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Cricket Match Predictions D20 Emirates League 2020: ECB Blues vs Abu Dhabi Match 1

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The 1st match of the Emirates D20 2020 Tournament will be played between ECB Blues and Abu Dhabi at ICC Cricket Academy, Dubai.

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ECB Blues were the decorated winners of inaugural D10 league played in July-August 2020. Vriitya Aravind was their top star scoring 358 runs in 12 games and he would like to repeat the heroics in D20 tournament taking place at the ICC Academy, Dubai.

Apart from Vriitya Aravind, Rohan Mustafa had fared very well in the D10 league not only with the bat but also with bowl. He will also be one of most vital players for ECB Blues campaign. Kashif Daud and Mohammad Boota have performed well in D10, however they were not so consistent throughout.

With the bowl, Sultan Ahmed and Muhammad Ayaz are expected to provide in the early breakthroughs for their team. There are quite a lot of part time bowlers in the ECB Blues team that can be used to good effect depending on the match situation.

Overall, ECB Blues are looking very strong and balanced for the 1st game against Abu Dhabi.

Abu Dhabi on the other hand performed under par in the D10 League conducted in July-August this year.  For them, the hard hitting batsman Ghulam Murtaza and young sensation Kai Smith will be key players. Kai Smith impressed the cricket world when he hit a stunning 102 not out against Japan U-19 Team this year. The team management must promote Smith up the order so he has enough time to get his eyes set on the pitch and then fire.

Aryan Lakra and Jalal Bhukari will be spearheading the bowling department starting off with the new white ball. Ali Abid and Ghulam Murtaza can also surprise the opposition teams with their bowling expertise.

Overall, Team Abu Dhabi looks strong, given the management effects some changes in the batting order after seeing the results in the D10 tournament.


 Let’s have a look at the squads:


Team Abu Dhabi

Aaryan Madani, Ben Willgoss, Jishnu Vattekkatt Balan, Kai Smith, Karthik Nagendran, Matiullah Khan, Mazhar Bashir, Midhun Sudhakar Pattlikkadan, Mudassir Hussain, Navalesh Naidoo, Osama Hasan Shah, Paresh Katkar, Pasindu Wanniarachchi, Sahil Sunil Hariani, Soorya Sathish and Surjith Manohardas.


ECB Blues

Adhitya Shetty, Ali Shan Sharafu, Ansh Tandon, Aryan Lakra, Ateeq ur Rehman, Basil Hameed, Fahad Nawaz, Junaid Siddique, Kartik Meiyappan, Mohammed Faraazuddin, Rizwan CP, Sanchit Sharma, Vriitya Aravind, Waheed Ahmad and Zahoor Khan.


Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? – Team Abu Dhabi

Who will win? – ECB Blues

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Vriitya Aravind (ECB Blues), Ghulam Farid (Team Abu Dhabi)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) –  Kashif Daud (ECB Blues), Aryan Lakra (Team Abu Dhabi)

Most Sixes –    Vriitya Aravind (ECB Blues), Ghulam Farid (Team Abu Dhabi)

 Man of the Match-  Vriitya Aravind (ECB Blues)

Team Scores Batting first – ECB Blues 160+, Team Abu Dhabi 150+

Match Handicap- ECB Blues

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