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Dubai Capitals vs Abu Dhabi Knight Riders Match Details

Match: Dubai Capitals vs Abu Dhabi Knight Riders, Match 01 | ILT20 2023

Date: Friday, 13 January 2023

Time: 19:00 (GMT+5) / 19:30 (GMT+5.5) / 20:00 (GMT+6)

Format: T20

Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium

Dubai Capitals vs Abu Dhabi Knight Riders Preview

  • Rovman Powell, a versatile player from the Caribbean, is the leader of the Dubai Capitals this year.
  • Sunil Narine, a stalwart of T20 cricket, will be the captain of Abu Dhabi Knight Riders this year.
  • Teams are allowed a maximum of nine international players, with a local player from the UAE and an associate player required in the starting lineup.


Delhi Capitals and Abu Dhabi Knight Riders will play in the first game of the International League T20’s inaugural season. The first game is set to take place at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on January 13th.

The GMR organization, which also owns the IPL team Delhi Capitals, is the owner of Dubai Capitals. They have put together a formidable team, with Jamaican batsman Rovman Powell serving as its captain. Yusuf Pathan, Sikandar Raza, Fabien Allen, Robin Uthappa, Isuru Udana, and Dushmantha Chameera are just a few of the top T20 players we can expect to see in this squad. As soon as he returns from his tour of India, Sri Lankan white-ball captain Dasun Shanaka is anticipated to join the team.

The Knight Riders Group, which also owns Trinbago Knight Riders in the CPL and Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL, is the owner of Abu Dhabi Knight Riders. The ADKR team has taken every precaution to put up a solid squad because they are one of the successful clubs in both leagues. Sunil Narine, a West Indies all-rounder, will serve as captain of the Knight Riders side in this match.

Dubai Capitals vs Abu Dhabi Knight Riders Weather Report, Toss Prediction, and Pitch Report 

In the second half of the game, dew is anticipated in the humid weather.

In T20 games, chasing is the ideal strategy, and both teams will be considering batting second after being made aware of the pitch conditions.

The Dubai International Stadium’s playing surface is renowned for favoring the team in chasing. The club batting second on this field has won more games in the domestic T20 circuit, and this pitch has hosted several leagues and even ICC championships. The average score for each inning is 155.

Dubai Capitals Team News & Probable Playing XIs

Hazaratullah Zazai and Niroshan Dickwella will be the Dubai Capitals’ first two openers, with George Munsey available as a third. Rovman Powell may use his medium pacers in the middle overs in addition to the fast-bowling trio of Isuru Udana, Blessing Muzurbani, and Dushmantha Chameera.

Recent form – 

Dubai Capitals’ Probable XI

Rovman Powell (c), Robin Uthappa (wk), Hazratullah Zazai, Chirag Suri, Sikandar Raza, Joe Root, Yusuf Pathan, Akif Raja, Fred Klaassen, Isuru Udana, and Mujeeb Ur Rahman.

Abu Dhabi Knight Riders Team News & Probable Playing XIs

Paul Stirling and Johnny Bairstow, a dangerous combo, will be the Abu Dhabi Knight Riders’ opening attack. They have strong middle-order hitters with players like Colin Ingram, Andre Russell, Kennar Lewis, and Charith Asalanka. Sunil Narine and Akeal Hossain are reliable spin pairs that can trouble the opponent batsmen.

Recent form – 

Abu Dhabi Knight Riders’ Probable XI

Sunil Narine (c), Kennar Lewis (wk), Colin Ingram, Andre Russell, Paul Stirling, Matiullah Khan, Akeal Hosein, Raymon Reifer, Sabir Ali, Ali Khan, and Brandon Glover.

Dubai Capitals vs Abu Dhabi Knight Riders Head-to-Head Stats (Last 5 matches)

Team Won Lost
Dubai Capitals 0 0
Abu Dhabi Knight Riders 0 0

Dubai Capitals vs Abu Dhabi Knight Riders – Match 01, Dream 11


  • Kennar Lewis


  • Paul Stirling (c)
  • Colin Ingram
  • Rovman Powell
  • Hazratullah Zazai


  • Yusuf Pathan
  • Sunil Narine (vc)
  • Andre Russell


  • Akeal Hosein
  • Mujeeb Ur Rahman
  • Brandon Glover

Dubai Capitals vs Abu Dhabi Knight Riders Match 01 Dream 11

Dubai Capitals vs Abu Dhabi Knight Riders Prediction

Winning the toss

  • Abu Dhabi Knight Riders

Top batsman

  • Dubai Capitals – Rovman Powell
  • Abu Dhabi Knight Riders – Andre Russell

Top bowler

  • Dubai Capitals – Mujeeb Ur Rahman
  • Abu Dhabi Knight Riders – Sunil Narine

Most sixes

  • Dubai Capitals – Rovman Powell
  • Abu Dhabi Knight Riders – Andre Russell

Player of the Match

  • Abu Dhabi Knight Riders – Andre Russell

Team Scores Batting First

  • Dubai Capitals – 155+
  • Abu Dhabi Knight Riders – 165+

Abu Dhabi Knight Riders are the favorite to win this match.


This will be an intriguing opening game for the highly anticipated T20 league in the UAE because both team squads feature some top-notch players and combinations. We are expecting Abu Dhabi Knight Riders to defeat Dubai Capitals in this clash because they appear to be somewhat stronger with senior T20 league players like Russell and Narine on their side. Narine also has good experience playing on this particular surface and can assist his team to victory.

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