Today, it will be Fiji up against Vanuatu for the first match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup East Asia Pacific Qualifier A 2022.
The match will be played at the same venue that is Independence Park, Port Vila. On paper, Fiji looks a much better side as compared to Vanuatu as they have more experienced players in the ranks.
Vanuatu on the other hand have had an average outing this year but still, have a very balanced side with Joshua Rasu and Simpson Obed.
Thus, both teams will look to score high and start the game on a positive note in the inaugural match.
Venue: Independence Park, Port Vila
Match Format: T20I, Match 1, T20I tournament
Date: 9th September 2022
Time: 4:00 AM IST
Streaming Platform: Fan Code
This pitch will come very much in handy for the batters as they will look to score big. Bowlers will have a pretty hard time finding wickets on this surface.
Team News & Injury Updates for FJ vs VAN Dream11 Match:
No injury concerns are present on either side. We can expect a good game of cricket between these two sides.
Complete Squad for FJ vs VAN Dream11 Match:
Delaimatuku Maraiwai, Jone Wesele (c), Noa Acawei, Peni Vuniwaqa, Petero Cabebula, Seru Tupou, Sosiceni Delai, Cakacaka Tuapati, Kiti Suliasi Biudole Tavo, Sosiceni Weleilakeba, Tevita Sokokisolomone Waqavakatoga, Metuisela Beitaki (wk), Siteri Tabuisulu (wk), Cakacaka Tikoisuva Cokovaki, Josaia Baleicikoibia, Samuela Draunivudi, Sekove Ravoka
Andrew Mansale, Junior Kaltapau, Ronald Tari, Ruku Chilia, Wamejo Wotu, Godfrey Mangau, Joshua Rasu, Nalin Nipiko, Patrick Matautaava (c), Bettan Viraliliu (wk), Jamal Vira (wk), Jarryd Allen (wk), Apolinaire Stephen, Darren Wotu, Kenny Tari, Obed Yosef, Rival Samson, Simpson Obed, Williamsing Nalisa
Probable Playing XI for FJ vs VAN Dream11 Match:
Although a strong team on paper, Fiji will have to play well against Vanuatu to ensure that they make it to the big stage in October.
Predicted Playing XI:
Metuisela Beitaki (wk), Jone Wesele (c), Petero Cabebula, Seru Tupou, Kiti Suliasi Biudole Tavo, Sosiceni Weleilakeba, Peni Vuniwaqa, Josaia Baleicikobia, Sekove Ravoka, Samuela Draunivudi, Cakacaka Tuapati
Ronald Tari, Bettan Viraliliu (wk), Junior Kaltapau, Joshua Rasu, Nalin Nipiko, Williamsing Nalisa, Simpson Obed, Apolinaire Stephen, Andrew Mansale (c), Jarryd Allen, Darren Wotu
Top Picks for FJ vs VAN Dream11 Match:
Vuniwaqa has been doing really well with both bat and ball for Fiji. With the bat, Vuniwaqa has made 124 runs with an average of 31 and a strike rate of 76.77 in just 5 matches. With the ball, he has taken 5 wickets so far.
Sosiceni has made 16 runs and also has a wicket with an economy rate of 5.5 from the two games that he has played. That’s why he will be a good pick for Fiji.
Allan is a very good wicketkeeper-batsman for Vanuatu who can both bat and keep wickets. In his last 5 matches, Allan has scored 97 runs.
Stephen has 6 wickets to his name in his last four games and will be a very valuable player for Vanuatu in today’s match.
Rasu is very consistent with his performances so far because of which he has 374 runs with an average of 28.76 and a strike rate of 110.65 in 13 matches and also has 5 wickets.
Players to avoid for FJ vs VAN Dream11 Match:
As he has scored only 24 runs in his last five matches and he is currently not in his best form, he must not be picked for today’s match.
Tari has only 137 runs with an average of 15 in 14 matches because of which he is not an ideal pick for today’s match.
Our Playing XI for FJ vs VAN Match 1 Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
FJ vs VAN:
Jarryd Allen, Petero Cabebula, Andrew Mansale (vc), Jone Wesele, Patrick Matautaava, Joshua Rasu (c), Nalin Nipiko, Kiti Suliasi Biudole Tavo, Peni Vuniwaqa, Williamsing Nalisa, Simpson Obed
Looking at the team combinations, Fiji will win this contest.
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