Northern Warriors vs Delhi Bulls: The 29th and the Final Match of the Abu Dhabi T10 2021 will be played between Northern Warriors and Delhi Bulls at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Northern Warriors vs Delhi Bulls| Match Prediction and Betting Tips
Both teams have deservingly booked a spot in the final and it will be exciting to see which team comes out on top.
The two best teams of the Abu Dhabi T10 2021 have managed to find their way into the Finals. That is great to see and shows that the inherent quality of a team is going to shine even in this most unpredictable of formats.
The Delhi Bulls and the Northern Warriors have dominated all the other teams so far even though their styles have been quite contrasting to each other. The Delhi Bulls have benefitted from having a pretty good bowling attack while the Northern Warriors have just out-powered everyone else that came in their way.
Delhi Bulls defeated the Northern Warriors by 5 wickets to reach the final. Can it repeat the dose once more and take the title?
Current Form Northern Warriors:
Northern Warriors have beaten Team Abu Dhabi in the last game to book the Finals berth. Bowling first, Northern Warriors got the first breakthrough in the form Chris Gayle who was dismissed by Junaid Siddiqui at 7. Paul Stirling played a phenomenal knock of 48 in just 13 deliveries to keep the momentum in check. However, after his dismissal, the middle order could not fire much and Warriors restricted them to a total of 114 for 7 in 10 overs. Fabien Allen was the pick of the bowlers as he claimed 4 wickets in his spell.
Chasing 114, Northern Warriors decided to use Lendl Simmons at his original opening position. He indeed left his impact with 46 off 27 deliveries at the top of the order. Waseem Muhammad, who performed with great standards in the former games could not deliver this time as he was dismissed at 10 by Rohan Mustafa. Nicolas Pooran was the next one to follow as he was dismissed for duck by Naveen-Ul-Haq. Post that, Rovman Powell along with Lendl Simmons ensured they did not have any further hiccup while chasing the total. They collected 76 runs in between each other for the 3rd wicket to seal the game for their team. In the end, Northern Warriors chased the target on the second last ball of the match.
Current Form Delhi Bulls:
Delhi Bulls have been rampant in the tournament and they defeated Northern Warriors in their last match.
After winning the toss, they invited Northern Warriors to have a bat first. Both Brandon King and Waseem Muhammad were dismissed early on in the innings leaving Warriors in a bit of a bother. Nicolas Pooran tried to revive the innings with his well made 32 off 13 deliveries but after his dismissal, the innings could get nowhere. Both Rovman Powell and Fabien Allen failed to leave any impact in the game and Northern Warriors could only manage 97 for 7 in 10 overs. Dwayne Bravo was phenomenal with the ball as he gave away only 14 runs in 2 overs and picked up 2 wickets.
Chasing 97, Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Evin Lewis once again got off to a flier as they collected 24 runs in 1.3 overs, before the first wicket fell in the form of Lewis. Gurbaz too was dismissed on the very next delivery by Junaid Siddiqui. Sherfane Rutherford came in at number 3 and batted superbly under pressure to score 29 off just 10 balls. This eased the pressure off other batters and all of a sudden Delhi Bulls looked on course to chase the total with ease. Tom Abell at number 7 made an unbeaten 23 off 11 balls to win the game for his team by 5 wickets.
Leading Run Scorers:
Nicolas Pooran is the leading run scorer for Northern Warriors with 197 runs to his name so far.
Evin Lewis is the leading run scorer for Delhi Bulls with 196 runs to his tally so far.
Leading Wicket Takers:
Fabian Allen is the leading wicket taker for Northern Warriors with 10 wickets in 8 matches.
Ali Khan is the leading wicket taker for Delhi Bulls with 7 wickets in 5 games so far.
DB vs NW Today’s Probable Playing XIs:
Delhi Bulls : Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK), Evin Lewis, Ravi Bopara, Mohammad Nabi, Tom Abell, Sherfane Rutherford, Dwayne Bravo (C), Fidel Edwards, Nyeem Young, Waqas Maqsood, Sheraz Ahmad.
Northern Warriors : Nicholas Pooran (WK & C), Lendl Simmons, Rovman Powell, Brandon King, Waseem Muhammad, Fabian Allen, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Maheesh Theekshana, Wayne Parnell, Rayad Emrit, Junaid Siddique.
Weather Report for Final:
The weather will continue to be perfect for the big finale. The temperature will be hovering around 23 Degree Celsius during the match time. The humidity will be around 60%.
Pitch Report :
The pitch here at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi has become a little bit slow in the last few days. Given the fact that this is the final, both the teams will look to bat if they win the toss.
Average first innings score:
103 (Last 5 T10 matches played at this venue)
Record of the chasing teams:
Won – 4, Lost – 1, Tie – 0