NYS vs DG Match Preview

The New York Strikers team lost their last game in the league stages to Morrisville Samp Army. But they exacted revenge immediately in the qualifier round on Friday, winning the encounter by 41 runs against the same opponents. Strikers will look for another turnaround against Deccan Gladiators, who beat them in last year's final and the first game of this year's competition. After registering a couple of ducks, Rahmanullah Gurbaz finally registered half a century on Friday.

Asif Ali also looked good in this game and justified the persistence from the selector. Gurbaz scored 56 runs from just 28 balls. Asif Ali made a couple of unbeaten contributions in his last three innings. While defending a score of 122 runs, the NYS got off to a great start, thanks to the efforts of Akeal Hosein. He picked up the wickets of Dewald Brevis, Andries Gous, and Ibrahim Zadran to register a hat-trick. He picked up a couple of more wickets in his next over. Sunil Narine is an accurate bowler, and his consistency will be another factor in the final.

Deccan Gladiators are the 2022 season champions of the Abu Dhabi T10 league. They are just one win away from retaining their crown. They recorded victories in the Eliminator round and second qualifier on Friday. They scored 117 runs for losing five wickets against Morrisville Samp Army. Tom Kohler Cadmore once again got them off to a good start, hitting 36 from 23 balls near the top of their batting order. You can expect Nicholas Pooran to open the innings in the final.

Most Deccan Gladiators' bowlers were right on the money except Luke Wood, who conceded seventeen runs from his single over in their last encounter. Otherwise, this was an excellent bowling display from the Deccan outfit. Luke Wood might find his place in the final under threat as Gladiators have a range of alternatives available to them in the finals. The Deccan Gladiators have won five games in their last six while reaching the competition’s final.

Weather Report

We expect clear skies for this game in Abu Dhabi on 9th December. There is no possibility of getting showers during this match.

Pitch Report

You can expect a flat track for this final at the Abu Dhabi venue, and the outfield will also be fast. All batters enjoy batting on this track, and it is easier to hit through the line. There is little help to the bowlers from the track, although spinners have done well here in the past.

Notable stats

Deccan Gladiators have won their last couple of games against New York Strikers in this competition.

Deccan Gladiators led the recent head-to-head between the two sides 2-1. They beat NYS in last year's final and earlier in the group stages of this year's competition.

Tom Kohler Cadmore has an incredible strike rate to average combination.

Kohler Cadmore has a strike rate 223.17 and an average of 73.2 in his last ten appearances for Deccan Gladiators.

Team News

There might be a few changes in both team's batting lineups. That apart, you can expect unchanged teams for this game.

NYS vs DG Probable 11

NYS Playing 11

  • Rahmanullah Gurbaz (Wk)
  • Muhammad Waseem
  • Niroshan Dickwella
  • Asif Ali
  • Chundangapoyil Rizwan
  • Kieron Pollard (C)
  • Odean Smith
  • Chamika Karunaratne
  • Sunil Narine
  • Mohammad Amir
  • Akeal Hosein

DG Playing 11

  • Tom Kohler-Cadmore
  • Nicholas Pooran (C)
  • Andre Fletcher (Wk)
  • Andre Russell
  • David Wiese
  • Fabian Allen
  • Imad Wasim
  • Nuwan Thushara
  • Zahoor Khan
  • Mohammad Zahid
  • Luke Wood
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

The New York Strikers are up against it in this game with Deccan Gladiators. They lost the last match against this opposition and will have to do well in the contest to register a win. The Deccan Gladiators team is a powerful outfit, especially in the batting department, with an in-form line-up. We expect a keenly fought affair, with Deccan Gladiators being the favorites to win the match. We will bet with Deccan Gladiators to win the contest.

Top Picks

Tom Kohler Cadmore: Kohler Cadmore has scored runs with an average of 73.2 and a strike rate 223.17. 

Akeal Hosein: Akeal Hosein has picked up 15 scalps from his last nine games with a strike rate of 6.

Nicholas Pooran: The Deccan skipper is in good shape now, and you can expect him to score big runs in this all-important fixture.

Nuwan Thushara: You can expect Thushara to pick up 12 wickets from 8 games with a strike rate of seven.

NYS vs DG Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: N Pooran (C), R Gurbaz

Batters: A Fletcher, T Kohler Cadmore (VC), W Muhammad

All-rounders: S Narine, A Russell, I Wasim, C Karunaratne

Bowlers: A Hosein, N Thushara

NYS vs DG Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction