Cricket Betting Tips & Match Predictions: Abu Dhabi T10 League 2021 – Northern Warriors vs Deccan Gladiators - Match 18
The 18th match of the Abu Dhabi T10 2021 will be played between Northern Warriors and Deccan Gladiators at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Northern Warriors have won their first Super League game in a nail biting thriller against Team Abu Dhabi. Winning the toss, Northern Warriors decided to let Team Abu Dhabi have a bat first.
The veteran players Chris Gayle and Paul Stirling both failed and lost their wicket cheaply to Wahab Riaz and Junaid Siddiqui. Luke Wright and Joe Clarke held their nerve made important contributions of 33 and 50 runs respectively towards the team total. Joe Clarke reached his half century in just 24 deliveries and his innings included 3 huge sixes. Ben Duckett too made a handy contribution of 31 runs in the death overs to ensure Team Abu Dhabi reached a total of 123 for 3 in 10 overs.
Chasing 123, the openers of Northern Warriors started very well. Lendl Simmons played the anchor role with his knock of 37 off 25 deliveries while Waseem Muhammad was the aggressor among the pair. He smashed 76 off 34 deliveries. Northern Warriors seemed on course to achieve the total with ease but a real drama happened in the last over. With 15 runs needed off the last over, Jamie Overton went for 12 runs in the first 2 balls. He then picked the wicket of Waseem Muhammad followed by Nicolas Pooran leaving Warriors in nervous tatters. However, Lendl Simmons and Rovman Powell kept their nerves and both ran for vital 2 runs on the last ball to clinch the thriller.
Deccan Gladiators finished at number 3 on Group B’s points table in the league stage.
In their recently completed match against Delhi Bulls, Deccan Gladiators lost the toss and were invited to bat first. Sunil Narine appeared at the top of the order and failed to deliver yet again. He was dismissed for duck. Cameron Delport too could not trouble the scorers much and got dismissed for 4. Azam Khan at number 4 batted pretty well for his 22 off 13. However, it was Pollard’s innings that ignited a hope in Gladiators unit to get to a respectful total. Pollard hit 47 off just 18 deliveries and due to his effort Gladiators reached 118 in 10 overs.
Chasing 118, Delhi Bulls got off to a dream start. Rahmanullah is proving yet again how classy a power hitter he is. Bulls scored 58 runs in the first 3 overs. Both Evin Lewis and Gurbaz tore the bowlers apart and hit them to all directions of the ground. Evin Lewis was dismissed by Imran Tahir at 35. His innings featured 4 beautiful sixes. Then there was a twist in the tale as Gurbaz was also dismissed by Tahir on a beautifully directed googly. However, Sherfane Rutherford eased the pressure by tonking Tahir for back to back sixes right after and the equation was reduced to 9 runs needed off 20 deliveries. Delhi Bulls then preferred to deal in singles and doubles to reach closer to the target. In the end, they chased the total comfortably with 11 balls to spare and 8 wickets in hand.
Leading Run Scorers:
Nicolas Pooran is the leading run scorer for Northern Warriors with 162 runs to his name in 4 games so far.
Cameron Delport is the leading run scorer for Deccan Gladiators with 88 runs to his name.
Leading Wicket Takers:
Rayad Emrit is the leading wicket taker for Northern Warriors with 4 wickets to his tally.
Zahoor Khan is the leading wicket taker for Delhi Bulls with 5 wickets to his tally.
Let us have a look at the squads:
Northern Warriors - Lendl Simmons, Fabian Allen, Rayad Emrit, Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran, Rovman Powell, Nuwan Pradeep, Wahab Riaz, Andre Russell, Junaid Siddique, Lendl Simmons, Ansh Tandon, Maheesh Theekshana, Amir Yamin
Deccan Gladiators - Colin Ingram, Imtiaz Ahmed, Prashant Gupta, Wanindu Hasaranga, Azam Khan, Zahoor Khan, Lahiru Kumara, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Ravi Rampaul, Mohammad Shahzad, Hamdan Tahir, Imran Tahir, Hafeez ur Rehman, Zeeshan Zameer, Aaron Summers
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? – Northern Warriors
Who will win? – Northern Warriors
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Nicolas Pooran (Northern Warriors), Azam Khan (Deccan Gladiators)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) –Rayad Emrit (Northern Warriors), Sunil Narine (Deccan Gladiators)
Most Sixes – Nicolas Pooran (Northern Warriors), Azam Khan (Deccan Gladiators)
Player of the Match- Nicolas Pooran (Northern Warriors)
Team Scores Batting first – Northern Warriors 130+, Deccan Gladiators 120+
Match Handicap- Northern Warriors
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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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