Maratha Arabians vs Deccan Gladiators Abu Dhabi T10 Final Betting

Ed Hawkins

Saturday, November 23, 2019 7:35 PM UTC

Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019 7:35 PM UTC

What are the hot tips and best bets for the final in of the Abu Dhabi T10?

<div><h2>Maratha Arabians vs Deccan Gladiators Abu Dhabi T10 Final</h2><p><strong>Sunday 24 November, Sheikh Zayed Stadium</strong></p><p>After 27 high-octane, sometimes crazy, sometimes insipid matches, the Abu Dhabi T10 knows its finalists. The Maratha Arabians, who topped the Super League group with four wins from six, battle Deccan Gladiators, who had a 3-2 record with one washout.</p><p>The Arabians have been powered by the big bat of Australian Chris Lynn, who has probably found the perfect format for him. He can smash away to his heart’s content with no pressure whatsoever and then protect his dodgy shoulder in a 60-ball innings in the field.</p><p>Lynn came close to hitting the first ever century in T10 when he blitzed 91 off just 30 balls (a strike rate of 303) against team Abu Dhabi. To be frank, there’s not a huge amount to like about the rest of their batting line-up. Hazratullah Zazai is overrated and Yuvraj Singh is not suited to the insane pace and well past his best. Lynn is unlikely to better than 2.5 (6/4) for top-bat honours in the showpiece but he has little to beat. His trike rate of 241 is, of course, ridiculous so it’s hard for others to stay close. Dasun Shanaka, who bats too low down, is in the 190s, followed by No 3 Adam Lyth in the high 180s.</p><p>Deccan’s answer to Lynn is Mohammad Shahzad. Just the 215 strike rate for him, which is superior to his opening partner Shane Watson. Watson will be all the rage on the tops markets because of his bigger reputation but his strike rate is 172. That’s a huge edge in favour of Shehzad in such a short format.</p><p>It should also be noted that there is a historic, significant toss bias in this thrash and bash that makes Twenty20 look sedate. Before this tournament, in 47 matches only five captains had won the toss and batted first. Chasing is the aim of the game, hardly surprising as the win rate over the study period is around 70 percent. That is an insane edge for punters in what is, frankly, a competition where it is very hard to recognise how or why one team is better than another. It is often just down to one ball going for a six instead of a two, a misfield…</p><p><a href=";a=8ec6399a-9df1-4c52-b272-39e6428836a6&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Betfair </strong></a>go 1.62 (8/13) the Arabians, which seems a crazily skinny price given the bias. Deccan are 2.25 (5/4). That latter price will surely take a cut if they chase, but it would surely be bonkers to get involved with the former.</p></div>
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