Falcon Hunters would be vying to sit atop the Qatar T10 League 2019 points table!
We are expecting Falcon Hunters to win!
Second-placed Falcon Hunters would be battling it out versus a frailing Pearl Gladiators in a quest to clinch the top spot in the points tally which could give them a stronghold in the playoffs.
Falcon Hunters, led by Iqbal Hussain, have been in supreme form since day one with three wins in four matches and merely a sole loss to their name. The likes of Hashim Amla, Salman Butt, Amad Butt, and Waqas Masood have delivered impressionable exhibitions so far and would be backing themselves to score a victory of their last league match of the season.
On the other hand, Pearl Gladiators are seated at the bottom of the points tally with two losses and a no-result in three matches competed so far and are on the verge of being evicted from the tournament.
Hashim Amla (22) and Salman Butt (20) played decent knocks for their side as they chased down the total of 49 runs laid by Flying Oryx in the recent outing. Mohammad Rizlan who although didn't receive an opportunity to bat in the previous game is still leading the batting charts with an aggregated tally of 94 runs in 3 innings while playing at an average and strike rate of 31.33 and 200.00 respectively.
Bowlers did a fair job for the Hunters in the previous game with the pace trio of Amad Butt (3/0), Murad Khan (2/7) and Waqas Maqsoos (2/8) grabbing impressionable numbers to their name. Spinner Saad Bin Zafar (1/7) had an economical day versus Flying Oryx and along with skipper Iqbal Hussain would be expected to affect few more dismissals in the coming game.
Hashim Amla, Salman Butt, Kamran Khan, Amad Butt, Babar Hayat, Mohammed Rizlan (wk), Iqbal Hussain (c), Tamoor Sajjad, Waqas Maqsood, Murad Khan, Saad Bin Zafar
Saad Bin Zafar, Salman Butt, Iqbal Hussain, Amad Butt, Murad Khan, Mohammed Rizlan, Khalid Bhasheer, W Maqsood, Kamran Khan, Tamoor Sajjad, Hashim Amla
Openers Faisal Javed and Sohaib Maqsood haven't had the best starts so far and it is about time they perform to their potential in the coming encounter. Mehran Khan has had some successes with the bat and with Malinda Pushpakumara would be entrusted the task of getting the bulk of runs on board.
Among the bowlers, Mohammed Sami (1/7) and mystery spinner Ajantha Mendis (2/28) scalped eye-catchy figures in the lately finished game against Swift Gallopers and would be backed to essay similar performances in the upcoming duel.
Faisal Javed, Sheikh Raheel (wk), Mehran Khan, Saqlain Arshad, Adnan Ilyas, Mohammed Nadeem, Sohaib Maqsood, Philip Joseph, Mohammad Sami (c), Ajantha Mendis, Malinda Pushpakumara
Mohammed Nadeem, Faisal Javed Khan, Mukhtar Ahmed, Karim Sadiq, Saqlain Arshad, Malinda Pushpakumara, Adnan Ilyas, Mehran Khan, Philip Joseph, Sohaib Maqsood, Mohammad Sami
Clouds are going to circle around the stadium with the temperature gliding between 22-23 degrees Celsius. Humidity levels will be as high as 81 percent, assisting the batters later on in the contest.
The average first innings score in the concurrent edition of Qatar T10 League has been around 95. With the pitch and humidity levels aiding the batters in the forthcoming feud, one could strongly anticipate the side facing the bowl later having greater chances of victory over the rival unit.
The toss winning captain is likely to bowl first on the occasion. With six out of eleven matches being won by the team batting second, it shouldn't come as a surprise if a similar fate is observed in the coming encounter.
Falcon Hunters have had some phenomenal performances in the Qatar T10 League 2019 and with their current form, it wouldn't be a surprise if they manage to outwit the Pearl Gladiators by gigantic margins.
With both batting and bowling department well sorted out, Falcon Hunters could be strongly expected to surface meritorious in the forthcoming contest.
We are expecting Falcon Hunters to win!