SAL vs MGM is going to be the 1st match of Sharjah CBFS T20 on 8th January at Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah. A joint venture between Sharjah Cricket and TCM Sports Management Pvt.Ltd is working to promote domestic leagues and bring talented cricketers to the forefront where eight teams will be battling for the title. Jason Cook and Roshan Khan will be among the young players in the Savannah Lions CC squad, captained by Juandre Kruger. On the other hand, MGM Cricket Club will be led by Ansar Khan, with Shoaib Malik, Rahul Chopra, and Bilal Asif in the squad. Both teams will be playing their inaugural match and attempt to kickstart it with a win.
Time: 06.00 p.m. IST
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Where to watch: Live on Fancode
A good pitch awaits the two sides in Sharjah with a nice and even bounce on offer. Although the bowlers should get the ball to move around a bit, the batsmen should have a significant say in the proceedings. Both teams will look to bat first and post a total of at least 150 in this match.
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The temperature is forecasted to hover around 21°C on the matchday with 53% humidity and 6 km/hr wind speed. The weather will be clear and have no chances of precipitation during the match.
Probable XI for SAL vs MGM
Savannah Lions CC: Juandre Kruger(c&wk), Jason Cook, Matthew Netwon, Khalid Maharoof, Ali Gohar, Mitchell Van Wyk, Rodwell Chigome, Roshan Khan, Andries Venter, Nathan Anthony Martin, Shaun Fabe
MGM Cricket Club: Rahul Chopra(wk), Ansar Khan(c), Muhammad Hafiz, Waqas Ali, Mayank Chowdhary, Shoaib Malik, Bilal Asif, Zahoor Khan, Niaz Khan, Danish Qureshi, Mehboob Ali
Top Picks for SAL vs MGM Dream 11
Rahul Chopra is the best option from the wicketkeeper section. He’s been in excellent form and has constantly delivered. In 23 matches, he has scored 228 runs. In this game, he has the potential to be the match-winner.
Ansar Khan is a strong contender for captaincy or vice-captaincy choice for your SAL vs MGM Dream 11 fantasy team. He is a powerful batter who contributes vital runs in the middle of the order. In 101 games, he has accumulated 2223 runs and taken seven wickets. He has the potential to be a game-changing pick.
Shoaib Malik, the star player from Pakistan, is a versatile player. He’s a superb all-rounder who can steal the show with his performance. In 124 T20I matches, he has scored 2435 runs and picked up 28 wickets.
Roshan Khan is a player who could prove to be a reliable bowler. He has 22 wickets to his name in 18 matches and can also score some handy runs with the bat. He could be a viable pick in this match.
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Dream 11 Fantasy Team 1 For SAL vs MGM
Batters – Muhammad Hafiz Kaleem, Ansar Khan, Matthew Newton
Bowlers – Zahoor Khan, Niaz Khan, Roshan Khan
All-rounder – Shoaib Malik(VC), Bilal Asif(C), Mitchell Van Wyk, Rodwell Chigome
Wicket-Keeper – R Chopra
Dream 11 Fantasy Team 2 For SAL vs MGM
Batters – Muhammad Hafiz (C), Ansar Khan, Matthew Newton
Bowlers – Zahoor Khan, Andries Venter, Roshan Khan
All-rounders – Shoaib Malik, Bilal Asif (VC), Mitchell Van Wyk
Wicket-Keeper – Juandre Kruger, Rahul Chopra
Considering the team combination of MGM CC, they are expected to win this game.