New Jersey Somerset Cavaliers (NJSC) will face New England Eagles (NEE) in the match 44 of the Minor League CricketT20 on August 25, 2023. The match will be played at the Glenville Cricket Complex in New York.
NJSC are currently second in the Eastern Conference standings with six wins and two losses from eight matches. They have a net run rate of +1.234 and 12 points to their name. NEE are fourth in the same group with four wins and four losses from eight matches. They have a net run rate of -0.113 and eight points to their name.
The two teams have met once before in this tournament, in the match 17 on August 12, 2023. NEE won that match by 43 runs after scoring 111/9 in 20 overs and restricting NJSC to 68/10 in 16.3 overs.
NJSC have a strong batting line-up with the likes of Jasdeep Singh, Elmore Hutchinson and Nisarg Patel, who have scored over 100 runs each in this tournament. Singh is also the leading wicket-taker for NJSC with 14 wickets at an average of 9.64 and an economy of 5.82. Hutchinson and Patel have also chipped in with seven and six wickets respectively.
NEE rely on their bowling attack to defend low totals, as they have done in their last two matches against Empire State Titans and Manhattan Yorkers Saqib Sheikh is the leading run-scorer for NEE with 132 runs at an average of 22 and a strike rate of 120. He is also the joint second-highest wicket-taker for NEE with seven wickets at an average of 16.14 and an economy of 6.57. Ali Khan is the other bowler with seven wickets for NEE, while Sunny Sohal has six wickets to his name.
The pitch at Glenville Cricket Complex is expected to be a low-scoring one, as the average first innings score in this tournament is 103. The team batting first has won four out of six matches here, so the toss could be crucial.
Dream 11 Team Prediction:
Wicket-keeper: Saqib Sheikh
Batsmen: Jasdeep Singh (captain), Elmore Hutchinson, Sunny Sohal, Fahad Babar
All-rounders: Nisarg Patel (vice-captain), Azurdeen Mohammed, Usman Rafiq
Bowlers: Ali Khan, Prashanth Nair, Saurabh Netravalkar