Bahrain will take on the Philippines in the 14th match of the tournament on Tuesday. Bahrain is making solid progress at the highest level and played improbable cricket in this tournament. They missed out on qualifying to the semi-finals by a mere margin. This is a learning curve and they have gained valuable experience from this competition. They beat mighty UAE in their final league fixture by 2 runs which is one of the biggest upsets in this tournament.
The Philippines on the other hand became an easy fish for the opposition in this competition. They lost all their matches quite easily and finished at the bottom of the Group B standings with no points to their name.
Bahrain vs. Philippines, Match 14
Venue: AI Amerat Cricket Ground (Ministry Turf 2), AI Amerat
Date & Time: 22nd February, at 11:30 AM IST and 10:00 AM Local Time
BAHRAIN VS PHILIPPINES, MATCH 14 PITCH REPORT:
It’s a batting-friendly wicket with less assistance for the bowlers. Anything more than 160 is easily defendable here and whoever wins the toss should bat first.
TOP PICKS – BAHRAIN
Sarfraz Ali had an incredible tournament with both bat and ball. The Bahrain skipper has scored 116 runs in 3 matches at an average of 58 and picked up 3 wickets at an economy of 6.8.
David Mathias is making his mark at the international level from match to match. He has added 89 runs in 3 matches in this competition with the highest score of 46.
TOP PICKS – PHILIPPINES
Daniel Christopher Smith is the only batter who looked good for the Philippines. In 3 matches in this tournament, he has scored 62 runs with the highest score of 35 and even picked up a wicket.
Jordan Alegra has batted in 2 innings in this tournament and managed to score 29 runs at a strike rate of 82.85.
BAHRAIN VS PHILIPPINES MATCH PREDICTION
Bahrain vs. Philippines Bahrain is expected to win this match.