BAL VS NAN Dream11 Predictions, Team News, Match Preview & Playing 11
By Yash Mittal
BAL VS NAN DREAM11 Predictions | Balk Legends vs Nangarhar Leopards’ | Afghanistan Premier League 2018
BAL vs NAN Dream11 Match Prediction | Who Will Win Today match
The 9th match of the 2018 Afghanistan Premier League will see Balkh Legends’ lock horns with Nangarhar Leopards’ at the Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium on Thursday.
Balkh Legends come into this encounter after registering a 13-run win over Kandahar Knights in their previous encounter. Batting first, Colin Munro set the tone for the Legends’ with a whirlwind 46 off 24 balls before handy contributions from Ravi Bopara (34), Nabi (18) and Gulbadin Naib (14) propelled them to 5-165 in 20 overs.
Defending 166, Gulbadin Naib was the spearhead for the Leopards’ as the Afghan all-rounder recorded figures of 4-12 which included the scalps of Brendon McCullum (31) and Paul Stirling (31) to script a 13-run win.
Nangarhar Leopards’, meanwhile, will look to get back to winning ways after suffering back-to-back defeats against Paktia Panthers (by 21 runs) and Kabul Zwanan (by seven wickets) respectively. Skipper Ben Cutting (71) and Hashmatullah Shahidi (49) were the lone shining light in an otherwise forgettable game for the Leopards’ as their top-order struggled in pursuit of 8-184 set by the Panthers’.
Venue:- Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah
Match Timing:- Thursday, October 11, 2018, 09:30 PM IST
While it was their batting against the Panthers’ that led them down, their bowling came under the hammer against Kabul Zwanan as they failed to defend 5-188 set mainly due to swashbuckling 94 (58) by Anton Devcich. They’ll be buoyed by the comeback of Andre Russell though as they aim to get back to winning ways against Balkh Legends’.
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BAL vs NAN Team News:-
Andre Russell made his comeback in the last game for Nangarhar Leopards’.
BAL vs NAN Squad:-
Mohammad Nabi (c), Mirwais Ashraf, Aftab Alam, Dilshan Munaweera, Usman Ghani, Ikram Ali Khil (wk), Darwish Rasooli, Farhan Zakhil, Samiullah, Qais Ahmad, Asadullah Matani, Chris Gayle, Tariq Stanikzai, Gulbadin Naib, Colin Munro, Ravi Bopara, Ryan ten Doeschate, Malcolm Waller, Ben Laughlin
Tamim Iqbal, Najibullah Taraki, Mujeeb Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Fazal Haq, Faal Nazai, Shafiqullah Shafaq, Ibrahim Zadran, Zahir Khan, Nasratullah Quarishi, Khyber Omar, Ben Cutting(c), Sandeep Lamichhane, Mitchell McClenaghan, Imran Janat, Naveen Ul Haq, Andre Russell, Mushfiqur Rahim, Anton Devcich
BAL vs NAN Playing 11:-
Here’s how both teams might line-up for BAL vs NAN:-
Wicket-keeper – Ikram Ali Khil
Batsmen – Chris Gayle, Colin Munro, Usman Ghani, Ryan ten Doeschate
All-rounder – Mohammad Nabi, Ravi Bopara, Gulbadin Naib
Bowlers – Qais Ahmad, Aftab Alam, Mirwaiz Ashraf
Wicket-keeper – Shafiqullah Shafiq
Batsmen– Najeeb Tarakai, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Rahmat Shah
All-rounder– Ben Cutting, Andre Russell, Anton Devcich
Bowlers – Zahir Khan, Naveen Ul Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman (D:- Mitchell McClenagahan)
BAL vs NAN Fantasy Tips:-
Wicket-keeper – Neither of the wicket-keepers has had a significant effect on the tournament thus far. You can opt for Shafiullah Shafiq, who has scored 46 runs in 3 matches at 23.00.
Batsmen– Ryan ten Doeschate (95 runs at 47.50), Hashmatullah Shahidi (90 runs at 90.00), Anton Devcich (114 runs at 457.00 and Chris Gayle, who made his APL debut last night are ideal picks for your fantasy XI.
All-rounder– Both sides’ boast of great all-rounders. While Ravi Bopara (95 runs at 47.50), Mohammad Nabi (58 runs & 3 wickets) and Gulbadin Naib (7 wickets at 11.28) have been imperious for Balkh Legends, Ben Cutting (89 runs & 9 wickets) ) have played a crucial part for Nangarhar Leopards thus far. The aforementioned manes, due to their ability to contribute with both bat and ball make them an ideal candidate to be selected as the captain/vice-captain of your Dream11 sides.
Bowlers – In a tournament that has been batsmen friendly, Zahir Khan (4 wickets at 15.50), Mirwaiz Ashraf (2 wickets at 26.50) and Aftab Alam (3 wickets) have been the most effective.
Quick Tip:– Pick more batsmen and all-rounders as compared to bowlers.
BAL vs NAN Dream11 Team:-
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