It will be an inconsequential match in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Americas Region Final when the two eliminated teams USA and Cayman Islands take on each other in the 9th match of the competition. Both teams have been pretty below par in the tournament so far and have hardly tested the two big teams Canada and Bermuda.
Cayman Islands is yet to win a match in the tournament while USA won their other clash against the same opposition and that remains their only victory in the tournament so far.
Match 9: Cayman Islands vs USA
Venue: White Hill Field, Sandys Parish
Date and Time: 24th August, 7:30 PM IST
Team News of Cayman Islands, Expected XI and squad
Barring Gregory Strydom, the former Zimbabwe batsmen none of the Cayman Island top-order batters has done a reasonable job for their nation. Hence they stand in this position. Their bowling line-up has also come under the scanner but they don’t have many options in their reserve bench either. It could be yet another loss for the Cayman Islands tomorrow.
Cayman Islands Predicted Playing XI
C Hauptfleisch, Sacha DeAlwis, Gregory Strydom, D Cato, A Gavade, C Wright, Luke Harrington Myers, A Ifill, T Taylor, Alessandro Morris, P Manning.
Cayman Islands squad
Chad Hauptfleisch (wk), Sacha De Alwis, Darren Cato, Gregory Smith, Omar Willis, Zachary McLaughlin, Akhilesh Gavade, Luke Harrington Myers, Conroy Wright, Paul Manning, Alistair Ifill, Alessandro Morris, Troy Taylor, Kervin Ebanks
They have already been eliminated from the tournament after their defeat to Canada in the previous clash. Xavier Marshall has looked in good shape and has been a consistent run-scorer for them. The likes of Hayden Walsh have also done a good job. In a dead rubber, the USA will hope to finish the last leg of the tournament with a victory.
USA Predicted Playing XI
Jaskaran Malhotra, Xavier Marshall, Steven Taylor, Hayden Walsh, Monank Patel, Timroy Allen, Saurabh Netravalkar, Cameron Gannon, Nisarg Patel, Timil Patel, Aaron Jones
Jaskaran Malhotra, Xavier Marshall, Steven Taylor, Hayden Walsh, Monank Patel, Timil Patel, Timroy Allen, Saurabh Netravalkar, Ali Khan, Nisarg Patel, Jasdeep Singh, Aaron Jones, Karima Gore, Cameron Gannon
Wicketkeepers: Jaskaran Malhotra, Xavier Marshall
Batsmen: Steven Taylor, Omar Willis, Darren Cato & Gregory Strydom
All-rounders: Hayden Walsh, Paul Manning
Bowlers: Saurabh Netravalkar, Cameron Gannon, Troy Taylor
Gregory Strydom: He is a good batsman and has a good record in Zimbabwe colours. He scored a couple of half-centuries in Zimbabwe colours. For Cayman Islands, he has been the most consistent batsman of the tournament. Hence he is a reasonable choice as a captain in the dead rubber.
Darren Cato- He might not be an automatic choice but given his credentials with the bat, Cato might be a wildcard when the captain choice pops up.