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Match 8 of the CDU Men's Top End T20 Series, 2023  has Melbourne Stars Academy taking on Pakistan Shaheens. The match will be played at the TIO Stadium, Darwin on 2nd August 2023 at 02:30 PM IST.

MSA vs PK-A (Melbourne Stars Academy vs Pakistan Shaheens), Match 8 - Match Information

Match: Melbourne Stars Academy vs Pakistan Shaheens, Match 8
Date: 2nd August 2023
Time: 02:30 PM IST
Venue: TIO Stadium, Darwin

MSA vs PK-A (Melbourne Stars Academy vs Pakistan Shaheens), Match 8 Preview

Melbourne Stars Academy have played 1 match in the series and they are currently ranked fifth on the points table, while Pakistan Shaheens have played 3 matches in the series and they are currently ranked second on the points table.

CDU Men's Top End T20 Series, 2023 Points Table

The points table of CDU Men's Top End T20 Series, 2023  Detailed table of matches played, matches won, matches lost, and Net run-rate.

Team P W L Pts. NRR
NTS 2 2 0 4 +2.179
REN 0 0 0 0 -
PK-A 3 2 1 4 -0.316
PNG 1 1 0 2 +0.200
STA 0 0 0 0 -
AC 2 0 2 0 -1.658
MSA 1 0 1 0 -0.200
MRA 1 0 1 0 -0.400

In the last match played by Melbourne Stars Academy against Papua New Guinea, Papua New Guinea beat Melbourne Stars Academy by 4 runs. The top fantasy player for Melbourne Stars Academy was Arjun Nair who scored 169 fantasy points.

In their last match in this series against Melbourne Renegades Academy, Pakistan Shaheens beat Melbourne Renegades Academy by 8 runs. The top fantasy player for Pakistan Shaheens was Ali Asfand who scored 111 fantasy points.

MSA vs PK-A, TIO Stadium, Darwin Pitch Report and Weather Conditions

The pitch at the TIO Stadium, Darwin is a balanced pitch. The average 1st innings score at this venue in the last 8 matches is 147 runs. The team winning the toss should look to bat first as the majority of the games played on this ground have been won by the team batting first.

Weather Report for TIO Stadium, Darwin

Temperature is expected to be around 26.84 °C with 64% humidity. 4.52 m/s winds are expected.

Pace or Spin?

The venue is suited for both pacers and spinners alike.

MSA vs PK-A Dream11 Prediction: Top Batter and Wicket-Keeper Picks

M - Matches Played, R - Runs, Avg R - Average Runs, W - Wickets, Avg W - Average Wickets, RR - Recent Scores, RW - Recent Wickets

Player M R Avg R W Avg W RR RW
Campbell Kellaway 5 58 11.6 0 0 13, 13, 25, 2, 5 0, 0, 0, 0, 0
Shamyl Hussain 3 150 50 0 0 57, 26, 67 -
Sam Harper 5 141 28.2 0 0 107, 22, 1, 3, 8 -
  1. Campbell Kellaway

    Campbell Kellaway is a batter and has an average of 18 match fantasy points in the last 1 game, a fantasy rating of 7.6 and is a very consistent player in terms of fantasy points. He is a top order batter who bats left-handed. In the recently played 5 matches this player has scored 13, 13, 25, 2, 5 runs averaging 11.6 per match.

  2. Shamyl Hussain

    Shamyl Hussain is a batter and has an average of 72 match fantasy points in the last 3 games, a fantasy rating of 7.6 and is a very consistent player in terms of fantasy points. Shamyl Hussain is a top order opening left-handed batter. In the recently played 3 matches he has scored 57, 26, 67 runs at an average of 50 per match.

  3. Samuel Bryan Harper

    Sam Harper is a wicket-keeper and has an average of 57 match fantasy points in the last 1 game, a fantasy rating of 7.6 and can be a good safe pick for your Dream11 Team. This player is a top order opening right-handed batter and also keeps wickets. In the recently played 5 matches Sam Harper has scored 107, 22, 1, 3, 8 runs at an average of 28.2 per match.

MSA vs PK-A Dream11 Prediction: Top Bowler Picks

M - Matches Played, R - Runs, Avg R - Average Runs, W - Wickets, Avg W - Average Wickets, RR - Recent Scores, RW - Recent Wickets

Player M R Avg R W Avg W RR RW
Aaliyan Mahmood 5 9 1.8 5 1 0, 8, 1, 0, 0 0, 2, 0, 1, 2
Ali Asfand 5 7 1.4 1 0.2 0, 0, 6, 0, 1 0, 0, 1, 0, 0
Harkirat Bajwa 1 0 0 1 1 - 1
  1. Aaliyan Mahmood

    Aaliyan Mahmood is a bowler and has an average of 41 match fantasy points in the last 9 games, a fantasy rating of 8.2 and is a differential player for your Fantasy Team. He bowls off spin and in the recent 5 matches this player has taken 5 wickets at an average of 1.

  2. Ali Asfand

    Ali Asfand is a bowler and has an average of 27 match fantasy points in the last 3 games, a fantasy rating of 7.6 and can be a good safe pick for your Dream11 Team. Ali Asfand bowls slow left-arm orthodox and in the recent 5 matches he has taken 1 wickets at an average of 0.2.

  3. Harkirat Bajwa

    Harkirat Bajwa can be a good safe pick for your Dream11 Team. This player has an average of 37 match fantasy points in the last 1 game and a fantasy rating of 7.6. Harkirat Bajwa bowls right-arm medium and in the last match he has taken 1 wickets at an average of 1.

