Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction Qatar T10 League 2019 - Pearl Gladiators v Flying Oryx
The opening match of the Qatar T10 League 2019 will be played between Pearl Gladiators and Flying Oryx at the West End Park International Cricket Stadium in Doha.
Pearl Gladiators have Pakistan's Mohammad Irfan as their biggest international player. Irfan just played two T20Is for Pakistan against Australia but could not do well and might be dropped for the future series.
The team also has Mohammad Sami, another Pakistani pacer who was seriously quick in his heyday but his pace has come down a few yards in the last couple of years.
Ajantha Mendis is another former international who was once popular for his mystery spin. It will to be interesting to see if he can recreate his magic. Sri Lanka's Malinda Pushpakumara is known for his slow left-arm orthodox bowling which can sometimes be tricky as you have to manufacture all the power yourself as a batsman.
The biggest point of attention, though, would be Sharjeel Khan who is returning to competitive cricket after his match-fixing ban. Sharjeel is in contention to return to the Pakistan T20I side as well and his runs in this tournament will be crucial for him.
The Gladiators also have some talented Qatar players such as Faisal Khan, Khurram Shehzad, Muhammad Nafees, Qalander Khan and Saqlain Arshad.
West Indian international Andre Fletcher and Afghanistan international Aftab Alam will lead the batting and bowling for Flying Oryx respectively. The Oryx also have some good local players like Noman Sarwar, Musawir Khan, Asif Raja, Imran Ashraf, Jassom Khan and Bilal Butt.
Let's have a look at the squads of both teams:
Flying Oryx - Andre Fletcher (West Indies), Hussain Talat (Pakistan), Krishmar Santokie (West Indies), Kennar Lewis (West Indies), Aftab Alam (Afghanistan), Sompal Kami (Nepal), Abdul Shakoor (UAE), Amjad Gul (UAE), Hamandep Singh (Canada), Bilawal Iqbal (Pakistan) and Qatar Players (Noman Sarwar, Musawir Khan, Asif Raja, Imran Ashraf, Jassom Khan & Bilal Butt)
Pearl Gladiators - Mohammad Irfan (Pakistan), Mohammad Sami (Pakistan), Ajantha Mendis (Sri Lanka), Sharjeel Khan (Pakistan), Malinda Pushpakumara (Sri Lanka), Afsar Zazai (Afghanistan), Adil Khan (Afghanistan), Karim Sadiq (Afghanistan) and Qatar Players (Faisal Khan, Khurram Shehzad, Muhammad Nafees, Qalander Khan & Saqlain Arshad)
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*
Who will win the toss? - Flying Oryx
Who will win? – Flying Oryx
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Andre Fletcher (Flying Oryx), Sharjeel Khan (Pearl Gladiators)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Aftab Alam (Flying Oryx), Malinda Pushpakumara (Pearl Gladiators)
Most Sixes – Andre Fletcher (Flying Oryx), Sharjeel Khan (Pearl Gladiators)
Player of the Match – Andre Fletcher
Team Scores Batting first – Flying Oryx 100+, Pearl Gladiators 85+
Match Handicap Flying Oryx
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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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