CLT20 Day 2: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info and Preview
What: Kandurata Maroons vs Otago Volts
When: Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, 10:30 a.m. BST
Live Stream/TV info: British Eurosport 2
CLT20 qualifier, Game 3
Otago Volts (New Zealand)
Nick Beard, Michael Bracewell, Neil Broom, Iain Butler, Mark Craig, Derek de Boorder, Jacob Duffy, Brendon McCullum, Nathan McCullum, James McMillan, Jimmy Neesham, Aaron Redmond, Hamish Rutherford, Ryan ten Doeschate, Neil Wagner
Kandurata Maroons (Sri Lanka)
Lahiru Thirimanne, Nuwan Kulasekara, Upul Tharanga, Thilina Kandamby, Kumar Sangakkara, Shehan Jayasuriya, Chamara Silva, Milinda Siriwardana, Dilhara Lokuhettige, Dhammika Prasad, Ajantha Mendis, Kaushal Lokuarachchi, Lahiru Jayaratne, Dhananjaya De Silva, Suraj Randiv
The Otago Volts cruised to victory in their first qualifier on Tuesday, as they beat the Faisalabad Wolves by eight wickets. The Volts won nine games on the trot on their way to the HRV Cup in New Zealand earlier this year. Their first appearance since 2009 started off well, particularly for Brendon McCullum who smashed an unbeaten 83 off 65 to see his side home with 13 balls still to spare.
The Maroons put on a decent show with the bat on Tuesday, posting 168-3 in their 20 overs. Kumar Sangakkara hit an unbeaten 61 off 46, and Lahiru Thirimanne notched up 54 off 39.
With a relatively flat pitch, bowling last on a deck that had been baked in the sun all day, the Sri Lankan bowlers struggled and not a single one managed an economy rate of below six. They are playing the first match on Wednesday, so they might have a chance to sneak a victory if they bowl first.
Brendon McCullum: Just like on Day 1 of qualifying, the highest T20 scorer in all T20 internationals will play a key part. His blistering knock on Tuesday would have perked his confidence a bit.
Ajantha Mendis was slapped around the park on Tuesday, with figures of 4-0-39-1, but if he can find a little bit of turn and bounce and restrict the run-rate, the crafty spinner could play a big role for the Lankan team.
Weather: Yahoo! Weather predicts peak temperatures of 34 degrees (Celsius) and sunshine in Mohali for Day 2, as pleasant as it was on the first day.
Pitch: Chasing was pretty easy in Mohali in the first qualifier, and after a hot day in Mohali, more of the same can be expected. There's just a little bit of nip in the pitch for the seamers, but not much.
What: Faisalabad Wolves vs. Sunrisers Hyderabad
When: Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, 15:30 a.m. BST
Live Stream / TV info: British Eurosport 2
CLT20 qualifier, Game 4
Faisalabad Wolves (Pakistan)
Misbah-ul-Haq, Asif Ali, Ali Waqas, Khurram Shehzad, Mohammad Salman, Waqas Maqsood, Samiullah Khan, Asad Ali, Saeed Ajmal, Ehsan Adil, Hasan Mahmood, Jahandad Khan, Farrukh Shehzad, Imran Khalid, Ammar Mahmood
Sunrisers Hyderabad (India)
Shikhar Dhawan, Parthiv Patel, Cameron White, JP Duminy, Dale Steyn, Darren Sammy, Biplab Samantray, Thisara Perera, Karan Sharma, Hanuma Vihari, Ashish Reddy, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Anand Rajan
Despite being the Champions of Pakistan's domestic season, the Wolves lost their first qualifier on Tuesday. In order to have a chance, they have to beat the Sunrisers and hope that Otago Volts lose to the Maroons, but they'll need net-run rates to go their way as they're currently stone last on the qualifying group list.
The Sunrisers chased down 169 with eight wickets in hand and nine balls still remaining on Tuesday. Their bowlers were only marginally more effective than their oppositions, but their batsmen looked in fine fettle with Parthiv Patel and Shikhar Dhawan both playing thundering knocks scoring 52 and 71 respectively.
Poor Misbah-ul-Haq was, once again, the lone ranger in a losing cause. The only player in the team to pass 30 and one of just two who managed more than 20 in the first qualifier, he really is the only hope.
Dhawan has shown that he's got what it takes to be a serious force in world cricket, and now he's followed it up with good knock in a T20 tournament. The skipper's efforts with the bat at the top of the order will be invaluable for his side.
Qualifying group table
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