Rain is the only thing that has been in action in the last two days of the Chinese Professional Baseball League. On Thursday, two matches are lined up in the tournament and one of them will be played between Chinatrust Brothers and Rakuten Monkeys.
Both teams have been in tremendous form and heading the points table currently. This match could also be termed as a top of the table clash. The Rakuten Monkeys are leading the way with 16 wins and 6 losses from 22 matches, whereas, Chinatrust Brothers have won 12 and lost 13 from 25 matches.
This would also be the 9th meeting between the two sides in the first round of the competition. In the previous 8 instances, the Monkeys have had the better of their opponents on 6 occasions, whereas, the Brothers have won twice.
Time: 04:05 PM IST
Chinatrust Brothers: LWLWW
Rakuten Monkeys: WWLWL
Chinatrust Brothers won: 01
Rakuten Monkeys won: 04
Here we come up with Dream11 Fantasy Baseball prediction and team news.
Unlike Cricket or Football where 11 players take the field, in Baseball only 9 players are allowed to take the field.
Chinatrust Brothers: Liao Yi-Chung, Chan Tzu-Hsien, Chang Chih-Hao, Chiang Kun-Yu, Zheng Zhi-Hao, Wang Wei-Chen, Su Wei-Da, Chen Tzu-Hao, Wu Dongrong (Doubt: Ariel Miranda)
Rakuten Monkeys: Lin Li, Lin Hung-Yu, Chen Chen-Wei, Lan Yin-Lu, Chu Yu-Hsien, Lin Cheng-Fei, Lin Zhi-Ping, Kuo Yen-Wen, Cheng Chin
The table-toppers Rakuten Monkeys, are least expected to tinker with their lineup.
From the last 4 matches, Chen Chen-Wei has accumulated 3 runs and should be considered as a choice in fantasy teams. Lin Zhi-Ping scored 2 runs in the last game against Fubon Guardians from 3 hits. He also will be among the sure starters. Skipper Lin Li is another safe bet from the Monkeys.
Chinatrust Brothers will bank upon the likes of Wei Wei-Cheng who scored 3 runs from 4 hits in the last game against Uni-Lions.
Among others, Wu Dongrong and Zhang Zhihao both got 2 runs each from 1 and 2 hits respectively. They also can be considered in the fantasy team.
In Baseball, the pitcher changes in every one or two games. This means the pitchers from both sides will not be the same from the last game and we will be updating it once the lineups are out.
IF: C Chen-Wei (VC), C Chin, C Tzu-Hao, C Chih-Hao
OF: L Chih-Peng, L Li (C), C Kun-Yu
P: J Nicolino
C: L Chien-Fu
Team will be updated once the lineups are out. Stay Tuned