MI Emirates has already qualified for the next round, while Dubai Capitals needs a win to stay in the race. MI Emirates will win the game.
MI Emirates (EMI) have already qualified for the next round of ILT20 2023 and will look to finish the season on a high note when they face Dubai Capitals (DUB) in Match 29 on February 5. Meanwhile, Dubai Capitals require a win to stay in the race, and Sharjah Warriors must lose their final two games to finish in the top four.
The Capitals were defeated by the Desert Vipers by a score of 22 runs in their most recent match. Fred Klaassen took three wickets in his first over, while Adam Zampa took one wicket and bowled at a five-over economy rate. Apart from these two bowlers, no one else impressed, which is a major concern for the team going forward. Batting-wise, Robin Uthappa got them off to a fast start, and Sikandar Raza tried to steady the innings, but the middle-order failed to capitalise, and the team lost their fifth match of the season.
The Mumbai Emirates, on the other hand, performed admirably in the previous match. Kieron Pollard, the veteran all-rounder, batted brilliantly for 43 runs off 17 balls as Emirates scored 180 runs. Opener Muhammad Waseem played well, scoring 60 off 43 balls, while Dwayne Bravo took three wickets.
DUB vs EMI Match Details
Dubai Capitals vs MI Emirates, Match 29, ILT20 2023
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Date & Time: February 5, 7:30 PM IST
The Dubai International Cricket Stadium’s surface has been extremely flat. The batters are expected to dominate, and anything over 190 will be considered a good score on this wicket. The captain who wins the toss may choose to bowl first.
DUB vs EMI Probable Playing XIs
Dubai Capitals (DUB):
George Munsey, Robin Uthappa (W), Sikandar Raza, Rovman Powell (C), Dasun Shanaka, Yusuf Pathan, Chamika Karunaratne, Hazrat Luqman, Adam Zampa, Akif Raja, Fred Klaassen
MI Emirates (EMI):
Andre Fletcher, Muhammad Waseem, Nicholas Pooran (W), Lorcan Tucker, Kieron Pollard (C), Dwayne Bravo, Dan Mousley, Trent Boult, Imran Tahir, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Zahoor Khan