Team Abu Dhabi and Tigers’ battle to grab playoff berth
Team Abu Dhabi to win
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It will be a must win game for both the sides as Team Abu Dhabi take on the Bangla Tigers in the 24th game of the T10 League, 2021. Bangla Tigers are coming into this contest with a narrow loss against the Qalandars and they would be looking to improve their efforts in the game. Team Abu Dhabi did well in the last game against the Maratha Arabians to win by a massive margin.
Both Team Abu Dhabi and Bangla Tigers are tied on 4 points at the moment and sit on the 4th and 5th spot on the points table respectively. A win here would guarantee a berth in the next round for either side while a loss would see them fight a battle for run rate with the teams below them. Given the stakes involved here we expect this game to go down the wire.
Luke Wright would be happy with the win against the Maratha Arabians in the last game. It was an all-round effort from the side in the last game that saw them to a 9-wicket win against the Maratha Arabians. Wright would like his side to carry forward this momentum and book a place in the playoffs by winning the next game.
Chris Gayle showed his class in the last game after series of failures. He would need to produce a similar knock here opening the batting with Paul Stirling. In the middle order they have players in form with Joe Clarke, Ben Duckett and Wright having scored runs in the tournament. Najibullah Zadran and Jamie Overton add strength to this batting line-up down the order.
Their bowlers made a strong comeback in the last game with Tom Helm bowling exceedingly well. Rohan Mustafa and Jamie Overton would have to support them well in this game in the middle overs. Obed McCoy and Naveen-ul Haq are experienced bowlers and they would like to bring it to play in this game.
Luke Wright (c), Paul Stirling, Chris Gayle, Joe Clarke, Ben Duckett (wk), Najibullah Zadran, Jamie Overton, Rohan Mustafa, Obed McCoy, Naveen-ul-Haq, Tom Helm
Obed McCoy, Rohan Mustafa, Luke Wright, Jamie Overton, Naveen-ul-Haq, Chris Gayle, Paul Stirling, Ben Duckett, Joe Clarke, Najibullah Zadran, Tom Helm
Consistency has been the problem for Andre Fletcher’s side this season as they have failed to carry forward their form and momentum. They failed to chase down a small total in the last game losing by 7 wickets to the Qalandars. It is a must win game for them now and Fletcher would expect his side to put their best foot forward.
Andre Fletcher and Johnson Charles have done well in most games and they would need to provide a good start here. In the middle order Tom Moores and Chirag Suri have scored runs. The side draws its strengths from the depth in its batting line-up with good hitters like Afif Hossain, George Garton and Karim Janat in the side.
Mujeeb-ur-Rahman hasn’t looked at his best and he will need to bowl well here. Garton and Qais Ahmed impressed in the last game and similar efforts would be expected from them here. Matheesha Pathirana, Janat and Fazal Haque were expensive in the last game and the side would hope to see better efforts from them.
Andre Fletcher (c), Johnson Charles (wk), Afif Hossain, Chirag Suri, Tom Moores, Karim Janat, George Garton, Qais Ahmad, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Matheesha Pathirana, Fazalhaq Farooqi
Fazal Haque, Adam Hose, Karim Janat, Johnson Charles, ADS Fletcher, Chirag Suri, Tom Moores, Qais Ahmad, George Garton, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Matheesha Pathirana
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Abu Dhabi would see odd clouds in the sky with warm conditions on February 04. The pitch has produced lot of runs in the last few games and batsmen have relished this opportunity. The side batting first in this game would need 135 runs or more on the board to feel safe in the game.
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi is a big ground but it also has one of the quickest in the world and batsmen find it easy to score runs at the venue. The conditions here are challenging for the fast bowlers but spinners have done well as there is turn on offer for them.
Most teams that have bowled first have gone on to win matches in this tournament. Having a target score in mind allows the batsmen to approach the game well in this format of the game. We believe the side winning the toss here would have no hesitation in opting to bowl first.
This is expected to be a very close contest as there is lot at stake for both the sides. Bangla Tigers are coming here after suffering loss in a game that they should have won. Their batsmen have often struggled to play according to the pace of the game. Team Abu Dhabi finally has a batting line-up in good form and this would put them ahead of Bangla Tigers in this game.
Team Abu Dhabi to win