Coming into this clash on the back of a 27-run loss from their previous match, Team Abu Dhabi will try to bring their campaign back on track by pulling off a good performance against the Deccan Gladiators in Match 18 of the 2019 T10 League, which will begin at 9.15 PM IST at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
The Gladiators, meanwhile, will come into this contest high on momentum, having defeated the Qalandars by 24 runs in their previous encounter.
Shane Watson's Gladiators are placed at the top of the points table with six points from four matches, and a win from tonight's match will help them seal their position in the top four spots.
From the Qalandars', their fast bowling duo of George Garton and Lahiru Kumara will have to keep a check on the run flow while Dawid Malan will have the responsibility of scoring a bulk of the runs for the Qalandars.
For the Gladiators, captain Shane Watson has scored 128 runs in 4 matches so far and has been their best player this season. He will look to remain consistent and put up yet another fine show against Team Abu Dhabi, while Zahir Khan's performance in the bowling unit will have a major impact on the Gladiators' chances of picking up a win tonight.
Deccan Gladiators: Mohammad Shahzad (w), Shane Watson (c), Kieron Pollard, Daniel Lawrence, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Ben Cutting, Anton Devcich, Fawad Ahmed, Sheldon Cottrell, Zahir Khan, Zahoor Khan, Migael Pretorius, Mason Crane, Asif Khan, Sharif Asadullah, Imtiaz Ahmed, Prashant Gupta, Tymal Mills
Team Abu Dhabi: Luke Wright, Avishka Fernando, Moeen Ali (c), Alex Davies (w), Wayne Madsen, Lewis Gregory, Rohan Mustafa, Harry Gurney, Ben Laughlin, Hayden Walsh, Marchant de Lange, Paras Khadka, Richard Gleeson, Corey Anderson, Rameez Shahzad, Niroshan Dickwella