T10 M12 Maratha Arabians vs Northern Warriors Dream11 Fantasy Cricket

T10 League 2018, Match 12: Maratha Arabians vs Northern Warriors – Dream11 Fantasy Tips

Given the way Northern Warriors played in the previous game, it is tough to expect anyone else winning over them for a while.

Nicholas Pooran
Nicholas Pooran. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Both Maratha Arabians and Northern Warriors started off with huge losses before they bounced back with big wins. The Warriors have been an interesting team so far as they started with a 36-run defeat against Bengal Tigers where they lacked T10 approach. However, in the second match, they piled up the highest T10 score of 183/2 against Punjabi Legends bettering the previous highest total by about 50 runs.

Nicholas Pooran’s 25-ball 77 set the base for the Warriors team comprising of the Windies players in a high number. Maratha Arabians, on the other hand, became the first team to be bowled out when they faced the Legends in their first game. After the 43-run defeat, they came up against Bengal to open their points table with a convincing nine-wicket win. The Arabians tightened their bowling in this game and eased through the chase of 92 runs with ten balls to spare.

Match Details:

The 12th match of the T10 League will be played between Maratha Arabians and Northern Warriors at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah.

The match starts at 8:45 PM local time (4:45 PM GMT) (10:15 PM IST).

Pitch Condition/Report:

The Arabians and Warriors will be playing on a surface used for the game between Kerala and Rajputs. The two games played on Saturday witnessed a bit of turn and could be the same on Sunday as well. The pitch could slow down as the day progresses but the teams should not take the risk of batting first.

Squads:

Maratha Arabians:

Dwayne Bravo (C), Rashid Khan, Kamran Akmal, Alex Hales, James Faulkner, James Vince, S Badrinath, Brendan Taylor, Adam Lyth, Roelof van der Merwe, Najibullah Zadran, Richard Gleeson, Hazratullah Zazai, Amir Hayat, Zahoor Khan.

Northern Warriors:

Daren Sammy (C), Andre Russell, Wahab Riaz, Amitoze Singh, Nicholas Pooran, Dwayne Smith, Ravi Bopara, Rovman Powell, Harry Gurney, Chris Green, Hardus Viljoen, Lendl Simmons, Khary Pierre, Kennar Lewis, Imran Haider, Rahul Bhatia.

Probable XI:

Maratha Arabians:

Dwayne Bravo, Hazratullah Zazai, Alex Hales, James Vince, Kamran Akmal, Brendan Taylor, Rashid Khan, James Faulkner, Roelof van der Merwe, Richard Gleeson, Zahoor Khan.

Northern Warriors:

Daren Sammy (C), Dwayne Smith/Amitoze Singh, Ravi Bopara, Lendl Simmons, Rovman Powell, Andre Russell, Nicholas Pooran, Wahab Riaz, Chris Green, Hardus Viljoen, Imran Haider.

Power Picks:

Chris Green looked unplayable against Punjabi Legends while Hardus Viljoen has been successful in bowling hard lengths. Richard Gleeson can be effective in taking bulk wickets.

Best Playing XI:

Nicholas Pooran, Hazratullah Zazai, Alex Hales, Lendl Simmons, Rovman Powell, Ravi Bopara, Andre Russell, Roelof van der Merwe, Hardus Viljoen, Rashid Khan, Richard Gleeson.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

The previous two games showed Rashid Khan has the ability to take wickets in the T10 format as well. He could be batting higher in the order making a case for a multiplier. One or both among Alex Hales and Hazratullah Zazai should be considered as a captain and vice-captain.

Expert Advice:

After a poor show with the bat in the first game, Northern Warriors decided to take some big calls like putting Dwayne Smith out. It will be interesting to see what will the Warriors do against the Arabians after a record-breaking effort.

Probable Winners:

Given the way Northern Warriors played in the previous game, it is tough to expect anyone else winning over them for a while.

*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.

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