Abu Dhabi vs Dubai is set to face off in a crucial match of the 2023 International League, taking place at the iconic Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Abu Dhabi will be looking to turn their fortunes around, having yet to secure a win in seven matches played this season. Meanwhile, Dubai will be eager to bounce back from a close loss to the Vipers and make a statement under the leadership of captain R. Powell.
This team will look towards top-notchers such as P. Stirling, D. de Silva, and A. Russell to bring forth a substantial contribution to the batting department. In their previous outing, Stirling made a robust statement with his 55-run knock of 50 deliveries, including five boundaries and one maximum. Rovman Powell also put in a decent shift, scoring 33 runs with the assistance of a four and three sixes.
Dubai finds themselves hovering in the lower half of the league standings with a win-loss record of 2-4. Their batting unit will pin its hopes on heavy hitters R. Uthappa, J. Root, Y. Pathan and H. Zazai to post a formidable score.
In the previous match, all-rounder Y. Pathan shone with an unbeaten 35 runs off 26 deliveries, aided by 3 fours and 2 sixes. Captain R. Powell and D. Shanaka also contributed with 34 and 24 runs respectively.
Venue & Timings
The match will be played at the iconic Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. It is a small ground and runs galore at this venue where teams have comfortably chased down 200-plus targets. The match is scheduled to start at 7:30 PM on 30th January 2023. Lineups for the match will be available at 7:00 PM on the MyTeam11 app.
T20 stats at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi:
Total Matches: 64
Matches won Batting first: 28
Matches won Bowling first: 36
Highest 1st innings score: 225
Highest 2nd innings score: 169
Average 1st innings score: 143.5
Average 2nd innings score: 131.5
Pitch & Weather Report
The pitch at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium promises to offer optimal conditions for batsmen, with only minimal aid to the fast bowlers. Meteorologists predict a serene and sunny day for the upcoming match, with a soothing breeze expected to be blowing.
P. Stirling (Abu Dhabi): P. Stirling demonstrated his prowess in the last match with a scintillating 55 runs off 50 balls. With his current form and outstanding performance, Stirling is poised to have a significant impact in the upcoming match.
R Powell (Dubai): Dubai’s captain played a match-winning knock of 97 runs and guided the team to their second win of the tournament. Powell has scored 227 runs and is the third-highest scorer in the tournament. Apart from his brilliant batting performances, he has also taken 5 wickets. Sharjah needs to come up with a game plan to stop him in the next match.
P. Stirling, J. Clarke (wk), B. King, D. de Silva, C. Asalanka, A. Russell, S. Narine (c), A. Hosein, Z. Farid, L. Kumara, S. Rao
R. Powell (c), H. Zazai, R. Uthappa (wk), C. Suri, Y. Pathan, D. Shanaka, S. Raza, F. Klaassen, A. Zampa, J. Ball, A. Raja
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