rizwan and put the opposition in trouble right away. Vriitya Aravind played well for his 32 runs before he was dismissed by Sabir Rao. Alishan Sharafu and Basil Hameed both ran themselves out in a dramatic fashion and it dented the hopes of ECB Blues further. A superb spell from Sabir Rao ensured that ECB Blues could only reach to 139 runs in 20 overs losing the match by 14 runs. Sabir Rao was the top bowler for Fujairah Pacific Ventures as he picked up 4 wickets for 13 runs. He was also adjudged man of the match for this match winning performance.

Sharjah Bukhatir XI on the other hand are sitting at the third position on points table with 3 wins from their 5 completed games. In their most recent encounter with Dubai Pulse Secure, they won the toss and decided to have a bat first. After Khalid Shah was dismissed at 9, Renjth Mani and Fayyaz Ahmed played the anchor role and took the innings forward. Fayyaz Ahmed scored a very good looking 57 runs in 43 balls. He has been very consistent this season. Umair Ali provided the much needed run boost towards the end and Sharjah Bukhatir XI finished with 156 for 8 in 20 overs.

Hafeez Rahman provided the early wickets for Sharjah Bukhatir XI as he dismissed both the openers in quick succession and exposed the middle order early on. Arslan Javed also bowled beautifully for his 3 wickets. Bilal Cheema fought well for his 31 in 25 deliveries but none of the other middle order batsmen stayed longer at the crease. They were bowled out for 127 in the end losing the game by 29 runs.

Let’s have a look at the squads

Sharjah Bukhatir XI

Arsalan Javed, Badiuzzama Sayed, Faisal Altaf, Faisal Khan, Fayyaz Ahmad, Hafeez Rahman, Kashif Daud, Khalid Shah, Krishan Paul, Muhammad Boota, Mohammed Halan Mohammed Harris, Nathan Shibu, Renjith Mani and Umair Ali

Fujairah Pacific Ventures

Aayan Afzal Khan, Ahmed Raza, Hamdan Tahir, Hassan Khalid, Lovepreet Singh, Luqman Hazrat, Maroof Merchant, Muhammad Farooq, Muhammad Umar Arshad, Muhammed Naeem, Rohan Mustafa, Sabir Rao, Sandy Sandeep, Usman Khan and Waseem Muhammad.

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - Fujairah Pacific Ventures

Who will win? - Fujairah Pacific Ventures

Top Batsman?(Runs Scored) - Khalid Shah (Sharjah Bukhatir XI), Rohan Mustafa (Fujairah Pacific Ventures)

Top Bowler?(Wickets taken) - Hafeez Rahman (Sharjah Bukhatir XI), Sabir Rao (Fujairah Pacific Ventures)

Most Sixes - Khalid Shah (Sharjah Bukhatir XI), Rohan Mustafa (Fujairah Pacific Ventures)

Man of the Match - Hafeez Rahman (Fujairah Pacific Ventures)

Team Scores Batting first - Sharjah Bukhatir XI 130+, Fujairah Pacific Ventures 150+

Match Handicap - Fujairah Pacific Ventures

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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.

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