4th Feb, 2023
First things first: We are through to the play-offs. And thus, this final group stage game, is more of a formality. Not for the Dubai Capitals though. They have to win this game to stay in contention of making it through, and would understandably be coming out all guns blazing. We, meanwhile, can relax a bit, experiment around, give some of the guys on the bench a go, preserve some of our otherwise-regulars.
There’s a fine line we have to toe though. In the quest for experimenting, we need to ensure we do not give up on our winning momentum. Also, there is enough reward in this ILT20 to finish in the top two and have a second bite at the cherry. And for that, we have to win.
The Abu Dhabi leg is done, and the action now moves to Dubai. Also, in terms of some head-to-head news, the last time these two teams met, 428 runs were scored in the day. We ended up on the wrong side of the result though. It’s time to avenge!
What: Dubai Capitals vs MI Cape Town
When: Sunday (February 5, 2023)
Where: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
What to expect: Plenty of runs, plenty of drama, and plenty of excitement
What they said: “We need our fans in Dubai now. We are no longer going to be playing in Abu Dhabi. Great to see the fans coming out in numbers tonight. It is just an hour’s drive, so please make your way to Dubai. We need your support. This is the business end of the tournament. Go MI!” – DJ Bravo