Ipswich and Sunshine Coast will face each other in the third match of the KFC Max T20 2023 on Saturday, 26 August 2023 at Allan Border Field, Brisbane. Both teams are looking for their first win in the tournament after losing their opening games.
Ipswich: A strong batting line-up
Ipswich have a strong batting line-up with the likes of Leo Carter, Jack Wood, Josh Clarkson and Michael Rae. Carter scored a brilliant 71 off 42 balls in the first match against Gold Coast, while Wood and Clarkson chipped in with useful contributions. However, their bowling was not up to the mark as they conceded 200 runs and lost by 18 runs.
Ipswich will hope to improve their bowling performance and restrict Sunshine Coast to a low total. They have some experienced bowlers like Michael Rae, Jake Lintott and Benji Floros who can make an impact with the ball.
Sunshine Coast: A balanced team
Sunshine Coast have a balanced team with a mix of youth and experience. They have some explosive batsmen like MW Harvey, Sam Truloff, D Cummins and Liam Scott who can score runs at a quick pace. Scott scored a quick-fire 48 off 25 balls in the first match against Brisbane, but could not prevent his team from losing by six wickets.
Sunshine Coast also have some quality bowlers like T Engelbrecht, B Murphy, K Ekanayake and A Maidment who can trouble the opposition batsmen. Engelbrecht took three wickets in the first match and was the most economical bowler for his team.
Dream11 Prediction: Who to pick?
Both teams have some star players who can make a difference in the Dream11 fantasy cricket game. Here are some of the players who can be picked for the Dream11 team:
- Captain: J Clarkson (IPS): He is an all-rounder who can bat well in the middle order and bowl some handy overs. He scored 32 off 18 balls and took one wicket in the first match.
- Vice-Captain: L Scott (SSC): He is another all-rounder who can score runs at a fast rate and bowl some tight overs. He scored 48 off 25 balls and took one wicket in the first match.
- Wicketkeeper: J Lenton (SSC): He is a reliable wicketkeeper-batsman who can provide some stability to the batting order. He scored 21 off 15 balls in the first match.
- Batsmen: L Carter (IPS), M Harvey (SSC), N Selman (SSC): Carter is a top-order batsman who can score big runs and set the tone for his team. He scored 71 off 42 balls in the first match. Harvey and Selman are aggressive batsmen who can take on any bowler and score runs quickly. Harvey scored 28 off 16 balls and Selman scored 23 off 13 balls in the first match.
- All-Rounders: J Wood (IPS), H Wood (IPS): J Wood is a versatile all-rounder who can bat well in the lower order and bowl some effective overs. He scored 19 off 9 balls and took one wicket in the first match. H Wood is a young all-rounder who can provide some depth to the batting and bowling departments. He scored 14 off 7 balls and took one wicket in the first match.
- Bowlers: M Rae (IPS), T Engelbrecht (SSC), B Murphy (SSC): Rae is an experienced bowler who can bowl with pace and accuracy. He took two wickets in the first match. Engelbrecht and Murphy are spinners who can exploit the conditions and trouble the batsmen with their variations. Engelbrecht took three wickets and Murphy took one wicket in the first match.
- Date: Saturday, 26 August 2023
- Time: 10:00 AM IST
- Venue: Allan Border Field, Brisbane
- Live Streaming: You can watch the live streaming of this match on Cricket Australia Live