T20I Series: Game
Stadium: West End Park International Cricket Stadium, Doha, Qatar
October 5, 2023, 9:00
On October 5th, 2023, the Maldives and Qatar will play a crucial T20 world cup sub regional Asia qualifier at the West End Park International Cricket Stadium in Doha, Qatar, which was built and finished in 2018. The ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2023 qualifiers pit both teams against one another for dominance. The Qatar national cricket team plays its home games in this stadium, which has a capacity of 13,000 spectators. Although the surface at this venue is known for favoring batters, its propensity to be slow and favorable to spin makes it difficult to score runs quickly. Because both sides are focused on moving through the T20 World Cup qualifiers, this upcoming encounter is sure to be an exciting contest. Which team will win the critical toss and the match, or is it likely to be a tie? Let's find out.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
The Maldives' batting and bowling have both displayed symptoms of vulnerability in their last five T20 World Cup Qualifier games, and they have been inconsistent. Since no batsman has consistently scored more than 30 runs, the top order has been especially weak. Low totals have resulted from this, with the Maldives failing to surpass the 150-run threshold in each of their five games. The most remarkable bowlers, taking frequent wickets, have been the spinners. With the side giving up an average of 9.3 runs per over in their last 5 games, the run rate has been a problem. The Maldives have generally displayed moments of excellence but haven't been able to put together a seamless performance. If they want to compete for victories with both the bat and the ball, they ought to be more consistent in the T20 World Cup qualifier matchup with Qatar.
In the meantime, Qatar should concentrate on Maldives spinners, particularly Mohamed Rishwan and Ibrahim Rizan, if they want to defeat the Maldives. Due to his ability to bowl strikes, they should also take Akramullah into consideration as a wildcard selection.
Adam Nasif Umar (CPT), Yoosuf Azyan Faruhath, Mohamed Azzam( WKT), Kodimarakkalage Rodrigo, Mohamed Rishwan, Ahmed Ameel, Ibrahim Nashath, Ibrahim Rizan, Wedage Janaka Malinda, Hassan Ibrahim, and Leem Shafeeg.
Qatar have been one of the most consistent teams in the T20 World Cup so far, winning 3 of their 5 matches, of which the Maldives suffered a loss against them in their first encounter, which the Qatar team won by 9 wickets with 58 balls left. They have a well-balanced team with good batting and bowling. Qatar's batting has been solid in their last five matches, with scores ranging from 103 to 152. The top order has been particularly impressive, with batsmen like Jassim Khan and Mohammed Tanveer scoring heavily. Qatar's bowling has also been good, with the spinners taking regular wickets. However, the pace bowlers have been a bit expensive, conceding an average of 8.7 runs per over in their last five matches. Also, the Maldives team would give the Qatar team a tough time if they focused on Qatar's top order batsmen, especially Jassim Khan and Muhammed Tanveer. They must consider the spinners as well, as they have been taking regular wickets. They must also avoid Qatar’s pace bowlers, Imal Liyanage, Md. Yousuf Ali, and Bukhari Munchummal, as they have been a bit expensive for other teams.
Muhammad Tanveer, Bipinkumar Kunjiraman, Bukhari Munchummal, Himanshu Rathod, Imal Liyanage (WKT), Jassim Khan, Mohammed Irshad, Muhammad Murad (CPT), Mohammad Ahnaff, Saqlain Arshad, and Md. Yousuf Ali.
Expert Betting Tips
The famed End Park International Cricket Stadium's surface, which is renowned for its quick pace and high bounce, creates the ideal environment for an intense duel between bat and ball. The first-batting team will aim for a significant 350+ total to defend because previous ODIs at this location have seen enormous scores, with teams exceeding the 300-run threshold. It takes perfect accuracy in both line and length to master the challenging bowling conditions.
The upcoming match between the Maldives and Qatar promises to be an exciting sight, especially in light of the fact that Qatar won that match by nine wickets with 58 balls remaining on September 28, 2023, at West End Park.
The Maldives team is, however, keen to change their fortune since they are determined to save themselves from suffering the same humiliation twice.
With an average win of 6–12 wickets, the odds appear to be in Qatar's favor. Consequently, we are betting on Qatar to win.
Let us expect nothing but the best from both teams.