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Toss Winner - Bangla Tigers won the toss and chose to bowl first
Bangla Tigers beat Northern Warriors by 5 wickets
Quest for the first win for the Tigers and the Warriors
Northern Warriors to win
Tournament: Abu Dhabi T10 League 2021-22 | Format: T10 | Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE | Toss: To BowlBet Now
The 8th game of Abu Dhabi T10 League, 2021-22 between the Bangla Tigers and the Northern Warriors would be a very important contest for both sides. They have lost two games each and need to win this one to earn their first points of the season. The Warriors lost to Team Abu Dhabi in the last game and the Bangla Tigers went down against the Delhi Bulls.
Bangla Tigers are low on confidence as far as their batting form is concerned as the top order has hardly contributed anything in the last two games. They would have to put these losses behind and come up with a brilliant show here to win the game. It remains to be seen if the Northern Warriors can get their wheels in motion in this game.
Faf du Plessis’ side needs to get its act together. It has been an extremely poor start for the side as they have lost both the games. It was a horrible performance with the bat in the last game against the Delhi Bulls where the side put only 69 runs on the board and lost the game by 6 wickets. Their opponents are also struggling, and the side would require better efforts here.
The side would expect a positive start in the game from Andre Fletcher and Faf du Plessis in this game after their failure against the Bulls. The middle-order collapsed in the last game and runs would be expected from Hazratullah Zazai, Will Jacks, and Johnson Charles. Isuru Udana and James Faulkner are good hitters of the ball, and they would need to contribute in the next game.
Faulkner bowled well in the last game, and this would add to the side’s confidence. He would have to get early wickets for the side along with Luke Wood. Benny Howell, Tom Hartley, and Udana would need to team up well in the middle overs as they went for lots of runs in the opening game of the tournament.
Faf du Plessis (c), Andre Fletcher, Johnson Charles (wk), Hazratullah Zazai, Will Jacks, Isuru Udana, Benny Howell, James Faulkner, Luke Wood, Tom Hartley, Vishnu Sukumaran
Benny Howell, Karim Janat, Faf du Plessis, Luke Wood, Johnson Charles, ADS Fletcher, Hazratullah Zazai, Will Jacks, Isuru Udana, Hassan Khalid, James Faulkner
Two losses in a row have hurt the campaign for the defending champions and they must win this game to get their first points of the tournament. They lost to Team Abi Dhabi by 21 runs in the last game. Rovman Powell would be upset with the two losses as they could have won both the games. He would like his key players to rise to the challenge here.
Moeen Ali and Kennar Lewis have scored runs and the side would need a good start from them. Powell looks in good form and he would have to lead from the front in the middle order along with Samit Patel. Ross Whitely is struggling with his strike rate and he will have to play an important role down the order with Chris Jordan and Abhimanyu Mithun.
Imran Tahir has struggled and as the lead bowler for the side, he would have to deliver a good show here. Joshua Little and Samit Patel would have to bowl tight lines after leaking runs in the last game. The side would also like to see better efforts from Jordan, Mithun, and Rayad Emrit.
Rovman Powell (c), Kennar Lewis (wk), Moeen Ali, Samit Patel, Ross Whiteley, Umair Ali, Chris Jordan, Abhimanyu Mithun, Joshua Little, Imran Tahir, Rayad Emrit
Chris Jordan, Kaunain Abbas, Imran Tahir, Abhimanyu Mithun, Rovman Powell, Moeen Ali, RR Emrit, Umair Ali, Kennar Lewis, Gareth Delany, Samit Patel
We would have clear skies over Abu Dhabi on November 21. The surface is flat, and this has allowed batsmen to play their strokes without any fear. Fast bowlers are finding these conditions very challenging, and the side batting first would have a target score of 130 runs in mind.
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi is a batting paradise and we have seen batsmen score lots of runs at this venue thanks to the fast outfield and flat surface. Fast bowlers have generally struggled at this venue in the past. Spinners have enjoyed a good record as the ball turns sharply on the surface.
Bowling first has always offered an advantage to sides in this format of the game as very few teams have posted total and defended them successfully in this tournament in the past. The side winning the toss here would have little hesitation to bowl first.
It has been a story of struggle and missed opportunities for both sides so far in the tournament. The Bangla Tigers haven’t come close to winning either of the games. Their batsmen and bowlers haven’t executed the plans and need to do it here for the side to win. The Northern Warriors on the other hand have looked a better side and this would put them slightly ahead in this contest.
Northern Warriors to win
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