Cricket Betting Tips & Match Predictions: Abu Dhabi T10 League 2021 – Qalandars vs Team Abu Dhabi - Match 28
The 28th match of the Abu Dhabi T10 2021 will be played between Qalandars and Team Abu Dhabi at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
This game is played between the sides to secure a third spot in the tournament. Both, Team Abu Dhabi and Qalandars would like to sign off the tournament on a winning note.
Current Form Qalandars:
Qalandars have lost their last game against Team Abu Dhabi in a low scoring affair. After losing the toss, Qalandars were invited to have a bat first. Tom Helm provided the first breakthrough for Team Abu Dhabi as he removed the in-form Tom Banton on the first ball of the innings. Sohail Akhtar, who has saved his team from rough situations throughout the tournament, could not fire this time as he was dismissed for 17 by Naveen-Ul-Haq. Sharjeel Khan soon followed the suit and lost his wicket to Jamie Overton. Samit Patel and Shahid Afridi in the lower middle order tried their best to post a decent total but a death over brilliance from Obed McCoy kept Qalandars at bay. In the end, Qalandars could only manage a total of 83 for 7 in 10 overs.
Team Abu Dhabi looked quite confident from ball one and their main batter Chris Gayle reached 15 in no time. However, he lost his wicket to Ahmad Daniyal in the 2nd over. His dismissal was followed by that of Paul Stirling and Luke Wright, leaving the scorecard to 21 for 3 in the 3rd over. Joe Clarke and Ben Duckett batted very sensibly and put away only the loose balls to keep the scoreboard ticking. Their 44 run partnership for the 4th wicket proved to be decisive in the end as Team Abu Dhabi chased the total in the 9th over with 6 wickets in hand.
Current Form Team Abu Dhabi:
After defeating Qalandars in the first eliminator, Team Abu Dhabi lost to Northern Warriors in their next eliminator game. After losing the toss, Team Abu Dhabi batted first. Chris Gayle could not repeat his heroics from the Super League game and perished for 7 runs. Paul Stirling played very well for his 48 off just 13 deliveries. As long as he was batting, Team Abu Dhabi were threatening to post an imposing total on the board. However, after his dismissal, Team Abu Dhabi lost their way and its middle order could not capitalize on the early fireworks displayed by Stirling. In the end, they finished with a total of 114 for 7 in 10 overs.
Chasing 114, Lendl Simmons played a vital knock at the top of the order for Northern Warriors. He made 46 off 27 deliveries and kept things simple while wickets were falling at the other end. Nicolas Pooran could not fire in the match and he was dismissed for a duck by Naveen-Ul-Haq. Rovman Powell at number 4 changed the course of the game with his power hitting as he struck 49 off just 24 deliveries to take his team home by 7 wickets with 1 ball to spare.
Leading Run Scorers:
Joe Clarke is the leading run scorer for Team Abu Dhabi with 139 runs to his name so far.
Sohail Akhtar is the leading run scorer for Qalandars with 214 runs in 7 games at an average of 107.
Leading Wicket Takers:
Jamie Overton is the leading wicket taker for Team Abu Dhabi with 11 wickets to his tally so far.
Chris Jordan is the leading wicket taker for Qalandars with 7 wickets in 7 games so far.
Let us have a look at the squads:
Team Abu Dhabi - Chris Gayle, Alex Hales, Ben Cox, Avishka Fernando, Leonardo Julien, Kushal Malla, Chris Morris, Obed McCoy, Karthik Meiyappan, Rohan Mustafa, Usman Shinwari, Naveen-ul-Haq, Hayden Walsh Jnr, Luke Wright, Najibullah Zadran
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
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? – Team Abu Dhabi
Who will win? – Qalandars
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Sohail Akhtar (Qalandars), Paul Stirling (Team Abu Dhabi)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) –Chris Jordan (Qalandars), Obed McCoy (Team Abu Dhabi)
Most Sixes – Sohail Akhtar (Qalandars), Paul Stirling (Team Abu Dhabi)
Player of the Match- Chris Jordan (Qalandars)
Team Scores Batting first – Qalandars 120+, Team Abu Dhabi 110+
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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