The 3rd match of the Qatar T10 League 2019 will be played between Falcon Hunters and Heat Stormers at the West End Park International Cricket Stadium in Doha.
The match starts at 9:00 PM local time (6:00 PM GMT) (11:30 PM IST).
This game can be viewed on D Sport in India. Live streaming available on Fan code App and on CricTracker YouTube Channel.
Falcon Hunters will lock horns with Heat Stormers on Sunday night in the first match of the tournament for both teams. The Hunters have the likes of Hashim Amla, Salman Butt, Tom Abell and Johnson Charles in their squad. They will be blessed with the presence of the Qatar all-rounder Taimoor Sajjad. The Heat Stormers look much strong in the presence of Mohammad Shahzad, Sikandar Raza and Scott Edwards. The former Indian International player Manpreet Singh Gony will also grace the Stormers team.
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 is known for producing moderate totals. On the first day of the tournament, the green cover on the pitch slowed the pace on the ball. This ensured the batting was little difficult as only 83 runs were posted by the side batting first. We could see a big score if the same pitch is used on Sunday as well.
Average first innings total: 83 (This tournament)
Record of chasing team: Won – 1, Lost – 0
Injury and Availability:
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
Hashim Amla, Salman Butt, Ammad Butt, Tom Abell, Saad bin Zafar, Fayyaz Butt, Aqib Ali, Mohammad Rizlan, Kamran Khan, Taimoor Sajjad, Irshad Umer.
Bench – Johnson Charles, Iqbal Hussain Chaudhry, Murad Khan, Nawaf Pullangadam, Hussain Khan.
Manpreet Singh Gony, Mohammad Shahzad, Sikandar Raza, Sandeep Singh, Scott Edwards, Rana Naeem Anwar, Owais Ahmed, Dharmang Patel, Andri Berenger, Naeem Islam, Gayan Munaweera.
Bench – Talal Ahmed, Afsarullah Khan, Raja Amir, Rishu Chopra, Imraz Rafi
Scott Edwards of Netherlands scored a breathtaking 39-ball 137* during the European Cricket League T10 final. He smashed 18 maximums and five fours during that record knock. Taimoor Sajjad played 12 T20Is for Qatar scoring 301 runs and also bagged 13 wickets. Mohammad Shahzad had good outings during the Abu Dhabi T10 league where he had a strike rate of 213.92.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options: Mohammad Shahzad, Taimoor Sajjad, Scott Edwards
Vice-Captain Options: Hashim Amla, Tom Abell, Manpreet Singh Gony
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Mohammad Shahzad (C), Mohammad Rizlan
Batsmen – Hashim Amla (VC), Tom Abell, Andri Berenger, Naeem Islam
All-Rounders – Sikandar Raza, Taimoor Sajjad
Bowlers – Manpreet Singh Gony, Saad bin Zafar, Gayan Munaweera
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Mohammad Shahzad, Mohammad Rizlan, Scott Edwards (VC)
Batsmen – Hashim Amla, Salman Butt, Dharmang Patel
All-Rounders – Sikandar Raza, Taimoor Sajjad (C)
Bowlers – Fayyaz Butt, Gayan Munaweera, Owais Ahmed
There is uncertainty over the availability of players due to NOC from the respective country boards. Johnson Charles could be missing from this game considering the lack of big names in the tournament opener.
Heat Stormes is expected to win this fixture.
*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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