Match Preview for QAL vs MA Dream11 contest:
The Qalandars will take on the Maratha Arabians in the 16th match of the ‘Super League’ stage of the 2021 Abu Dhabi T10 League season at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on the 2nd of February at 5:30 PM IST.
The Qalandars have enjoyed an unbeaten season so far, winning all the three games that they have played in the group stage and find themselves right at the top of Group B.
The Maratha Arabians, on the other hand, have not quite hit their straps yet, having lost two of their three games so far and are at rock bottom of Group A.
However, as far as the head-to-head stats are concerned, the Arabians have got the better of the Qalandars quite comfortably on both the occasions that they have faced-off.
Let’s have a look at the probable XI’s for both the teams for this game.
Qalandars Probable XI:
Tom Banton, Sharjeel Khan, Sohail Akhtar ©, Asif Ali, Ben Dunk (wk), Sultan Ahmed, Daniyal Ahmed, Shahid Afridi, Azmatullah Omarzai, Chris Jordan, Sohail Tanvir
Maratha Arabians Probable XI:
Abdul Shakoor (wk) , Ishan Malhotra, Laurie Evans, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Mosaddek Hossain ©, Sohag Gazi, Javed Ahmadi, Yamin Ahmadzai, Muktar Ali, Sompal Kami
QAL vs MA Dream11 Prediction:
Although the Maratha Arabians have had the better of the Qalandars on the previous two occasions, the Qalandars are likely to win their first game against the Arabians given the scintillating form that they are in.
QAL vs MA Dream11 Team for Grand League:
Tom Banton, Shoaib Malik, Abdul Shakoor, Chris Jordan, Sultan Ahmed, Sohail Akhtar, Mohammad Hafeez, Sharjeel Khan, Ishant Malhotra, Mosaddek Hossain, Sohag Gazi
Captain: Sharjeel Khan
Sharjeel Khan has got a couple of starts this season, but hasn’t quite managed to take the league by storm. But if the left-hander gets it right on his day, he could single-handedly destroy opposition bowling attacks.
Vice-captain: Mohammed Hafeez
Mohammad Hafeez will be quite useful with his all-round abilities and also has the capability to deliver crucial overs with the ball. Thus he can win a lot of fantasy points if he delivers a match-winning performance.
QAL vs MA Dream11 Team for Small league
Abdul Shakoor, Sohail Akhtar, Tom Banton, Sharjeel Khan, Laurie Evans, Mohammad Hafeez, Shahid Afridi, Ishan Malhotra, Chris Jordan, Sohail Tanvir, Sohag Gazi
Captain: Sohail Akhtar
Qalandars skipper Sohail Akhtar has been impressive this season and has been instrumental in their unbeaten run so far in the tournament. He has gained 196 fantasy points in this game and could well make a match-winning contribution against the Arabians.
Vice-captain: Shahid Afridi
The veteran all-rounder has always been a tricky selection for many players in their fantasy XI. However, on his day, he can be lethal with both bat and ball. Thus it would be a decent idea to have him as the vice-captain.
QAL vs MA Dream11 Team for Head-to-Head League
Ben Dunk, Abdul Shakoor, Tom Banton, Asif Ali, Mohammad Hafeez, Azmatullah Omarzai, Muktar Ali, Mosaddek Hossain, Sultan Ahmed, Chris Jordan, Yamin Ahmadzai
Captain: Tom Banton
Tom Banton has been in sizzling form this season for the Qalandars and has already gained 186 fantasy points in the three games this season, making it to the dream team all three times. With scores of 45, 30 and 36, he has threatened to get a big score. Thus, this could finally be the game where the 22-year-old explodes on to the scene.
Vice-captain: Abdul Shakoor
Abdul Shakoor is another dangerous opener who has played a blistering knock of 73 off just 28 balls in the opening game for the Arabians. He looked good the last game too for his 34 and is looking set for a big score in the upcoming game.