Cricket Match Predictions Emirates D20: Dubai Pulse Secure and Abu Dhabi XI - Match 7
The 7th match of the Emirates D20 2020 will be played between Dubai Pulse Secure and Team Abu Dhabi at ICC Cricket Academy, Dubai.
Both Team Abu Dhabi and Dubai Pulse Secure have lost two of their first games in the tournament and will face each other in the 7th game of Emirates D20.
In their last game, Team Abu Dhabi conceded 181 runs in 20 overs against Ajman Alubond. Pasindu Wanniarachchi and Aaryan Madani gave away 15 and 18 runs respectively in the lone over that they bowled for Team Abu Dhabi. The other bowlers also went for plenty as they gave away many lose balls to Rameez Shahzad and Abdul Shakoor who smashed them all over the park throughout the innings. The only bowler who returned with decent figures was Midhun Sudhakar Pattlikkadan who picked 2 wickets for 24 runs in his 4 over spell.
Chasing a total of 182, Team Abu Dhabi lost their top 3 in the 7th over and started very slowly considering the required rate they needed to maintain. Midhun Sudhakar Pattlikkadan was as good with the bat as he was with the ball. He made a very good looking 42 runs off 32 balls in the middle order but was not supported enough by the other batsmen as the wickets kept tumbling in quick intervals. In the end, Team Abu Dhabi could only manage to score 110 runs and were bowled out in the 20th over.
Team Abu Dhabi must start afresh this week and back themselves for a good performance against Dubai Pulse Secure in their 3rd game of the tournament.
Dubai Pulse Secure on the other hand lost 2 closely fought games against Fujairah Pacific Ventures and ECB Blues. In their recent game against ECB Blues, Dubai lost the toss and were invited to bat first under the lights. They got off to a terrible start as they lost the top 3 wickets under the 7th over including that of their captain Shahrukh Sheikh. Post that, Muhammad Usman resurrected the innings along with Bilal Cheema and they put on a partnership of 28 runs for the 4th wicket. After Bilal Cheema departed, Omar Farooq took over and played a vital innings of 16 runs. Muhammad Usman kept his foot strong on the crease despite the wickets falling on the other end and made a very handy 48 runs in just 38 deliveries. On the back of these knocks, Dubai scored 128 in their 20 overs.
ECB Blues started off cautiously with Vriitya Aravind and CP Rizwan rotating the strike well and dealing in single-double in the powerplay overs. With the pressure building, Vriitya went for an adventurous stroke and perished to the ball of Ali Nasser. CP Rizwan too followed the suit and all of a sudden ECB Blues were 39 for 2 in the 8th over. Dubai could sniff a chance here but the likes of Alishan Sharafu and Basil Hameed took the game away with their impressive knocks of 48 and 26 runs respectively. Alishan Sharafu hit 3 massive sixes to release the pressure at vital points of the game. For Dubai, Nilansh Keswani and Ali Nasser bowled beautifully picking up a wicket each in their spell.
Dubai has lost two of their matches by a close range and they would like to end up on the winning side against Team Abu Dhabi in their next fixture.
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.
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.
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? – Team Abu Dhabi
Who will win? – Dubai Pulse Secure
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Shahrukh Sheikh (Dubai Pulse Secure), Midhun Sudhakar Pattlikkadan (Team Abu Dhabi)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Nilansh Keswani (Dubai Pulse Secure), Midhun Sudhakar Pattlikkadan (Team Abu Dhabi)
Most Sixes – Shahrukh Sheikh (Dubai Pulse Secure), Surjith Manohardas (Team Abu Dhabi)
Man of the Match- Shahrukh Sheikh (Dubai Pulse Secure)
Team Scores Batting first – Dubai Pulse Secure 140+, Team Abu Dhabi 120+
Match Handicap- Dubai Pulse Secure
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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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