The 1st match of the Qatar T10 League 2019 will be played between Pearl Gladiators and Flying Oryx at the West End Park International Cricket Stadium in Doha.
The match starts at 8:30 PM local time (5:30 PM GMT) (11:00 PM IST). This game can be viewed on DSport channel in India. Live streaming available on Fan Code in India.
The Qatar T10 League will kick start on Saturday when Pearl Gladiators and Flying Oryx face off in the opening game of the inaugural edition. The West End Park International Cricket Stadium will be hosting all the matches of this tournament. The Flying Oryx team look pretty strong with the likes of Andrew Fletcher, Hussain Talatm, Aftab Alam and Noman Sarwar in their line-up.
On the other hand, the Pearl Gladiators is filled up with the experienced players. The squad comprises of Karim Sadiq, Sharjeel Khan, Ajantha Mendis and Mohammad Sami who have been far from International cricket for a while.
The West End Park Stadium in Doha is expected to witness clear weather for the opening game of the Qatar T10 League.
The West End Park International Cricket Stadium also referred to as Asian Town Cricket Stadium hosted six Men’s T20I matches in 2019. Most of the matches recorded totals around 160 including a successful 200+ chase. The venue stood host for Women’s Internationals previously which were low scoring ones. Since this tournament is played in T10 format, we could see batting tracks.
Average first innings total: N/A
Record of chasing team: N/A
Injury and Availability:
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
Karim Sadiq, Sharjeel Khan, Faisal Javeed, Afsar Zazai, Khurram Shahzad, Aadil Khan, Saqlain Arshad, Mehran Khan, Ajantha Mendis, Mohammad Nadeem, Mohammad Sami.
Bench – Philip Joseph, Qalandar Khan, Malinda Pushpakumara, Fahad Nawaz, Mohammad Nafees.
Andrew Fletcher, Hussain Talat, Noman Sarwar, Kennar Lewis, Abdul Shakoor, Sompal Kami, Musawir Khan, Imran Ashraf, Krishmar Santokie, Aftab Alam, Jassom Khan.
Bench – Amjad Gul, Asif Raja, Bilawal Iqbal, Bilal Butt, Hamandep Singh
Andre Fletcher scored 186 runs during the recent Abu Dhabi T10 League across 8 matches including a fifty. Noman Sarwar has an impressive all-round record in T20Is for Qatar. He scored 172 runs across 9 innings at an average of 57.33 and took 18 wickets in 13 innings at a strike rate of 11.6. Karim Sadiq is quite good at filling up any given role and is likely to be among top performers. Hussain Talat is slightly inconsistent but has the skill to exceed with both bat and ball at same time.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options: Andre Fletcher, Noman Sarwar, Sharjeel Khan
Vice-Captain Options: Karim Sadiq, Khurram Shahzad, Hussain Talat
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Afsar Zazai
Batsmen – Andre Fletcher (C), Sharjeel Khan, Faisal Javeed
All-Rounders – Karim Sadiq (VC), Noman Sarwar, Hussain Talat, Khurram Shahzad
Bowlers – Krishmar Santokie, Aftab Alam, Mohammad Sami
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Kennar Lewis
Batsmen – Andre Fletcher, Sharjeel Khan, Saqlain Arshad
All-Rounders – Karim Sadiq, Noman Sarwar (C), Sompal Kami, Khurram Shahzad (VC)
Bowlers – Krishmar Santokie, Aftab Alam, Ajantha Mendis
There is no exact information about the team formation rules. The squad can be divided into overseas players, associate overseas players and Qatar players. With over 40% of players in the squad are from Qatar, we have picked four local players in the playing XI.
Flying Oryx is expected to win the inaugural match of the Qatar T10 League.
*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.
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