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Desert Riders odds
Match abandoned without a ball being bowled (no toss)
Falcon Hunters would look to grab a seat in the finals!
We are backing Falcon Hunters to win!
Tournament: Qatar T10 League 2019 | Format: T10 | Venue: West End Park International Cricket Stadium, Doha,Qatar | Toss: To BatBet Now
The first semi-final of Qatar T10 League 2019 pits Falcon Hunters alongside Desert Riders in what could possibly be a cracker of a contest for the fans of competing units. Both Hunters and Riders rendered top-notch exhibitions in the inaugural T10 season and would be expected to go all-in for the must-win encounter.
For the Iqbal Hussain-led Falcon Hunters, it would be the performances of Salman Butt, Mohammad Rizlan, and Amad Butt that could get them past the victory margin, while the Riders would be reliant on the Adnan Mirza, Sohail Tanvir and skipper Mohammad Hafeez for getting the job done in the 1st semi-final.
Mohammad Rizlan would be one of the go-to men for Hunters as he currently topping the batting charts in Qatar T10 2019 with 131 runs in 4 innings at an average and strike rate of 43.66 and 233.92 respectively. Veteran cricketer Salman Butt has been in supreme form as well with 119 runs in 5 outings while maintaining an average of 59.50 and strike rate being 141.66 and along with fellow opener, Hashim Amla would shoulder the responsibility of scoring bulk of runs in the first few overs.
Kamran Khan, another top-order batsman, was in a good nick in the previous game against Pearl Gladiators wherein he bashed 18-ball 29 with four and three sixes and would be hoping to render a berserk display in the coming feud.
Bowling wise, the pacers Waqas Maqsood (1/16), Amad Butt (2/14), and Iqbal Hussain (2/10) had memorable innings against Gladiators and could be backed to grapple a wicket or two each in the knockout.
Iqbal Hussain (c), Murad Khan, Waqas Maqsood, Saad Bin Zafar, Tamoor Sajjad, Amad Butt, Khalid Bhasheer, Mohammed Rizlan (wk), Kamran Khan, Salman But, Hashim Amla
Muhammad Tanveer has been one of the prime contributors for Riders in Qatar T10 League 2019 with 106 runs in 4 innings at an average and strike rate of 106.00 and 168.25 respectively. Alongside him, the performance of skipper Mohammad Hafeez would be of utmost concern of their side as he has been enjoying a decent form this season with 80 runs in 4 outings at a strike rate of 162.36.
Adnan Mirza who scored an unbeaten 25-ball 51 in the recently finished game against Heat Stormers would be expected to go berserk from the very delivery, along with Kithuruwan Vithanage who whacked an 18-ball 42 comprising 2-fours and 4-sixes in the previous contest.
Mohammad Hafeez (c), Muhammad Ikram, Awais Malik, Sohail Tanvir, Mirza Baig, Ajay Lalcheta, Imal Liyanage (wk), Kithuruwan Vithanage, Ramith Rambukwella, Muhammad Tanveer, Adnan Mirza
It is going to be mostly cloudy weather with the temperature around 23 degrees Celsius. Humidity levels will be as high as 71 percent assisting the batters in the second half of the play.
The pitch at West End Stadium has been of batters interest throughout this season with the average 1st innings score being 105 in the ongoing T10 season.
Considering it is the knockouts, the toss winning captain must consider batting first at this venue. It would be ideal if the team batting first scores plenty of runs and manages to put pressure onto the opposition with tight bowling in the second innings.
Although it is going to be a neck to neck battle, one would still expect the Falcon Hunters to gain an advantage over Desert Riders. Both the batting and bowling department has clicked for the Hunters in the ongoing T10 season and would be backing themselves to put up a scintillating show in the must-win game as well.
We are backing Falcon Hunters to win!
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