Matabeleland Tuskers and Mountaineers will face each other head to head in the 11th Match of Zimbabwe’s domestic T20 cup. This match is scheduled to be played on 16th March at 1:00 PM IST. Matabeleland Tuskers are leading the points table with two wins from 4 games. Whereas, Mountaineers are in the second position with two wins in 4 matches..
This the second time, Matabeleland and Mountaineers will play against each other in the domestic tournament. In their previous battle, Matabeleland Tuskers gave a decent target of 176 runs, but Mountaineers didn’t even come close to the mark and were all out on 69 runs. Now, Mountaineers have a second chance to cover up their last disgusting defeat against Matabeleland and come back strong in their coming matches. Its do or die situation for both the teams.
Four teams are participating in this domestic tournament – Matabeleland Tuskers, Mountaineers, Mid West Rhino, Mashonaland Eagles. All the team will play six games each. The competition is being performed under the round robin format and knockout round. Top two teams will make their place in the finals of the tournament. Whereas, a playoff will also be played for the third place. Mis West Rhino and Eagles are at the bottom of the points table. Mountaineers will play their 5th match against Mashonaland Eagles, whereas Tuskers will play against Mid West Rhino on 15th March i.e. today. Currently, Tuskers are 52-2 in 6 overs against Rhinos.
When and Where:
MOU vs MT
16th March, Friday at 01:00 PM
Last meeting at Venue:
Mountaineers 69/10 lost to Matabeleland Tuskers 175/6, 8th match, March 14th
Last four matches:
Matabeleland Tuskers: W, L, L, W
Mountaineers: L, W, W, L
Matabeleland Tuskers: BB Chari, CR Ervine, ST Handirisi, C Kunje, TP Maruma, E Masuku, TM Mboyi, CB Mpofu, N Mpofu, TR, Mupariwa, C Ncube, A Ndlovu (c), J Nyumbu, CK Tshuma, SC Williams
Mountaineers: TL Chatara, T Kagumba, I Kaia, R Kaia, KT Kasuza, T Maruma, H Masakadza, SW Masakadza, WP Masakadza, WT Mashinge, N M’shangwe, F Mutizwa, VM Nyauchi, KL Sauramba, DT Tiripano, TE Tsiga
Mountaineers: F Mutizwa hasn’t been able to perform in his last two games, so he can be seen on the bench for this match.
Matabeleland: There are doubts regarding C Kunje, whether he will play or not in this game.
Probably playing XI:
Mountaineers: KT Kasuza, I Kaia, T Maruma, R Kaia, F Mutizwa (WK), SW Masakadza, DT Tiripano (C), N M’shangwe, WT Mashinge, WP Masakadza, TL Chatara.
Matabeleland Tuskers: BB Chari, C Ervin, S Williams, C Ncube, T Shumba, TM Mboyi, A Ndlovu (c), C Mpofu, Ck Tshuma, ST Handirisi, C Junje (Doubt)
MOU vs MT Dream11 Prediction:
F Mutizwa (wk)
BB Chari (c)
SC Williams (vc)