Match Details:

Date: January 24, 2023

Time: 7:30 PM IST

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

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Second-placed Desert Vipers will take on MI Emirates in the next game on January 24 (Tuesday) at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, in Abu Dhabi. Both the teams have been pretty consistent in the tournament and the duo have registered three wins in four games. Due to slight difference in net run rate, Desert Vipers are placed at second spot, while MI Emirates are at third position in the points table.

Pitch Report:

The surface at Sheikh Zayed Stadium has assisted bowlers overall and we can expect a low scoring game on Tuesday evening. Team batting should look to bat first and look to defend the total.

Team Analysis:

Both the teams will come into this game on the back of defeats in previous games. While Desert Vipers were defeated by Gulf Giants by 5 wickets. Meanwhile, Dubai Capitals emerged victorious against MI Emirates. For Vipers, Alex Hales played a spectacular knock of 99 runs in just 57 deliveries along with Colin Munro's 39. Despite posting 195, Desert Vipers could not defend the total as the bowlers leaked too many runs and failed to take regular wickets. 

On the other hand, MI Emirates did well while chasing 222 but fell short of just 16 runs. Kieron Pollard played an instrumental knock off 86 runs off just 38 balls, while Najibullah Zadran (30 off 9) and Samit Patel (18 off 6) also made crucial contribution. Both the teams have been in good form throughout the tournament, and we can expect a highly competitive game.

Match Prediction:

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Desert Vipers seems to have a slight edge over MI Emirates as their batters are in good form and with collective effort, they might spoil the Emirates' party.

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