Maratha Arabians’ big challenge against Delhi Bulls’ batting
Delhi Bulls to win
The 5th game of the T10 League, 2021 would be one to watch out as the Maratha Arabians would be taking on the Delhi Bulls. Both the sides registered impressive victories on Day 1 and shall be carrying this confidence into this game. Arabians defeated the Northern Warriors in a thrilling game while the Bulls come here after a big win against the Bangla Tigers.
The Delhi Bulls are looking in tremendous form with the bat with their Top 3 having scored runs in the last game. This will give the side immense confidence going into this contest. Defending champions Maratha Arabians also come here with their self-belief running high and thus we have all the ingredients to have a good game here.
It was a thrilling win for Mosaddek Hossain’s side against the Northern Warriors. They chased down a big total off the last ball of the game and this would fill the side with confidence as they go into this contest. Hossain would however expect better show from his bowlers as they were wayward in the last game.
Abdul Shakoor would be confident after his electrifying knock in the last game and look to provide a good start with Javed Ahmadi. In the middle order Laurie Evans, Mohammad Hafeez and Ishant Malohtra will be expected to play their strokes. Muktar Ali and Hossain will have to swing their bat well as they go into this game.
Sompal Kami and Yamin Ahmadzai will need to bowl tight lines in the game as they were expensive in the last outing. Muktar Ali and Pravin Tambe impressed with their spells and they would need to play a very important role here. Hafeez and Hossain shall have to play the supporting act well in this game.
Mosaddek Hossain (c), Laurie Evans, Mohammad Hafeez, Javed Ahmadi, Abdul Shakoor (wk), Ishan Malhotra, Sompal Kami, Muktar Ali, Sohag Gazi, Yamin Ahmadzai, Pravin Tambe
Abdul Shakoor, Mohammad Hafeez, Javed Ahmadi, Laurie Evans, Mosaddek Hossain, Muktar Ali, Pravin Tambe, Sompal Kami, Yamin Ahmadzai, S Gazi, Ishan Malhotra
It was a confidence boosting win for Dwayne Bravo’s side against the Bangla Tigers. Although they bowled poorly in the game their batting performance was exceptional as they chased down a big score with one over to spare. Bravo would be aware of the challenge that Arabians are likely to throw at them and shall look for good show from his boys.
Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Evin Lewis would look to start from where they left in the last game. Ravi Bopara played an entertaining knock and along with in-form Sherfane Rutherford and Mohammad Nabi makes this middle order formidable. They have good hitters down the order in Sherfane Rutherford, Adam Lyth and Kasif Daud.
Bowlers would have to focus on bowling tight lines after an ordinary outing in the last game. Fidel Edwards bowled with lot of heart and the same would be expected from him. Amad Butt will have to support him with the new ball. Bravo brings in lots of experience and shall need to bowl well along with Ali Khan and Daud.
Dwayne Bravo (c), Evin Lewis, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Adam Lyth, Ravi Bopara, Mohammad Nabi, Sherfane Rutherford, Kashif Daud, Amad Butt, Ali Khan, Fidel Edwards
Dwayne Bravo, Amad Butt, Ali Khan, Kashif Daud, Fidel Edwards, RS Bopara, Evin Lewis, Adam Lyth, Sherfane Rutherford, Mohammad Nabi, Rahmanullah Gurbaz
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||19||0 mm.||3.35 k/h||From: E||0%|
|03h||20||0 mm.||2.98 k/h||From: ESE||0%|
|06h||21||0 mm.||5.49 k/h||From: SSE||0%|
|09h||24||0 mm.||2.71 k/h||From: S||0%|
|12h||24||0 mm.||2.42 k/h||From: NNW||0%|
|15h||23||0 mm.||3.64 k/h||From: NNE||10%|
|18h||22||0 mm.||5.17 k/h||From: ENE||14%|
|21h||21||0 mm.||4.53 k/h||From: ESE||0%|
There would be clear skies over Abu Dhabi on January 29 and there would be some dew on the surface during the game. The track has looked slow in the first few game and batsmen will need adjust their eyes to the wicket. The side batting first in this game shall need to target a score of around 130 runs to feel safe here.
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi is a large ground and has a fast outfield allwong the batsmen to score lots of runs in boundaries. The conditions here are tough for the fast bowlers with nothing on the surface for them. Spinners have done well at this venue since the ball turns sharply here.
Three games played so far in the tournament have been won by the sides that have chased the scores. The pitch is tricky in nature and aiming for a score is a challange. Both the captains would consider this at the toss and the one winning it is likely to opt for bowling first on this wicket.
Maratha Arabians would face a real challenge in this game. Their bowling attack looked poor in the last game and this is one of the big concerns for the team here. They will need to bowl well considering the batting depth the Bulls have. Delhi Bulls look in tremendous form for now and this shall make them favorites.
Delhi Bulls to win