The 2024 edition of the International League T20 (ILT20) is tantalisingly poised, as teams are jostling for positions in the top four on the points table. Dubai Capitals (DUB) will take on MI Emirates (EMI) in match 29 of the tournament at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, on Saturday, February 10.
MI Emirates (EMI) are the only team who have managed to make it to the playoffs so far. They have six wins from nine games and are sitting comfortably on top of the points table. Kieron Pollard’s men have also assured themselves a top-two finish, which gives them two chances of reaching the finals.
Dubai Capitals have four wins and five losses from the nine games they have played. They won a crucial clash against Desert Vipers on Friday and it has given them a solid chance of reaching the next phase of the tournament. A win against the Emirates will take the Capitals within touching distance of the playoffs.
|MI Emirates vs Dubai Capitals, ILT20 2024
|Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
|Date & Time
|Saturday, February 10, 8:00 PM (IST)
|Live Broadcast and Streaming Details
|Zee TV, Zee TV HD, Sony Six, Sony Six HD
Nine matches have been played so far at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi in ILT20 2024. While there have been some high-scoring encounters, there have been a couple of instances of teams being shot out for less than 100 runs in the first innings. 152 is the average first-innings score at this venue in the tournament thus far. Six matches have been won by chasing teams, while three have been won by teams batting first. The lowest target defended at this venue in this edition of the league is 180 by MI Emirates against the Desert Vipers.
|MI Emirates won
|Dubai Capitals won
Probable Playing XIs:
Kusal Perera, Muhammad Waseem, Andre Fletcher (wk), Ambati Rayudu, Dan Mousley, Kieron Pollard (c), Odean Smith, Jordan Thompson, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth, Trent Boult, Waqar Salamkheil
Tom Banton, Max Holden, Ben Dunk, Sam Billings (c/wk), Sikandar Raza, Dasun Shanaka, Scott Kuggeleijn, Rahul Chopra, Roelof van der Merwe, Haider Ali, Olly Stone
Probable best batter of the match
Kusal Perera has been in fine form in the tournament thus far. He is the highest run-getter, with 266 runs from seven innings, having an average of 38 and a strike rate of 161.21. He has got his team off to some blistering starts. The Capitals will want to see the back of Kusal quickly, as he can cause some real damage during his time at the crease.
Also Check: Most Runs in ILT20 2024
Probable best bowler of the match
Waqar Salamkheil has produced some excellent spells in the tournament. The left-arm wrist-spinner has bagged 13 wickets from eight matches at an average of 12.85 and a strike rate of 11.23. His economy rate of 6.86 is also quite impressive. It will be interesting to see how the Dubai batters counter the Afghan bowler in the middle overs.
Today’s Match Prediction: Team bowling first to win the match
MI Emirates win the toss and bowl
Powerplay score – 40-50
First innings score – 150 -170
MI Emirates win the match
Dubai Capitals win the toss and bowl
Powerplay score – 45-55
First innings score – 160-180
Dubai Capitals win the match
Disclaimer: The prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.
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