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Cricket Betting Tips & Match Predictions: Abu Dhabi T10 League 2021 Super League– Deccan Gladiators vs Delhi Bulls - Match 15

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The 15th match of the Abu Dhabi T10 League 2021 will be played between Deccan Gladiators and Delhi Bulls at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Live Scores and Stats - Deccan Gladiators vs Delhi Bulls - Match 15

 

Following the Group stage, we are now entering the Super League stage where all the teams play each other to determine who goes through to knockout phase.

Deccan Gladiators were placed at the 3rd position on Group B’s point table with 2 points from the 3 games played.

They have lost a low scoring thriller against Qalandars yesterday. After winning the toss, Deccan Gladiators asked Qalandars to have a bat first. The hero from last games Tom Banton played a fine knock of 36 but these runs came in 20 balls. It was an unusual striking rate for Tom Banton. It resulted in a run rate drop over the course of first few overs. Sohail Akhtar at number 3 made up for it and smashed 71 runs off just 31 deliveries to ensure Qalandars reached a decent total. In the end, they finished with 118 for 3 in 20 overs.

In their reply, Deccan Gladiators started well with their openers scoring at a phenomenal strike rate. However, once Mohammad Shahzad and Cameron Delport departed, there was a back to back fall of wickets putting Gladiators under extreme pressure. The middle order simply fell like a pack of cards and they could never recover from those un-timely dismissals. Shahid Afridi and Sultan Ahmed bowled brilliantly in their 2 over spell to keep the middle order quiet. Chris Jordan took the responsibility of wrapping up the match in death overs. He picked up 3 important wickets to finish his spell of 2 overs giving away just 8 runs. In the end, Gladiators could only manage 85 in 10 overs, losing the match by 33 runs.

Delhi Bulls on the other hand occupy the second spot on Group A’s points table with 2 victories in 3 matches played so far.

Delhi Bulls lost their last encounter against Northern Warriors by a huge margin of 32 runs. After winning the toss, they asked Warriors to have a bat first. The start was very poor as Warriors lost Lendl Simmons for a golden duck. Nicolas Pooran at number 3 played a captain’s knock and smashed 54 off just 21 deliveries to ensure his team got to a respectable total. Rovman Powell and Fabian Allen provided the death overs push with their quick paced knocks and Northern Warriors posted 137 in 10 overs. For Delhi Bulls, Waqas Maqsood was the pick of the bowlers as he bowled a superb spell of 2 overs, giving away just 1 run and picking up 1 wicket.

Chasing 137, Bulls started off well with Gurbaz and Evin Lewis finding the early boundaries. However, Gurbaz did not seem to be in his usual touch and was cleaned up by Rayad Emrit. After he perished, Ravi Bopara took on the Warriors bowlers and tonked 36 off just 15 deliveries. His innings lit big hopes for Bulls to chase the total. However, after his dismissal, Wayne Parnell bowled the best spell of the tournament in the 9th over. He claimed the first hattrick of the tournament and finished with figures of 15 for 3 in 2 overs. As a result of this hostile spell, Bulls fell short by a margin of 32 runs and lost the match.  

 

Leading Run Scorers:

Ravi Bopara is the leading run scorer for Delhi Bulls with 102 runs in 3 matches at an average of 51.

Cameron Delport is the leading run scorer for Deccan Gladiators with 84 runs to his name in 3 matches.

Leading Wicket Takers:

Ali Khan is the leading wicket taker for Delhi Bulls with 2 wickets to his name in 3 matches.

Zahoor Khan is the leading wicket taker for Deccan Gladiators with 5 wickets to his tally in 3 matches. 

 

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

 

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? – Delhi Bulls

Who will win? – Deccan Gladiators

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Kieron Pollard (Deccan Gladiators), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (Delhi Bulls)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) –Fidel Edwards (Delhi Bulls), Sunil Narine (Deccan Gladiators)

Most Sixes – Kieron Pollard (Deccan Gladiators), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (Delhi Bulls)

Player of the Match-  Kieron Pollard (Deccan Gladiators)

Team Scores Batting first Deccan Gladiators 130+, Delhi Bulls 120+

Match Handicap- Deccan Gladiators

 

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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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