Cricket Betting Tips & Match Predictions: Abu Dhabi T10 League 2021 – Delhi Bulls vs Qalandars - Match 23
The 23rd match of the Abu Dhabi T10 2021 will be played between Delhi Bulls and Qalandars at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Current Form Delhi Bulls:
Delhi Bulls have been on a roll and they have recently defeated Pune Devils in their first Super League game. After winning the toss, Delhi Bulls invited Devils to have a bat first. Kennar Lewis and Tom Kohler-Cadmore provided a decent start but once they fell, the innings got nowhere. The middle order fell like a pack of cards. The most significant performance came in from Ali Khan who picked up 3 wickets in the 5 balls he bowled without giving away a single run. Yes, you read it right, his figures read 0 for 3 in 5 balls. We would probably never see such an exceptional performance with the ball. As a result, Pune Devils were restricted to a paltry 57 for 7 in 10 overs.
To chase this small total, Delhi Bulls would have to be decisive in their shot selection and chase it rather comfortably. Rahmanullah Gurbaz once again got them off to a flier as he smashed 26 off 14 deliveries. It seemed as if he was batting on an entirely different surface. The ball came in nicely to his bat and flew with an equally authoritative manner. Mohammad Amir removed him by the end of the 3rd over but it was all too late with Delhi Bulls requiring just 19 runs off 7 overs. Sherfane Rutherford who came in at number 4 made matters easy with his knock of 14 in 3 balls. In the end, Bulls chased the total with 8 wickets in hand and 32 balls to spare.
Current Form Qalandars:
Qalandars have won their second Super League game against Bangla Tigers in a low scoring contest. Batting first after losing the toss, they saw the back of their in-form batter Tom Banton early into the innings. He was dismissed for a golden duck and it was now all over to the middle order to resurrect the innings. Sohail Akhtar is batting out of his skin this tournament and he did exactly that in this very game. Scoring 49 runs in 28 deliveries, he stitched a very important partnership of 49 runs with Ben Dunk for the 3rd wicket, as a result of which Qalandars reached 104 for 3 in 10 overs.
Bangla Tigers did not experience a convincing start to the chase as they lost key batters Johnston Charles and Andre Fletcher early on in the innings. At one point, they were 3 down for 49 in the 6th over. The task got tougher and tougher with passing time. Tom Moores faught very hard with his 39 off 21 deliveries. However, he did not have great support at the other end meaning the required run rate only elevated with each ball. Qais Ahmed threatened to take the game away from Qalandars in the final over but he could not pull it off as Bangla Tigers lost by a small margin of 7 runs.
Leading Run Scorers:
Sohail Akhtar is the leading run scorer for Qalandars with 200 runs to his name at an average of 200.
Evin Lewis is the leading run scorer for Delhi Bulls with 148 runs in 5 games so far.
Leading Wicket Takers:
Ali Khan is the leading wicket taker for Delhi Bulls with 7 wickets in 5 games so far.
Chris Jordan is the leading wicket taker for Qalandars with 6 wickets in 5 games.
Let us have a look at the squads:
Delhi Bulls - Adam Lyth, Sheraz Ahmad, Dwayne Bravo, Amad Butt, Dushmantha Chameera, Kashif Daud, Fidel Edwards, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ali Khan, Evin Lewis, Mohammad Nabi, Sherfane Rutherford, Waqar Salamkheil, Dasun Shanaka, Nyeem Young
Qalandars - Shahid Afridi, Fayyaz Ahmed, Sultan Ahmad, Sohail Akhtar, Asif Ali, Hasan Ali, Khurshid Anwar, Tom Banton, Ben Dunk, Chris Jordan, Maaz Khan, Sharjeel Khan, Azmatullah Omarzai, Samit Patel, Phil Salt, Sohail Tanvir, Ali Khan
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? – Delhi Bulls
Who will win? – Qalandars
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Tom Banton (Qalandars), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (Delhi Bulls)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) –Chris Jordan (Qalandars), Ali Khan (Delhi Bulls)
Most Sixes – Tom Banton (Qalandars), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (Delhi Bulls)
Player of the Match- Tom Banton (Qalandars)
Team Scores Batting first – Qalandars 130+, Delhi Bulls 120+
Match Handicap- Qalandars
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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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