DB vs NRW Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Dec 06, 2023
The Delhi Bulls and Northern Warriors will contest the 25th match of this season's Abu Dhabi T10. The Bulls and Warriors currently occupy third and sixth position, respectively, in the tournament's eight-team standings.
Let's see what the cricket odds and betting markets have in store for this key clash in the Abu Dhabi T10. There is plenty of international and local talent to bet on.
Delhi Bulls vs Northern Warriors head-to-head record
The Bulls have four wins to the Warriors' one in their last five meetings. Three of the Bulls' wins over the Warriors have been consecutively. The Warriors have not beaten Delhi since 2021.
Delhi Bulls vs Northern Warriors live streaming and broadcast
You can watch this match and the rest of the tournament on the Sports18 Network in India. The competition is also being streamed on JioCinema in India. This is a great way to watch live cricket online.
DB vs NRW Team Previews
The Bulls' campaign started with straight wins over the Deccan Gladiators, Chennai Braves and Bangla Tigers. But they have since slipped to consecutive defeats to the Samp Army and New York Strikers. Delhi need a win here to keep their pursuit of the 2023 Abu Dhabi T10 title on track.
Rovman Powell and Johnson Charles are the Bulls' leading run-scorers this tournament. Powell has 124 runs to Johnson's 86. Powell is striking at almost 230 per 100 deliveries. England's James Vince and South Africa's Quinton de Kock have also been weighing in with valuable contributions.
Fazalhaq Farooqi and Naveen-ul-Haq remain at the fore of Delhi's success with the ball. The two seamers each have six wickets this season. West Indian seamer Dwayne Bravo, meanwhile, has taken five wickets for the Bulls. Delhi are not as reliant on spin as some other teams in this competition.
The Bulls had plenty of momentum on the back of three wins in a row, but have since collected back-to-back defeats. They will want to rekindle their previous form here and show just why they are among the favourites for the title this season.
Delhi Bulls Playing 11
Quinton de Kock, Ben Cutting, Rilee Rossouw, Rovman Powell, Usman Khan, Ravi Bopara, Dwayne Bravo, Naveen ul Haq, Richard Gleeson, Wasim Akram, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Johnson Charles.
The Northern Warriors, like the Delhi Bulls, started this season's Abu Dhabi T10 with a string of victories before gathering a few straight defeats. The Warriors beat the Samp Army and Team Abu Dhabi, but have since lost to New York Strikers, Chennai Braves and Bangla Tigers.
The Warriors are closer to the bottom of the points table than they are to the top. If they want to stay in the title race, the Warriors could really do with a win over the Bulls here. They should have a good chance against opposition who have also lost some winning momentum.
Hazratullah Zazai and Kennar Lewis are big assets at the top of the order for the Warriors. Zazai has already reached 200 runs for the tournament, while Lewis is complementing his batting partner well. New Zealander Colin Munro is also starting to go big in Abu Dhabi.
Bowling-wise, Angelo Mathews and Jimmy Neesham are key for the Warriors. Both are seamers, with clever variations in pace, which has served them well against opposition batters who prefer pace on the ball. The Sri Lankan and New Zealander could be instrumental for the Warriors here again.
Northern Warriors Playing 11
Angelo Mathews, Hazratullah Zazai, Kennar Lewis, James Neesham, Josh Cobb, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rahul Chopra, Sultan Ahmed, Ziaur Rahman, Rameez Shahzad, Kaunain Abbas, Jaden Carmicheal.
DB vs NRW Toss Prediction
Almost all the toss-winning captains have chosen to bowl first in this season's Abu Dhabi T10. That's not at all surprising, as teams prefer to chase rather than set targets in this very short format.
The team to win the toss here will almost certainly elect to bowl first as well.
Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.
Pitch and Conditions
A first-innings total of 110-plus should be competitive here, though less could work as well. The Zayed Cricket Stadium is being used for the entire tournament. The pitches are being rotated - and some are slower than others.
This match will be the third in Wednesday's triple-header. If the same deck is used for all three matches, it could be significantly slower late in the day.
Weather-wise, no rain is forecast in the region on matchday. We'll get a full fixture in characteristically hot, dry and humid conditions in Abu Dhabi.
DB vs NRW Betting Tips
The Delhi Bulls look in a stronger position than the Northern Warriors to win this match. Delhi have the more formidable batting and bowling resources.
Bet on Delhi, who are priced as 1.80 favourites, to beat the 2.80 underdog Warriors.
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Powell has international experience for the West Indies and is a strong domestic player as well. He is the Bulls' leading run-scorer this tournament and in a good position to top score for them in this match as well.
Mathews has lost some potency with the ball due to injuries, but remains one of the stronger all-rounders in world cricket. Mathews varies his pace well, which is required in these conditions. He is one of the Warriors' top wicket-takers this season.
Naveen has shown his good form for Afghanistan for an extended period. He has done the same in domestic leagues around the world. He, too, is a veritable master at flummoxing batters with clever changes in pace.