Among the few domestic events still going on in the Associate member countries, Cricket Association of Thailand’s men’s domestic T20 tournament has now reached the knock-out stage of the competition after the conclusion of the group stages, that took place from 11th Jan – 15th Mar, 2020.
Seven team’s (Thailand Flash, Southerners Gold, Bangkok Blues, Bangkok Warriors, Pakistan Royals, Kerala Tuskers and Siam Parrots) took part in the tournament, from which Thailand Flash will compete against Bangkok Warriors in the first semi-final and Southerners Gold will play against Bangkok Blues in the second semi-final on 21st Mar 2020 at Terdthai Cricket Ground. Thailand Flash and Southerners Gold registered four wins in their six group stage games to finish on top of the points table, with Flash taking the top spot on net run-rate difference. Bangkok Warriors and Blues each had three wins in their six group stage matches, with Blues finishing third in the points table, edging past Warriors on net run-rate.
Thailand men’s national squad had a disappoiting campaign in the ACC Eastern Region T20 tournament held at home, losing all their group matches against Hong Kong, Singapore, Nepal and Malaysia. However, national squad members in Henno Jordaan, Daniel Jacobs, Ziaul Haque and Nopphon Senamontree produced good individual performances and are also leading the stats for their respective clubs in the men’s T20 tournament.
Thailand Flash (Key Players)
Sunil Kumar (139 runs in 6 innings), Wanchana Uisuk (106 runs and 2 wickets in 5 innings), Ziaul Haque (106 runs and 6 wickets in 6 innings), Vichanath Singh (60 runs and 5 wickets in 5 innings), PeeiyapongSuan Chuay (60 runs in 4 innings), Nopphon Senamontree (14 wickets in 6 innings) and Mahsid Faheem (6 wickets in 6 innings)
Southerners Gold (Key Players)
Daniel Jacobs (296 runs and 8 wickets in 6 innings), Tyrone Bond (93 runs and 10 wickets in 6 innings), Walter Persaud (10 wickets in 6 innings), Hico McDonald (47 runs and 7 wickets in 6 innings), Chanchai Pengkumta (6 wickets in 4 innings), Henno Jordan (110 runs in 5 innings) and Franco Vorster (95 runs in 5 innings)
Bangkok Blues (Key Players)
Abhik Sarkar (134 runs and 1 wicket in 5 innings), Usman Shahid (100 runs in 3 innings), Shoaib Shah (75 runs and 4 wickets in 5 innings), Dhyey Pandya (61 runs and 2 wickets in 3 innings), Shantanu Tambe (52 runs and 1 wicket in 2 innings), Ashish Dey (51 runs and 5 wickets in 4 innings) and Mukesh Thakur (7 wickets in 5 innings)
Bangkok Warriors (Key Players)
Anowarul Islam (167 runs and 1 wicket in 6 innings), Shaikh Cader (101 runs in 3 innings), Vishal Patkar (96 runs in 3 innings), Abaid Ullah (52 runs and 4 wickets in 3 innings), Mustafa Suleimanji (8 wickets in 3 innings), Mohd Zahid Rubel (19 runs and 3 wickets in 3 innings) and Morshed Roney (20 runs and 2 wickets in 3 innings)
Group Stage Match Results between Semifinalist’s
Thailand Flash 120 all out in 20 overs (Sitthipong Hongsi 26, Sunil Kumar 22, Wanchana Uisuk 15, Mahsid Faheem 13, Ajay Saraff 2/19, Abaid Ullah 2/28, Anowarul Islam 1/8, Kaviraaj Singh 1/9, Mohd Zahid Rubel 1/17) beat Bangkok Warriors 116/5 in 20 overs (Abaid Ullah 32, Lakshmi Narayanan 27, Murli Krishnan 20, Mahsid Faheem 1/10, Vichanath Singh 1/19, Sorawat Desungnoen 1/13) by 4 runs
Bangkok Blues 155/7 in 20 overs (Dhyey Pandya 46 n.o, Abhik Sarkar 42, Pratap Venkat 16, Walter Persaud 3/27, Daniel Jacobs 3/30) beat Southerners Gold 97 all out in 18.4 overs (Justin Swart 29, Henno Jordaan 18, Daniel Jacobs 14, Mukesh Thakur 2/10, Shoaib Shah 2/18, Anurag Mehrotra 2/20, Afrasiab Khan 1/22, Mohd Faheem 1/23) by 58 runs