The Abu Dhabi T10 League, 2021-22, got off to a rousing start on the first day, and today the defending champions Northern Warriors will square off against Team Abu Dhabi. The Warriors were lost in their first game against the Delhi Bulls, while Team Abu Dhabi trounced the Bangla Tigers.
Team Abu Dhabi will be confident given the performance of their batsmen in the first game. Their main players have looked in good form, and the team would like to build on that today. It will be intriguing to see if the Northern Warriors can bounce back from their bad performance here and grab their first points of the season.
The match will take place on November 20, 2021, at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
Match Details to Note
Match: Northern Warriors vs Team Abu Dhabi, 4th Match, T10 League 2021-22
Date: November 20, 2021 (Saturday)
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Northern Warriors vs Team Abu Dhabi Team Previews
Rovman Powell would be disappointed if he had lost the previous game. Poor bowling and an inability to finish their batting as they would have liked saw the side lose by 6 wickets to the Delhi Bulls. They must put the setback behind them and focus on winning this game. They’d be up against a confident team, and Powell would want his team to put on their finest performance.
Moeen Ali performed admirably in the previous game, and he will try to deliver a strong start in place of Kennar Lewis, who was unavailable in the previous game. Samit Patel and Powell both performed admirably, with Patel deserving his promotion to No. 3. Ross Whitely would seek to rebound from his catastrophic performance in the previous game by adding quick runs with Chris Jordan and Umair Ali down the order.
Following their poor showing with the ball in the last game, Joshua Little and Imran Tahir would have a critical role to play. Abhimanyu Mithun did a good job, and he’ll try to block Umair Ali from scoring too many goals. Chris Jordan will have to put on a stronger performance after allowing runs in the last game. Moeen Ali’s participation expands the team’s bowling options.
Northern Warriors T10 Squad
Kennar Lewis, Moeen Ali, Samit Patel, Rovman Powell (c), Ross Whiteley, Chris Jordan, Abdul Shakoor (wk), Umair Ali, Abhimanyu Mithun, Joshua Little, Imran Tahir, Kaunain Abbas, Rameez Shahzad, Gareth Delany, Ansh Tandon, Mark Watt, Yo Mahesh, Rayad Emrit, Upul Tharanga
Predicted XI: Rovman Powell (c), Kennar Lewis (wk), Moeen Ali, Samit Patel, Ross Whiteley, Umair Ali, Chris Jordan, Abhimanyu Mithun, Joshua Little, Imran Tahir, Abdul Shakoor
Liam Livingstone couldn’t have wished for a better start to the event, as all of his team’s chips went into place as they defeated the Bangla Tigers by 40 runs. The side put on a fantastic performance with the bat and the ball, and they hope to keep it up in this game to increase their place on the points table.
Paul Stirling delivered an exciting knock in the previous game, and he’ll seek to provide a solid start in place of Phillip Salt, who was ruled out. Chris Gayle looked sharp, and he joins Liam Livingstone and Jamie Overton in bolstering the middle order. They have players like Colin Ingram and Danny Briggs who can hit the ball hard and score runs.
Marchant de Lange took 5 wickets, however he needs to improve his economy rate and look for early wickets alongside Sheldon Cottrell, who failed to implement the plans. Jamie Overton and Naven-ul-Haq were excellent with the ball, and the team would like to see them perform similarly in the future. Bowling alleys can be found in Livingstone and Stirling.
Team Abu Dhabi T10 Squad
Philip Salt (wk), Paul Stirling, Liam Livingstone (c), Chris Gayle, Jamie Overton, Colin Ingram, Marchant de Lange, Danny Briggs, Sheldon Cottrell, Naveen-ul-Haq, Farooq Momand, Chris Benjamin, Ahmed Daniyal, Noor Ahmad, Muhammad Farazuddin, Rohan Mustafa, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Fidel Edwards
Predicted XI: Liam Livingstone (c), Philip Salt (wk), Paul Stirling, Chris Gayle, Colin Ingram, Jamie Overton, Marchant de Lange, Danny Briggs, Sheldon Cottrell, Naveen-ul-Haq, Farooq Momand
Northern Warriors vs Team Abu Dhabi Toss Prediction
Winning the toss is an advantage in this game, and the format favours the sides that chase the score. Most teams in the past have preferred to bowl with a win in mind. We expect this tendency to continue, and the team who wins the toss here will bowl first.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi is a huge stadium with a level surface and a quick outfield. This makes it an ideal venue for batsmen, who have scored a lot of runs here in the past. Fast bowlers may struggle on this surface, while spinners will benefit from the track’s assistance and have a decent record here in the past.
On November 20, the skies over Abu Dhabi are forecast to be clear, and the wicket is expected to be flat, as it was on the first day of the competition. The ball would land nicely on the bat, allowing batsmen to play their strokes with ease. The team batting first in the contest will attempt to score 130 runs.
Northern Warriors vs Team Abu Dhabi Match Prediction
Northern Warriors, the defending champions, did not get off to the best possible start. The team would be under pressure after the poor performance of its bottom middle order in the previous game. Team Abu Dhabi, on the other hand, checked all the boxes against the Bangla Tigers. Their batting is in excellent form at the moment, and they will be heavy favourites to win the game.
Team Abu Dhabi is the favourite to beat Northern Warriors at the odds of 1.57.
- Paul Stirling and Chris Gale combined for 108 runs in the last game for Team Abu Dhabi, and they appear to be in terrific form.
- Northern Warriors’ lower middle order underperformed in the previous game, causing the team headaches.
- Marchant de Lange picked up five wickets for Team Abu Dhabi, which would boost his confidence with the ball.
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