Cricket Match Predictions Emirates D20: Sharjah Bukhatir XI and Team Abu Dhabi - Match 10
The 10th match of the Emirates D20 tournament will be played between Team Abu Dhabi and Sharjah Bukhatir XI at the ICC Cricket Academy, Dubai.
Team Abu Dhabi have been defeated 4 times in the 4 games they have played in the tournament so far. Their performance have been under par compared to the standards of the other teams participating.
In the last match against Fujairah Pacific Ventures, they lost the toss and were asked to field first. Mudassir Hussain and Navalesh Naidoo bowled good lines and kept the leash on Fujairah batsmen until the powerplay overs and also picked up 2 early wickets. However, Waseem Muhammad of Fujairah Pacific Ventures was in a different mood and despite the wickets falling on the other end, he smashed the Team Abu Dhabi bowlers to all parts of the ground and scored a wonderfully crafted 101 runs off 60 balls and remained unbeaten. A timely cameo played by Ahmed Raza ensured that Fujairah reached an unbeatable score of 181 in 20 overs.
While chasing the mammoth total of 181, Team Abu Dhabi kept losing wickets at regular intervals in the powerplay overs and were reduced to 29 for 3 in 6.4 overs. Post that phase, Midhun Sudhakar and Mazhar Bashir put on a significant stand of 53 runs for the 4th wicket but it was not enough as the required rate kept mounting up. Once these two batsmen were dismissed, none of the others posed any threat to the Fujairah bowlers and Team Abu Dhabi finished with 133 in their 20 overs losing the game by 48 runs.
On the other hand, Sharjah Bukhatir XI have won 1 game and lost 1 in the two games they played so far in the tournament. In their last fixture against Ajman Alubond, Sharjah Bukhatir XI lost the toss and were invited to field first. Kashif Daud and Hafeez Rahman started very well with the new ball and did not provide enough scoring opportunities to the Ajman batsmen. As a result of the pressure mounting, Ajman Alubond batsmen went for the glory shots and lost 2 wickets within the powerplay overs. Post that Rameez Shahzad and Abdul Shakoor started to rebuild the innings and stitched a partnership of 76 runs for the 3rd wicket. After Rameez Shahzad fell, there was no real momentum seen in the Ajman innings and they scored 128 for 5 wickets in 20 overs.
Chasing low scores can be tricky as we have seen in the tournament so far. Hence, Khalid Shah and Renjth Mani decided to give a power start in the powerplay and not leave it to the last over. They started very well adding 45 runs to the opening partnership. After the openers got dismissed, it was Fayyaz Ahmed who took the responsibility to take his team over the line. He scored a fantastic 33 runs of 26 balls. Towards the latter half, Umair Ali hit 2 huge sixes to ease of the required run rate and Sharjah Bukhatir XI chased the total in 17th over winning the match by 6 wickets.
Sharjah Bukhatir XI have made a good comeback after losing the first game against Fujairah Pacific Ventures and they look hot favourites in the next game against Team Abu Dhabi.
Let’s have a look at the squads
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.
Sharjah Bukhatir XI
Arsalan Javed, Badiuzzama Sayed, Faisal Altaf, Faisal Khan, Fayyaz Ahmad, Hafeez Rahman, Kashif Daud, Khalid Shah, Krishan Paul, Muhammad Boota, Mohammed Halan Mohammed Harris, Nathan Shibu, Renjith Mani and Umair Ali
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? – Team Abu Dhabi
Who will win? – Sharjah Bukhatir XI
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Khalid Shah (Sharjah Bukhatir XI), Osama Hasan (Team Abu Dhabi)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Kashif Daud (Sharjah Bukhatir XI), Mazhar Bashir (Team Abu Dhabi)
Most Sixes – Khalid Shah (Sharjah Bukhatir XI), Osama Hasan (Team Abu Dhabi)
Man of the Match- Khalid Shah
Team Scores Batting first Sharjah Bukhatir XI 160+, Team Abu Dhabi 110+
Match Handicap- Sharjah Bukhatir XI
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