ILT20 2023, ADKR vs SW: Preview, Pitch Report, Probable XIs and Prediction
SW vs ADKR (Source: Twitter)
Having lost all hope, Knight Riders are having a horrible tournament as they succumbed to their eighth straight defeat of the tournament with one getting abandoned due to rain. They hold the last place and will be playing for pride as they enter to feature in their final game of the season.
Conversely, Sharjah have won just three out of their eight matches as they are positioned fourth. With just one spot left for qualification, they would be looking to have a tussle with Dubai Capitals who are just behind them at fifth.
Date & Time: February 4, 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Live Telecast & Streaming: Zee Network and ZEE5
Pitch Report: One of the higher-scoring venues in UAE, this pitch is likely to allow scores upwards of 175. Teams will be choosing to bowl first on this wicket considering chasing sides get more support here.
Predicted Playing XI
Abu Dhabi Knight Riders: Paul Stirling, Brandon King, Charith Asalanka, Joe Clarke (wk), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine (c), Akeal Hosein, Sabir Ali Rao, Matiullah Khan, Connor Esterhuizen and Marchant de Lange
Sharjah Warriors: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Joe Denly (c), Marcus Stoinis, Adam Hose, Paul Walter, Mohammad Nabi, Noor Ahmad, Naveen-ul-Haq, Junaid Siddique and Muhammad Jawadullah
With no genuine performances from Knight Riders in this tournament, Sharjah Warriors look clear favourites unless they turn out to be their worse. Hence, they are likely to take this game.