Abu Dhabi T10 2022: Match 27, NW vs MSA Match Prediction: Who will win today's T10 League match?
Northern Warriors have won only two of their opening six games in this tournament and are placed in the fifth position in the league table.
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Northern Warriors will be facing Morrisville Samp Army in the 27th match of the Abu Dhabi T10 League 2022 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Friday (December 2). Northern Warriors suffered a last-ball defeat against New York Strikers in the last match and a defeat in this game will end their hopes to qualify for the knockouts.
The Warriors pulled off a big 143/3 total while batting first with captain Rovman Powell smashing 54 runs off 19 balls and Usman Khan contributing 48 runs. But bowlers struggled to defend this big total as New York Strikers chased the target on the last ball with five wickets remaining.
Morrisville Samp Army suffered a crucial 18-run defeat against Team Abu Dhabi in their last game and now are placed in the fourth position in the league table with three wins from the opening five games. They remain strong contenders to finish in the top four with two group-stage matches in hand.
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Date & Time: December 02, 07:45 PM IST
Telecast & Live Streaming: Sports18, Jio Cinemas
The pitch at Sheikh Zayed Stadium has a batting-friendly surface with an average first innings score of 112 in T10 cricket. Northern Warriors managed to score 143 runs in their last game here and fans can expect another high-scoring clash on Friday.
Probable Playing XIs for NW vs MSA:
Usman Khan, Adam Lyth, Rovman Powell (c), Sherfane Rutherford, Kennar Lewis (wk), Wayne Parnell, Junaid Siddique, Abhimanyu Mithun, Mohammad Irfan, Adam Hose, Isuru Udana.
Morrisvile Samp Army:
Johnson Charles (wk), Moeen Ali (c), Karim Janat, David Miller, Shimron Hetmyer, Dwaine Pretorius, George Garton, Chamika Karunaratne, Basil Hameed, Anrich Nortje, Ahmed Raza.
Probable Best Performers from NW vs MSA:
Probable best batter: Rovman Powell
The Caribbean hitter smashed 54 runs off just 19 balls against New York Strikers in the last game and now leads the scoring chart for Northern Warriors with 196 runs from just six innings at a strike rate of 251.28. He also scored unbeaten 76 runs off just 28 balls against Bangla Tigers and will be the best hope for the Warriors to reach the knockouts this season.
Probable best bowler: Dwaine Pretorius
The star South African bowling all-rounder has bowled two three-wicket spells in this tournament so far. Pretorius has taken eight wickets from just five innings at an impressive economy rate of 8.22.
Today's Match Prediction: Morrisville Samp Army to win the match