Cricket Match Predictions Emirates D20: Fujairah Pacific Ventures and Ajman Alubond- Match 14
The 14th match of the Emirates D20 Tournament will be played between Fujairah Pacific Ventures and Ajman Alubond at the ICC Cricket Academy, Dubai.
Fujairah Pacific Ventures are sitting at the top of the table with 4 wins in the 4 matches they played so far. They have been a dominant side in the tournament and are almost impossible to beat. Waseem Muhammad and Rohan Mustafa have been providing solid starts to the team and laying a great foundation for the middle order to cash in. Their bowlers have also been in terrific form and not providing any opportunity for the opposition batsmen to cut loose.
In their last game against ECB Blues, Fujairah won the toss and chose to field. Akif Raja provided the early breakthrough for the team and claimed the wicket of in-form Aryan Lakra. Post that CP Rizwan and Ansh Tandon provided a lantern of hope to ECB Blues but the partnership did not provide a significant momentum to Blues innings. By the time both Rizwan and Tandon got dismissed, ECB Blues were reeling at a score of 77 runs in 12 overs. Rohan Mustafa and Sabir Rao applied brakes to scoring in the middle overs and ECB Blues could only manage 135 runs on the board in 20 overs.
With the form Waseem Muhammad is in, the target of 136 was always going to be difficult to defend. As expected, Fujairah Pacific Ventures got off to a flyer as the opening pair put on 57 runs between them. Waseem Muhammad scored a match winning 50 runs in 40 balls and by the time he was dismissed, Fujairah needed only 36 runs in 47 deliveries. Usman Khan along with the middle order batsmen made easy work of the target and chased the total in 19th over and won the game by 6 wickets.
Fujairah are in red hot form and they will be tough to beat in their next game against Ajman Alubond.
Ajman Alubond on the other hand are resting at the 5th position on points table with only 1 win in the 4 games they played so far. Apart from Abdul Shakoor and Rameez Shahzad, none of the other batsmen have been able to offer resistance to the opposition in the concluded games for Ajman Alubond.
In the last fixture against Dubai Pulse Secure, they won the toss and chose to field. The Ajman bowlers provided their team a great start by dismissing both the Dubai openers at a score of 10 runs. However, they missed the trick in the middle overs as Shahrukh Sheikh and Punya Mehra made important contributions of 37 runs and 35 runs respectively for their team. The partnership of 57 runs for the 5th wicket between Bilal Cheema and Shahrukh Sheikh was the game changer and Dubai posted a formidable total of 148 runs in their 20 overs.
Chasing 148, Abdul Shakoor and Asif Khan were both dismissed within the powerplay overs. Anand Kumar soon followed after making 7 runs for Ajman. Once again it was Rameez Shahzad who came to the rescue and scored a fluent 45 runs off 37 deliveries that included two massive sixes. However it was not going to be enough as none of the other middle order batsmen provided the much needed support to Rameez. Once he got out, all the hopes of chasing 148 runs went down the drain as Ajman made 112 runs in the end to lose the game by 36 runs.
For Ajman Alubond to give a fair competition to a strong Fujairah side, their opening pair need to provide a good start that can be banked upon by the middle order.
Let’s have a look at the squads
Fujairah Pacific Ventures
Aayan Afzal Khan, Ahmed Raza, Hamdan Tahir, Hassan Khalid, Lovepreet Singh, Luqman Hazrat, Maroof Merchant, Muhammad Farooq, Muhammad Umar Arshad, Muhammed Naeem, Rohan Mustafa, Sabir Rao, Sandy Sandeep, Usman Khan and Waseem Muhammad.
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? – Ajman Alubond
Who will win? – Fujairah Pacific Ventures
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Rohan Mustafa (Fujairah Pacific Ventures), Rameez Shahzad (Ajman Alubond)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Akif Raja (Fujairah Pacific Ventures), Sharif Asadullah (Ajman Alubond)
Most Sixes – Rohan Mustafa (Fujairah Pacific Ventures), Rameez Shahzad (Ajman Alubond)
Man of the Match- Rohan Mustafa (Fujairah Pacific Ventures)
Team Scores Batting first – Fujairah Pacific Ventures 150+, Ajman Alubond 135+
Match Handicap- Fujairah Pacific Ventures
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