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ILT20 2023 | Abu Dhabi Knight Riders vs MI Emirates: Preview, Prediction and Fantasy Tips

image-ldn0dtjrAndre Russell in action in ILT20 2023 (Source: ILT20)

The Abu Dhabi Knight Riders are set to host the MI Emirates in match number 26 of the ongoing ILT20 2023 season. The contest marks as the penultimate league fixture for both sides prior to the commencement of the playoffs.

The MI Emirates, under Kieron Pollard’s leadership, are currently at number three on the points table, having secured four wins from their eight games. They also won in their previous meeting against the Knight Riders by five wickets back in January.

The Knight Riders, on the other hand, are yet to win a game this season. They are placed at the bottom of the six-team table and their solitary point was earned through a washout against Gulf Giants.

Match Details

Date & Time: February 3, 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Live Telecast & Streaming: Zee Network and ZEE5

Pitch Report

The conditions at Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Stadium has been conducive for batters this season. After eight ILT20 2023 matches so far, the average first innings score has been 173, with as many as four 200-plus scores being registered at the venue.

The captain winning the toss will likely field first, considering the chasing side have won five of the eight games played here.

Predicted Playing XI

ADKR: Paul Stirling, Brandon King, Joe Clarke (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Andre Russell, Charith Asalanka, Sunil Narine (c), Akeal Hosein, Zawar Farid, Lahiru Kumara and Matiullah Khan.

MI Emirates: Andre Fletcher, Muhammad Waseem, Basil Hameed, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Najibullah Zadran, Kieron Pollard (c), Dwayne Bravo, Jordan Thompson, Trent Boult, Imran Tahir and Fazalhaq Farooqi.

Cricket Exchange Fantasy Tips

Wicket-Keeper: Nicholas Pooran
Batters: Andre Fletcher, Paul Stirling, Muhammad Waseem
All-Rounders: Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Bravo, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell
Bowlers: Trent Boult, Akeal Hosein, Lahiru Kumara

Captain: Kieron Pollard
Vice-Captain: Andre Russell


The MI Emirates are tipped to overpower a struggling Abu Dhabi Knight Riders unit in match number 26.

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