Vaibhav Tripathi ∙ Jan 22 2023, 7:45 AM

ILT20 2023| MI Emirates vs Dubai Capitals: Preview, Prediction, Fantasy Tips

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The MI Emirates will take on Dubai Capitals in Match No. 13 of the inaugural edition of the ongoing ILT20 2023 on Sunday, January 22. The match will take place at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

MI Emirates' win against the Abu Dhabi Knight Riders makes it three out of three for them and they're tied on points with the Desert Vipers and Gulf Giants. MI Emirates has been the team to beat. They have a strong batting lineup that has done quite well for them in ILT20 2023 so far with Nicholas Pooran being in particularly great form. 

The bowling lineup is also very strong with Imran Tahir, Dwayne Bravo, and Trent Boult turning back the years. Fazalhaq Farooqi and Zahoor Khan also ensure that there are no easy overs for the opposition. Coming on the back of a close victory over winless Abu Dhabi Knight Riders last night, they'll be very confident to take down Capitals.

Dubai Capitals are coming off a heavy defeat against Sharjah Warriors. After posting a challenging total, the Capitals' bowlers were blown away by Tom Kohler-Cadmore's sensational innings. He punished the bowlers right from the word go. The Capitals could never recover from that blow, and the Warriors got to chase down the target of 170+ inside 15 overs. 

The Capitals’ batting group once again managed to put up a decent total, but their bowlers have let the team down once again in the season. Heading to their next game against the inform MI Emirates, Rovman Powell has some tough decisions to make about their bowling lineup among those looking uninspiring at present.

Match Details

Date & Time: January 22, 2023, 7:30 PM IST

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Live Telecast & Streaming: Zee Network and ZEE5

Pitch Report

The surface at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium has been a paradise for the batters in the tournament thus far. Fast bowlers have found some movement under the lights with the ball. The team winning the toss would be inclined to bowl first as the pitch remains intact throughout the match.

Predicted Playing XI

MI Emirates: Will Smeed, Muhammad Waseem, Andre Fletcher, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Kieron Pollard (C), Najibullah Zadran, Dwayne Bravo, Trent Boult, Imran Tahir, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Zahoor Khan

Dubai Capitals: Robin Uthappa (wk), Joe Root, Chirag Suri, Rovman Powell (C), Daniel Lawrence, Dasun Shanaka, Yusuf Pathan, Chamika Karunaratne, Isuru Udana, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Akif Raja

Cricket Exchange Fantasy Tips

Wicket-Keeper: Robin Uthappa, Nicholas Pooran

Batters: Joe Root, Rovman Powell, Muhammad Waseem

All-Rounders: Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Dasun Shanaka

Bowlers: Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Imran Tahir, Trent Boult

Captain: Dwayne Bravo

Vice-Captain: Joe Root

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