NYS vs MSA Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Dec 07, 2023
The New York Strikers and Samp Army will play the 28th match of this season's Abu Dhabi T10. The Strikers and Army currently occupy first and second position, respectively, in the tournament's eight-team standings. This should be an intriguing battled at the top of the points table.
There will be plenty of international and local talent to bet on before and during the match. Let's see what the cricket odds and betting markets have in store for this important fixture in the 2023 Abu Dhabi T10.
New York Strikers vs Samp Army head-to-head record
The Strikers and Samp Army have a brief history. They have met twice. Both meetings were in 2022, when the Strikers won twice. The Army have never beaten New York.
New York Strikers vs Samp Army live streaming and broadcast
You can watch this match and the rest of the tournament on the Sports18 Network in India. It is also being shown on JioCinema in India. This is a great way to view live cricket online.
NYS vs MSA Team Previews
New York Strikers
The New York Strikers' Abu Dhabi T10 campaign started with defeat to the Deccan Gladiators, but they have since collected five straight victories over the Bangla Tigers, Northern Warriors, Delhi Bulls, Team Abu Dhabi and Chennai Braves. They are at the top of the standings and have plenty of momentum.
Muhammad Waseem and Rahmanullah Gurbaz are New York's leading run-scorers this season. Waseem has 132 to Gurbaz's 119. Importantly, they're both striking at 160-plus runs per 100 deliveries. They have shared 14 sixes and two dozen fours. This is a formidable batting combination, indeed.
Chamika Karunaratne has been instrumental with the ball for the Strikers. The Sri Lankan recruit has taken nine wickets in six matches. As one of the best United Arab Emirates players in the tournament, Muhammad Jawadullah has given Karunaratne good support with seven wickets. West Indian spinner Sunil Narine, meanwhile, has contributed five wickets.
Attempting to beat the Samp Army will probably be the toughest challenge of New York's Abu Dhabi T10 campaign so far. But they will know they are unbeaten against Thursday's opposition and take confidence and motivation from that. We should be in for a cracking tussle here.
New York Strikers Playing 11
Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Mohammad Waseem, Niroshan Dickwella, Asif Ali, Kieron Pollard, Odean Smith, Mark Deyal, Chundangapoyil Rizwan, Ali Khan, George Scrimshaw, Lasith Croospulle, Chamika Karunaratne.
Morrisville Samp Army
The Samp Army, like the Strikers, started the season with defeat before collecting five successive wins. They lost to the Northern Warriors before outdoing the Chennai Braves, Team Abu Dhabi, Delhi Bulls, Bangla Tigers and Deccan Gladiators. The Army, too, have significant momentum going into this top-of-the-table fixture.
With 125 and 112 runs, respectively, Andries Gous and Faf du Plessis are the top run-scorers for the Army in this season's Abu Dhabi T10. Gous and du Plessis are striking at 170-plus each. That's impressive from the South African duo abroad.
Qais Ahmad and Salman Irshad have 10 wickets each for the Samp Army this season. Ahmad is one of the best spinners in the tournament and Irshad is building on his fine form during the Caribbean Premier League earlier this year. Batters are evidently struggling against his awkward bowling action and raw pace.
Jason Holder has put in nine wickets, too, but has hardly been required with the bat. He is among the best all-rounders in world cricket and previously captained the West Indies. There is no obvious need to push Holder up the batting order, but the Army might do it this time to experiment with combinations for later in the tournament.
Morrisville Samp Army Playing 11
Moeen Ali, Ibrahim Zadran, Karim Janat, Basil Hameed, Muhammad Irfan II, Dewald Brevis, Salman Irshad, Qais Ahmad, Monank Patel, Jake Lintott, Bas de Leede.
NYS vs MSA Toss Prediction
The toss-winning captain has opted to bowl first in the last five matches in the Abu Dhabi T10. This has been the general trend throughout the tournament.
Teams hardly ever elect to bat first. They prefer to chase, not set, targets in this very short format. The same will highly likely occur here - the team to win the toss will probably bowl first.
Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.
Pitch and Conditions
The Zayed Cricket Stadium is the only venue for this tournament. Multiple pitches are being rotated relatively frequently. Some are proving quicker than others.
This match will be the third in Thursday's triple-header. If the same strip is used for the whole day, the pitch is bound to be slower for the last match.
A first-innings score of 110 could be competitive. It's well worth playing two specialist spinners here. The weather forecast suggests no rain - only hot and dry conditions.
NYS vs MSA Betting Tips
There isn't much to separate these two teams at the top of the table. The Samp Army, however, look to have the stronger bowling resources. They should win, especially if Irshad performs well.
Bet on the Samp Army, who are priced as 2.04 underdogs, to beat the New York Strikers, who are offered as the 1.84 favourites, in this match.
Bonus Cricket Bets
Irshad was outstanding for the Jamaica Tallawahs in the Caribbean Premier League earlier this year. He has taken that form into this tournament. Conditions are suiting him and he is a relatively unknown entity to many opposition batters in Abu Dhabi.
Waseem is arguably the best UAE batter in this tournament. He knows the conditions well and is well positioned to top score for the Strikers against the Army. Waseem was especially impressive en route to 41 against the Bangla Tigers recently.
Du Plessis has played domestic cricket around the world for several years. His vast amount of experience is showing in this tournament. He has hit multiple key scores for the Samp Army and is in a good position to do so here again.