KUW vs QAT Dream11 : Qatar look to win their second match of the tournament after pulling off a massive upset against Nepal.
They were touted as the worst sides to enter the ICC T20 World Cup Asia Region Final but a tournament of such high magnitude always sees side punch above their weight. And unfortunately firm favourites for the glistening trophy, Nepal ended up learning it the hard way after enduring a shambolic defeat against Qatar.
In a match which went down right to the last over, Nepal ended up suffering undoubtedly the biggest upset of the marquee tournament after being put down by 4 wickets. The tatters the batting unit left them in by scoring 122 runs was a score too little to defend for their bowlers who saw their best efforts go futile in the end.
For Kuwait on the other hand, the scoreboard finally managed to open up after the side became extremely lucky to see their second encounter against Singapore being curtailed due to incessant rainfall. The circumstances followed up what was a trouncing from them against Malaysia, a match in which they managed to put together just 120 in chase of Malaysia’s 162.
Coming up against each other today, this encounter brings with it the best plausible chance for either side to get two points in the tournament. The two sides won’t encounter a more levelly balanced opponent, a proposition which is set to see this encounter be a humdinger of a match.
With us having seen Kuwait just once in the tournament, a match where they ended up being made light work of, its Qatar who emerge as the likelier winner from this match. Both the batting units have massively underwhelmed in the tournament, putting in torrid performances and the side with the more disciplined bowling unit is going to win this.
After seeing Singapore clean them apart as they went onto make 187 against them, Qatar dismissed Nepal for a shoddy 122 in the next match. They should do the same to a Kuwait side and win their second match of the tournament today.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
Heavy emphasis was laid on the prevalent playing conditions and the state of the pitch along with how the toss would affect either side. Our picks were based on recent performances and figures and considering how sides and players traditionally function in different circumstances.
Batsmen were selected based on their ability to make the most of the powerplay overs, hold fort in the middle overs and up the ante in the death overs along with those who flourish while imbedding successful run chases. The same applied to bowlers as well based off an in-depth analysis of the pitch conditions and bowlers who have a penchant to pick up wickets at regular intervals. With the pitch expected to be a good one today, we have gone in with a slew of batsmen in our side.
Wicket-Keepers for KUW vs QAT Dream11
Mohammed Rizlan from Qatar is the man with the gloves we are going ahead with for this match. Not only does he present a better option as a batsman but with Kuwait’s batting unit being one which can be left in disarray in this match, Rizlan will come up with points owing to his involvement in dismissals as well.
Batsmen for KUW vs QAT Dream11
We are opting for the bare minimum of three batsmen for this particular encounter with both the sides holding identities in their batting line-ups which are paper thin as well. Having already gotten in Rizlan from Qatar, we are opting bring in the one player from the side over here with Muhammad Tanveer being brought in after scoring a good amount of runs in both of his previous matches.
From Kuwait we have the two picks with Kamran Khan and Bilal Tahir bought coming in. With this wicket getting a day to settle down and be worked on, expect batting to be an easier task and these two will be important to the side’s quest of putting on a decent score in this one.
All-Rounders for KUW vs QAT Dream11
Our most heavily bolstered department, we have gone ahead with an entire trivalent from Qatar with all of Tamoor Sajjad, Inam ul Haq and Nouman Sarwar coming into our side. Given the contributions these three have made to the side in the first two matches, contributing in both the batting and bowling departments, these were players we have to get into our playing 11 for this one.
Haq has picked up 7 wickets and scored 197 runs in 10 matches and could play a good role today while the one pick from Kuwait is that of Muhammad Kashif.
Bowling Order for KUW vs QAT Dream11
Although the pitch will play good for the side batting first on it, expect the wicket to start offering more purchase to the side batting second over here. Wickets will tumble down at will in this encounter with strokeplay being made difficult, offering the side defending to get a rich haul of wickets today.
Based on this, Shiraz Khan and Mohammad Ahsan are our picks from Kuwait while Iqbal Hussain is picked up from Qatar given how poor Kuwait were when it came to chasing against Singapore.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Tamoor Sajjad is our captain for this one while we have gone in with Inam to be our vice-captain.
Probable Playing 11
Ravija Sandaruwan, Sankar Varathappan, Adnan Idrees, Muhammad Kashif (C), Usman Waheed (WK), Shiraz Khan, Bilal Tahir, Mohammed Aslam, Mohammad Ahsan, Ilyas Ahmed, Nawaf Ahmed
Inam-ul-Haq, Faisal Javid Khan, Kamran Khan, Mohammad Tanveer, Tamoor Sajjad (C), Nouman Sarwar, Mohammed Rizlan (WK), Zaheer Ibrahim, Awais Malik, Iqbal Hussain, Mohammed Nadeem
Dream 11 Advice
With teams partaking in the tournament in a hectic and congested schedule, one which sees several countries play on consecutive days, there is a likelihood of sides changing their playing 11’s for every match. Our side is picked based on the best performers for each side with us picking up players based on their pivotal role and importance to the team paired with their recent performances, pitch conditions and roles in the side paired with the toss and pitch and playing conditions.
Factors Considered While Crafting The Dream 11 Team
When we set out to make our Dream 11 side for this particular fixture, there were a slew of factors which were incorporated while selecting our players. While the condition of the pitch played a pertinent role in deciding to go ahead with a batting or bowling heavy playing 11, the toss played an equally vital role.
Apart from that the overall stature of the two teams partaking in the contest today, importance of the player to the side and the likelihood to score big or get a rich bagful of wickets were all encapsulated while taking into consideration the captain and vice-captaincy picks and overall composition of the side.
ICC T20 World Cup Asia Region Final
Match: Qatar Vs Kuwait
Date And Time: 26th June, Friday- 7:00am IST
Venue: Indian Association Ground, Singapore