The journey of Qatar T10 Battle continues with yet another riveting encounter between Flying Oryx and Swift Gallopers in the 14th match of the tournament. The match will be played at the West End Park International Cricket Stadium in Doha. The game will begin at 9:00 PM IST. While Flying Oryx is still fighting for a spot in the semi-finals, Gallopers are already into the final four and will look to give some game time to new players.
Flying Oryx Preview
Flying Oryx’s campaign so far has been topsy-turvy as they have won one and lost two encounters so far. One match has also been abandoned due to rain. Gallopers lost their previous match against the Falcon Hunters by a massive margin and that dented their net run rate.
Flying Oryx was embarrassed in their last match as their batting collapsed on a mere 45 runs. Barring Harmandeep Singh, none of the Oryx’s batsmen were able to cross the double-figure mark.
The match against Gallopers will be a must win match for Oryx. The team is currently positioned at the fourth spot in the points table and a win here will get them into the top half of the points table.
Swift Gallopers Preview
Swift Gallopers, on the other hand, have been in splendid form in the league. Gallopers batting order has caused mayhem in the tournament. They already have qualified for the playoff matches and they might give their key players some rest before the knockout match.
In their previous match against Heat Stormers, Gallopers amassed a mammoth total of 153 runs after being put to bat first. Imran Ali was the star with the bat. He smashed a brilliant knock of 53* off just 17 balls in his side’s triumph. Ali was well supported by Zaheer Ibrahim, who scored 28 runs off 10 balls. The duo of Sikandar Raza and Satvir Singh scalped two wicket each. The Kamran Akmal-led side is equipped with many game-changers in its arsenal and they are termed as the favourite to win this match.
We can expect a good flat pitch for batting surface for this match. A score of more than 110 runs should be a par score.
The conditions are expected to be cloudy, but we will get a full 20 overs game as there is 0% chance of precipitation. The temperature will be around 25 degrees Celsius.
Probable Playing XI
Hussain Talat, Daniyal Bukhari, Musawar Shah (c), Harmandeep Singh, Bilawal Iqbal, Assad Borham (wk), Valeed Veetil, Naveed Malik, Akash, Abdul Rashid, Deepu.
Kamran Akmal (c), Sufyan Mehmood, Ravinderpal Singh, Inam-ul-Haq, Zaheer Ibrahim, Sadiq NM, Zainudheen, Jahanzeb Ashad (wk), Mughees Bajwa, Haris Butt, Gayan Wimalashantha.