The first match on finals day of T10 League 2019 has the Qalandars and Bangla Tigers fight it out for the third place. Both teams have impressed en route the knockouts. While Qalandars is arguably the best bowling unit in the division, Bangla Tigers has relied upon their squad balance to get them through on more than one occasion.
Although the Qalandars have a few injury concerns, they did put in a good shift on Saturday and will be considered favourites for this game. But with the likes of Rilee Rossouw and Qais Ahmad firing for them, Bangla Tigers are also in the game with a fair shout. Here are a few tips to help you pick your Dream11 team for BAT vs QAL.
Squads to choose from:
Thisara Perera (C), Andre Fletcher, Rilee Rossouw, Colin Ingram, Tom Moores, Robert Frylinck, David Wiese, Chirag Suri, Qais Ahmed, Liam Plunkett, Kevin Koththigoda, Anamul Haque, Hassan Khan and Farhad Reza
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Dawid Malan(C), Tom Banton, Luke Ronchi, Philip Salt, Laurie Evans, Jordan Clark, Chris Jordan, Seekuge Prasanna, Samit Patel, Lahiru Kumara, George Garton, Sultan Ahmed, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Hassan Khalid
Playing XI Updates:
Bangla Tigers might ponder a few changes although the same could be fielded for this game. Ferhad Reza, who played only one game so far, should retain his place while much is expected from the captain, Thisara Perera with the bat. He hasn't able to do much so far and would love to end the tournament on a high. Their top three, however, has been their strength with Andre Fletcher providing fast starts on a consistent basis. With David Wiese and Robbie Frylinck in the mix as well, Bangla Tigers are well equipped to win this game.
Possible XI: Fletcher (WK), Rossouw, Ingram, Shehan/Moores, Wiese, Suri, Frylinck, Perera (C), Reza, Qais and Kevin
The Qalandars outfit have a few injury problems with the trio of Mujeeb ur Rahman, Chris Jordan and Tom Banton out of the reckoning. Although either of them can make a comeback, Qalandars should retain the core featuring Dawid Malan and George Garton. Samit Patel was brilliant in the previous game and could be retained in the side for this game while much is expected from Phil Salt and Laurie Evans in the middle order on Sunday.
Possible XI: Malan (C), Ronchi, Salt, Evans, Kohler-Cadmore, Gul, Clark, Sultan, Garton, Kumara and Samit Patel
Bangla Tigers vs Qalandars, Third Place Playoff
24th November 2019, 7:15 PM IST
Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Teams might prefer to chase on this surface considering the nature of the pitch. A fresh wicket should be provided for the final day of the T10 League which promises more runs. Nevertheless, the spinners should get some help in the middle overs to contain the run flow.
Fantasy Tips and Suggestions:
Wicket-keeper: Andre Fletcher and Phil Salt are the preferred candidates with both of them in decent form for their respective sides. While Fletcher has a strike-rate in excess of 200, Salt's tally of 134 runs in the middle order holds him in good stead as well.
Batsmen: Colin Ingram is due for a big score in this series with the south-paw unable to get going from ball one. While he is backed to make an impression, the likes of Dawid Malan and Laurie Evans are also viable options. If an extra option is required, Tom Kohler-Cadmore should do the trick with his big-hitting ability.
Allrounders: A number of quality all-round options are available for this game with David Wiese standing out among them. Another such option is George Garton, who is the leading wicket-taker in the T10 League 2019 with 12 wickets to his name. One of Robbie Frylinck or Jordan Clark would suffice as the third option in the fantasy team.
Bowlers: Lahiru Kumara is another bowler who has picked wickets for fun. With 11 wickets to his name in the tournament, Kumara should be viable pick alongside Qais Ahmad. Kevin Koththigoda is a decent option as well considering his pricing while the likes of Sultan Ahmed and Samit Patel also fit the bill.
Captain: Dawid Malan has looked very uncomfortable in the previous games although his talent should be backed to come through in this game. While he is the frontrunner for captaincy, the duo of Phil Salt and Andre Fletcher are also worth-while candidates for the same. If one were to pick a bowling option for the multiplier options, look no further than Qais Ahmed.
Fantasy Suggestion #1: Andre Fletcher, Philip Salt, Colin Ingram, Dawid Malan, Laurie Evans, Robbie Frylinck, Jordan Clark, George Garton, Qais Ahmad, Kevin Koththigoda and Lahiru Kumara. Captain: Andre Fletcher, Vice-Captain: Dawid Malan
Fantasy Suggestion #2: Andre Fletcher, Philip Salt, Colin Ingram, Dawid Malan, Rilee Rossouw, Robbie Frylinck, Jordan Clark, George Garton, Qais Ahmad, Sultan Ahmed and Lahiru Kumara. Captain: Andre Fletcher, Vice-Captain: Phil Salt