MA vs NW Prediction, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips: Playing XI, Pitch Report and Injury Update – Abu Dhabi T10 League 2021, Match 1

MA vs NW Prediction, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips: Playing XI, Pitch Report and Injury Update – Abu Dhabi T10 League 2021, Match 1

Northern Warriors are expected to win the inaugural game of Abu Dhabi T10 League 2021.

Mohammad Hafeez
Mohammad Hafeez. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Match Details:

The 1st match of the Abu Dhabi T10 league will be played between Maratha Arabians and Northern Warriors at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.

The match is scheduled to start at 3:00 PM local time (5:30 PM IST). It will be live on Sony Sports Network and live streaming is available on Sony LIV and Jio TV.


The 1st match of the Group A contest of the Abu Dhabi T10 league will be played between defending champions Maratha Arabians and Northern Warriors at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium. 28 matches will be played over the next 2 weeks. Maratha Warriors are in Group A alongside Bangla Tigers, Delhi Bulls and Northern Warriors. Experienced campaigners like Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik will give more strength and balance to the side.

On the other side, Northern Warriors didn’t make it to the playoffs last season, as they finished 5th in the points table. They have got plenty of big hitters in their lineup in the likes of Nicholas Pooran, Lendl Simmons, and Rovman Powell. Their bowling department looks pretty strong on the paper with renowned names like Wahab Riaz, Wayne Parnell and Rayad Emrit. Both the teams will be keen on starting the tournament with a win, so it will be an exciting match for the fans to watch.

MA vs NW Weather Report for Match 1:

It will be partly cloudy in Abu Dhabi with a temperature of 22 degrees Celsius and the humidity will be 73 percent. There is no chance of precipitation for this match.

Pitch Condition/Report:

Pitch here at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium is expected to favour the batsmen more than the bowlers. We have seen plenty of big scores in the last edition on this venue. There is no room for error for the bowlers. Batting second will be a good choice at this venue.

Average first innings score:

107 (Last 5 T10 matches played on this venue)

Record of chasing teams:

Won ­– 3, Lost – 2, Tie – 0

Injury and Availability News:

Andre Russell has been ruled out of this tournament and Wayne Parnell will replace him

MA vs NW Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

Maratha Arabians

Muktar Ali, Laurie Evans, Javed Ahmadi, Sohag Gazi, Mohammad Hafeez, Mosaddek Hossain (C), Sompal Kami, Shoaib Malik, Abdul Shakoor, Pravin Tambe, Maroof Merchant


Syed Shah, Ishan Malhotra, Yamin Ahmadzai

Northern Warriors

Fabien Allen, Rayad Emrit, Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran (C), Kjorn Ottley, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Rovman Powell,  Wahab Riaz, Wayne Parnell, Junaid Siddique, Lendl Simmons.


Ansh Tandon, Maheesh Theekshana, Sujeet Parbatani.

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MA vs NW Top Picks for Today’s Dream11 Match:

Veteran Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Hafeez has vast experience in all the formats. His presence will be a major boost for Maratha Arabians.

33-year-old Laurie Evans scored 76 runs in 4 innings at an average of 25.33 with a strike rate of 194.87 for the Qalandars in the previous season. He can play a big role at the top of the order for Maratha Warriors this season.

Another Pakistan veteran cricketer, Shoaib Malik can give the bowlers a tough time if he gets going.  He can be handy with his off-breaks as well.

We know how easily Lendl Simmons takes the game away from the opposition with his big-hitting capabilities. He is expected to open the innings for Northern Warriors.

West Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Nicholas Pooran is another hard-hitting batter in the Northern Warriors line up. He can clear the fence quite easily. In the previous edition, he scored 77 runs at a whopping strike rate of 233.33.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Lendl Simmons, Nicholas Pooran

Vice-Captain Options – Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for MA vs NW Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Laurie Evans, Abdul Shakoor, Nicholas Pooran

Batsmen – Shoaib Malik, Rovman Powell, Lendl Simmons (c)

All-Rounders – Mohammad Hafeez (vc), Fabien Allen

Bowlers – Pravin Tambe, Rayad Emrit, Wahab Riaz

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for MA vs NW Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Laurie Evans, Nicholas Pooran (c)

Batsmen – Shoaib Malik (vc), Lendl Simmons, Brandon King

All-Rounders – Mohammad Hafeez, Mosaddek Hossain, Dhananjaya Lakshan

Bowlers – Pravin Tambe, Wahad Riaz, Wayne Parnell

Expert Advice:

Nicholas Pooran is in tremendous form with the bat. He can hit the ball for long-distance and he must be included in your Dream11 fantasy team. He is also a suitable choice to lead one of your Dream11 Fantasy teams.

Today’s MA vs NW Probable Winners:

Northern Warriors are expected to win this match.

Note: Updated Fantasy teams and Playing XIs of every match will be provided in our Telegram channel if the information is available.
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.