Morrisville Samp Army will face the Gladiators before facing the Northern Warriors in their final league game. The outcome of the Gladiators’ clash will be crucial. If Morrisville loses that game, this game becomes a must-win to advance to the playoffs.
Northern Warriors will be automatically eliminated from the playoff race if they defeat the Gladiators. Morrisville Samp Army haven’t been playing well lately.
Despite having one of the best batting lineups in the T10 League, they have struggled with the bat. The lowest point of their 2022 campaign was finishing with 82-9 while chasing a target of 101 runs against Team Abu Dhabi.
Northern Warriors, on the other hand, have recovered admirably after losing three consecutive games to begin the season. The batting has been excellent in recent matches, and they will present a difficult challenge to Moeen Ali’s team.
The 27th Match between Northern Warriors vs Morrisville Samp Army will take place on December 2nd, 2022 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
Match Details to Note
Match: Northern Warriors vs Morrisville Samp Army, 27th Match, Abu Dhabi T10 League 2022
Date: December 02, 2022 (Friday)
Time: 7:45 PM IST
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
It was a little late for the Warriors to find their groove, and they are now struggling to break into the top four. A win in their previous match would have kept them in the playoffs.
Despite Mohammad Irfan’s 3 for 21 in his spell, the bowlers were unable to defend a large total of 143 runs. With their current form, the Warriors have a good chance of beating Morrisville Samp Army if the bowlers regain their rhythm.
Northern Warriors earned their first win of the season after a successful run chase against Bangla Tigers, with Rovman Powell scoring an unbeaten 76 off 28 balls.
It also boosted the Warriors’ batting lineup’s confidence. In the following game, Usman Khan and Adam Lyth each scored 50 runs at strike rates of over 200 to lead NW to 141 runs batting first.
Usman Khan maintained his form and was joined by skipper Rovman Powell as the Warriors recorded their second consecutive 140-plus total.
This is a potent batting order that looks promising, with all four of their top batsmen in excellent form. The Northern Warriors’ key bowlers will be Mohammad Irfan, Wayne Parnell, and Abhimanu Mithun to give them an advantage over the struggling opposition.
Wanindu Hasaranga (icon), Sherfane Rutherford, Rovman Powell (captain), Adam Lyth, Reece Topley, Kennar Lewis, Wayne Parnell, Adam Hose, Chris Green, Rayad Emrit, Gus Atkinson, Junaid Siddique, Muhammad Usman, Hamdan Tahir, Dushmantha Chameera, Mohammad Irfan
Possible Playing XI:
Usman Khan, Adam Lyth, Rovman Powell (c), Sherfane Rutherford, Kennar Lewis (wk), Wayne Parnell, Isuru Udana, Junaid Siddique, Adam Hose, Mohammad Irfan, Abhimanyu Mithun
Morrisville Samp Army started the season with three straight victories and led the points table. The batting order then began to look shaky, and the collapses worsened.
After finishing 98-5 chasing 111 runs against the New York Strikers, the team was reduced to 82-9 chasing 101 runs in the next match.
Basil Hameed, a right-handed batsman from the UAE, was the only batsman with a double-digit score against Abu Dhabi, scoring 47 off 18 balls. Their match against the Deccan Gladiators will be pivotal, with the batters expected to make a comeback.
If they don’t win against the top-ranked Gladiators, their match against the Northern Warriors will be a do-or-die affair. Johnson Charles and Moeen Ali are in charge of leading the Morrisville Samp Army’s comeback.
In the middle order, Karim Janat and David Miller have proven their hard-hitting abilities in the T10 League. Shimron Hetmyer, Dwaine Pretorius, and George Garton bat at the bottom of the order.
The bowlers have been consistent and can give Morrisville an advantage over the Northern Warriors.
David Miller (icon), Anrich Nortje, Shimron Hetmyer, Moeen Ali, Dwaine Pretorius, Johnson Charles, Chamika Karunaratne, George Garton, Andries Gous, Jacobus Pienaar, Ibrahim Zadran, Ahmed Raza, Kashif Daud, Basil Hameed, Sheldon Cottrell, Karim Janat
Possible Playing XI:
Moeen Ali (c), Johnson Charles (wk), David Miller, Shimron Hetmyer, Karim Janat, Dwaine Pretorius, Chamika Karunaratne, Basil Hameed, George Garton, Anrich Nortje, Ahmed Raza
Northern Warriors vs Morrisville Samp Army Toss Prediction
More teams are now choosing to bowl first and reaping the benefits of winning the toss. Teams that bowled first won four of the last five games, including the game in which New York successfully chased down 144 runs. Even though Morrisville has struggled with the bat, bowling first would be the best option for both teams.
Northern Warriors vs Morrisville Samp Army Pitch Report
T10 cricket has a first innings average score of more than 110 runs at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, which hosts the T10 League every year. The venue’s boundaries are shortened for this format, and combined with the fast outfield, it becomes a batting paradise.
The pitch has remained batting-friendly throughout the season, and teams are piling up big totals even as the T10 League nears its conclusion. The forecast calls for sunny skies and a high temperature of 29 degrees Celsius.
Northern Warriors vs Morrisville Samp Army Prediction
The outcome of Morrisville’s match against the table-toppers before this one will be critical. Before the final game of the season, the batters will have an opportunity to find a rhythm. Northern Warriors will be confident given their recent batting form and top-order consistency. Morrisville, on the other hand, would be the favourite in our match prediction due to their bowling strength and potential batting lineup. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!
Morrisville Samp Army is the favourite to beat Northern Warriors at the odds of 1.62.
Northern Warriors vs Morrisville Samp Army Most Recommended Player for Bet:
Captain Moeen Ali has a season-high 42 points, and we expect him to be Morrisville Samp Army’s leading scorer against Northern Warriors.