KEN vs NIG Dream11 Prediction: In the third match of the Uganda T20I Tri Series, Kenya will be crossing swords with the Nigeria side at the Entebbe Cricket Oval in Entebbe on 11 September.
The Kenya team registered an amazing 22-run victory in the second match of the Uganda T20I Tri Series against the hosts Uganda side. For Kenya, wicket-keeper batsman Irfan Karim played a match-winning innings of 67 runs off 54 balls while Nehemiah Odhiambo took three crucial wickets with the ball. Earlier the first match of the tri-nation series between Kenya and Uganda ended in a no result fixture.
Fixture Name: Match 3, Kenya vs Nigeria
Competition: Uganda T20I Tri-Series
Date: 11 September
Time: 12:30 PM IST
Ground: Entebbe Cricket Oval, Entebbe
Pitch Report: The surface at the Entebbe Cricket Oval had enough help for the bowlers in the second match of the tri-series and things were difficult for batsmen. The spinners also got some consistent assistance from the pitch and conditions are expected to be the same for this game as well. Thus, batting first will be a safe option.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Irfan Karim
BATSMEN: Rushab Patel, Alex Obanda, Chimezie Onwuzulike
ALL-ROUNDERS: Eugene Maneno, Shem Ngoche, Isaac Okpe, Mohammed Taiwo
BOWLERS: Nelson Odhiambo, Elijah Otieno, Sylvester Okpe
After winning their previous match of the tri-series against the home team, Kenya will surely start as the favourites in this third match against Nigeria. It is expected to be an exciting contest as both the teams have some talented players in their line-up who would be keen to showcase their talent and skills at the big stage. It will be a good move to pick more all-rounders in your respective fantasy teams.
The Kenya captain Shem Ngoche did not had a good performance with the bat in the last match but he gave away just 24 runs in his quota of four overs. Shem Ngoche has an impressive T20I record both with the bat and ball. He has performed really well in the recent while at the international level. Shem Ngoche Stats in T20Is – 35 wickets and 108 runs in 30 matches.
Nigeria skipper Joshua Ayannike has played a handful of T20I games so far in his short career. He is not an experienced name when it comes to the international circuit. Joshua has featured in only three T20I matches for the Nigeria national cricket team so far. Joshua Ayannike Stats in T20Is – 44 runs in 3 matches at a strike-rate of 102.32.
Kenya’s wicket-keeper batsman Irfan Karim scored a remarkable half-century innings in the last win for his team against Uganda in this tri-nation series and thus, he could be the potential Man of the Match contender in this game as well. Irfan Karim Stats in T20Is – 353 runs in 18 games at a strike-rate of 100 including three fifties.
Kenya skipper Shem Ngoche will be an important player for his team in this match due to his brilliant T20I record both with the bat and ball. He was quite economical with the ball in the previous match against Uganda where he conceded just 24 runs in his quota of four overs that included a maiden as well. Shem Ngoche Stats in T20Is – 35 wickets and 108 runs in 30 matches.
For Kenya, wicket-keeper Irfan Karim smashed a vital knock of 67 runs off 54 deliveries that included 6 fours and 1 six. Irfan also has an amazing record at the international level in the shortest format of the game. He has smacked a total of three half-centuries in T20I cricket. Irfan Karim Stats in T20Is – 353 runs in 18 games at a strike-rate of 100 including three fifties.
Injury Update, Unavailability
Expected Team Changes
KEN Playing 11 (likely)
For the Nigeria team, Isaac Okpe has done excellently well as an all-rounder for his team in Twenty20 international cricket. Isaac Okpe Stats in T20Is – 84 runs and 6 wickets in 8 matches.
Nigeria batsman Chimezie Onwuzulike is an impactful player in the T20I format. He has done well in his short T20I career. Chimezie Onwuzulike Stats in T20Is – 122 runs in 9 innings.
Injury Update, Unavailability
Expected Team Line-up
NIG Playing 11 (likely)
Watch Uganda T20I Tri Series Live score and streaming on YouTube.
The series will not be broadcasted on television in India.
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