After securing wins in their respective opening matches, both Desert Riders and Flying Oryx will lock horns and will hope to continue the winning momentum. For Desert Riders, skipper Mohammad Hafeez and Sohail Tanvir were instrumental with the ball as they picked a couple of wickets each against Swift Gallopers in their first match of the league. They won the match
convincingly by 7 wickets and 7 balls to spare as Muhammad Tanveer ensured they chased the target comfortably . On the other hand, Flying Oryx won their first
match of the league as they completely dominated Pearl Gladiators securing a 9-wicket victory with 14 balls to spare. Skipper Hussain Talat was on an explosive mode and his quickfire innings drove them home. With both of them having a depth in their batting order, it is to be seen who outwits the other in today’s encounter.
Probable Starting Line-Up
Mohammad Hafeez (c), Adnan Mirza, Muhammad Tanveer, lmal Malinda Liyanage (wk), Sohail Tanvir, Mujeeb Khan, Ajay Lalcheta, Awais Malik, Muhammad Ikram, Himanshu Rathod, Mirza Baig
Asad Borham (wk), Valeed Vetil, H.Talat (c), Harmandeep Singh, Asif Raja, Nouman Sarwar, Bilawal Iqbal, Musawar Shah, Imran Ashraf, Jassim Khan, Naveed Malik
Desert Riders will be high on adrenaline after their victory in their previous match. Set a target of 94 by Swift Gallopers, Muhammad Tanveer went berserk as he scored an unbeaten 49 to take them
home. His 21 ball knock included 3 fours and 4 sixes. With a strike rate of about 233, he will be the batsman to watch out for in today’s encounter. Skipper Mohammad Hafeez can be handy with both bat and ball. Though he couldn’t contribute much with the bat in the first match, his bowling
spell put the brakes on the opposition’s scoring rate. He picked up 2 wickets with an economy rate of 6.5. Sohail Tanvir with his unique bowling action was also amongst the wickets as he finished his spell of 2 overs with returns of 2 for 16.Adnan Mirza will walk out with Mohammad
Hafeez to open the innings and with his ability to pick gaps, he will look to exploit the early field restrictions.
Flying Oryx might lack having big marquee signings , but their players are on par as any other team’s potential. With a victory against Pearl Gladiators in their first match, they have shown what they are capable of. Skipper Hussain Talat made a meal of the chase as he smashed an unbeaten 59 off 28 balls. With a strike rate above 200, he decorated his innings with 8 fours and 3 sixes. He was also economical with the ball as he kept the opposition under check. Wicket Keeper Assad Borham and Opener Valeed Veetil will form the right opening pair to give Oryx the apt start. Bilawal Iqbal was impressive with the ball as he conceded just 4 runs off his quota of 2 overs in their previous match.
Though Naveed Mailk picked up 2 wickets, he was a bit expensive. Harmandeep Singh also bowled with a decent economy rate under six and picked up a wicket.
HUSSAIN TALAT BILAWAL IQBAL MOHAMMAD HAFEEZ MUHAMMAD TANVVER