Arnav Chopra ∙ Dec 4 2022, 4:00 AM

Abu Dhabi T10 League, Playoffs: Preview, Live Streaming, Key Players, Prediction


image-lb8poq52Morrisville Samp Army (Source: Twitter/T10League)

In what is coming as a fascinating day of cricket, we are about to witness the grand finale of the Abu Dhabi T10 League 2022 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium.


3rd Place Play-off: Team Abu Dhabi vs Morrisville Samp Army

After disappointing losses for both sides in their last respective matches against the Deccan Gladiators which ruled them out, they would now want a last chance at redemption to finish a place higher than the other. Samp Army would be cursing at themselves after missing out on two crucial opportunities whereas the Abu Dhabi side would also feel unlucky after they failed to chase down a modest total.

Key Players

  • Karim Janat has stood out for his side with 8 wickets and 136 runs from nine matches which is one of the reasons why his side reached far in the tournament.
  • Fabian Allen's short stint in the T10 league has already been magnificent with him grabbing 7 wickets in 5 games.

Prediction

Looking at the team combinations, Gladiators look somewhat better based on their batting firepower which should be an indicator that they are the favourites for this game.


Final: New York Strikers vs Deccan Gladiators

image-lb8pujl3New York Strikers (Source: Twitter/T10 League)

Two of the finest sides in the competition, New York Strikers and Deccan Gladiators are going head-to-head in the finals of the shortest cricketing format league. The Strikers have been blessed with some incredible hitters who could change the game while their opponents are very much reliant on their top order to perform.

Key Players

  • Jordan Thompson has scalped a wicket in every game he has played this season with a cumulative of 12 from 8 games.
  • Skipper Nicholas Pooran has turned out to be in such a form that he is the main cause of his side's wonderful show.

Prediction

Without any doubt, the Strikers have the edge here as they have only been beaten once in the entire tournament. However, the nature of the format is quite different which makes it an even contest. But still, the New York-based side are likely the trophy home.


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