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T10 league: Team Abu Dhabi vs Qalandars Match preview

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Match details

Match: Match 8, Group B; Team Abu Dhabi vs Qalandars

Date and timing: 30 January 2021, 6:15 pm

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Weather report: The weather is expected to be clean throughout the day

Pitch report: Abu Dhabi pitch has always been a batting paradise, so expect high scoring game with teams winning the toss and fielding first.

Team News

Team Abu Dhabi: 

Team Abu Dhabi played their first game in this season of T10 League. They faced Deccan Gladiators and lost the match by 2 balls. Team Abu Dhabi will now face Qalandars, who started off with a win this season. Team Abu Dhabi will now need a win.

Predicted Playing XI:

It is unlikely that they will make a change in their side, given that they played only their first match.

1. Chris Gayle, 2. Luke Wright (C), 3. Paul Stirling, 4. Joe Clarke, 5. Ben Duckett, 6. Jamie Overton, 7. Najibullah Zadran, 8. Rohan Mustafa, 9. Hayden Walsh/Obed McCoy, 10. Naveen-ul-Haq, 11. Usman Shinwari


Qalandars also played their first game this season of T10 League against Pune Devils. They chased their 107 down with three overs remaining. They would like to continue their form.

Predicted Playing XI:

They may go with the same side that played against the Pune Devils.

1. Tom Banton, 2. Sharjeel Khan, 3. Sohail Akhtar (C), 4. Asif Ali, 5. Ben Dunk (WK), 6. Samit Patel, 7. Sohail Tanvir, 8. Chris Jordan, 9. Azmatullah Omarzai, 10. Daniyal Ahmed, 11. Sultan Ahmed

In spot light

Chris Gayle (Team Abu Dhabi, batsman)

The Twenty20 legend who have scored mount of runs in sixes in the shorter formats, Chris Gayle will be no different in the T10 League as he will be playing his first game. Despite his failure in the first game, one cannot forget that with his experience and his power hitting, Gayle is a key wicket for opposition as well as for his team.

Tom Banton (Qalandars, batsman)

The English opener is very talented and is not afraid of chasing bowlers and he exactly did against Pune Devils. His quick innings can help his side to get quick runs. Bowlers must be aware how they bowl to him.

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