Abu Dhabi T10 League : Day 2 Preview : Abu Dhabi, Delhi Bulls eye back to back wins; Chennai Braves make debut

The Chennai Braves will be making their debut today

Paul Stirling
Team Abu Dhabi v Bangla Tigers. Abu Dhabi T10 Season 4. Stage 2. Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi. 4th February. #TADvBT #AbuDhabiT10 #inAbuDhabi

The Abu Dhabi T10 League got off to a blazing start with Delhi Bulls and Team Abu Dhabi notching up comprehensive wins. Day 2 of the event promises even more thrill with all six teams in action. In the first game, Deccan Gladiators will be up against The Chennai Braves. This will be the debut game for Chennai Braves in the competition, while Gladiators will be playing their first game this season. Both teams are laced with top quality players. Chennai Braves will have the services of Yusuf Pathan, Darren Bravo, Mohammad Shahzad, Dasun Shanaka, Ravi Bopara, Samiullah Shinwari among others, while Gladiators will have Andre Russell, Evin Lewis, Tom Banton, Najibullah Zadran, Wahab Riaz at their disposal. Fans can certainly expect a cracker of a game. 

The second game of the day will be played between Northern Warriors and Team Abu Dhabi. Warriors started their campaign with a loss to Delhi Bulls. They had a decent outing with the bat and posted 107-4 in their 10 overs, with Moeen Ali and Rovman Powell contributing 35 and 38 respectively. However, Bulls were on song and chased the total with one over to spare. Warriors’ batting revolves around Ali, Powell and Kennar Lewis and the trio need to contribute. A good start will be the key to posting a good total.

Meanwhile, Team Abu Dhabi picked up a magnificent win over Bangla Tigers. Paul Stirling and Chris Gayle set the stage on fire, scoring 59 off 23 balls and 49 off 23 balls to take Abu Dhabi to a mammoth 145, which is a winning score in most games. With the likes of Phil Salt, Liam Livingstone to accompany the duo, expect a Tsunami of boundaries in the coming game as well.

Delhi Bulls and Bangla Tigers will lock horns in the final game of the day. Delhi Bulls got their campaign off to a winning start. Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Sherfane Rutherford helped them chase 108 without breaking a sweat. Bulls have a very strong team, with Rilee Rossouw, Mohammad Hafeez, Eoin Morgan in the team. When on song, the team will be hard to stop.

Bangla Tigers will be keen to bounce back strong from the crushing defeat against Abu Dhabi. The team is not short on quality, with Johnson Charles, Faf du Plessis, Andre Fletcher, Hazratullah Zazai, Will Jacks as willow wielders.

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