Cricket Match Predictions Emirates D20: Ajman Alubond v Team Abu Dhabi Match 3
The 3rd match of Emirates D20 2020 will be played between Ajman Alubond and Team Abu Dhabi at the ICC Cricket Academy, Dubai.
Ajman Alubond had struggled in the D10 tournament. They finished at the second last position on points table. The top performers for the team in last season were Zawar Farid and Ameer Hamza with the bat. Ameer Hamza can strike the ball very hard and he maintained a good strike rate last season.
The likes of Sandy Sandeep and Abdul Shakoor are very much capable of giving death over cameos with the bat in hand. Ajman defeated the table toppers ECB Blues last T10 season and they can surely come out with surprises in the upcoming tournament. Ajman Alubond must have recovered from the hangover of their performance in D10 and hopefully they can perform well in the D20 league.
Bowling had been an issue for the Alubond team in the T10 season as apart from Saqib Manshad and Nasir Aziz, none of the bowlers impressed. They need to put pressure by cutting the opportunities for batsmen to score runs and strike at important times in the match.
They are expected to give a good competition to the last ranked Team Abu Dhabi in their next game played in Dubai.
Team Abu Dhabi on the other hand lack the quality or clarity to approach games in crunch situations. It showed up in their last T10 season ranking. Their batting rides and relies heavily on the hard hitting batsman Ghulam Murtaza who sprung out some sensational knocks for his side in the D10 tournament conducted in July-August.
Another fine player to look forward in Team Abu Dhabi is Kai Smith who performed incredibly well in the U-19 matches and scored 102 not out against Japan U-19 team. He came in good with the bat last season but the lack of partnerships by Team Abu Dhabi cost them the games.
Aryan Lakra and Jalal Bhukari will be vested with the responsibility of getting their team over the line by executing wicket taking options in bowling.
Overall, Team Abu Dhabi looks weaker on papers against Ajman Alubond in the next fixture but they able to cause an upset or two in the 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.
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? – Team Abu Dhabi
Who will win? – Ajman Alubond
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Ghulam Murtaza (Team Abu Dhabi), Ameer Hamza (Ajman Alubond)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Saqib Manshad (Ajman Alubond), Jalal Bhukari (Team Abu Dhabi)
Most Sixes – Ghulam Murtaza (Team Abu Dhabi), Ameer Hamza (Ajman Alubond)
Man of the Match- Ameer Hamza (Ajman Alubond)
Team Scores Batting first – Ajman Alubond 150+, Team Abu Dhabi 135+
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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