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International T20 League 2024, Final, MIE vs DC Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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International T20 League 2024
Final: MIE vs DC

 

Preview

The long-awaited final of the International T20 League 2024 will be played between MI Emirates and Dubai Capitals. The game is scheduled for Saturday, February 17 at the Dubai International Stadium. 

In head-to-head games, DC hold a 2-0 lead which displays their dominance over  MIE. Their last clash in this tournament witnessed the Capitals as the winners by a margin of 19 runs, which indicates a one-sided affair in the final game. 

MIE sealed a slot in the final after a commendable performance in the Qualifier 1 against Gulf Giants. They drafted a score of 163 runs for the loss of 7 wickets with the services of the Caribbean great Nicholas Pooran scoring 36 runs. Another Indies legend, Dwayne Bravo contributed 30 runs and a wicket along with Vijayakanth Viyaskanth’s two wickets to play vital roles in their team’s victory. 

On the other side, DC demonstrated their strength in Qualifier 2 against Gulf Giants clinching a massive 9-wicket victory. The Giants managed to accumulate 138 runs at the loss of 6 wickets, but the Capitals chased down the total in just 10 overs with 4 wickets to spare. Leus du Plooy and Tom Banton scored 63 and 38 runs respectively to fetch an incredible win and cruise to the finals. 

 

Match Details

Match: MIE vs DC, Final, ILT20, 2024

Date: Saturday, February 17, 2024

Time: 8:00 PM

Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

 

Pitch and Weather Report

The ground at the Dubai International Stadium assists both the batting and the bowling departments. The captain winning the toss shall choose to bat first. The pitch suits the seamers at the initial stage of the game, also the spinners will come in handy in the middle overs. This surface is more of batters-friendly which means the batters will play their role in every portion of the game. Therefore we will certainly witness a high-scoring encounter as both sides consist of impactful power-hitters. 

The weather forecast for the matchday on 17th February 2024 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium is expected to be sunny with patches of clouds surrounding the sky. The maximum and minimum temperatures will be 28 and 22 degrees Celsius with 69% humidity and an 8 kmph wind rate.

 

MIE vs DC Squads

MIE: Akeal Hosein, Ambati Rayudu, Andre Fletcher, Asif Khan, Dan Mousley, Dwayne Bravo, Jordan Thompson, Kusal Perera, McKenny Clarke, Muhammad Rohid Khan, Muhammad Waseem, Nicholas Pooran (c), Nosthush Kenjige, Odean Smith, Trent Boult, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth, Waqar Salamkheil, Will Smeed, Zahoor Khan, Tim David, Kieron Pollard, Chris Benjamin, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Reece Topley, Monank Patel

DC: Dasun Shanaka, Max Holden, Akif Raja, Rovman Powell, Roelof van der Merwe, Sam Billings, Sikandar Raza, Vriitya Aravind, Paul van Meekeren, Rahul Chopra, Kane Richardson, Haider Ali, Ben Dunk, Abdul Ghaffar, Scott Kuggeleijn, Olly Stone, Richard Ngarava, Tom Banton, Leus du Plooy, Zahir Khan, Tom Abell, George Munsey, Rovman Powell, Jason Holder

 

MIE vs DC Probable Playing XIs

MIE: Muhammad Waseem, Kusal Perera, Andre Fletcher, Nicholas Pooran (c & wk), Kieron Pollard, Tim David, Dwayne Bravo, Akeal Hosein, Trent Boult, Muhammad Rohid Khan, Waqar Salamkheil

DC: Leus du Plooy, Sam Billings (c & wk), Rovman Powell, Sikandar Raza, Tom Abell, Scott Kuggeleijn, Jason Holder, Rahul Chopra, Olly Stone, Haider Ali, Zahir Khan

 

Match Prediction

The International T20 League 2024 final is going to be an evenly poised game. Both sides are coming off after pounding Gulf Giants in Qualifier 1 and 2 respectively. Yet, MIE has a more balanced squad and is our favourite to win the trophy. 

 

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