Bangla Tigers vs Northern Warriors, 17th Match Abu Dhabi T10 League 2019, 20 Nov 2019
The 17th match of the T10 League 2019 in Super League will be played between Bangla Tigers and Northern Warriors at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
The match starts at 5:45 PM local time (1:45 PM GMT) (7:15 PM IST).
The game can be viewed on Sony SIX / SIX HD and Sony TEN 3 / TEN 3 HD. Live streaming available on Sony Liv.
The Bangla Tigers started the tournament with a 6-wicket defeat to Northern Warriors but have not lost a game since then. They defeated Karnataka Tuskers by 5 wickets and were involved in a Tie against Delhi Bulls. On Tuesday night, they outplayed the Team Abu Dhabi with a 27-run win.
The Tigers will now face the defending champions Northern Warriors. The team led by Daren Sammy will be having Nicholas Pooran and Lendl Simmons in their line-up who were away during the Group stage matches. Pooran scored an unbeaten fifty in his comeback game as they defeated the Delhi Bulls.
Probable Playing XIs:
Andre Fletcher, Rilee Rossouw, Colin Ingram, Tom Moores (wk), Thisara Perera (C), Robbie Frylinck, David Wiese, Chirag Suri, Qais Ahmad, Liam Plunkett, Kevin Koththigoda.
Bench – Anamul Haque, Hassan Khan, Farhad Reza.
Nicholas Pooran (WK), Lendl Simmons, Andre Russell, Sam Billings, Daren Sammy (C), Asela Gunaratne, Chris Green, Mark Deyal, Rayad Emrit, Chris Wood, Junaid Siddiqui.
Bench – Sikandar Raza, Ansh Tandon, Nuwan Pradeep, Pravin Tambe, George Munsey, Amir Hayat
Andre Russell (© T10 League)
ABOUT THE MATCH
We are almost into the business end of the ongoing Abu Dhabi T10 league and things are getting hotter with every passing match. Northern Warriors managed to get into the super-league stage of the tournament with a superb win over Delhi Bulls. In another match of the tournament, Bangla Tigers defeated Team Abu Dhabi by a massive margin to rise to the top of the ladder. Each team is set to play the other team once in this round and no team can afford to make any mistakes in this super-fast format. Bangla Tigers and Northern Warriors are set to meet at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium on November 20th in what promises to be yet another cracker of a contest in this tournament.
After a forgetful start, Bangla Tigers haven’t looked back and have racked wins after wins in the tournament. They started off their super-six campaign with a clean win over Team Abu Dhabi and consequently have a terrific net run-rate of 2.7.
Batting first against Team Abu Dhabi, Andre Fletcher and Rilee Rossouw wreaked havoc on Abu Dhabi’s bowlers as the duo scored at a rate of fifteen runs an over for the first three overs. Once Fletcher was dismissed, Rossouw took charge and scored at a scintillating pace. However, his wicket triggered a mini-collapse, but the Tigers still managed to score 129, which proved too much for the Bulls.
While most of their bowlers were carted away for runs, Qais Ahmed and Liam Plunkett kept them in the game with intelligent and accurate bowling. Although Plunkett could not pick up a wicket, his economical spell allowed other dictate terms. Qais Ahmed was the pick of their bowlers as he returned with excellent figures of 3 for 8 in his two overs.