After the shimmer of the first two days, the Qatar T10 League continues its journey to enthral the audience. A total of 6 teams will be eyeing the ultimate prize in the fast-paced league. The tournament will be played in a round-robin format followed by semifinals and the final.
The fourth match of the fast-paced league will be played between Desert Riders and Flying Oryx. Both the teams have started off their campaign in style by registering victories in their opening matches. In their inaugural match against Pearl Gladiators, Oryx cruised to a formidable nine-wicket triumph by chasing down the target of 84 runs with 14 balls remaining. Hussain Talat grabbed the headlines by playing a brilliant knock of 59* off 29 balls.
Desert Riders also posted a convincing seven-wicket victory against Swift Gallopers in their opening match of the tournament. Muhammad Tanveer‘s unbeaten knock of 49 runs off just 21 balls guided Riders to the victory. He was also assisted by the cameo of Adnan Mirza, who smashed 23 runs off 13 balls. With an objective to go to the top of the points table, both the teams will be eager to register a victory.
The second match of the day will be played between Falcon Hunters and Swift Gallopers. Hunters were able to chase down a competitive total of 104 runs in their opening match against Heat Stormers as they cruised to a six-wicket victory. They will be eager to continue their winning momentum.
Swift Gallopers, on the other hand, managed to gather only 93 runs on the board in their opening match against Desert Riders. They eventually suffered a seven-wicket defeat against Desert Riders. Gallopers will be expecting to post a competitive total in the board in order to register their first victory in the tournament.
Pitch and Conditions
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. In the first three matches of the tournament, only one encounter witnessed teams post a score more than 100 runs. However, massive totals are expected as the tournament progresses.
The conditions are expected to be cloudy with high chances of precipitation. The temperature will hover around 26 degrees Celcius according to AccuWeather.
Match 4: Desert Riders vs Flying Oryx
Sohail Tanveer is expected to lead Rider from the front. He also scalped two wickets in their opening match against Gallopers. After making his debut for Pakistan in 2007, the left-arm pacer went on to play 62 ODIs for the national side. He has 71 ODI wickets under his name. Riders’ batting force will be steered by Muhammad Tanveer, who smashed 49 runs off just 21 balls in his previous match. Mohammad Hafeez is also expected to play a vital role.
Predicted XI: Mujeeb Khan, Mohammad Hafeez (c), Ajay Lalcheta, Sohail Tanvir, Awais Malik, Muhammad Ikram, Himanshu Rathod, Imal Malindu Liyanage (wk), Adnan Mirza, Muhammad Tanveer, Mirza Baig
Hussain Talat stole the limelight in his previous match with an impressive knock of 59 runs off 29 balls. The skipper is expected to lead his side from the front. Naved Malik also delivered an impressive spell by scalping two wickets and conceding 26 runs.
Predicted XI: Hussain Talat (c), Musawar Shah, Imran Ashraf, Jassim Khan, Nouman Sarwar, Harmandeep Singh, Bilawal Iqbal, Assad Borham (wk), Valeed Veetil, Naveed Malik, Asif Raja
Probable Top Performers
Sohail Tanveer – Desert Riders | Hussain Talat– Flying Oryx
Match Timings-21:00 IST and 18:30 local time
TV – DSport
The prediction is for Flying Oryx to win the match.
Match 5: Falcon Hunters v Swift Gallopers
Hunters probably have the strongest batting force in the league. All eyes will be on Hashim Amla, who failed to impress in the last few matches of the Abu Dhabi T10 League. The veteran scored 17 runs in his opening match of the Qatar T10 league. Salman Butt, who scored 39 runs off 27 balls in his previous match will be aiming to propel his side to a good start.
Predicted XI: Hashim Amla, Salman Butt, Babar Hayat, Khalid Bhasheer, Saad Bin Zafar, Waqas Maqsood, Iqbal Hussain (c), Mohammed Rizlan (wk), Kamran Khan, Tamoor Sajjad, Murad Khan
The in-form Luke Wright was on the bench in Gallopers’ opening fixture of the league. He is expected to break into the side in the upcoming fixtures. Skipper Kamran Akmal, who scored 29 runs off 13 deliveries in his previous match, will be aiming to guide his team to their first victory of the tournament. Ravinderpal Singh also had showcased decent all-round performance in his previous match.
Predicted XI: Kamran Akmal (c & wk), Zaheer Ibrahim, Inam-ul-Haq, Ravinderpal Singh, Sadiq NM/ Luke Wright, Jahanzeb Ashad, Sufyan Mehmood, Zainudheen, Gayan Wimalashantha, Syed Tameem, Mughees Bajwa
Probable Top Performers
Hashim Amla – Falcon Hunters | Mohammad Shahzad – Swift Gallopers
Match Timings-23:30 IST and 20:30 local time
TV – DSport
The prediction is for Falcon Hunters to win the match.
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