After an entire day of rain in Harare, which saw two matches getting abandoned, the city will finally look forward to the final day of the Domestic T20 cricket competition 2019. But before the all-awaited final, a play-off match for the 3rd place will be played between Mashonaland Eagles and Mid West Rhinos on Sunday, March 17, 2019. The match will be played at the Harare Sports Club in Harare and the venue will also host the final match later that same afternoon. Matabeleland Tuskers and Mountaineers will contest in the final.
The tournament has been really closely fought by all the four teams and their performances have lit up all the games of the tournament. So far, the matches have been interesting with tough fight put on by all the sides and as the final day approaches, as cricket lover everyone would hope to see a couple of thrilling matches.
Even after doing their best Mid West Rhinos won just two from their six matches with three losses and one no-result. They finished fourth on the points table with only 10 points. On the other hand, Mashonaland Eagles played their six games and won only two games out of that. They also lose two games and two of their matches were happened to be called off. After collecting 12 points, they finished as the third-ranked side in the business end of the tournament.
ME vs MWR 3rd place play-off Team News:
Both the teams should continue with their similar sides without making any more changes to their line-ups. With no changes in place, the teams will hope to get the job done with their best players in.
MASHONALAND EAGLES SQUAD:
CT Mutombodzi (C), RW Chakabva, E Chigumbura, M Faraz Akram, TN Garwe, D Jakiel, TS Kamunhukamwe, R Magarira, PT Mambo, BS Mudzinganyama, T Mufudza, TK Musakanda, R Mutumbami (WK), R Ngarava, C Zhuwao
MIDWEST RHINOS SQUAD:
PJ Moor (C & WK), RP Burl, M Chikowero, MT Chinouya, TS Chisoro, KM Jarvis, N Madziva, CTB Masike, PS Masvaure, B Mavuta, NP Mayavo, SF Mire, AJ Moor, CT Mumba, V Sibanda
Look no further from Peter Moor of MWR, who is a fantastic wicket-keeper batsman with even runs at the international cricket level.
Players like Solomon Mire and Ryan Burl of MWR have found some success with the bat in this year’s competition and you can place your money on them. Vusi Sibanda can be picked as well, considering his experience.
Brian Mudzinganyama and Elton Chigumbura are some other batsmen from the ME side who can be worthy picks for you.
T Chisoro is someone who can deliver strongly with the ball and the bat in hand. T Garwe is another player who is worthy to be picked in this category.
For this crucial game, bowlers will be under the pump and it is safe to place your money on the much-experienced performers like Kyle Jarvis and B Mavuta from the MWR side. On the other hand, you can pick R Ngarava and R Magarira from the ME side are someone who has performed up to the mark this season.
Fantasy team for the 3rd place playoff