Waratah pegged to lift Darwin and District ODI title by beating Pint CC - get tips and prediction
The Darwin and District ODI Cricket Competition 2021 final will be played between Pint Cricket Club INC (PT) and Waratah Cricket Club (WCC) at the Marrara Cricket Ground in Australia on Sunday, May 30.
Waratah Cricket Club finished the league stage of the tournament at the top of the table by winning four of their five matches. They secured 18 points with a net run rate of 1.444. The Pint Cricket Club INC finished second with 16 points from five matches and an NRR of 1.004.
PT vs WCC Dream11 prediction
Given the fact that WCC ended the league stage at the top of the standings, they are likely to have a psychological edge and are regarded as the in-form side, making them favourites to lift the trophy. Apart from their form, WCC will also have fond memories of beating PT comprehensively by 10 wickets in their last match in the league stage.
PT vs WCC fantasy team picks for Darwin and District T20
Top tip: Best batsmen
PT batsman Joshua Neill is a promising prospect going into the final match. The middle-order batsman has been averaging a decent 48.8 at the Marrara Cricket Ground. PT’s last match against WCC saw Neil playing a solid 32-run knock and fantasy team owners can expect something similar on Sunday.
WCC skipper Isaac Conway will be the main batsman from their camp. The opener's 75-run knock against PT in the last match saw his team chasing 167 runs in just 34.3 overs. Conway has tallied 327 runs in five matches and has been one of the most consistent players in the tournament.
Top tip: Best bowlers
PT's Blade Baxter was the standout performer with the leather regardless of his side's heavy defeat against WCC. Bowling nine overs, Baxter conceded just 32 runs and he will look to work his magic on Sunday as well.
Dylan Hunter was the go-to bowler for skipper Conway in WCC's last match against PT. The player took four wickets in 8.1 overs and conceded just 17 runs to inflict misery on the PT batsmen. Hunter has seven wickets in five matches so far.
Top tip: All-rounder and wicket-keeper
Hunter will remain the best all-rounder from both sides going into the crucial clash. The player has tallied 199 runs in five matches so far, apart from taking seven wickets. He is likely to fetch more points than any other player from the two teams.
Unfortunately, neither WCC nor PT boast exceptional wicket-keepers. Hence, going with WCC's Cooper Zobel will be a safe option. The lower-order batsman has hardly gotten the opportunity to bat in the tournament so far, but his team's winning run means he has garnered 61 fantasy points.
PT vs WCC probable playing XI
Pint Cricket Club INC probable XI: A Umpherston, I Conway (captain), A Chandrasinghe, J Caderamanpulle, I D Gange, D Hunter, Y Pednekar, R Wilson, M Weerasinghe, U Weerasinghe, C Zobel (wicket-keeper)
Waratah Cricket Club probable XI: B Speake, C Hassett, J Neill, L Bangs, J Ramage (wicket-keeper), B Baxter, S Wijegunarathna, M Nawaz, M Tahir, P Gallow, T Grose (captain)
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