Pawan ∙ Jan 22 2023, 8:49 AM

ILT20 2023 Match 13: Dubai Capitals vs MI Emirates| Fantasy Tips and Teams


image-ld74ryn7Dubai Capitals (Source: Twitter)

Dubai Capitals and MI Emirates rub shoulders with each other in Match no.13 of the ongoing inaugural International League (ILT20) on a Super Sunday, January 22, 2023, at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. The clash will take place at 19.30 PM (IST) and 18.00 PM (local time). Both teams will meet again later on in the tournament in Match no.29 on February 05 in Dubai.

 Speaking about the form of both sides, the Capitals have made a disappointing start to their campaign with just one victory in four matches. After winning their opening game against Abu Dhabi Knight Riders by 73 runs, they have lost three on the trot against Gulf Giants (twice by 6 wickets and 101 runs) and against Sharjah Warriors by 7 wickets. With 2 points and a net run rate of -1.134, they are in the fifth position in the table.

Meanwhile, star-studded Emirates have made a 100% start to their season with three wins in  as many matches. Kieron Pollard-led MI beat Sharjah Warriors in their opening two games by 49 runs and 6 wickets before defeating the Knight Riders by 5 wickets. With 6 points and an NRR of +1.369, they are in the third spot.

Before the match kicks off, let us look at some of the important stats, best player picks and the best predicted teams for the fantasy contests of the game.


Ground Stats: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

The wicket in Abu Dhabi is a flat one as twice teams batting first have managed to go past the 200-run  mark out of the 4 matches held at the venue.

Numbers at the ground (This Tournament)

Total Matches: 4

Matches won batting first: 2

Matches won batting second: 2

Average score batting first: 177

Average score batting second: 138

Average runs per over: 8.44

Average runs per wicket: 23.79


DUB vs EMI, Match 13: Probable Final XIs

Dubai Capitals Team News

No major updates

Dubai Capitals Probable Final 11

Robin Uthappa (wk), Joe Root, Chirag Suri, Daniel Lawrence, Rovman Powell (c), Yusuf Pathan, Dasun Shanaka, Chamika Karunaratne, Isuru Udana, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Akif Raja


MI Emirates Team News

No major updates

MI Emirates Probable Final 11

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


DUB vs EMI, Match 13: Top Five Picks

  1. Joe Root (DUB): Though the Capitals lost, but opener Joe Root made a solid unbeaten 80 in the last match and he is the leading run-scorer for them. With an average of 44.00, picking up Root would be a safer option.
  2. Rovman Powell (DUB): Dubai skipper Rovman Powell is just behind Root as he is the second highest run-getter for his side in the competition. With scores of 44, 38, 0 and 48, Powell has made valuable contributions barring just one game.
  3. Nicholas Pooran (MI): Hard-hitting West Indian Nicholas Pooran has struck the second-most runs for his team with an average of 54.00. His scores read as 20, 39 and 49 in this competition.
  4. Will Smeed (MI): With just 42 runs in three outings as an opener, Will Smeed would be raring to go in this contest and look for a substantial score under his belt.
  5. Fazalhaq Farooqi (MI): Afghanistan's left arm fast medium pacer Fazalhaq Farooqi has been bowling economically and has 4 wickets to his name in 3 games. 


DUB vs EMI, Match 13: Must picks for the match

Dubai Capitals

  1. Joe Root
  2. Rovman Powell
  3. Mujeeb ur Rahman


MI Emirates

  1. Nicholas Pooran
  2. Will Smeed
  3. Najibullah Zadran
  4. Fazalhaq Farooqi


DUB vs EMI, Match 13: Risky picks

Dubai Capitals: Chirag Suri, Daniel Lawrence

MI Emirates: Kieron Pollard, Zahoor Khan


DUB vs EMI, Match 13: Captain and Vice-captain choices

  1. Joe Root (DUB)
  2. Najibullah Zadra (MI)
  3. Nicholas Pooran (MI)


DUB vs EMI, Match 13: Team for Head-to-Head Contests

Wicketkeepers: Robin Uthappa, Nicholas Pooran

Batters: Joe Root, Rovman Powell, Will Smeed, Najibullah Zadran

All-rounders: Dasun Shanaka, Yusuf Pathan

Bowlers: Mujeeb ur Rahman, Trent Boult, Fazalhaq Farooqi

Captain: Najibullah Zadran
Vice-captain: Nicholas Pooran

DUB: 6 Players, EMI: 5 Players


DUB vs MI, Match 13: Team for Winner takes all Contests

Wicketkeeper: Robin Uthappa

Batters: Daniel Lawrence, Chirag Suri, Muhammad Waseem, Andre Fletcher

All-rounders: Chamika Karunaratne, Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Bravo

Bowlers: Isuru Udana, Akif Raja, Zahoor Khan

Captain: Andre Fletcher
Vice-captain: Robin Uthappa

DUB: 6 Players, EMI: 5 Players


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