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Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction ICC Men's T20 WC Qualifier 2019 - United Arab Emirates v Nigeria

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The 28th match of the ICC Men's T20 WC Qualifier 2019 will be played between United Arab Emirates and Nigeria at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium Nursery 1 in Abu Dhabi.

Hosts UAE find themselves in a real rut as after the suspension of local player Mehardeep Chhayakar under match fixing charges, skipper Mohammad Naveed, batsman Shaiman Anwar and seamer Qadeer Ahmed had also been suspended.

Ghulam Shabber has now fled to Pakistan amid reports of being him being involved in corruption as well. The team is left with just 13 players in the squad and it's hardly a surprise that they lost to Jersey in their last match.

UAE are now placed at the 4th spot in the Group B points table with 2 wins and 2 losses from 4 matches. They have four points and a net run rate of +0.126.

Their opponents, Nigeria did not come into the tournament with a lot of hope and their performances till now have not inspired any either. The team has lost both of its matches badly which reflects in their net run rate of -2.975. It would be next to impossible for Nigeria to bounce back from here on.

Middle-order batsman Chimezie Onwuzulike has been the highest run-getter for Nigeria with 42 runs from two matches at a strike rate of 123. Abiodun Abioye has been their top wicket-taker three wickets from two games.

Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:

United Arab Emirates- Chirag Suri, Rohan Mustafa, Rameez Shahzad, Muhammad Usman, Darius D'Silva, Waheed Ahmed, Mohammad Boota, Sultan Ahmed, Ahmed Raza, Junaid Siddique, Zahoor Khan

Nigeria- Daniel Ajekun, Leke Oyede, Joseph Adedeji, Isaac Okpe, Ademola Onikoyi, Chimezie Onwuzulike, Sulaimon Runsewe, Chima Akachukwu, Abiodun Abioye, Daniel Gim, Sylvester Okpe 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - UAE

Who will win? – UAE

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Rohan Mustafa (UAE), Chimezie Onwuzulike (Nigeria)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Waheed Ahmed (UAE), Abiodun Abioye (Nigeria)

Most Sixes – Rohan Mustafa (UAE), Chimezie Onwuzulike (Nigeria)

Man of the Match –  Rohan Mustafa

Team Scores Batting first – Nigeria 130+, UAE 165+

Match Handicap UAE

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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.

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