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29 Nov 2018 by Alex Hogben

2018 T10 Cricket League – Sindhis vs Bengal Tigers Preview & Prediction

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AT A GLANCE

When? Thursday 29th November, 13:45 (UK)

Where? Sharjah Cricket Stadium

Weather? 22-25c and sunshine forecast

What channel is it on? This match will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream the match? This match cannot be streamed in the UK

Are tickets still available? https://www.q-tickets.com/t10/eventlist.aspx

THE TEAM NEWS

SINDHIS

Coach: Tom Moody

Captain: Shane Watson

  • The Sindhis currently sit rock bottom in the standings after suffering three losses in their opening four matches with their only victory coming in their second game against the Kerala Kings with the Sindhis able to reach a target of 104 in only 7.4 overs, so they are in desperate need of a result here.

  • Captain Shane Watson’s performances have been one positive note for the Sindhis as he has been top scorer in three of the four matches and has contributed a total of 171 runs in those four matches.
  • They desperately need some of their other batsmen to step up however with Devcich, Malan, Perera and Cutting all failing to make any significant contributions so far which is giving their bowlers little to defend.

BENGAL TIGERS

Coach: Stephen Fleming

Captain: Sam Billings

  • The Bengal Tigers have had a mixed T10 tournament so far having won two and lost two, and they have failed to score more than 100 in their last three matches after smashing 130/1 in their opening match.

  • Only Jason Roy has scored more than 100 runs in the opening four matches and other key batsmen like Wright, Narine, Billings and Nabi have failed to really fire and they will continue to struggle unless more can contribute.
  • Their hopes of success clearly lie with spinners Narine and Ur Rahman who both have economy rates of under 7.5 so far but they need more from Morne Morkel who has yet to take a wicket in seven overs and has conceded 80 runs so far.

THE PREDICTION

With the Sindhis essentially out of contention now, the pressure is on the Bengal Tigers to get the win here. They are not exactly firing with the bat other than Jason Roy, although the same could be said for the Sindhis whose reliance on Shane Watson has cost them despite his impressive performances. The Sindhis have the names but have not performed so far although they may relish playing with greater freedom here. This match could essentially come down to whether Watson or Roy click into gear, or which supporting batsmen can finally contribute and aid their key men.

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