Ahead of the much-awaited final of T10 League 2019, Qalandars and Bangla Tigers will lock horns as they look to secure a third-place finish. Both teams performed admirably in the league stages but could not make it to the summit clash.
The Qalandars lost to Maratha Arabians in Qualifier 1 following which they were defeated by the Deccan Gladiators in Qualifier 2. The Tigers too were knocked out of the competition by the Gladiators, in the Eliminator.
Although the stakes are not too high in this game, both teams will still be looking to secure a win in order to end the tournament on a positive note.
All eyes will be on Qalandars' Jordan Clark who took 6 wickets in the 4 overs he bowled yesterday (across two matches). The Qalandars batsmen put in a disappointing display last time around which means Dawid Malan and co. will be looking to make amends in their final match of the competition.
For the Tigers, Rilee Rossouw holds the key with the bat while Qais Ahmad will be expected to lead the bowling attack.
Bangla Tigers lost the Eliminator in the final over with David Wiese and Colin Ingram failing to step up on the night. Wiese has performed well over the course of the competition though and should retain his spot in the side, while Ingram could be replaced by Tom Moores.
Probable XI: Andre Fletcher (wk), Rilee Rossouw, Shehan Jayasuriya, Tom Moores, Chirag Suri, Thisara Perera (C), Robbie Frylinck, David Wiese, Farhad Reza, Qais Ahmad, Kevin Koththigoda.
The Qalandars lost both of their playoff games last night and will look to end their campaign on a high. If Tom Banton is available for this match, he should slot in for Luke Ronchi at the top of the order.
Probable XI: Tom Banton/Luke Ronchi (wk), Dawid Malan (c), Philip Salt, Laurie Evans, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Amjad Gul, Jordan Clark, Sultan Ahmed, George Garton, Lahiru Kumara, Samit Patel
The Qalandars have struggled in the absence of their star trio of Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Chris Jordan and Tom Banton.
On the other hand, Rilee Rossouw has been in great touch for the Tigers. He has the ability to tear apart any bowling attack with his skills at the top and in Mujeeb’s absence, the Qalandars bowlers could struggle to contain him.
The Tigers will start as favorites and should be able to pick up the win.
When, where and how to watch?
Date: 24 November 2019, 3rd place playoff
Time: 7.15 PM IST
Live Telecast: Sony SIX, Sony SIX HD, Sony TEN 3, Sony TEN 3 HD (Hindi)