Qatar T10 League, 2019: Match 6, Pearl Gladiators vs Desert Riders: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Qatar T10 League, 2019: Match 6, Pearl Gladiators vs Desert Riders: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Although both teams have played one game each, a few changes or additions could be made to the playing XI.

Mohammad Hafeez
Mohammad Hafeez. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Match Details:

The 6th Match of Qatar T10 League 2019 will be played between the Pearl Gladiators and Desert Riders at West End Park International Cricket Stadium, Doha.

The match starts at 6:30 PM local time (9:00 PM IST) (3:30 PM GMT). It can be watched live on FanCode in India.

Preview:

The high-flying Desert Riders will face the Pearl Gladiators in the 6th match of the Qatar T10 League in Doha. Pearl Gladiators didn’t have the best of starts to their campaign after they were put to the sword by Hussain Talat of the Flying Oryx. While they are searching for their first points, Desert Riders are on a roll with Mohammad Hafeez and Ajay Lalcheta doing well for them.

On paper, Desert Riders look the stronger of the two with Sohail Tanvir leading the bowling attack. Nevertheless, the nature of the T10 format gives the less-fancied Pearl Gladiators a chance to register their first win of the season against Mohammad Hafeez and co.

Weather Condition/Report:

The weather forecast isn’t ideal for this game with scattered thunderstorms expected on Tuesday. The chances of this game taking place are bleak with the ground facilities not being adept at tackling this problem as well.


Pitch Condition/Report:

The track at this venue is a touch on the slower side although the nature of the format demands a score in excess of 100. The average first innings score so far is 93 with the team batting second winning every game so far. Although there is a decent grass cover on the surface, the uneven bounce should help the bowlers in this game.

Average first innings score:  93 (Three Qatar T10 League 2019 games played here)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 3, Lost – 0

Injury and Availability News:

(Will be updated)

Probable Playing XIs

Desert Riders:

Mohammad Hafeez (C), Adnan Mirza, Muhammad Tanwir, Imal Malindu Liyanage (WK), Sohail Tanvir, Mujeeb Khan, Ajay Lalcheta, Awais Malik, Muhammad Ikram, Himanshu Rathod, Mirza Baig

Bench: Khurram Manzoor, Ramith Rambukwella, Mohammad Nadeem, Bhupinder Singh

Pearl Gladiators:

Faisal Javed, Sheikh Raheel (WK), Mehran Khan, Saqlain Arshad, Adnan Ilyas, Khurram Shahzad, Mohammad Nafees, Sohaib Maqsood (C), Uzair Amir, Mohammad Nadeem, Philip Joseph

Bench: Adil Khan, Qalandar Khan


Top Picks:

Mohammad Hafeez has been leading from the front for the Desert Riders. While he is due for a big knock with the bat, Hafeez has picked two wickets so far at a brilliant economy rate of just seven. Although he is known for his big-hitting, Mehran Khan wasn’t able to showcase his prowess in the opening fixture.

He is also an able medium pacer with a knack of picking key wickets in the powerplay overs. Muhammad Tanveer won the man of the match award in Desert Riders’ first game against Swift Gallopers. His knock of 49 off just 21 balls holds him in good stead for this Dream11 contest.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain –  Mohammad Hafeez, Mehran Khan, Sohail Tanvir

Vice-Captain – Sohaib Maqsood, Muhammad Tanveer, Adnan Ilyas

Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Adnan Mirza

Batsmen – Sohaib Maqsood,  Adnan Ilyas (VC),  Ajay Lalcheta,  Muhammad Tanveer

All-Rounders – Mohammad Hafeez (C),  Mehran Khan

Bowlers – Sohail Tanvir,  Awais Malik, Mohammad Nadeem,  Philip Joseph

Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Adnan Mirza,  Imal Liyanage

Batsmen – Sohaib Maqsood,  Adnan Ilyas,  Muhammad Tanveer

All-Rounders – Mohammad Hafeez,  Mehran Khan (VC),  Mujeeb Khan

Bowlers – Sohail Tanvir (C),  Uzair Amir,  Philip Joseph

Pearl-Gladiators-vs-Desert-Riders


Expert Advice:

Although both teams have played one game each, a few changes or additions could be made to the playing XI. Picking players who are certain to feature such as Mohammad Hafeez and Mehran Khan would be a safe option.

Probable Winners:

Desert Riders are the favourites to win this match.

*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.