The battle line for the Abu Dhabi T10 League 2019 crown is drawn. Deccan Gladiators and Maratha Warriors will be playing the final at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi later today (Sunday).
The title clash, schedule to start at 9:30 pm will follow the third place match between Bangla Tigers and Qalandars, starting at 7:15 pm.
Maratha Arabians, Super League table toppers in the Abu Dhabi T10 League, have deservingly made it to the final by winning the first qualifier against the Qalandars. The Gladiators have made the grade with two successive wins in the Eliminator 1 and 2.
The Maratha Arabians yet again start favourites in the grand finale today (Sunday).
Maratha Arabians: Adam Lyth, Chris Lynn(c), Chadwick Walton(w), Yuvraj Singh, Najibullah Zadran, Dasun Shanaka, Dwayne Bravo, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lasith Malinga, Shiraz Ahmed, Kasun Rajitha, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mohammed Qasim, James Fuller, Mohammad Irfan, Hazratullah Zazai.
Deccan Gladiators: Mohammad Shahzad(w), Shane Watson(c), Anton Devcich, Kieron Pollard, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Daniel Lawrence, Ben Cutting, Fawad Ahmed, Mason Crane, Zahir Khan, Zahoor Khan, Imtiaz Ahmed, Sharif Asadullah, Asif Khan, Sheldon Cottrell, Migael Pretorius, Tymal Mills, Prashant Gupta.
Before the final, Bangla Tigers will play Qalandars to determine the third and fourth-placed teams of the league. Qalandars have missed two opportunities – in the qualifier 1 and the 2nd eliminator – to find themselves out of the title race.
Placed fourth in the Super League points table, Bangla Tigers had fallen on their last opportunity to progress to the final after having lost to Deccan Gladiators, who also showed the door to Qalandars in the second eliminator.
The third-fourth place playoff is scheduled from 7:15 pm.
Qalandars: Tom Banton, Luke Ronchi (wk), Dawid Malan (captain), Philip Salt, Laurie Evans, Jordan Clark, Lahiru Kumara, George Garton, Sultan Ahmed, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Sohail Akhtar, Haris Rauf, Ahsan Mirza, Maaz Khan, Dilbar Hussain, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Seekkuge Prasanna, Chris Jordan, Peter Trego, Samit Patel, Shahid Afridi, Imran Nazir.
Bangla Tigers: Andre Fletcher, Rilee Rossouw, Colin Ingram, Tom Moores(w), Thisara Perera(c), Chirag Suri, Robbie Frylinck, David Wiese, Liam Plunkett, Qais Ahmad, Prabath Jayasuriya, Kevin Koththigoda, Mahedi Hasan, Arafat Sunny, Yasir Ali, James Faulkner, Shehan Jayasuriya, Farhad Reza, Hassan Khan, Anamul Haque.
Fans can watch play off between Bangla Tigers vs Qalandars from 7:00 pm India time on SONY SIX & SONY SIX HD in English and SONY TEN 3 & SONY TEN 3 HD with Hindi commentary.
The final between Deccan Gladiators vs Maratha Arabians will start from 9:30 pm India time. The match will be broadcast LIVE and Exclusive on SONY SIX & SONY SIX HD in English and SONY TEN 3 & SONY TEN 3 HD with Hindi commentary.
The feed will also be streamed LIVE on Hotstar.