Germany and the Philippines will lock horns in the 7th Place Play-off of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2022 on Thursday, February 24. Al Amerat Cricket Ground (Ministry Turf 2, Al Amerat will host the encounter.
Germany, led by Venkatraman Ganesan, lost all three of their matches and finished bottom of Group B. Thereafter, Canada defeated them by six wickets in the 5th Place Semi-Finals on February 22.
After being put in to bat, Germany scored 131 for six. Michael Richardson top-scored for them with a 26-ball knock of 35. Salman Nazar picked up three wickets for Canada. Dieter Khan got three scalps for Germany but Canada chased down the target in 19.3 overs after Matthew Spoors’ 55-ball 73.
The Philippines, led by Jonathan Hill, haven’t had much to cheer for in the tournament. They finished bottom of Group A with a disastrous net run rate of -7.466. Most recently, Bahrain defeated them by 91 runs in the 7th Place Semi-Finals on February 22.
After batting first, Bahrain racked up a humongous score of 191 for five on the board. Prashant Kurup’s 48-ball knock of 74 led the charge for Bahrain. Shahbaz Badar also made 44 off 34. Thereafter, Bahrain restricted the Philippines to 100 for nine.
Germany is placed at the 4th spot in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier A, 2022 Group A points table with losses from their 3 matches of the league. J Broad is the top run-scorer for Germany with 119 runs at a strike rate of 111. He has struck 12 fours and one six. VB Chikkannaiah has also made 69 runs at a strike rate of 100.D Klein has been the best bowler for Germany and has picked up 5 wickets while bowling at an average of 22 and an economy rate of 7.56.
Philippines are placed at the 4th spot in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier A, 2022 Group B points table with losses from their 3 matches of the league.DC Smith is the top run-scorer for the Philippines with 62 runs at a strike rate of 79. He has struck 5 fours. J Alegra has also made 42 runs at a strike rate of 72.HER Tyler has been the best bowler for the Philippines and has picked up 3 wickets while bowling at an average of 41 and an economy rate of 11.27.
Match: Germany vs Philippines, 7th Place Play-off
Date and Time: February 24, 2022; 11:30 AM IST.
Venue: Al Amerat Cricket Ground (Ministry Turf 2), Al Amerat.
GERMANY VS PHILIPPINES PITCH REPORT
The pitch at the venue has been a fairly decent one for batting so far in the mega event. But the deck has favored the team, batting first to some extent. A high-scoring game seems to be on the cards.
CANADA VS BAHRAIN WEATHER REPORT
The playing conditions will be warm with no chance of rain. The temperature will be around the 27-degree Celsius mark. The humidity won’t be on the higher side either.
GERMANY VS PHILIPPINES MATCH PREDICTION
The Philippines have looked completely clueless in the tournament and hence, are yet to win a game. Germany is also yet to register a win, but they look like a stronger unit than the Philippines. Germany is the firm favorite for the game.
Prediction: Germany to win the match.