Team Sapphire will lock horns with Team Emerald in the 19th match of the KCA Pink T20 Challengers at the Sanatana Dharma College Ground in Alappuzha on Monday. Moreover, it will be the last league stage match of the season for both sides.
Team Sapphire are comfortably perched atop the points table with six wins from their seven matches. They will head into Tuesday's KCA Pink T20 Challengers game on the back of a 16-run victory over Team Pearl. Team Sapphire have already qualified for the semi-finals.
Team Emerald, on the other hand, have won only two of their seven KCA Pink T20 Challengers matches and find themselves in the penultimate position in the standings. They won their last game against Team Amber by 31 runs. Team Emerald need to beat Team Sapphire to keep their semi-final hopes alive.
In the last KCA Pink T20 Challengers meeting between the two teams, Team Sapphire defeated Team Emerald by one wicket.
Squads to choose from
C K Maneesha (WK), S Sajana (C), Siha Santosh, Farha Shirin, P T Nandini, Arathi Ravi, Alka A Suresh, A K Aiswarya, K K Aparna, M Aswathy, J Chilthanya, Anju Ranjan-I, H U Bhoomika, Renjusha, Sandra Suren, Vinaya Surendran and K S Sayoojya.
Minnu Mani (C), Jipsa Joseph, Vaishna M P (WK), Devisree Hari, Malavika Sabu, Keziah Miriam Sabin, Nithya Loordh, Steffi Stanly, Aiswarya M, Feba Fatim, Saraswathi Unni Amit, Manasvi Potti, Biby Sebastin, Aneena Mathew, Aiswarya R, Divya Ganesh and Anushka C V.
Predicted Playing XIs
C K Maneesha (WK), S Sajana (C), Siha Santosh, Alka A Suresh, K K Aparna, Anju Ranjan-I, H U Bhoomika, Renjusha, Sandra Suren, Vinaya Surendran, K S Sayoojya.
Minnu Mani (C), Devisree Hari, Vaishna MP (WK), Ananyak Pradeep, Divya Ganesh, Malavika Sabu, Jipsa Joseph, Saraswathi Unni Amit, Aneena Mathew, Biby Sebastin, Aiswarya M.
Match: Team Sapphire vs Team Emerald, Match 19
Date & Time: 5th April 2021, 10:00 AM IST
Venue: Sanatana Dharma College Ground, Alappuzha.
The track at the Sanatana Dharma College Ground has equally favored the batters as well as the bowlers. The spinners have enjoyed bowling here and are expected to dictate proceedings. The teams batting first have won the majority of the games played at the venue. Both teams will want to bat first upon winning the toss, with the average first innings score being 108 runs.
KCA Pink T20 Challengers Dream11 Fantasy Suggestions (SAP vs EME)
Fantasy Suggestion #1: C K Maneesha, H U Bhoomika, Divya Ganesh, Malavika Sabu, Minnu Mani, Jipsa Joseph, S Sajana, K K Aparna, Sandra Suren, Vinaya Surendran, Aneena Mathew.
Captain: Minnu Mani. Vice-captain: S Sajana.
Fantasy Suggestion #2: Vaishna MP, H U Bhoomika, Siha Santosh, Divya Ganesh, Minnu Mani, S Sajana, Alka A Suresh, Sandra Suren, Vinaya Surendran, Aneena Mathew, Biby Sebastin.
Captain: S Sajana. Vice-captain: Minnu Mani.