Abu Dhabi T10 League, Final, Maratha Arabians vs Deccan Gladiators: Predicted XIs, match prediction and live telecast details
After registering back-to-back wins last night, Deccan Gladiators will challenge the Maratha Arabians in the grand finale of T10 League. Two of the world's best all-rounders, Yuvraj Singh and Shane Watson, will be in action tonight as the T10 League will crown its new champion in Abu Dhabi.
The Arabians have played with supreme consistency in this tournament as they have lost only one game so far. On the other hand, the Gladiators have been unstoppable in the playoffs as they knocked the Qalandars and Bangla Tigers out of the competition yesterday.
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The fans would be very excited for this match as they will get to see several dream face-offs like Shane Watson vs Lasith Malinga, Kieron Pollard vs Dwayne Bravo and also, Sheldon Cottrell vs Chris Lynn.
It will be intriguing to see which team takes the trophy home tonight.
The Maratha Arabians will likely name the same playing XI that defeated the Qalandars in the Qualifier 1 game. Afghanistan's top-order batsman Hazratullah Zazai has not lit up the tourney yet, but he can be backed to come good in the final match.
Probable XI: Chris Lynn, Hazratullah Zazai, Adam Lyth, Najibullah Zadran, Yuvraj Singh, Dasun Shanaka, Chadwick Walton (wk), Dwayne Bravo (C), Kasun Rajitha, Lasith Malinga, Shiraz Ahmed.
The Shane Watson-led outfit made one alteration to their match lineup in yesterday's games. They replaced Mason Crane with Migael Pretorius in the side, since Crane had conceded 22 runs in the lone over he bowled against Bangla Tigers.
Considering Pretorius put up a decent showing in the 2nd match, he should keep his place in the team.
Probable XI : Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Shane Watson (c), Anton Devcich, Kieron Pollard, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Daniel Lawrence, Ben Cutting, Fawad Ahmed, Sheldon Cottrell, Migael Pretorius, Zahoor Khan
It is tough to pick a winner from this contest because Maratha Arabians' vice-captain Chris Lynn has been in sublime touch this year. If the Deccan Gladiators are able to get him out early they will take the cup home, but the chances of that happening are low.
Also, there are several big match players present in the Arabians' squad, which makes them the favorites to win tonight.
Prediction: Maratha Arabians to come out on top.
When, where and how to watch?
Date: 24 November 2019, Final
Time: 9.30 PM IST
Live Telecast: Sony SIX, Sony SIX HD, Sony TEN 3, Sony TEN 3 HD (Hindi)