UAE have played five matches so far and have won thrice and are currently finished in the third spot in the points table with six points to their name. Canada, on the other hand, are entirely similar to UAE on the same number of points but are placed a position below as their Net Run Rate is lower than that of UAE. It promises to be quite an even encounter with both sides equally well-placed to emerge victorious here.
ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
October 27th, 2019
9:00 PM IST
Clear weather with no chances of rain and the temperature ranging around 32 degrees Celsius is expected during the course of the game.
With multiple matches being played in this stadium, the track could be expected to wear out a bit as this game progresses and hence the slower bowlers and even the pacers with some of their variations could extract some benefits through the same.
Predicted Playing XI:
Rohan Mustafa would be the most integral member of the side right at the very top whilst the likes of Chirag Suri and Waheed Ahmed would be looked forward to carry out their respective tasks at different phases of the innings. Junnai Siddiqui and Imran Haider would be the key members with the ball.
Rohan Mustafa, Zawar Farid, Chirag Suri, Muhammad Usman, Waheed Ahmed, Mohammad Boota (WK), Sultan Ahmed, Ahmed Raza (C), Darius D’Silva, Junaid Siddiqui, Imran Haider
Nitish Kumar has been in an extremely impressive run of form in recent times due to his incredible prowess with the willow in the middle overs and hence he along with Hamza Tariq, Dillon Heyliger and Nicholas Kirton would be the other crucial players in this side.
Srimantha Wijeratne, Navneet Dhaliwal (C), Nitish Kumar, Nicholas Kirton, Ravinderpal Singh, Abraash Khan, Hamza Tariq (WK), Dillon Heyliger, Nikhil Dutta, Romesh Eranga, Jeremy Gordon
Canada’s batting performances haven’t been particularly impressive in their previous two matches but their encounter against Ireland was a great testament to the potential that they carry as such. Navneet Dhaliwal scored 69 runs from 51 deliveries in that match, arguably against the group’s most equipped opponent and Nitish Kumar supported him in that innings brilliantly with a knock of 53 runs from 35 deliveries. Rohan Mustafa and Chirag Suri are players who can have a stellar impact upon the game if they get going for UAE, and hence their justice is warranted on the basis of the merit and talent that they possess.
1: Rohan Mustafa
2: Chirag Suri
3: Navneet Dhaliwal
Dream XI & Points Projection:
M Boota, Points: 32-34, Grade: B
N Dhaliwal, Points: 68-70, Grade: A
C Suri, Points: 76-78, Grade: A
N Kirton, Points: 58-60, Grade: A
N Kumar, Points: 84-86, Grade: A
R Mustafa, Points: 52-54, Grade: A
W Ahmed, Points: 34-36, Grade: B
D Heyliger, Points: 46-48, Grade: A
A Raza, Points: 42-44, Grade: A
N Dutta, Points: 38-40, Grade: B
J Siddiqui, Points: 34-36, Grade: B
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