The T10 League is heating up, and the season is going at breakneck speed, with three matches scheduled every day. The Bangla Tigers will roar once more on Friday when they play Team Abu Dhabi in the 17th edition of the Abu Dhabi T10 League.
Team Abu Dhabi has been dominating the competition, since they are the only unbeaten team in the Abu Dhabi T10 League so far. They are comfortably atop the league rankings, having won five games in a row.
Meanwhile, the Bangla Tigers have stepped up the tempo after a poor start. They are third in the points table after five games, with three wins and two losses. They started with back-to-back losses, but quickly rebounded with a hat-trick of victories in their next three games.
The match will take place on November 26, 2021, at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
Match Details to Note
Match: Bangla Tigers vs Team Abu Dhabi, 17th Match, T10 League 2021-22
Date: November 26, 2021 (Friday)
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Bangla Tigers vs Team Abu Dhabi Team Previews
In their previous encounter, the Tigers defeated the Deccan Gladiators by nine wickets with 11 deliveries to spare. Benny Howell was the standout bowler, taking two wickets in two overs, while Hazratullah Zazai top-scored with an unbeaten 59 off 26 balls.
The top order combination of Johnson Charles (22 runs), Hazaratullah Zazai (58 runs), and Will Jacks (28 runs) of the Bangla Tigers comfortably chased down the total in their second match in a row. Faf Du Plessis forms a solid middle order combo with all-rounders Benny Howell, James Faulkner, Karim Janat, and Isuru Udana. They have good depth in their batting order all the way up to No. 8.
In the last game, their bowlers did a respectable job, limiting the opponents to 116 runs in 10 overs. Benny Howell took two wickets and allowed only 16 runs in two overs. In the encounter, James Faulkner, Karim Janat, Isuru Udana, and Mohammed Amir each took a wicket. They lacked a quality in-form spinner and went for an all-out attack in the previous game.
Bangla Tigers T10 Squad
Faf du Plessis (icon), Andre Fletcher, Shahid Afridi, James Faulkner, Hazratullah Zazai, Johnson Charles, Qais Ahmad, William George Jacks, Isuru Udana, Hassan Khalid, Will Smeed, Sabir Rao, Matheesha Pathirana, Mohammad Amir, Benny Howell, Mohammad Saifuddin, and Adam Lyth
Predicted XI: Johnson Charles (wk), Hazratullah Zazai, Will Jacks, Faf du Plessis (c), Benny Howell, Isuru Udana, James Faulkner, Luke Wood, Karim Janat, Mohammad Amir, Vishnu Sukumaran
Team Abu Dhabi defeated Delhi Bulls by six wickets in their previous encounter. Danny Briggs, a left-arm spinner, was the pick of their bowlers, taking two wickets for 20 runs in his two overs.
Team Abu Dhabi chased down the 125-run target in spectacular manner, with Jamie Overton striking two sixes when only 10 runs were required off two balls. In the early innings, Philip Salt (56 runs), Chris Gayle (15 runs), and Liam Livingstone (25 runs) all played vital hits and established their innings. They have a powerful batting lineup that includes Colin Ingram, Danny Briggs, and Merchant de Lange.
Danny Briggs took two wickets at vital periods during the game, while Liam Livingstone and Merchant de Lange each took one. Naveen-Ul-Haq, Jamie Overton, and Sheldon Cottrell comprise a fantastic bowling assault that has so far delivered for the squad.
Team Abu Dhabi T10 Squad
Liam Livingstone (c), Christopher Henry Gayle, Phil Salt, Paul Stirling, Colin Ingram, Danny Briggs, Jamie Overton, Obed McCoy, Naveen-ul-Haq, Muhammad Farazuddin, Rohan Mustafa, Ahmad Daniyal Latif, Marchant de Lange, Christopher Benjamin and Fidel Edwards
Predicted XI: Philip Salt (wk), Paul Stirling, Liam Livingstone (c), Colin Ingram, Chris Benjamin, Jamie Overton, Ahmed Daniyal, Danny Briggs, Fidel Edwards, Sheldon Cottrell, Merchant de Lange
Bangla Tigers vs Team Abu Dhabi Toss Prediction
In the matches thus far, chasing has been the most successful approach. Teams have comfortably chased down totals of 120-130 runs, and we expect both captains to bowl first if they win the toss.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
It’s a fantastic wicket to bat on, with little room for error for the bowlers. Because it is an evening game, the team that wins the toss will most likely bowl first because to the dew effect.
On Friday, Abu Dhabi is expected to have a clear day with no danger of precipitation. The humidity, however, is forecast to be on the high side at 64%, with temperatures remaining between 26 and 29 degrees Celsius.
Bangla Tigers vs Team Abu Dhabi Match Prediction
Team Abu Dhabi enjoys a psychological advantage because they have defeated every opponent thus far. They have big-hitters in the middle order that can come back from adversity and win the game (scored six runs in the last ball twice to win the matches). The Bangla Tigers have made a significant comeback in their last three matches and are full of confidence. The main difference between them and Team Abu Dhabi is that they lack big-hitters in their batting lineup. We predict that Team Abu Dhabi will win the match and extend their winning streak.
Team Abu Dhabi is the favourite to beat Bangla Tigers at the odds of 1.62.