DC vs MIE Dream11 Prediction, ILT20 Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Updates For Match 2 of ILT20 2024

The stage is set for a cricketing spectacle as Dubai Capitals gear up to face MI Emirates in the second match of the ILT20 2024 on Saturday, January 20, at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Both teams are embarking on their inaugural game in what promises to be a riveting encounter.

In the previous season, Capitals won four out of 10 matches, finishing in fourth place. Their journey was cut short in the eliminator against MI Emirates, where they posted 151 runs, but MI chased down the target of 152 runs with eight wickets in hand. Notably, David Warner has taken the helm from Rovman Powell as the new captain.

MI Emirates won five out of 10 matches last season, securing the third position at the end of the league stage. However, their campaign concluded in the second qualifier against the Gulf Giants, where they lost after scoring 167 runs. Nicholas Pooran has stepped into the shoes of Kieron Pollard as the skipper for the upcoming season.

MATCH INFORMATION:

  • Fixture: Dubai Capitals vs MI Emirates, 2nd Match
  • Event: International League T20, 20 Jan 2024, Saturday, 8:00 PM IST
  • Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium

BROADCAST:

Catch the action live on Zee Network and stream on Zee5.

WEATHER REPORT:

  • Stadium: Dubai International Cricket Stadium
  • Conditions: Clear
  • Temperature: 19.9°C
  • Humidity: 72%

Also Check: Who Will Win DC vs MIE 2nd T20 Match Prediction?

PROBABLE PLAYING XI:

Dubai Capitals: David Warner (C), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), V Aravind, Sam Billings, J Fraser-McGurk, Sikandar Raza, Rovman Powell, Jason Holder, KW Richardson, Abdul Ghaffar, Hazrat Luqman

MI Emirates: Waseem Muhammad, Will Smeed, Nicholas Pooran (C), Asif Khan, Tim David, Corey Anderson, DJ Bravo, Muhammad Rohid, AJ Hosein, Trent Boult, Fazalhaq Farooqi

PITCH REPORT:

Dubai International Cricket Stadium might offer a balanced contest between bat and ball. With an average first innings score of 129 runs in the last five T20 matches, the team winning the toss might opt to bowl considering the potential impact of dew.

PLAYER PICKS:

CAPTAINS:

  • Sikandar Raza (DUB | ALL) – 9 credits
    • Third-highest run-scorer for Capitals last season, Raza made 209 runs at an average of 52.25. With the ball, he contributed with three wickets.
  • Nicholas Pooran (EMI | WK) – 8.5 credits
    • A top-five run-scorer last season, Pooran scored 355 runs in 10 matches at an average of 50.71 and a strike rate of 142.57.
  • Rahmanullah Gurbaz (DUB | WK) – 7.5 credits
    • Second-highest run-scorer for Sharjah Warriors last season, Gurbaz made 168 runs at an average of 21 and a strike rate of 135.48.

TOP:

  • Waseem Muhammad (EMI | BAT) – 9 credits
    • Second-highest run-scorer for MI last season, Muhammad scored 367 runs at an average of 33.36 and a strike rate of 138.49.
  • David Warner (DUB | BAT) – 9 credits
    • Recently retired from Test and ODI, Warner’s form in the last series indicates a key role for Capitals this season.
  • Kane Richardson (DUB | BOWL) – 9 credits
    • In the ongoing BBL season, Richardson took six wickets at an average of 28.33 and an economy of 8.64.

BUDGET:

  • Jake Fraser-McGurk (DUB | BAT) – 7.5 credits
    • Leading run-scorer for Melbourne Renegades in BBL 2023-24, McGurk scored 257 runs at an average of 32.12 and a strike rate of 158.64.
  • Vriitya Aravind (DUB | WK) – 8.5 credits
    • The wicketkeeper-batter has featured in 48 T20 matches, scoring 1052 runs at a strike rate of 112.39.
  • Rovman Powell (DUB | BAT) – 8 credits
    • Leading run-scorer for Capitals last season, Powell made 350 runs at an average of 43.75 and a strike rate of 160.55.

AVOID HAVING THESE PLAYERS:

  • Kieron Pollard (EMI | ALL) – 8 credits
    • Currently playing in the SA20 and will miss the entire tournament.
  • Tim David (EMI | BAT) – 8 credits
    • Failed to score more than 30 runs in nine BBL 2023-24 outings.

Fantasy Cricket Team Prediction:

Head to Head:

  • Wicketkeeper: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Nicholas Pooran
  • Batter: Jake Fraser-McGurk, Rovman Powell, Waseem Muhammad
  • All-Rounder: Sikandar Raza, Corey Anderson
  • Bowler: Hazrat Luqman, Abdul Ghaffar, Akeal Hosein, Muhammad Rohid

Mega League:

  • Wicketkeeper: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Nicholas Pooran
  • Batter: Jake Fraser-McGurk, David Warner, Waseem Muhammad
  • All-Rounder: Sikandar Raza, Corey Anderson, Jason Holder
  • Bowler: Abdul Ghaffar, Akeal Hosein, Muhammad Rohid

Cricket enthusiasts, brace yourselves for a thrilling start to the ILT20 2024 with this clash between Dubai Capitals and MI Emirates at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

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