Deccan Gladiators are favorites to win
Northern Warriors will take on Deccan Gladiators at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi. Match 6 of the 2022 Abu Dhabi T10 gets underway at 16:00 local time on Friday 24th November.
In spite of needing only seven runs from the final over against Delhi Bulls in Match 4 on Thursday, Northern Warriors only managed to score two runs, lost three wickets and were defeated by four runs. They will be eager to get over the winning line in this match and get their tournament up and running.
Openers, Adam Lyth and Kennar Lewis, both underperformed on Thursday with both dismissed for a single figure score. Usman Khan top scored with 47 runs from 26 balls although it was the West Indian pair of Rovman Powell and Sherfane Rutherford who had the highest strike-rates. Expect Powell to be aggressive again in this match.
The Northern Warriors’ bowlers could only take four wickets against Delhi Bulls and it was their pace bowlers who got the dismissals. We expect the quick bowlers to again be dangerous in this match with Mohammad Irfan particularly hard to get away with his size contributing to excessive bounce from the pitch.
Northern Warriors are looking to avoid their fifth successive Abu Dhabi T10 defeat in this game.
It was an excellent start for Nicholas Pooran’s side with a 35 run victory over Team Abu Dhabi in Match 2 on Wednesday. After winning the toss and choosing to bat first, the Gladiators posted 134-6 before reducing TAD to 99-6. They will be confident of making it two wins from two in this match.
There was no doubt who the star of the show was on Wednesday after skipper Nicholas Pooran struck eight sixes and five fours on his way to an unbeaten 77 from 33 balls. His fellow countryman, Odean Smith, made 23 with opener Tom Kohler-Cadmore the other player to hit a six for the Gladiators.
The Gladiators bowling attack did well in their opening match in spite of Sultan Ahmed conceding 28 runs from two overs and David Wiese conceding 18 runs from his only over. Josh Little, Zahoor Khan, Tabraiz Shamsi and Tom Helm took wickets but don’t rule out Ahmed or Wiese bouncing back in this match.
Deccan Gladiators have won their last four games in the Abu Dhabi T10.
The match will be played at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi. On a surface with plenty of pace and bounce, we expect a par score of around 130 and would be surprised if more than five wickets fall in either innings.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, match odds, and prediction for Northern Warriors vs Deccan Gladiators, T10 League 2022
Paul Stirling, Muhammad Waseem, Eoin Morgan, Kieron Pollard (c), Azam Khan (wk), Romario Shepherd, Jordan Thompson, Akeal Hosein, Wahab Riaz, Nav Pabreja, Ravi Rampaul
Nicholas Pooran (c & wk), Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Will Smeed, Suresh Raina, David Wiese, Odean Smith, Sultan Ahmed, Joshua Little, Zahoor Khan, Tom Helm, Tabraiz Shamsi
Northern Warriors and Deccan Gladiators come into this match in contrasting form but in T10 cricket, things can turn around very quickly. We think the Deccan Gladiators bowlers will be too strong for the Northern Warriors batting line-up. Overall, we are backing Deccan Gladiators to win.
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