Qatar T10 League, 2019: Match 9, Swift Gallopers vs Heat Stormers: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Qatar T10 League, 2019: Match 9, Swift Gallopers vs Heat Stormers: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Sikandar Raza has joined the team and is available for selection in this game.

Kamran Akmal
Kamran Akmal. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Match Details:

The 9th Match of Qatar T10 League 2019 will be played between the Swift Gallopers and Heat Stormers at West End Park International Cricket Stadium, Doha.

The match starts at 9:00 PM local time (11:30 PM IST) (6:00 PM GMT). It can be watched live on FanCode in India.

Preview:

Qatar T10 League action resumes on Wednesday after rain played spoilsport the day before. The second match of the day features Swift Gallopers going head to head against Heat Stormers. Heat Stormers have started slowly with only one point from their two games so far, courtesy of a wash-out. Their opponents, Swift Gallopers broke the trend to become the first team in the tournament to successfully defend a target.

Both sides are filled with talent with marquee players such as Kamran Akmal and Scott Edwards taking it to the field. Heat Stormers welcome the arrival of Sikandar Raza, who doubles up as an all-rounder. With this vital addition, this game is anybody’s to win with two vital points hanging in the balance.

Weather Condition/Report:

The weather forecast is clear on Wednesday with the temperature hovering around 21 degrees Celsius. Minimal cloud cover of 2% is expected although humid conditions are on the cards, according to AccuWeather. The conditions shouldn’t change too much during the course of the match.


Pitch Condition/Report:

Although the pitch is holding up a bit, the 100-run mark is being breached more often as the tournament progresses. The pacers are getting the ball to swing upfront although the change of pace has been critical to their success. Chasing will be preferred by either side winning the toss with a score in excess of 100 being a very competitive one on this surface.

Average first innings score:  98 (Five Qatar T10 League 2019 games played here)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 4, Lost – 1

Injury and Availability News:

Sikandar Raza has joined the team and is available for selection in this game.

Probable Playing XIs

Swift Gallopers:

Kamran Akmal (C), Zaheer Ibrahim, Jahanzeb Ashad (WK), Ravinderpal Singh, Sadiq NM, Zainudheen, Sufyan Mehmood, Inam-ul-Haq, Haris Butt, Mughees Bajwa, Syed Tameem

Bench: Shafiqullah Shafiq, Imran Nazir, Gayan Wimalashantha

Heat Stormers:

Andri Berenger, Imraz Rafi, Scott Edwards (WK), Satvir Singh, Dharmang Patel, Manpreet Gony (C), Sikandar Raza, Talal Ahmed, Gayan Munaweera, Owais Ahmed, Afsarullah Khan

Bench: Raja Amir, Rohit Paudel


Top Picks:

Kamran Akmal has scored 54 runs so far at a strike-rate of 186.21. He has led from the front with a flurry of boundaries in the powerplay overs in both games which holds him in good stead. Ravinderpal Singh, who plays for Canada, has also shown glimpses of what he is capable of in this tournament. While the allrounder is due for a big knock in the middle order for Swift Gallopers, he has two wickets at a decent average of 25.

Sikandar Raza is set to make his Qatar T10 League debut on Wednesday and will certainly be Heat Stormers’ best bet with bat and ball. He has prior experience whilst playing for the Northern Warriors and should be critical to the outcome of this game.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain –  Kamran Akmal, Sikandar Raza, Scott Edwards

Vice-Captain – Ravinderpal Singh, Zainudheen, Manpreet Gony

Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Kamran Akmal (C)

Batsmen – Zaheer Ibrahim, Dharmang Patel, Andri Berenger

All-Rounders – Sikandar Raza (VC), Zain Uddin, Ravinderpal Singh

Bowlers – Mughees Bajwa, Manpreet Gony, Gayan Munaweera, Sufyaan Mehmood

Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Kamran Akmal, Scott Edwards

Batsmen – Zaheer Ibrahim (VC), Dharmang Patel, Afsarullah Khan

All-Rounders – Sikandar Raza (C), Zain Uddin

Bowlers – Mughees Bajwa, Manpreet Gony, Gayan Munaweera, Inam-ul-Haq

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Expert Advice:

Top-order batsmen are critical to any team’s success, especially in the T10 format. Experienced candidates such as Scott Edwards and Kamran Akmal are more than handy picks for this Dream11 contest.

Probable Winners:

Heat Stormers 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.