Date: January 14
Time: 7:30 P.M IST
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dabhi
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After an entertaining opening game, the MI Emirates are set to face the Sharjah Warriors in the second game of the ILT20 in the United Arab Emirates. The Warriors have an interesting side with several English stars like their captain Moeen Ali, Dawid Malan, Joe Denly and Chris Woakes. Now talking about the MI Emirates, the Kieron Pollard-led side has some stalwarts of T20 cricket.
Along with the captain, the Emirates-based team have the likes of Dwayne Bravo, Imran Tahir, Trent Boult and Samit Patel. Along with these veteran stars, they also have players like Nicholas Pooran, Andre Fletcher and Bas de Leede. But before the two teams go head-to-head for the game, we here look at the picture painted by numbers and statistics and who they depict could be the winner.
The MI Emirates have a better chance to win this game over the Sharjah Warriors and kick off their ILT20 season with the win. The Mumbai Indians-owned franchise has an incredibly experienced group of players who have dominated T20 leagues across the globe. The team’s batting has stars like Andre Fletcher, Nicholas Pooran and Muhammad Waseem. While the bowling attack includes players like Trent Boult, Imran Tahir and Zahoor Khan. But their biggest strength comes from the all-rounders like Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Bravo, and Bas De Leede, who can dominate the tournament this season.
Predicted powerplay score and average first innings total
The Sheikh Zayed Stadium has always been a place where the batters are benefitted. The average 1st innings score is 162 in domestic T20 games. Whereas the predicted powerplay score is expected to be between 50-60.
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