KEN vs NIG Dream11 Prediction: In the Match 9 of the Uganda T20I tri-series 2021, Kenya will be locking horns with the Nigeria team on 16 September at the Entebbe Cricket Oval in Entebbe. This will be the third time in this tri-nation series when Kenya will be meeting Nigeria. On all those three occasions, Kenya have come out unbeaten in a great manner.
In the most recent meeting between these two teams in the ongoing Uganda T20I tri-series, Kenya registered a fantastic 61-run win over Nigeria at the same venue. Kenya also emerged victorious over Nigeria by comprehensive margins in the previous two matches between these two teams. Kenya haven’t lost a single match in this tri-nation series. On the other side, Nigeria have suffered five consecutive defeats and are yet to pick up their first victory.
This will be the ninth consecutive match in the ongoing Uganda T20I tri-series. All the matches of this ongoing tri-nation series have been played at the same place, which is the Entebbe Cricket Oval in Entebbe. The last match between these two scheduled to be held on 15 September got washed out due to persistent rain.
Fixture Name: Match 9, Kenya vs Nigeria
Competition: Uganda T20I Tri-Series
Date: 16 September
Time: 12:30 PM IST
Ground: Entebbe Cricket Oval, Entebbe
Pitch Report: The pitch at the Entebbe Cricket Oval will have conditions going in favour of the bowlers to a great extent as seen in this Uganda T20I tri-series so far. However, the batters will also get a bit of assistance due to the good amount of bounce available. 140-150 will once again be the par total and bowling first will be a safe option. This will be a great contest between the bat and ball.
While taking in consideration the performances of both Kenya and Nigeria in this tri-series so far, it will be a good move to include more Kenya players in your fantasy cricket teams. It will also be important to pick a mixed combination of batsmen and bowlers to increase the chances of winning big contests. Also, taking more of Nigeria players should be avoided.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Irfan Karim
BATSMEN: Alex Obanda, Gurdeep Singh, Prosper Useni, Sesan Adedeji
ALL-ROUNDERS: Shem Ngoche, Vincent Adewoye
BOWLERS: Peter Aho, Nehemiah Odhiambo, Vraj Patel, Peter Koech
This will be the final match for Nigeria in this Uganda T20I tri-series since they are yet to open their winning account and will be hoping to end their campaign on a high note. However, fittingly Kenya will have the upper hand in this contest due to their domination in this tri-nation series. Therefore, Kenya are expected to win this game and register their fourth win.
Kenya’s performance in the batting department has been really impressive scoring more than 150 runs in the first match, winning the second by 8 wickets and putting up 162 runs on the board in the third game. For Kenya, Irfan Karim has been the top performer smashing 67 runs against Uganda and scoring 58 in the most recent game. In the bowling department, Nehemiah Odhiambo, Vraj Patel and Peter Langat have looked in a good touch.
For Kenya, Gurdeep Singh has shown the signs of putting up crucial performances at the top with the bat in this tri-nation series so far. Gurdeep smacked a fine knock of 44 runs off 35 balls in the previous game against Nigeria. He also picked up two vital wickets with the ball in the same match. In the opening match against Uganda, Gurdeep Singh scored 27 runs.
Kenya’s wicket-keeper batsman Irfan Karim is coming into this game in an amazing form as he played a brilliant innings of 55 runs off 46 balls that included 5 fours and 1 six against Nigeria in the previous outing. Irfan also smacked a remarkable knock of 65 runs off 54 balls in the first game against Uganda. He will be a key player in this match as well because he has already scored two fifties in this tri-series
KEN Playing 11 (likely)
Things have turned out really diminishing for Nigeria in this Uganda T20I tri-series as they have lost all of their five games. They need to improve their performances both in the batting as well as bowling departments in order to challenge a quality side like Kenya in this match. Sesan Adedeji notched up a fine fifty in the game against Uganda and he will be looking to continue his fine form while Prosper Useni has done well with the ball.
For Nigeria, Prosper Useni registered impressive figures of 2 for 30 in the last game against Uganda. Also, he has bowled really well on a consistent basis in this tri-series against Uganda and Kenya. He took two crucial wickets and ended up conceding just 17 runs in his four overs in the previous match against Kenya. Prosper Useni has picked up a wicket in every match of this tri-series so far.
Nigeria’s Sesan Adedeji smashed a wonderful performance in the last match against Uganda scoring 67 runs off 58 balls with the bat and also took a crucial wicket. Sesan has a career best score of 51 in T20I cricket and has composed more than 150 runs in just 10 innings. In the previous match against Uganda, he smashed 38 runs off 24 balls. He will now be looking to contribute in the best of manner in this game against Kenya.
NIG Playing 11 (likely)
Watch the Uganda T20I Tri Series Live score and streaming on FanCode. All the players stats and match scores along with exciting live ball-to-ball commentary will be available on FanCode. There will a great experience of entertainment as both these associate teams, Kenya and Nigeria have some exciting players in their respective line-ups who will been keen to do well.
The Uganda T20I tri-series between Uganda, Kenya and Nigeria will not be broadcasted on the television in India. The television broadcasting rights was not available for this tri-nation series and the live streaming will be available only at the online platform on the FanCode app. It will be a great expedition to witness the some exciting cricketing action in the Kenya vs Nigeria game
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