United Arab Emirates takes on Nigeria in the 28th match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifiers. The hosts have endured a topsy-turvy start to the season with two wins and two defeats in their four games and currently occupy the fifth position on the leaderboard. On the other hand, Nigeria cannot buy a win at the moment and are rock-bottom in the points table. The hosts would be confident of securing a positive result in this match and enter this fixture as clear favorites.
ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier
United Arab Emirates vs Nigeria
24th October 2019
11:30 AM IST
Sheikh Zayed Stadium Nursery 1, Abu Dhabi
Bright sunny conditions with absolutely no chances of rain and temperature ranging around 32 degrees Celsius expected during the game.
As the tournament has progressed, surfaces have started slowing down and thereby runs have dried up. Chasing has proven to be a difficult task on such tracks and thus teams would look to bat first on winning the toss.
No notable injury concerns reported.
Probable Playing XI:
After a shock defeat against Jersey in their last game, the hosts would look to get back to winning ways in this match. Rohan Mustafa and Chirag Suri should anchor the inning for their side and help post a respectable total on the scoreboard whereas Junaid Siddique is one to watch out for in the bowling department.
Chirag Suri, Rohan Mustafa, Rameez Shahzad, Mohammad Usman, Darius D’Silva, Waheed Ahmed, Mohammad Boota (WK), Sultan Ahmed, Ahmed Raza (C), Junaid Siddique, Zahoor Khan
Daniel Ajekun is the stand-out figure in the batting unit and the onus will lie on him to score the bulk of the runs and will require support from the likes of Sulaimon Runsewe and Chimezie Onwuzulike, who will have to play their part with the willow in hand. Abiodun Abioye will be crucial from the bowling perspective.
Daniel Ajekun, Leke Oyede, Sulaimon Runsewe, Chimezie Onwuzulike, Ademola Onikoyi (C&WK), Isaac Okpe, Joseph Adedeji, Daniel Gim, Sylvester Okpe, Chima Akachukwu, Abiodun Abioye
Rohan Mustafa is a mandatory pick in this contest as a result of his consistent performances with both bat and bowl. In addition to accumulating 101 runs, he has also notched seven wickets in this qualifying campaign. Chirag Suri and Rameez Shahzad should also be picked as they are in decent batting form. The latter scored a half-century against Hong Kong and is due for a big performance. Daniel Ajekun is Nigeria’s most important player and would be a shrewd addition to the Dream11 Team.
1: Rohan Mustafa
2: Rameez Shahzad
3: Daniel Ajekun
S Runsewe, Points: 48-50, Grade: A
D Akeju, Points: 74-76, Grade: A
R Shahzad, Points: 76-78, Grade: A
C Suri, Points: 74-76, Grade: A
M Usman, Points: 68-70, Grade: A
R Mustafa, Points: 78-80, Grade: A
W Ahmad, Points: 70-72, Grade: A
I Okpe, Points: 54-56, Grade: A
A Raza, Points: 62-64, Grade: A
J Siddique, Points: 58-60, Grade: A
A Abioye, Points: 58-60, Grade: A