Qatar have taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match T20 international series as they beat Uganda by 28 runs in the second game. The home team will aim for a clean sweep when they meet the visitors in the final clash of the series at the West End Park International Cricket Stadium in Doha. The third T20I will be played on February 15 with live telecast scheduled to begin at 6 PM local time.
Live streaming QAT vs UGA, 3rd T20
TV channels: This match will not be broadcast live on any TV channel.
Live Streaming: Bet365, Qatar Cricket Association official YouTube channel
Teams normally prefer chasing in the twenty-over format. But considering that Qatar have managed to defend their scores on both occasions in this series, the team that wins the toss may opt to bat first this time around.
A pleasant weather is expected all through the day with clear skies and no rain. Temperatures are likely to fluctuate between 19 and 21 degrees Celsius during the game and there could be a gentle breeze blowing across the ground.
The venue produced a high-scoring contest in the opening game but the pitch appeared to slow down a bit last time. Expect it to become even slower on Saturday and spinners are likely to play a bigger role in this match.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds and match prediction for Qatar vs Uganda 3rd T20 2020.
Qatar Team News & Playing 11
QAT Team News
The home side made just the one change in their line-up for the previous encounter; they picked left-arm spinner Musawar Shah to replace leggie Imran Ashraf who had a horrible day with the ball in the first game as he went for 35 runs off his two overs. Musawar, on the other hand, had a much better day last time as he conceded only 16 runs from his quota of four overs and Qatar will probably retain him for this final T20I.
QAT Key Players
Kamran Khan: He is the in-form batsman for Qatar and is the leading run-scorer in the series with 109 runs at an average of 54.50. The opener has struck back-to-back fifties - 50 in the first game and 59 in the second.
Muhammad Tanveer: He is another reliable figure at the top of the order. Qatar's best T20 batsman has scored 86 runs in this series and is yet to be dismissed. Tanveer will be expected to make an impact on Saturday as well.
Awais Malik: The pace bowler is topping the wickets chart and his economy rate is under 6 which is considered excellent in the T20 format. Malik has picked a couple of wickets in both the matches and will once again look to do some damage in the powerplay.
QAT Recent Form
Qatar's good run of form in the T20 format continues and they will be going into this game having won their last six matches on the trot. The hosts have been very impressive with the bat in this series and the bowlers too have done their bit, making sure that the efforts put in by the batsmen do not go in vain. Their top-order is firing with Kamran Khan and Muhammad Tanveer leading the charge.
Qatar Predicted Playing 11
Kamran Khan, Zaheer Ibrahim, Muhammad Tanveer, Imal Liyanage, Khurram Shahzad, Mohammed Rizlan (wk), Iqbal Hussain (c), Gayan Munaweera, Mohammed Nadeem, Awais Malik, Musawar Shah
Uganda Team News & Playing 11
UGA Team News
Uganda do not have any injury concerns ahead of this match. They went into the last game unchanged from the first T20I and it will be interesting to see if they make any changes for the final game of their tour. Leg-spinner Brian Masaba along with pace bowlers Saud Islam and Richard Agamiire are the ones waiting in the reverses for an opportunity. Frank Nsubuga led the bowling attack the other night. The off-spinner delivered economical spells and skipper Otwani could throw the new ball to him again.
UGA Key Players
Frank Akankwasa: The all-rounder is a vital cog in Uganda's line-up. He blitzed 66 off just 32 balls in the opening T20I and the team's middle-order batting will once again rely heavily on him. Akankwasa also gives the team an extra bowling option.
Charles Waiswa: He will be leading the bowling attack for Uganda and will be expected to take early wickets and push the hosts on the back foot. The left-arm quick is the team's most successful bowler in this format.
Deusdedit Muhumuza: He scored 42 in the first game and hit a couple of sixes which shows he is quite capable of clearing the boundary. The team will want him to play a similar knock in this match.
UGA Recent Form
Uganda have now lost four of their last five T20 internationals. They have looked flat with the ball so far on this tour as their bowlers are struggling to adapt to these conditions. They have failed to pick up wickets upfront and have allowed the opposition to build a strong platform in both the matches. The visitors did have a good game with the bat in the series opener but had a forgettable outing last time out with their batsmen managing to score only 126 from 20 overs.
Uganda Predicted Playing 11
Zephania Arinaitwe, Roger Mukasa, Arnold Otwani (c), Kenneth Waiswa, Deusdedit Muhumuza, Frank Akankwasa, Fred Achelam (wk), Frank Nsubuga, Trevor Bukenya, Henry Ssenyondo, Charles Waiswa
Qatar vs Uganda Team Form in Last Five Matches
QAT : W W W W W
UGA : L L W L L
QAT vs UGA Head to Head
The two nations have now played two T20 internationals against each other with the hosts emerging victorious on both occasions. In the opening match of the series, Qatar scored 201 batting first and then restricted Uganda to 161 to seal a comfortable 40-run win. Asked to bat first again the next day, the home team posted a moderate 154 on the board before successfully defending that total to win the game by 28 runs and hence the series.
Qatar vs Uganda Betting Odds
Qatar won the first two games quite convincingly and so it isn't surprising to see them as favorites to win this third T20 international. The home team is being offered at odds of 1.17 on Bet365 while Uganda continue to remain underdogs at 5.
Qatar vs Uganda Prediction
Qatar have had a good series with both bat and ball. They have outplayed Uganda in both the matches and clearly have the upper hand going into this match. The visitors have been below par with the ball and will have to come up with a much better bowling performance on Saturday if they hope to finish the series on a high. But the hosts who are high on confidence and are carrying plenty of momentum with them look well set for a whitewash.
Back Qatar to beat Uganda in the third T20 international at 1.17 with Bet365.
We have chosen six players from Qatar and five from Uganda in our Dream11 team for the third T20 international.
We have picked one player from both the teams – Qatar’s Mohammed Rizlan and Unganda’s Fred Achelam under the wicketkeeper category.
Qatar’s top-order batsman Muhammad Tanveer is looking in good touch with the bat and we recommend picking him in the Dream11 team. Zaheer Ibrahim and Duesdedit Muhumuza are two other batsmen in our team.
Kamran Khan is showing imperious form with the bat having cracked two fifties in two games and he is definitely worth picking. We have also included Uganda’s Frank Akankwasa and Charles Waiswa.
Mohammad Nadeem, Iqbal Hussain and Frank Nsubuga are the ones we feel will have a good game with the ball on Saturday. Nsubuga has been among the consistent performers for Uganda and his off-breaks can be really effective on this dying pitch.
We have picked Muhammad Tanveer as the captain of our Dream11 team.
We have picked Frank Akankwasa as the vice-captain of our Dream11 team.