Date: January 22, 2023
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Ball-by-ball commentary: SportsTiger App
The MI Emirates and the Dubai Capitals are set to lock horns at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Both teams have had contrasting results as they enter this game. The MI Emirates continued their undefeated run against the Sharjah Warriors with a six-wicket win. Whereas the Dubai Capitals suffered a massive 101-run loss against the Gulf Giants.
The Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi has been a batting-friendly ground with an average score of 161 runs.
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After a decent performance in the opening game, the Dubai Capitals have struggled to find their groove this season so far. The Capitals’ batting has managed to put up decent performances, but their bowlers have let the team down. Robin Uthappa and Joe Root have been the top performers with the bat. While Mujeeb Ur Rahman has been the only bright spot with the ball.
SportsTiger Playing XI of Dubai Capitals
Robin Uthappa (wk), Joe Root, Rovman Powell (c), Dasun Shanaka, Yusuf Pathan, Chirag Suri, Fabian Allen, Isuru Udana, Chamika Karunaratne, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Akif Raja
Unlike the Capitals, the MI Emirates is among the three undefeated teams so far in the tournament. The Mumbai Indians-owned franchise looked like one of the most complete and well-balanced squad with quality players across all departments. Their batting is led by the likes of Nicolas Pooran and Muhamed Waseem. Whereas T20 veterans, Imran Tahir and DJ Bravo are top performers with the ball.
SportsTiger Playing XI of MI Emirates
Will Smeed, Muhammad Waseem, Andre Fletcher, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Kieron Pollard (c), Najibullah Zadran, Dwayne Bravo, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Zahoor Khan, Trent Boult, Imran Tahir
The MI Emirates are the favourites to win the game against the Dubai Capitals at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
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