The Emirates D20 Tournament is back in full swing, and on October 20, 2023, Dubai (DUB) will go head-to-head with Abu Dhabi (ABD) in the 13th game of this exciting T20 cricket series at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. In this Dream11 prediction, we’ll provide you with key insights and player recommendations to help you assemble a winning fantasy cricket team for this intriguing encounter.
- Match: Dubai vs Abu Dhabi, Match 13
- Date: October 20, 2023
- Time: 07:00 PM IST
- Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Match Preview: As the Emirates D20 Tournament progresses, both Dubai and Abu Dhabi have played four matches in the series. Dubai aims to solidify its top position in the tournament with a strong performance, while Abu Dhabi currently finds itself at the sixth position on the points table.
Emirates D20 Tournament 2023 Points Table:
In their previous encounter in Match 26 of the Emirates D20 Tournament 2nd edition in 2022, Ronak Panoly was the star performer, earning the highest fantasy points for Dubai with 131 match fantasy points. Meanwhile, Mazhar Bashir topped the fantasy points leaderboard for Abu Dhabi with 55 match fantasy points.
Dubai’s last match against Ajman resulted in a 4-wicket victory, with Ronak Panoly emerging as the top fantasy player for Dubai, scoring an impressive 104 fantasy points. On the other hand, Abu Dhabi faced a 7-wicket defeat at the hands of Sharjah in their recent match, with Rohan Mustafa being the top fantasy player for Abu Dhabi, contributing 76 fantasy points.
Pitch Report and Weather Conditions: The Dubai International Cricket Stadium’s pitch has proven to be balanced. Over the last 20 matches at this venue, the average 1st innings score was 139 runs. The pitch is known to provide assistance to both batters and bowlers, making it a balanced battleground. The toss-winning team is likely to make a decision between batting and bowling based on the day’s ground conditions.
As for the weather, you can expect a temperature of around 29.42°C with 61% humidity. Winds at a speed of 3.85 m/s are anticipated.
Pace or Spin? Historically, pacers have been highly successful at this venue, accounting for 67% of the total wickets. Considering this, it’s advisable to include as many pace bowlers as possible in your Dream11 team.
Head-to-Head Stats: In the six matches played between Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Dubai’s bowlers have been the leading fantasy point earners for their team, while all-rounders have been the standout performers for Abu Dhabi.
DUB vs ABD Squad Information
Dubai (DUB) Squad: Shahid Nawaz, Rahul Bhatia, Ronak Panoly, Jash Giyanani, Safeer Tariq, Taimoor Ali, Punya Mehra, Soorya Sathish, Ayman Ahamed, Shival Bawa, Shahrukh Amin, Mayank Choudhary, Raees Ahmed, Keshav Sharma, Wasim Akram, Yug Sharma, Vansh Kumar and Syed Musaib
Abu Dhabi (ABD) Squad: Rohan Mustafa, Zubair Khan, Osama Shah, Ali Abid, Ghulam Murtaza, Kamran Atta, Shehan Dilshan, Shah Faisal, Mohammad Nadeem, Zia Mukhtar, Naik Muhammad, Muhammad Mohsin, Kaseem Sajjad, Uzair Bacha, Zeeshan Ali, Prithvi Madhu, Muhammad Qasim and Mark Mathiasz
Dream11 Player Picks:
Top Batter and Wicket-Keeper Picks:
- Ronak Sudesh Panoly: With an average of 63 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, Ronak Panoly is a top-order opening right-handed batter. In his recent three matches, he scored 135 runs at an average of 27 per match.
- Taimoor Ali Malik: Taimoor Ali, a top-order right-handed batter, has an average of 28 match fantasy points in his last 10 games. He recently scored 16, 65, 1, 39, 6 runs in his last five matches, averaging 25.4 per match.
- Mohammad Kamran Atta: A high-performing wicket-keeper, Mohammad Kamran Atta has an average of 38 match fantasy points in his last 10 games. He’s a top-order opening batter who bats right-handed and also keeps wickets. In his recent five matches, he scored 7, 2, 0, 43, 2 runs at an average of 10.8 per match.
Top Bowler Picks:
- Mohammad Zubair Khan: Zubair Khan, a slow left-arm orthodox bowler, has an average of 24 match fantasy points in his last 10 games. He recently took 0, 1, 0, 0, 1 wickets in his last three matches, averaging 0.4.
- Wasim Akram: A left-arm fast-medium bowler, Wasim Akram can be a high-risk, high-reward pick for your Dream11 team. With an average of 72 match fantasy points in his last 10 games, Wasim Akram has been in top form. He recently took 0, 2, 0, 0, 4 wickets in his last three matches, averaging 1.2.
- Shahid Nawaz: Shahid Nawaz, a right-arm medium bowler, has an average of 43 match fantasy points in his last 10 games. In his recent four matches, he took two wickets at an average of 0.4.
Top All-Rounder Picks:
- Raees Ahmed: Raees Ahmed is a consistent performer with an average of 86 match fantasy points in his last 10 games. A right-handed batter, Raees Ahmed recently scored 0, 11, 28, 0, 0 runs in his last three matches, averaging 7.8 per match.
- Rohan Mustafa: Rohan Mustafa, a left-handed batter, has an average of 63 match fantasy points in his last 10 games. In his last three matches, he scored 53, 0, 0, 5, 0 runs, averaging 11.6 per match.
- Zeeshan Ali: Zeeshan Ali, an all-rounder, has an average of 29 match fantasy points in his last three games. He’s a right-arm medium bowler and recently took two wickets in his recent three matches.
Top Players of the Last Match: In their previous outings, the top point-getters for Dubai were Ronak Panoly with 104 match fantasy points, Raees Ahmed with 80 match fantasy points, and Rahul Bhatia with 68 match fantasy points. For Abu Dhabi, Rohan Mustafa led the charts with 76 match fantasy points, followed by Zubair Khan with 35 match fantasy points, and Mohammad Nadeem with 33 match fantasy points.
Captain and Vice-Captain Picks:
- Captain: Raees Ahmed
- Vice-Captain: Taimoor Ali Malik
- Wicket-Keeper: Vansh Kumar
- Batters: Ronak Panoly, Taimoor Ali, and Prithvi Madhu
- All-Rounders: Raees Ahmed, Rohan Mustafa, Zeeshan Ali, Rahul Bhatia, and Mohammad Nadeem
- Bowlers: Zubair Khan and Muhammad Mohsin
The Emirates D20 Tournament 2023 guarantees thrilling T20 action, and assembling a well-balanced Dream11 team is crucial for success. Good luck to all the fantasy cricket enthusiasts for the electrifying match between Dubai and Abu Dhabi!