|Simulation Cricket Authority: Sitepoint.com vs Zcultfm.com: Series previewSitepoint.com vs Zcultfm.com: Series preview - October 26, 2006: 06:01:13
SCAN (Simulation Cricket Authority News)
Sitepoint.com, led by Mike Empuria, will take on simulation cricket's top ranked ODI team in Zcultfm.com, led by Serj, in an exciting series showcasing all forms of the game.
Tomorrow, the 27th, the series will commence, with the simulation cricket's inaugural Twenty20 International. Both teams go into the tomorrow's game evenly matched in Twenty20 experience; none.
Two ODI's will follow the Twenty20, with the first on the 30th, and the second on November 1. It is in the ODI arena, that Zcultfm.com will feel most confident, having beaten Webhostingtalk.com 3-0 last month. But their real test, will be against a higher ranked team, in Sitepoint.com.
But Sitepoint.com lack a star batsman, despite having a very good bowler, in bcr. Batting is also Zcultfm.com's weakness, although towards the end of their ODI series against Webhostingtalk.com, KingScott scored a fine century, making him their leading run scorer. Ace is Zcultfm.com's most successful bowler.
In terms of experience, Sitepoint.com have a slight edge, with a total of 40 ODI appearances. Like in their series against Hawkheadquarters.com, the team has just 2 players from their inaugural ODI team (against CricketMX.com in February).
Zcultfm.com have 33 matches between them.
For Sitepoint.com the key players are still their experienced players, bcr and iTechno. They must lead by example, and put their experience to good use. But it is also time for the newcomers to step up, if Sitepoint.com are to do well at next years SCA World Cup.
For Zcultfm.com, they just need to keep up the good work. Ace is their key player. If he can continue to bowl at an average of 11, he will cause problems for Sitepoint.com's batsmen.
Following the ODI's, are two Test matches, the first from November 4th to 8th, while the final game of the series is scheduled from the 10th to the 14th.
Both sides have little First Class experienced, with each side having played just one Test match each, with both sides losing. Sitepoint.com, on paper, look slightly better, with 3 of their players scoring half-centuries, and Nicky scoring 2, with a high score of 84. The teams bowling department is also in fine shape. fisherboy has 7 wickets to his name, including a best bowling performance of 5/73. SlitheryImp, who was used as an all-rounder in Sitepoint.com's only Test match, is right behind fisherboy, with 5 wickets at an average of 5.40.
Zcultfm.com's only batsman to score a half-century, is Beef, who scored 77 against Webhostingtalk.com. Their top bowlers, Ace and Cleetus, each have 4 wickets to their name, but in comparison to Sitepoint.com's bowlers, their figures aren't as impressive. In the Test's, they will be looking to add a lot to this tally.
But in all, these teams are quite evenly matched. Zcultfm.com go into the series as favourites for the ODI's, while Sitepoint.com do for the Test's. One shouldn't be surprised, if this series comes down to the result of tomorrow's Twenty20 International.
Sitepoint.com (confirmed): SlitheryImp, DigitaL, Nicky, Heman maximus, iTechno, Mike Empuria, HAWK, silentcollision, fisherboy, bcr, jake4974
Zcultfm.com (likely): Beef, Finnie, KingScott, Chameleongirl, Serj, jakeolsen, Zog, Aussie500, Ace, Cleetus, KingTigerII