Match Details

Date: 15 January 2023

Time: 7:30 PM IST

Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

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Sharjah Warriors and Desert Vipers will take on each other in the second match of the first double header of the International League T20 2023. While it will be the first game for the Vipers, the Warriors opened their campaign against MI Emirates on Saturday. Nevertheless, it will be an exciting game of cricket with both teams going full throttle. 

Pitch Report

The pitch at Dubai International Stadium gets better to bat on as the game progresses. The teams chasing a target have an upper hand at this venue for the same reason. 

Team Analysis

Sharjah Warriors

Sharjah Warriors have quite a few big names in their squad with Moeen Ali leading the pack. Apart from Ali, there is Dawid Malan, Evin Lewis, Marcus Stoinis, Chris Woakes, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, and many others. While there is uncertainty around the availability of Marcus Stoinis with Big Bash League also underway, other Warriors of Sharjah are all pumped up to rock the tournament. The bowling lineup as some young faces with Naveen Ul Haq and Karthik Meiyappan in the mix. But that only adds to the strength of the Warriors.

Sharjah Warriors Squad: Moeen Ali (c), Evin Lewis, Dawid Malan, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Chris Benjamin, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Mohammad Nabi, Chris Woakes, JJ Smit, Mark Deyal, Noor Ahmad, Danny Briggs, Naveen-ul-Haq, Bilal Khan.

Desert Vipers

Desert Vipers too have got some really good players in their squad. Vipers’ captain Colin Munro is known for his explosive batting. Meanwhile, the likes of Alex Hales, Sam Billings, and Ben Duckett only strengthen Vipers’ batting. In the bowling department, the Vipers have got Sheldon Cottrell, Saqib Mahmood, as well as Tom Curran. Wanindu Hasaranga is also there but the Sri Lankan will miss the game on Sunday as he will be playing against India. However, Sandeep Lamichhane will be there to handle the spin department. 

Desert Vipers Squad: Colin Munro (c), Alex Hales, Ben Duckett, Benny Howell, Ruben Trumpelmann, Sam Billings, Sandeep Lamichhane, Saqib Mahmood, Sheldon Cottrell, Sherfane Rutherford, Tom Curran, Wanindu Hasaranga

Match Prediction

If Desert Vipers bat: Score- 165-170; Warriors Win

If Sharjah Warriors bat: Score- 155-175; Warriors Win


Both teams have got amazing batters in their squads but the bowling lineup of Sharjah Warriors looks more balanced as compared to that of the Vipers. So, Moen Ali’s Warriors are expected to win the match on Sunday. 

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