PITCH AND CONDITIONS
While the chance of rain increases in the very late evening, Tuesday’s fixtures should not be affected with conditions as they have been all week – hot, sunny and clear.
An even bounce makes the Sheikh Zayed wicket ideal for this tournament, where big-hitting rules the day.
- Kieron Pollard wasted no time catching his flight from India to Abu Dhabi after West Indies’ limited-overs series with Afghanistan.
- He slotted straight into the team and delivered a man-of-the-match performance last time out in T10 League 2019.
- Sheldon Cottrell did not feature, but he is another option now available, who could slot in.
- After losing their opening game, Deccan Gladiators have come back strong with back-to-back wins.
- Shane Watson hit 57* in a total of 102/1 against Delhi Bulls first up, but they lost by seven wickets despite Zahir Kahn’s 3-17.
- Watson top-scored again in a six-wicket against Bangla Tigers, however, after Migael Pretorius took 3-10 to limit the Tigers to 108/5.
- In the final game, meanwhile, Kieron Pollard’s arrival paid dividends as he smashed 45* from 22 balls to lead a chase of 111 to beat Karnataka Tuskers by five wickets.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI OF Deccan Gladiators
Shane Watson (c), Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Anton Devcich, Kieron Pollard, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Ben Cutting, Migael Pretorius, Dan Lawrence, Sheldon Cottrell, Zahir Khan, Fawad Ahmed
- Mujeeb Ur Rahman arrives to bolster the Qalandars’ bowling line-up as they look to get back to winning ways after their heavy defeat in their final match in Group B.
- Samit Patel came into the team for Laurie Evans last time out, providing an extra bowling option and claiming 1-6 from hos solitary over. Whether they feel they need the extra batsman again after a poor batting display remains to be seen.
- Qalandars tied their first match with Team Abu Dhabi, reaching 103/3 in reply to 103/6, but they stormed to victory in their second Tom Banton hitting 53* and George Garton and Lahiru Kumara each claiming 3-10 as they posted 112/4 and bowled Northern Warriors out for 46.
- They were on the receiving end of a similarly heavy defeat last time out, however. Kumara took 2-34 as Maratha Arabians posted 107/8, but Qalandars could only limp to 60/4 in reply.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI OF Qalandars
Tom Banton, Luke Ronchi (wk), Dawid Malan (c), Phil Salt, Jordan Clark, Chris Jordan, Seekkuge Prasanna, Samit Patel, Lahiru Kumara, George Garton, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
OUR FANTASY LEAGUE PICKS FOR Deccan Gladiators vs Qalandars T10 LEAGUE 2019 ARE MENTIONED BELOW:
- Shane Watson
- Kieron Pollard (VC)
- Mohammad Shahzad
- Lahiru Kumara (C)
- Dawid Malan
- Seekkuge Prasanna
- Migael Pretorius
- Tom Banton
- Anton Devcich
- Zahir Khan
- Chris Jordan
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*Disclaimer: A team here is picked based on the perception, analysis, and gut feeling of the author. When you select your team, analyze the points mentioned to arrive at your own decision.*