10th Feb, 2023
Three nights. Two games. One title.
Matches in the business end come thick and fast, and there’s been no time to bask in last night’s win. We romped through the Eliminator into the Qualifier, and the positive of having knockout games on back-to-back days is that we could aim to carry this momentum along. It’s almost as if we never left the ground!
In front, stand the Gulf Giants, toppers of the table in the league stage. The first of the two head-to-head matches between us was washed out, and the second one was a proper thriller where we ended up on the wrong side of the result as Shimron Hetmyer smashed a six off the last ball of the innings. Not that it matters, as we saw against the Dubai Capitals as well, for the knockouts are a different beast altogether, but we have a score to settle too.
Rashid Khan hit the ground running, and him coming into the XI has given our bowling another dimension, and oppositions another headache. At every stage of the tournament, a new player has put his hand up, and we are a well-oiled machine, ready to roll. BRING. IT. ON.
What: Gulf Giants vs MI Emirates
When: Friday (February 10 2023)
Where: Dubai International Stadium, Dubai
What to expect: A red-hot contest. Two teams in top form. Complete box-office action in the middle.