Match Details:

Date: January 29, 2022

Time: 7:30 PM IST

Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

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An exciting clash between second-placed Desert Vipers and third-seeded MI Emirates is scheduled for Sunday evening at Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Both teams have remained consistent in the tournament and are likely to qualify for the playoffs. 

With four wins in five matches, Vipers are placed second in the table while MI Emirates are in third position with three wins in six games. Ahead of a blockbuster clash on Sunday, let's look at the 'who will win' prediction for the match.

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Pitch Report:

The surface at Sharjah Cricket Stadium is quite a sporting wicket and known for producing competitive cricket. The batters and bowlers will have to apply themselves well in order to make an impact in the game. The team winning the toss must look to chase the total.

Team Analysis:

Desert Vipers:

Colin Munro -led Vipers are coming into this game after registering a crucial 7-wickets win against MI Emirates. Vipers' Alex Hales is the top run-getter in the competition with 418 runs in five games and is scoring runs at a strike rate of 161.39. Colin Munro is another prolific batter in the team and will be key for the side. The likes of Tom Curran, Wanindu Hasaranga and Rohan Mustafa will take care of the bowling department.

Probable playing XI:

Rohan Mustafa, Alex Hales, Colin Munro (c), Sherfane Rutherford, Sam Billings (wk), Tom Curran, Wanindu Hasaranga, Ali Naseer, Gus Atkinson, Sheldon Cottrell, Matheesha Pathirana

MI Emirates:

Kieron Pollard-led side Emirates have played a couple of impressive games in the tournament and were outsmarted by the Vipers in their previous fixture. Skipper Kieron Pollard (57) and Nicholas Pooran (57) batted brilliantly in that game to post a competitive total of 169 on board. However, bowlers failed miserably in the second innings as Desert Vipers chased the target with a lot of ease. MI Emirates will have a tough challenge in the form of Vipers as the latter has a more balanced side.

Probable playing XI:

Muhammad Waseem, Vriitya Aravind (wk), Nicholas Pooran, Andre Fletcher, Kieron Pollard (c), Najibullah Zadran, Samit Patel, Dwayne Bravo, Trent Boult, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Brad Wheal

Match pred iction:

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Although both the teams have produced brilliant cricket in the competition Desert Vipers seems to have a slight edge over the MI Emirates. As per our prediction, Desert Vipers will add yet another victory to its name.

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