Cricket Betting Tips & Match Predictions: Abu Dhabi T10 League 2021 – Team Abu Dhabi vs Maratha Arabians - Match 20
The 20th match of the Abu Dhabi T10 2021 will be played between Team Abu Dhabi and Maratha Arabians at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Current Form Team Abu Dhabi:
Team Abu Dhabi lost a nail biting thriller against Northern Warriors in their first outing of the Super League.
Batting first after losing the toss, Team Abu Dhabi lost two of their big players Chris Gayle and Paul Stirling without troubling the scorers much. Chris Gayle was dismissed for 2 while Paul Stirling was bowled on the first ball of the innings by Wahab Riaz. Luke Wright and Joe Clarke steadied the ship thereafter. Luke scored 33 off 15 deliveries while Joe Clarke carried on his form in the tournament by scoring a quick paced 50 off just 24 balls. Ben Duckett at number 5 also contributed with his knock of 31 off 17 deliveries. Banking on these phenomenal performances with the bat, Team Abu Dhabi posted 123 for 3 in 20 overs.
Chasing 123, Northern Warriors opted for a cautious start but once the eyes were set, Lendl Simmons played the anchor role while Waseem Muhammad played the aggressor. Waseem made 76 off 34 deliveries before losing his wicket to Jamie Overton in the last over. Having 15 runs to defend, Jamie Overton’s 10th over was full of surprises. He went for 12 in the first 2 deliveries and then made a phenomenal comeback by claiming 2 wickets off successive deliveries to leave the equation to 3 off 2 balls. Lendl Simmons nudged the second last ball for a single while Rovman Powell held his nerve to score the important 2 runs off the last ball to clinch this nerve wracking thriller by 8 wickets.
Current Form Maratha Arabians:
Maratha Arabians have been defeated in their first game of the Super League by Qalandars.
After losing the toss, Maratha Arabians were asked to have a bat first. The start was disappointing as they lost Abdul Shakoor and Laurie Evans in quick succession. Mohammad Hafeez used his experience and punished the loose balls to reach a score of 44 in just 26 deliveries. Shoaib Malik in the middle order also played his part with his knock of 23 in 16 deliveries. However, there was no real momentum into the innings as Arabians finished their 10 overs with a total of 101 for 5.
Chasing 101, Qalandars did not have an ideal start as they lost their in-form batsman Tom Banton in the first over. Sohail Akhtar who came in at number 3 carried on his form and smashed 20 runs off 11 balls. Along with Sharjeel Khan, he added 50 runs for the 2nd wicket partnership. At this point, Qalandars looked quite comfortable in their quest to chase 101. However, back to back dismissals of both Akhtar and Sharjeel Khan put them in a tricky situation. Ben Dunk at number 4 played a vital knock and him along with Asif Ali attacked the opposition to ease the pressure off their team. There were a couple of late dismissals but Qalandars were well on course and they chased the total in the 9th over with 4 wickets in hand.
Leading Run Scorers:
Joe Clarke is the leading run scorer for Team Abu Dhabi with a total of 134 runs in 4 matches at an average of 44.66.
Mohammad Hafeez is the leading run scorer for Maratha Arabians with 129 runs to his name in 4 matches at an average of 43.
Leading Wicket Takers:
Jamie Overton is the leading wicket taker for Team Abu Dhabi with 5 wickets to his kitty in 4 games so far.
Yamin Ahmadzai is the leading wicket taker for Maratha Arabians with 4 wickets up his sleeve in 4 matches.
Let us have a look at the squads:
Team Abu Dhabi - Ben Duckett (WK), Chris Gayle, Joe Clarke, Najibullah Zadran, Luke Wright (C), Rohan Mustafa, Paul Stirling, Usman Shinwari, Jamie Overton, Obed McCoy, Naveen-ul-Haq
Maratha Arabians - Mohammad Hafeez,Taskin Ahmed, Muktar Ali, Laurie Evans, Amjad Gul, Mosaddek Hossain, Sompal Kami, Shoaib Malik, Ishan Malhorta, Maroof Merchant, Syed Shah, Abdul Shakoor, Pravin Tambe
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? – Team Abu Dhabi
Who will win? – Team Abu Dhabi
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Laurie Evans (Maratha Arabians), Paul Stirling (Team Abu Dhabi)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) –Yamin Ahmadzai (Maratha Arabians), Obed McCoy (Team Abu Dhabi)
Most Sixes – Laurie Evans (Maratha Arabians), Paul Stirling (Team Abu Dhabi)
Player of the Match- Paul Stirling (Team Abu Dhabi)
Team Scores Batting first – Maratha Arabians 125+, Team Abu Dhabi 130+
Match Handicap- Team Abu Dhabi
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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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