Super Sunday is set to witness another tripleheader at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Northern Warriors slumped to a 66-run defeat versus the Qalandars and will now wish to make amends against Team Abu Dhabi in the afternoon game. In the second game, the Karnataka Tuskers are set to lock horns with the Bangla Tigers, who lost their opening match against Deccan Gladiators.
The Tuskers rolled over the Delhi Bulls and will wish for back-to-back victories. In the last game, Maratha Arabians will lock horns with the Qalandars, who decimated defending champions Warriors in the last match. The Arabians, on the other hand, bowed down to Andre Russell’s belligerence in the tournament openers. With a few big names on their side, the Arabians will be up for redemption.
The pitch has been an excellent one for batting with scores over 100 being churned out more often than not. But the bowlers have been able to build pressure on the batters as well. The last two games were won by the team, batting first. Hence it can be a tricky decision after the toss.
The temperature will start at 31 degrees Celsius and will come down to 26 degrees Celsius by the close of play. There are no chances of rain, though there will be a bit of cloud around. The humidity will start in the 20s and will only go up with the progression of the day.
Northern Warriors vs Team Abu Dhabi, Match 7, Group B
George Munsey had a horrendous outing against the Qalandars and he will be desperate to make amends. Sam Billings has looked out of sorts as well thus far. Andre Russell couldn’t replicate his heroics from the match versus the Arabians. Russell has three wickets to his name at an economy of 7.50. Rayad Emrit, Chris Wood and Nuwan Pradeep have a couple of scalps each to their name.
George Munsey, Sam Billings (wk), Andre Russell, Darren Sammy (C), Asela Gunaratne, Ansh Tandon, Sikandar Raza, Chris Green, Rayad Emrit, Nuwan Pradeep, Chris Wood
Team Abu Dhabi
Corey Anderson scored a 22-ball 43 last time, but have injured his shoulder. If he doesn’t play then Alex Davies may get a chance. Niroshan Dickwella has looked in a great rhythm. In bowling, Luke Wright and Moeen Ali need to come to the party. Marchant de Lange picked up a couple of wickets. Harry Gurney and Rohan Mustafa didn’t get wickets but had an economy of 7 and 7.5 respectively.
Niroshan Dickwella, Luke Wright, Moeen Ali (C), Corey Anderson/Alex Davies, Lewis Gregory, Paras Khadka, Marchant de Lange, Rohan Mustafa, Harry Gurney, Ben Laughlin, Richard Gleeson
Probable Top Performers
George Munsey– Northern Warriors | Moeen Ali – Team Abu Dhabi