QAL vs MA Prediction, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips: Playing XI, Pitch Report and Injury Update – Abu Dhabi T10 League 2021, Match 16

QAL vs MA Prediction, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips: Playing XI, Pitch Report and Injury Update – Abu Dhabi T10 League 2021, Match 16

Laurie Evans should not be a bad pick at 8.5 Cr.

Tom Banton
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Match Details:

The 16th match of the Abu Dhabi T10 league will be played between Qalandars and Maratha Arabians at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.

The match is scheduled to start at 4:00 PM local time (5:30 PM IST) and it will be streamed live on Sony Six, Sony Ten 3, Sony Liv, and also on Jio Sports.


Maratha Arabians and Qalandars will lock horns in what is going to their first Super League game today. Both Arabians and Qalandars had a great start to their season. Qalandars defeated Pune Devils in their first match, while the Arabians got the better of Northern Warriors.

What created the difference between the two sides is their graph of progression after the good start. Qalandars managed to capitalize on the momentum and won their next two games, while the Arabians somehow lost their sheen and suffered back-to-back defeats. Understandably, the Qalandars are the favourites to win this game.

QAL vs MA Weather Report for Match 16:

This particular section remains the same for every game in this competition, as the chances of rainfall are nil for this game as well. The temperature will be around 23 °C.

Pitch Condition/Report:

It is highly unlikely that the bowlers are enjoying their time in this competition, as they are getting hammered in practically every game. Anything under 120 might not be a good score to defend on this pitch.

Average first innings score:

129 (Last 5 T10 matches played on this venue)

Record of chasing teams:

Won ­– 2, Lost – 3, Tie – 0

Injury and Availability News:

(will be added when there is an update)

QAL vs MA Today’s Probable Playing XIs:


Shahid Afridi, Tom Banton, Sharjeel Khan, Ben Dunk (wk), Azmatullah Omarzai, Chris Jordan, Sohail Tanvir, Asif Ali, Sohail Akhtar (c), Sultan Ahmed, Danyal Ahmad


Samit Patel, Umaid Asif, Philip Salt, Maaz Khan, Zeeshan Ashraf, Mohammad Taha, Khurshid Anwar, Ali Khan, Fayyaz Ahmed

Maratha Arabians

Abdul Shakoor (wk), Ishan Malhotra, Muktar Ali, Laurie Evans, Mohammad Hafeez, Javed Ahmadi, Yamin Ahmadzai, Mosaddek Hossain (c), Shoaib Malik, Sompal Kami, Sohag Gazi


Syed Haider Shah, Pravin Tambe, Amjad Gul Khan, Alishan Sharafu, Ravinderpal Singh, Maroof Merchant

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

Skipper Sohail Akhtar is a big reason behind Qalandars’ dominance in this league. He is currently leading their run-scoring charts, having scored 131 runs in 3 matches at a strike rate of over 210.

Tom Banton is just behind his skipper on the run-scoring charts of Qalandars. The swashbuckling Englishman has scored 111 runs in 3 matches and has a strike rate of over 210 as well.

As for the Maratha Arabians, Abdul Shakoor is the best performer with the bat, having scored 107 runs at a strike rate of over 175. The Arabians will be hoping for him to pull something similar to what he did against the Northern Warriors.

Chris Jordan is currently the highest wicket-taker for the Qalandars, having scalped 5 wickets. He also has a commendable economy rate of 9 runs per over.

Shahid Afridi is continuously defying age-related myths, as he has been bowling well for the Arabians. He has picked up 3 wickets and has an exceptional economy rate of under 8 runs per over.

Afridi’s fellow Pakistani legend, Mohammad Hafeez has not been able to do something magical with the ball, but he is in sublime touch with the bat. Hafeez has scored 85 runs at a strike rate of over 190.

Yamin Ahmadzai can be a decent budget pick at 8.5 Cr. He is currently Arabians’ joint-highest wicket-takers, with 2 scalps to his name.

If you can spend just 0.5 Cr more, Sultan Ahmed should be a much better pick. He has scalped 4 wickets and has an economy rate of under 8 runs per over.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Tom Banton, Sohail Akhtar

Vice-Captain Options – Mohammad Hafeez, Abdul Shakoor

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

Keeper – Abdul Shakoor

Batters – Sohail Akhtar, Tom Banton (c), Laurie Evans, Mohammad Hafeez (vc)

All-Rounders – Shahid Afridi, Ishan Malhotra, Muktar Ali

Bowlers – Sultan Ahmed, Chris Jordan, Yamin Ahmadzai

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

Keeper – Abdul Shakoor (vc)

Batters – Sohail Akhtar (c), Tom Banton, Sharjeel Khan, Javed Ahmadi, Mohammad Hafeez

All-Rounders – Shahid Afridi, Mosaddek Hossain

Bowlers – Sultan Ahmed, Ahmed Daniyal, Yamin Ahmadzai

Expert Advice:

Laurie Evans should not be a bad pick at 8.5 Cr. He hasn’t been on song in this competition, but a career T20 average of nearly 35 and a strike rate of over 130 speaks volume about his abilities in the shorter formats of the game.

Today’s QAL vs MA Probable Winners:

Qalandars 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.