International League T20

In the third match of IL T20 Season 2, the Dubai Capitals and Sharjah Warriors are set to clash at the Dubai International Stadium on January 22 at 8:00 PM IST. After contrasting performances in their opening encounters, both teams will be eyeing victory in what promises to be a thrilling contest.

Live Streaming and Broadcast: Indian viewers can catch the live action on ZEE Cinema, while Geo Sports in Pakistan and Willow Sports in the US will also broadcast the match. Live streaming is available on the Zee 5 app.

Team Previews:

Dubai Capitals: Dubai Capitals displayed a stellar performance in their first game, effortlessly chasing down a target of 159 against MI Emirates. The top-order, led by Rahmanullah Gurbaz’s blazing 81, set the tone for the victory. Sikandar Raza, with both bat and ball, played a crucial role, earning the player of the game award.

Key Players for Dubai Capitals:

  • Rahmanullah Gurbaz: The explosive batter is in red-hot form, scoring 81 in the last game.
  • Jake Frazer-McGurk: The young Australian talent showcased his prowess with a quickfire 54.
  • Sikandar Raza: A valuable all-rounder, Raza bagged three wickets and played a crucial role in the middle order.

Sharjah Warriors: Facing the Gulf Giants in their opener, Sharjah Warriors encountered bowling struggles and fell short while chasing a target of 199. Batters like Johnson Charles and Martin Guptill showed promise, but the team will aim for a more balanced performance in the upcoming clash.

Key Players for Sharjah Warriors:

  • Johnson Charles: The explosive opener scored 57 in the first game and holds the key to Sharjah’s batting.
  • Martin Guptill: A seasoned campaigner, Guptill’s experience can be pivotal for the Warriors.
  • Maheesh Theekshana: The bowler’s spell of 4 for 15 showcased his potential as a wicket-taker.

Toss Prediction: With dew likely to play a role in the evening game, the captain winning the toss may opt to bowl.

Pitch Report: The Dubai International Stadium pitch is expected to favor batsmen, with the ball skidding onto the bat. Spinners might find it challenging due to dew, and bowlers with variations could be successful.

Weather Report: Clear skies are anticipated with temperatures around 17 degrees Celsius and 75 percent humidity.

Prediction: Dubai Capitals, with their all-round strength, are clear favorites to win against Sharjah Warriors. The team’s formidable batting lineup, combined with strong bowling options, positions them as the front-runners.

Betting Odds: Dubai Capitals are favored by betting sites due to their superior team composition and recent form.

Top Team Batsmen:

  • Dubai Capitals: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Jake Frazer-McGurk, David Warner.
  • Sharjah Warriors: Johnson Charles, Martin Guptill, Tom Kohler-Cadmore.

Top Team Bowlers:

  • Dubai Capitals: Jason Holder, Sikandar Raza, Dushmantha Chameera.
  • Sharjah Warriors: Chris Woakes, Maheesh Theekshana, Daniel Sams.

Match Prediction: Dubai Capitals are expected to clinch the victory, building on their impressive start to the tournament. Sharjah Warriors will need an outstanding performance to upset the Capitals.

Prediction: Dubai Capitals to beat Sharjah Warriors.

By Suraj Mahto

Suraj Kumar Mahto is currently working as a freelance content writer and is always interested in a challenge. Reach out to t20cricketprediction@gmail.com to connect!