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T10 League is changing cricket for the better: Nicholas Pooran

Northern Warriors beat Kerala Knights by 8 wickets in the 19th match of the 2nd T10 League at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Thursday, 29thNovember
Match Report
Date: Dubai, November 29, 2018
With the growing popularity of the T10 League and the ten-over format, the game of cricket is changing for the better as batsmen are getting more runs per over, said West Indian batsman Nicholas Pooran, the second highest scorer in the T10 League so far.

Playing for Northern Warriors, Pooran hit 43 off 18 balls, he single-handedly guided his team in a number of wins, and lost count of the number of times securing Player of the Match title.

“The T10 League is definitely taking the game to a higher level and it is obviously going to help increase the scores in the 20-over format and the One-Day Internationals,” he told the media at the post-match conference.

Newcomers Northern Warriors beat Kerala Knights by 8 wickets in the 19th match of the T10 League 2.0 – at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Thursday.

Chasing an easy target of 101 runs for 2 set by the last year’s Champion Kerala Knights, the Northern Warriors were all set for an easy win.

Though Paul Stirling from Kerala Knights showed his classy batting with a powerful 60 off 28 balls to help his team, the other batsmen performed poorly, which resulted in the team’s defeat. Northern Warriors bowlers’ attacks were too strong for the Knights and made them struggle after Paul’s wicket.

From winning team, Nicolas Pooran was the highest scorer with 43 off 18 balls including 5 six and 2 boundaries.

Nicolas Pooran who has been performing really well during the T10 series said that his last few performances boosted his confident today. He also added that batsmen’s performance in T10 matches will help to score higher in T20 matches in future.

T10 League is the world’s first and currently the only professional ten-over format international cricket league backed by the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) and sanctioned by the International Cricket Council (ICC), governing body of international cricket.

The 2018 edition scheduled to start from November 21 and spread over 12 days, will have 29 matches as compared to a 4-day event in 2017. To meet this new challenge and also to keep the event clean, the T10 League management has made many positive changes to bolster the execution and operations of the 2018 T10 League tournament.

Teams: Playing Eleven
Kerala Knights:
Eoin Morgan (Captain, England), Sohail Tanvir (Pakistan), Paul Stirling (Ireland), Chris Gayle (West Indies), Sandeep Lamichane (Nepal), Fabian Allen (West Indies), Benny Howell (England), Muhammad Naveed (UAE), Jonny Bairstow, Wayne Parnell, Imran Nazir.
Northern Warriors:
Darren Sammy (West Indies), Wahab Riaz (Pakistan), Nicolas Pooran (West Indies), Andre Russell (West Indies), Ravi Bopara (England), Rovman Powell (West Indies), Chris Green (Australia), Lendl Simmons (West Indies), Kennar Lewis (West Indies), Imran Haider (UAE), Hardus Viljoen.
Match Summary

League : T10 League
Season : 2nd Season
Match No. : 19
Day : Thursday
Date : 29/11/2018
Playing Teams : Kerala Knights VS Northern Warriors
Toss : Northern Warriors won the toss and elected to field
Match Result : Warriors won by 8 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)
Team Score : Kerala Knights 101/2 VS Northern Warriors 105/2
Umpires : Alex Wharf, Buddhi Pradhan
3rd Umpire : Paul Baldwin
4th Umpire : Khalid Elahi
Match Scorecard

Kerala Knights:

BATSMEN R B 4S 6S SR
PR Stirling
c Lewis b Viljoen 60 28 3 5 214.28
CH Gayle
c Green b Russell 14 18 1 0 77.77
EJG Morgan
not out 17 13 2 0 130.76
JM Bairstow
not out 2 2 0 0 100
Extras 8 (lb 2, nb 1, w 5)
TOTAL 101/2 (10 Overs, RR: 10.1)
Did not bat: Imran Nazir, BAC Howell, FA Allen, Mohammad Naveed, S Lamichhane, Sohail Tanvir, WD Parnell
Fall of wickets: 1-68 (CH Gayle, 6.4 ov), 2-88 (PR Stirling, 8.6 ov)

BOWLING O M R W ECON 0s 4s 6s WD NB
CJ Green 2 0 18 0 9.00 5 2 1 0 0
AD Russell 2 0 13 1 6.50 5 2 0 0 0
Wahab Riaz 2 0 22 0 11.00 3 1 0 2 1
GC Viljoen 2 0 19 1 9.50 4 0 2 0 0
RS Bopara 2 0 27 0 13.50 0 1 2 1 0

Northern Warriors:

BATSMEN R B 4S 6S SR
LMP Simmons
c Bairstow b Parnell 12 8 1 1 150
N Pooran
not out 43 18 2 5 238.88
R Powell
c Imran Nazir b Howell 14 9 1 1 155.55
AD Russell
not out 29 10 0 4 290
Extras 7 (lb 4, nb 1, w 2)
TOTAL 105/2 (7.2 Overs, RR: 14.31)
Did not bat: K Lewis, DJG Sammy (c), RS Bopara, Imran Haider, GC Viljoen, Wahab Riaz, CJ Green
Fall of wickets: 1-29 (LMP Simmons, 2.1 ov), 2-65 (R Powell, 4.4 ov)

BOWLING O M R W ECON 0s 4s 6s WD NB
Sohail Tanvir 2 0 25 0 12.50 4 2 2 1 0
M Naveed 1 0 13 0 13.00 3 1 1 1 1
WD Parnell 1 0 8 1 8.00 4 0 1 0 0
S Lamichhane 2 0 47 0 23.50 1 0 7 0 0
BAC Howell 1.2 0 8 1 6.00 3 1 0 0 0

Editor’s Note

About T10 League
T10 Cricket League is a professional ten-over format Cricket League launched by T10 Sports Management. It is approved by the Emirates Cricket Board and the International Cricket Council. It is the first ever internationally ten-over format approved league.

Matches have 10-over-a-side format and duration of 90 minutes. The tournament is played over ten days, with a round robin followed by semi-finals and the final. The 2017 edition was played from 14-17 December at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. In August 2018, the International Cricket Council (ICC) officially sanctioned the league.

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