Cricket Match Predictions Emirates D20: Ajman Alubond and Dubai Pulse Secure - Match 20
The 20th Match of the Emirates D20 Tournament will be played between Ajman Alubond and Dubai Pulse Secure at the ICC Cricket Academy, Dubai.
Ajman Alubond won the toss in their last completed fixture against Fujairah Pacific Ventures and decided to field first. They saw the back of Waseem Muhammad early on the in the innings when he was dismissed by Shreaz Piya for a golden duck. After his dismissal, Rohan Mustafa and Usman Khan took over the responsibility of providing stability to the innings and put on a very classy stand of 114 runs for the 2nd wicket. Usman Khan got run out when he was looking very solid. At that point, Fujairah were looking at a score of 170+ but his dismissal and some very smart bowling by the likes of Asif Khan squeezed the total score of Fujairah to 164 in 20 overs.
Chasing the heavy total of 164, Ajman Alubond lost their opener Asif Khan at a score of 8 and were needing something special from their in-form batsman Abdul Shakoor. He delivered well and secured a good looking partnership of 39 runs for the 2nd wicket. Waqas Ali was soon to follow and the top order left way too much for the lower order to cover up. Rameez Shahzad got demoted down the order and it worked against Ajman Alubond as by his arrival, Ajman were still needing 63 runs off 32 deliveries. Amjad Gul and Rameez Shahzad gave a ray of hope to Ajman but they still managed to score only 147 runs in 20 overs losing the game by 17 runs.
Dubai Pulse Secure on the other hand has 4 points from the 6 completed games so far. They lost their last match against ECB Blues by a margin of 15 runs. Losing the toss, they were put in to field first by ECB. ECB got off to a cautious start, courtesy a good bowling by Ali Nasser. However, the supporting bowlers in the form of Omer Farooq and Nilansh Keswani went for too many giving away 43 and 30 runs respectively in their spell. Alishan Sharafu for ECB Blues played a marvellous innings of 51 runs off 32 balls. When ECB Blues were looking to get to a total of 185+, their middle order could not produce any significant performance with the bat. Shahrukh Sheikh bowled superbly to put brakes to the middle order. However, a death over burst by Zawar Farid took the final score of ECB Blues to 173 in 20 overs.
Dubai in their reply got off to a flyer, courtesy a flamboyant batting by Adnaan Khan and Rudra Mahadev. However, both of the openers perished in quick succession and it was all over to Syed Haider and Punya Mehra to take the innings forward. Syed Haider played some beautiful strokes in his 63 runs off 40 deliveries. Despite his brave innings, none of the other batsmen could stay at the crease and join Syed in their quest to chase the total. As a result, Dubai was restricted to 158 runs in 20 overs losing the game by 15 runs.
Let’s have a look at the squads
Dubai Pulse Secure
Adnaan Khan, Ali Naseer, Bilal Cheema, Muhammad Hassan, Muhammad Usman, Nilansh Keswani, Omer Farooq, Punya Mehra, Rahul Bhatia, Ronak Panoly, Rudra Madhav, Saqib Manshad, Shahrukh Sheikh, Syed Haider Shah and Tahir Latif.
Abdul Shakoor, Adnan ul Mulk Nawab, Ali Khan, Amjad Gul Khan, Anand Kumar, Asif Khan, Ehtesham Siddiq, Hamad Arshad, Nasir Aziz, Rameez Shahzad, Rishab Mukherjee, Shareef Asadullah, Sheraj Piya, Sultan Ahmad, Waqas Ali and Zuhaib Zubair.
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - Dubai Pulse Secure
Who will win? - Ajman Alubond
Top Batsman?(Runs Scored) - Shahrukh Sheikh (Dubai Pulse Secure), Rameez Shahzad (Ajman Alubond)
Top Bowler?(Wickets taken) - Nilansh Keswani (Dubai Pulse Secure), Shreaz Piya (Ajman Alubond)
Most Sixes - Shahrukh Sheikh (Dubai Pulse Secure), Rameez Shahzad (Ajman Alubond)
Man of the Match - Rameez Shahzad (Ajman Alubond)
Team Scores Batting first - Dubai Pulse Secure 125+, Ajman Alubond 145+
Match Handicap - Ajman Alubond
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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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