Date and Time : 20th January 2023, 6:00 PM (Local)
Venue : Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi Knight Riders have been really poor this season so far as they are yet to win a game. They are currently 6th in the points table after 3 games with 0 points. The NRR is a -2.723.
ADKR batsman will have to be at their best to get the job done. Bowling wise they will require clinical attributes.
Coach Abhishek Nayar and his men will have the tactics in mind while executing.
On the other hand, Desert Vipers have been good this season and will look to get the job done. They are currently 3rd in the points table after 2 games with 4 points. The NRR is a +1.803.
The Vipers’ batsman will look to do the job. As bowlers will look to restrict.
Head coach James Foster and his men will tasked with getting the two points.
Coming to the wicket, it will be good for batting.
Team news and possible lineups
There are no fresh injury concerns for both sides at the moment.
Abu Dhabi Knight Riders XI : C. Ingram, P. Stirling, King, Russell, Narine (C), Z. Farid, Esterhuizen, Hosein, Rampaul, A. Khan, M. Khan.
Desert Vipers XI : Hales, Munro (C), Rutherford, Howell, Mustafa, Naseer, Billings, T. Curran, Cottrell, Mills, Atkinson.
I expect Desert Vipers to be the favoured side given them winning the games but definitely home advantage will count in for the Abu Dhabi side. In the end I expect the Desert Vipers to win the game and get two points.