MI Emirates. (Photo Source: ILT20)
Abu Dhabi Knight Riders (ABD) will lock horns with MI Emirates (EMI) in the 26th match of the International League T20 2023 (ILT20) at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium on February 3. The Knight Riders have had a dismal campaign thus far and they are yet to register a win. They would like to get their act together and stand tall against Kieron Pollard & Co. in the coming encounter.
MI Emirates had a phenomenal start to the tournament, winning three games in a row. However, they succumbed to three defeats in their next five games. Despite the losses, they stand third on the table with nine points to their name. They would look to bring their A-game into play in the clash against the Knight Riders.
ABD vs EMI Match Details
Abu Dhabi Knight Riders vs MI Emirates, Match 26, ILT20 2023
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Date & Time: February 3, 7:30 PM IST
Telecast & Live Streaming: Zee Network, ZEE5
Sheikh Zayed Stadium offers a sporting wicket, with both batters and bowlers having a fair say in the contest. In the last five matches played at the venue, the chasing team has won four. Therefore, it is a high possibility that the side winning the toss would be inclined to field first.
ABD vs EMI Probable Playing XIs
Abu Dhabi Knight Riders (ABD):
Paul Stirling, Brandon King, Joe Clarke (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Andre Russell, Charith Asalanka, Sunil Narine (c), Akeal Hosein, Zawar Farid, Lahiru Kumara, Matiullah Khan
MI Emirates (EMI):
Andre Fletcher, Muhammad Waseem, Basil Hameed, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Najibullah Zadran, Kieron Pollard (c), Dwayne Bravo, Jordan Thompson, Trent Boult, Imran Tahir, Fazalhaq Farooqi
ABD vs EMI Probable Top Performers
Probable best batter of the Match
Muhammad Waseem has been phenomenal in the T20 extravaganza. The 28-year-old has taken the attack to the opposition right from the get-go and provided his side with brisk starts. He has plundered 243 runs in seven matches at a strike rate of 143.78. Waseem would be eager to put up a show with the bat in the clash against Sunil Narine & Co.
Probable best bowler of the Match
Fazalhaq Farooqi has breathed fire in the marquee tournament. He has featured in seven games and bagged nine scalps at an economy of 7.77. The Afghanistan pacer would look to carry on the good world and wreak havoc with the ball in the coming game.
Today’s Match Prediction: MI Emirates to win the match
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