|Simulation Cricket Authority: Banglacricket.com, Saintsational.com, Webhostingtalk.com Tri-Series: Series previewBanglacricket.com, Saintsational.com, Webhostingtalk.com Tri-Series: Series preview - November 20, 2006: 06:13:58
SCAN (Simulation Cricket Authority News)
It has been a big week for Banglacricket.com. Making their international comeback after over 6 months out of the game, they lost the Only Test to Saintsational.com by a large margin, leading to the dismissal of their captain James90.
For this 4 ODI tri-series, Banglacricket.com have appointed AsifTheManRahman as captain. A wise move seen by most, due to the fact that he is one of only 2 members of the Banglacricket.com XI to have had prior ODI experience.
The other person, is Ehsan, who captained Banglacricket.com to a win against CricketMX.com earlier this year.
There is a lot of uncertainty in the Saintsational.com camp, as to who exactly will take the field in a couple of days time against Webhostingtalk.com. HarveysDeciple has been putting his hand up, making saint_mite well aware of his ODI average of 46, but it is expected that saint_mite will select the same lineup from the Test match win against Banglacricket.com.
Should this be the case, it could be a lifeline for saint patrick, who scored a duck in his only Test innings, and is yet to make any ODI appearances.
As for Webhostingtalk.com, in a shock move by Equentity - Jamie, star batsman (ODI average of 64.60, Test average of 120.00), captain (50% success rate in ODI's, 100% in Test's) and bowler (2 wickets at an average of 4.5 in ODI's), fremont and UnitedPakistan have been given another chance.
In 2 ODI's each, fremont has made just 17 runs at number 3, while UnitedPakistan has taken only 2 wickets at over 30 apiece.
Number one ranked ODI batsman, joomlaguy.com, was unable to find a place in the XI, despite an ODI average of 89.67.
Everyone is expecting a close series, that will no doubt come down to the wire. Banglacricket.com (ranked #4 in ODI team rankings) will be quietly confident of coming away with the series win, but you can't write off Saintsational.com (#7) who have just come off their first big win in quite some time.
Meanwhile, Webhostingtalk.com (#8) could be the surprise packet, considering the number of star players they have at their disposal.
Banglacricket.com go into Game 1 as slight favourites. ($1.35 vs $1.40)