BAH vs SAU T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips
Bahrain will take on Saudi Arabia at the Bahrain Cricket Academy Ground, Muscat. Match 5 of the 2022 Desert Cup Series will get underway at 16:00 local time on Wednesday 16th November.
After losing their opening match of the series to Canada by four wickets on Monday, Bahrain got their first victory of the tournament on Tuesday against the hosts Oman. This fixture represents an excellent opportunity for Bahrain to make it two wins from three.
Sohail Ahmed has been the dominant Bahrain batter in both of their games so far in the tournament. He followed up his 80 not-out from 37 balls against Canada with 55 not out from 39 balls as he took Bahrain to victory against Oman on Tuesday. Ahmed will be the key wicket which Saudi Arabia will look to take.
The Bahrain bowling attack has taken 14 wickets from their opening two matches in Oman and dismissed eight of the home team’s batters on Tuesday. Imran Khan was the standout performer against Oman, taking 4-16 from four overs and will be very hard to face on this wicket in this match.
Bahrain’s win over Oman ended a run of six matches without a win in this format.
In spite of winning the toss ahead of both games in the Desert Cup Series, Saudi Arabia have fallen to heavy defeats to Oman, by nine wickets, and to Canada, by 66 runs. Bahrain will not be an easy clash but could represent their best opportunity to get a victory.
Saudi Arabia’s batting line-up improved on their total of 86-8 in their opening game with 128-8 against a strong Canada bowling attack on Tuesday. Haseeb Ghafoor has top scored for them in both matches and hit 36 runs from 33 balls against Canada.
As with Haseeb Ghafoor with the bat, Muhammad Saqib has been far and away Saudi Arabia’s most impressive bowler in each match. He took their only wicket against Oman before returning figures of 2-37 and the medium pacer will be the most confident of the Saudi Arabian bowling attack.
Saudi Arabia have lost four IT20s in a row and not looked like winning either match in this series.
BAH vs SAU T20 Pitch Report
The match will be played at the Bahrain Cricket Academy Ground, Muscat. It is a pitch which is attractive to stroke-makers and fast bowlers with plenty of pace on offer. A par score will be 200.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Bahrain vs Saudi Arabia T20 Match 2022
Bahrain Predicted Playing 11
Ahmed Nasir (wk), Sarfaraz Ali (c), David Mathias, Sohail Ahmed, Haider Butt, Sathaiya Veerapathiran, Shahid Mahmood, Sachin Kumar, Rizwan Butt, Imran Khan, Danish Jasnaik
Saudi Arabia Predicted Playing 11
Abdul Waheed (c), Faisal Khan, Kashif Siddique, Saad Khan, Haseeb Ghafoor (wk), Hisham Sheikh, Irshad Mubbashar, Zain Ul Abidin, Usman Najeeb, Atif Ur Rehman, Muhammad Saqib
Bahrain vs Saudi Arabia Prediction
Bahrain were far too good for Oman on Tuesday and got over the winning line with three balls remaining. As long as they don’t approach this game with the wrong attitude, they should have more than enough quality with bat and ball to beat Saudi Arabia. We are predicting a victory for Bahrain in this match.
Bahrain are favorites to beat Saudi Arabia