Sharjah Warriors (SJH) will take on Abu Dhabi Knight Riders (ABD) in the 23rd match of the ongoing 2024 International League T20 (ILT20). The match will be contested on February 5 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in United Arab Emirates.
The Warriors are coming off an eight-wicket defeat over the MI Emirates and are currently standing fifth in the six-team points table. The Knight Riders, on the other hand, have won their previous two games against Gulf Giants and Dubai Capitals, respectively. They are currently placed second in the points table with eight points.
SJH vs ABD Match Details
|Sharjah Warriors vs Abu Dhabi Knight Riders, ILT20 2024
|Sharjah Cricket Stadium, United Arab Emirates
|Date & Time
|Monday, February 5, 8:00 PM (IST)
|Live Broadcast and Streaming Details
|Zee TV, Zee TV HD, Sony Six, Sony Six HD
Sharjah Cricket Stadium Pitch Report:
Sharjah Cricket Stadium is generally a high-scoring ground as it has very small boundaries. The average first innings score at this venue is 143 runs. Meanwhile, the highest run-chase at this venue in the T20 format has been 215. Therefore, the captain winning the toss will be inclined to bat first in a bid to post a huge total to mount the pressure of the run chase on the opponent.
SJH vs ABD Head-to-Head Record
|Sharjah Warriors Won
|Abu Dhabi Knight Riders Won
SJH vs ABD Predicted Playing XIs
Sharjah Warriors (SJH):
Johnson Charles, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Mark Deyal, Sean Williams, Basil Hameed, Lewis Gregory (c), Daniel Sams, James Fuller, Chris Woakes, Mark Watt, Maheesh Theekshana
Abu Dhabi Knight Riders (ABD):
Joe Clarke, Michael Pepper (wk), Alishan Sharafu, Sagar Kalyan, Sam Hain, Laurie Evans, Imad Wasim, Andre Russell, David Willey, Sunil Narine (c), Josh Little
SJH vs ABD Probable Best Performers
Probable Best Batter: Johnson Charles (SJH)
Johnson Charles could be the best bowler in the forthcoming match between Sharjah Warriors and Abu Dhabi Knight Riders. The Sharjah opener is the leading run-scorer of the side and second overall, having scored 229 runs from six games at an average of 45.80. His best performance came against Dubai Capitals where he played a gritty knock of 51-ball 93 runs.
Probable Best Bowler: Maheesh Theekshana (SJH)
Maheesh Theekshana is currently the leading wicket-taker for Sharjah Warriors in the ongoing tournament and third overall. He has so far picked up 11 wickets from six games at an average of 14.27 and an economy rate of 6.77. He is expected to continue his form and help his side with their upcoming game.
Today’s Match Prediction: Team batting first to 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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