MSA vs PK-A Dream11 Prediction: Top All-Rounder Picks

M - Matches Played, R - Runs, Avg R - Average Runs, W - Wickets, Avg W - Average Wickets, RR - Recent Scores, RW - Recent Wickets

Player M R Avg R W Avg W RR RW
Ahmed Khan 5 49 9.8 4 0.8 0, 19, 9, 6, 15 0, 1, 0, 3, 0
Sajjad Ali 1 0 0 1 1 - 1
Arafat Minhas 3 44 14.7 3 1 0, 3, 41 1, 2, 0
  1. Ahmed Khan

    Ahmed Khan is an all-rounder and has an average of 38 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 7.8 and is a good to have player for your Fantasy Team. This player bowls right-arm fast and in the last 5 matches Ahmed Khan has taken 0, 1, 0, 3, 0 wickets at an average of 0.8.

  2. Sajjad Ali

    Sajjad Ali is a very consistent player in terms of fantasy points. He has an average of 53 match fantasy points in the last 2 games and a fantasy rating of 7.6. This player is a slow left-arm orthodox bowler and in the recently played match Sajjad Ali has taken 1 wickets at an average of 1.

  3. Arafat Minhas

    Arafat Minhas can be a good safe pick for your Dream11 Team. He has an average of 66 match fantasy points in the last 3 games and a fantasy rating of 7.6. This player is a right-handed batter. In the last 3 matches Arafat Minhas has scored 0, 3, 41 runs averaging 14.7 per match.

MSA vs PK-A Dream11 Prediction: Top Captain and Vice-Captain Picks

M - Matches Played, R - Runs, Avg R - Average Runs, W - Wickets, Avg W - Average Wickets, RR - Recent Scores, RW - Recent Wickets

Player M R Avg R W Avg W RR RW
Aaliyan Mahmood 5 9 1.8 5 1 0, 8, 1, 0, 0 0, 2, 0, 1, 2
Ahmed Khan 5 49 9.8 4 0.8 0, 19, 9, 6, 15 0, 1, 0, 3, 0
Campbell Kellaway 5 58 11.6 0 0 13, 13, 25, 2, 5 0, 0, 0, 0, 0
Faisal Akram 5 2 0.4 3 0.6 0, 0, 2, 0, 0 2, 0, 0, 0, 1
Shawaiz Irfan 2 0 0 0 0 0, 0 -
  1. Aaliyan Mahmood

    Aaliyan Mahmood is a differential player for your Fantasy Team. He has an average of 41 match fantasy points in the last 9 games and a fantasy rating of 8.2. This player is an off spin bowler and in the last 5 matches Aaliyan Mahmood has taken 5 wickets at an average of 1.

  2. Ahmed Khan

    Ahmed Khan is a fairly consistent player in terms of fantasy points. He has an average of 38 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 7.8. This player is a right-arm fast bowler and in the recent 5 matches Ahmed Khan has taken 0, 1, 0, 3, 0 wickets at an average of 0.8.

  3. Campbell Kellaway

    Campbell Kellaway is a safe bet for your Fantasy Team. He has an average of 18 match fantasy points in the last 1 game and a fantasy rating of 7.6. This player is a top order left-handed batter. In the recently played 5 matches Campbell Kellaway has scored 13, 13, 25, 2, 5 runs averaging 11.6 per match.

  4. Faisal Akram

    Faisal Akram can be a good safe pick for your Dream11 Team. He has an average of 22 match fantasy points in the last 2 games and a fantasy rating of 7.6. This player bowls slow left-arm chinaman and in the recently played 5 matches Faisal Akram has taken 3 wickets at an average of 0.6.

  5. Shawaiz Irfan

    Shawaiz Irfan can be a good safe pick for your Dream11 Team. He has an average of 2 match fantasy points in the last 3 games and a fantasy rating of 7.6. This player is a top order opening right-handed batter and also keeps wickets.

MSA vs PK-A Squad Information

Pakistan Shaheens (PK-A) Squad: Rohail Nazir, Irfan Khan, Zeeshan Zameer, Mohammad Imran, Aaliyan Mahmood, Basit Ali, Faisal Akram, Ahmed Khan, Ali Asfand, Sajjad Ali, Shawaiz Irfan, Azan Awais, Arafat Minhas, Shamyl Hussain, Amir Hassan and Wahaj Riaz

Melbourne Stars Academy (MSA) Squad: Harry Dixon, Sam Harper, Arjun Nair, Tom O'Donnell, Xavier Crone, Sam Elliott, Cameron McClure, Wil Parker, Harkirat Bajwa, Campbell Kellaway, Thomas Rogers, Reiley Mark and Harrish Kannan

MSA vs PK-A Possible Playing XI

Pakistan Shaheens (PK-A) Possible Playing XI: Shamyl Hussain, Irfan Khan, Rohail Nazir, Basit Ali, Shawaiz Irfan, Aaliyan Mahmood, Ali Asfand, Faisal Akram, Arafat Minhas, Sajjad Ali and Ahmed Khan

Melbourne Stars Academy (MSA) Possible Playing XI: Harry Dixon, Sam Harper, Thomas Rogers, Harrish Kannan, Campbell Kellaway, Tom O'Donnell, Harkirat Bajwa, Wil Parker, Xavier Crone, Arjun Nair and Sam Elliott

MSA vs PK-A MyTeam11 Team Today

Wicket-Keeper: Shawaiz Irfan

Batters: Campbell Kellaway, Harry Dixon and Thomas Rogers

All-Rounders: Ahmed Khan, Arafat Minhas and Sajjad Ali

Bowlers: Aaliyan Mahmood, Ali Asfand, Faisal Akram and Harkirat Bajwa

Captain: Aaliyan Mahmood

Vice-Captain: Ahmed Khan

Photo credit: Alamy

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