ILT20 2023 Playoffs: MI Emirates vs Dubai Capitals | Fantasy Tips and Teams

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MI Emirates and Dubai Capitals will collide against each other at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on February 9. After a close tussle in the league stages both sides managed to make it into the top four.

The Emirates played 10 matches and won five out of them. They lost four games and one of them was abandoned. They had eleven points and finished third on the points table. Meanwhile, Dubai Capitals won four of their 10 matches and finished fourth in the points table to qualify for the play-offs. 

These two teams will now participate in a knockout clash. The winner of this match will be playing against Gulf Giants in Qualifier 2 to earn a berth in the summit clash of the inaugural edition of the ILT20. The Eliminator 1 will be taking place at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium from 7:30 PM. 

Ground Stats: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

The pitch at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium has had its own way in the tournament so far. While there have been a few high-scoring clashes on the venue in this tournament, there have been other matches where both the teams have struggled to score runs on the strip. The skipper winning the toss might look to bat first in the match. 

Numbers at the ground (This tournament)

Total Matches: 5
Matches won batting first: 3
Matches won batting second: 2

Average score batting first: 165
Average score batting second: 109

Average runs per over: 7.66
Average runs per wicket: 20

EMI vs DUB, Eliminator 1: Head-to-Head

This is the first edition of the tournament and so these two teams have only faced off twice before this clash. The Dubai Capitals have been the dominating team winning both the contests. 

Head-to-Head (Overall)

Total Matches: 2
MI Emirates won: 0
Dubai Capitals won: 2

EMI vs DUB, Eliminator 1: Probable Playing XIs

EMI Team News

No major updates.

MI Emirates Probable Playing XI

Andre Fletcher, Muhammad Waseem, Bas de Leede, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard (c), Dan Mousely, Dwayne Bravo, Trent Boult, Imran Tahir,  and Fazalhaq Farooqi. 

DUB Team News

No major updates. 

Dubai Capitals Probable Playing XI

Robin Uthappa (wk), George Munsey, Dasun Shanaka, Rovman Powell (c), Sikandar Raza, Yusuf Pathan, Adam Zampa, Fred Klaasen, Luqman Hazrat, Raja Akif, and Jake Ball. 

EMI vs DUB, Eliminator 1: Top Five Picks

  1. Muhammad Waseem (EMI): Muhammad Waseem has been very consistent with the bat in this tournament. He has been giving the team some very stable and solid starts in the tournament and hence is a great pick for the match. 
  2. Rovman Powell (DUB): The skipper of the Capitals has been in good form in the tournament. Rovman Powell has been contributing to the team's cause with both the bat and the ball and this makes him a crucial factor in determining the fate of the match. 
  3. Nicholas Pooran (EMI): The MI Emirates wicketkeeper has been a very important part of the team's middle order. He has played some explosive knocks and helped the team's cause on numerous occasion. Pooran will be a very important player in this match. 
  4. Adam Zampa (DUB): The Australian leg-spinner has been in a brilliant form in this tournament since his induction into the tournament. Zampa will play a great role in this important match and the team will hope that he continues his wicket taking form. 
  5. Zahoor Khan (EMI): Zahoor Khan has been a genuine wicket taker for the MI Emirates. His ability to strike wickets at crucial stages makes him a very important pick of the match.

EMI vs DUB, Eliminator 1: Must picks for the match

MI Emirates 

  1. Kieron Pollard - 337 runs and 2 wickets in 8 matches
  2. Muhammad Waseem - 334 runs in 9 matches
  3. Zahoor Khan - 8 wickets in 7 matches

Dubai Capitals

  1. Rovman Powell - 320 runs and 5 wickets in 10 matches
  2. Adam Zampa - 9 wickets in 4 matches
  3. Sikandar Raza - 171 runs and 3 wickets in 7 matches

EMI vs DUB, Eliminator 1: Risky Picks

MI Emirates - DJ Bravo, Lorcan Tucker

Dubai Capitals - Robin Uthappa, Yusuf Pathan

EMI vs DUB, Eliminator 1: Best Captain and Vice-captain choices

  1. Kieron Pollard ( EMI)
  2. Rovman Powell (DUB)
  3. Muhammad Waseem (EMI)

EMI vs DUB, Eliminator 1: Team for Head-to-Head Contests

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Wicketkeeper: Nicholas Pooran
Batters: Rovman Powell, Andre Fletcher, Muhammad Waseem
All-rounders: Dasun Shanaka, Sikandar Raza, Kieron Pollard
Bowlers: Adam Zampa, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Imran Tahir, Trent Boult

Captain: Kieron Pollard
Vice-captain: Rovman Powell

EMI: 7 Players; DUB: 4 Players

EMI vs DUB, Eliminator 1: Team for Winner takes all Contests

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Wicketkeeper: Robin Uthappa, Nicholas Pooran
Batters: Rovman Powell, Dan Mousley, Muhammad Waseem
All-rounders: Sikandar Raza, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard
Bowlers: Adam Zampa, Imran Tahir, Trent Boult

Captain: Dwayne Bravo
Vice-captain: Sikandar Raza

EMI: 7 Players; DUB: 4 Players

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