2018 T10 Cricket League – Sindhis vs Northern Warriors Preview & Prediction

AT A GLANCE

When? Tuesday 27th November, 16:45 (UK)

Where? Sharjah Cricket Stadium

Weather? 27c and a warm and sunny afternoon and evening expected

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

  • Sindhis’ last game was a tough eight-run loss to Pakhtoons which meant they finished bottom of Group A in the T10 League so they will be desperate to bounce back against the in-form Warriors.

  • Skipper Shane Watson is the fourth highest run scorer at the tournament and 47-year-old Pravin Tambe is the league’s leading wicket taker but they need some of their other big names to step up and contribute.

  • Sandhis’ bowling attack has yet to really produce a match-winning performance despite the likes of Archer, Udana and Nawaz in their ranks so they will have to aid Tambe and slow the fearsome Warriors batting line-up.

NORTHERN WARRIORS

Coach: Robin Singh

Captain: Darren Sammy

  • Northern Warriors are coming off the back of a comfortable eight-wicket victory over Maratha Arabians which meant they topped Group B and their batting line-up has been sensational in the last two matches.

  • In that win, Trinidadian Nicolas Pooran scored an impressive 62 which, combined with his tournament-high 77 that he scored four days ago, which means he is the second highest run-scorer in the competition behind Andre Fletcher.

  • There’s a strong West Indian influence in the Northern Warriors squad and skipper Darren Sammy will be looking to Andre Russell, Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Smith and Pooran to get them over the line once again here.

THE PREDICTION

Both sides will be looking for the perfect start as the second round of the T10 League gets underway. The Sindhis will have to swiftly readdress their poor start to the tournament if they want to beat a free-scoring Northern Warriors side. However, Northern Warriors’ impressive bowling outfit should have enough about them to restrict Sindhis’ batsmen and they have the firepower with the bat to outscore them comfortably.