New York Strikers are favorites to win
New York Strikers will take on Bangla Tigers at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi. Match 1 of the 2022 Abu Dhabi T10 gets underway at 16:00 local time.
Coached by former English county cricketer Carl Crowe and captained by former West Indian skipper Kieron Pollard, New York Strikers have assembled an exciting team for the 2022 tournament. The Strikers are one of two teams in an expanded eight-team competition.
There is plenty of experience in the New York Strikers batting line-up with the likes of former England World Cup winning skipper Eoin Morgan and Irish opener Paul Stirling alongside Pollard. 24 year old Azam Khan is a very dangerous short format batter who will be well worth watching alongside Romario Shepherd with the bat in this game.
Alongside the experienced batters, former West Indian international Ravi Rampaul and Pakistan left-arm quick Wahab Riaz both bring a career full of wickets into the New York Strikers side. Young English players Jordan Thompson and Tom Hartley have both impressed in white ball tournaments over recent seasons.
This will be New York Strikers first game ever in this competition.
During the 2021 tournament, Bangla Tigers finished in fourth place to advance to the play-offs. However, they were beaten by Team Abu Dhabi by seven wickets in the Eliminator. Aftab Ahmed will coach the side with fellow Bangladeshi, Shakib Al Hasan, captaining the team.
Alongside Shakib, there is plenty of explosive batting in the Bangla Tigers side. West Indian Evin Lewis, England’s Joe Clarke, New Zealander Colin Munro and Afghanistan’s Hazratullah Zazai are all powerful players at the top of the order.
Pakistan’s Mohammad Amir continues to be one of the best white ball bowlers in the world and he will be Bangla Tigers’ main pace option. Left-arm wrist spinner Jake Lintott has made a name for himself in the Men’s Hundred and other franchise leagues over the last two seasons.
Bangla Tigers lost three of their final four games in the 2021 Abu Dhabi T10.
The match will be played at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi. There will be good pace in this wicket and a par score will be at least 95.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for New York Strikers vs Bangla Tigers, T10 League 2022
Azam Khan, Paul Stirling, Eoin Morgan, Andre Fletcher (wk), Kieron Pollard (c), Kesrick Williams, Romario Shepherd, Wahab Riaz, Akeal Hossein, Muhammad Waseem, Ravi Rampaul
Hazratullah Zazai, Evin Lewis, Joe Clarke (wk), Shakib Al Hasan (c), Iftikhar Ahmed, Ben Cutting, Rohan Mustafa, Lewis Gregory, Jake Ball, Mohammad Amir, Matheesha Pathirana
With some fantastic players on show for both teams, this looks like being a very entertaining opening game of the competition. Both sides have strong batters but we think that New York Strikers have the better bowling line-up. We are predicting a New York Strikers win.
New York Strikers are favorites to beat Bangla Tigers