NW Playing 11: The Abu Dhabi T10 will kick start from the two finalists of the previous season, Northern Warriors and Delhi Bulls up against each other. The Northern Warriors are the defending champions of the Abu Dhabi T10 tournament.
In the last season, they secured 2 wins in 3 league matches to qualify for the super stage. In the Super League stage, the Northern Warriors managed to win 5 out of 6 fixtures and came at 2nd position to qualify for the semifinals. Then the Northern Warriors went on to win the finals of the tournament and would look to continue the same performance in this season.
The champion of the previous season will be confident of their abilities to do well in this season as well. Only 2 players like Rovman Powell, Rayad Emrit were present in the squad of the last year. In this season, they have included players like Moeen Ali, Samit Patel, Kennar Lewis, Upul Tharanga to their batting department, who can be vital to their track record in the T20 format.
In the bowling unit, they have the presence of international bowlers like Imran Tahir, Gareth Delany, Josh Little, Chris Jordan. The Indian bowlers, Yo Mahesh and Abhimanyu Mithun have also been included in the squad.
NW Playing 11 (likely)
Northern Warriors Squad: Rovman Powell, Chris Jordan, Moeen Ali, Rayad Emrit, Samit Patel, Imran Tahir, Upul Tharanga, Kaunain Abbas, Umair Ali Khan, Rameez Shahzad, Kennar Lewis, Abhimanyu Mithun, Josh Little, Ross Whiteley, Gareth Delany, Yo Mahesh Vijayakumar.
1. Moeen Ali
The all rounder has been one of the finest performers in the T20 cricket, and has gained experience in the franchise cricket as well. In 203 T20 matches, Moeen has scored 4338 runs and has scalped 135 wickets and is expected to do well in the T10 format.
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2. Samit Patel
The experienced cricketer has been quite successful in helping his respective teams to win the championships due to all around contributions.
3. Imran Tahir
The bowler has a knack of picking key wickets of the opposition batters by his pitch perfect bowling. In 334 T20 matches, he has grabbed 420 wickets and is expected to do well in the Abu Dhabi T10.
4. Chris Jordan
The highest wicket taker for the England team in the T20I format has been able to bowl accurate yorkers with his pace. He has a total of 259 dismissals in T20s.
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