SW vs ADKR Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Jan 28, 2023

SW vs ADKR Match Prediction - Jan 28, 2023

The Abu Dhabi Knight Riders will be searching for their first win of the season as they face the Sharjah Warriors for the first time this Saturday.

Both teams are at the bottom of the points at this stage of the tournament and it will be interesting to see how they manage to move ahead in the second half of the season. 


SW vs ADKR Team Previews

Sharjah Warriors

The Warriors too didn’t have the best of starts to the season, losing each of their first 3 matches. However, they did manage to turn things around later on and won the next 2 games. Their most recent match was however abandoned due to rain.

After a sedate start, Tom Kohler Cadmore has unleashed his true potential and is the leading scorer for the Warriors. Scoring a half-century and a superb century, Cadmore has scored an aggregate of 213 runs at a strike rate of 167.71.

He has received good support from Joe Denly and Rahmanullah Gurbaz, both of whom have been pretty consistent. The team also has other big hitters like Mohammad Nabi and Evin Lewis but they are yet to play to their full potential. The bowling attack is heavily reliant on seam bowling. Naveen ul-Haq and Junaid Siddique have delivered the goods, picking up 9 wickets a piece.

However, the spin duo of Mohammad Nabi and Noor Ahmed are yet to make an impact on the proceedings. 

Sharjah Warriors Playing 11

Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Tom Kohler Cadmore, Joe Denly, Marcus Stoinis, Adam Hose, Mohammad Nabi, Paul Walter, Naveen ul Haq, Noor Ahmad, Muhammad Jawad Ullah, Junaid Siddique.

Abu Dhabi Knight Riders

The Abu Dhabi Knight Riders had opted to go with a mixture of experienced and young players for this inaugural season of the International League T20 but that strategy has failed to get the desired results till now for the management.

The team has lost each of its 5 opening matches while its most recent match, scheduled against the Gulf Giants, was washed out due to rains. As a result, the Knight Riders have a single point in their kitty and are at the bottom of the points table. Led by Sunil Narine, the Knight Riders have some of the biggest hitters in T20 cricket, including Colin Ingram, Brandon King, and Paul Stirling.

But the players have failed to perform as a unit. Andre Russell is the only player who has contributed consistently with both, the bat as well as the ball. Narine is the leading wicket-taker with 5 wickets in as many outings but he will need support from the likes of Akeal Hosein, Lahiru Kumara, and Zawar Farid going forward. 

Abu Dhabi Knight Riders Playing 11

Paul Stirling, Brandon King, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Joe Clarke, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Zawar Farid, Akeal Hosein, Sabir Rao, Lahiru Kumara.

SW vs ADKR Toss Prediction

The team winning the toss will be looking to bat first here. 

Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

The pitch at Sharjah is pretty flat and allows the batsmen to score freely, especially in the first innings. However, it tends to slow down as the game progresses, allowing the spinners to get some good turn. Anything over 160 can be quite tricky to chase here.

The weather has been surprisingly wet over the UAE for the last couple of days, leading to no result for a couple of matches, including one at Sharjah. However, the skies are expected to clear up by the weekend and we should see some pleasant breezy weather here on Saturday. 

SW vs ADKR Betting Tips

Both teams were off to a disastrous start this season but the Sharjah Warriors seem to have found some sort of rhythm in these last few matches. On the other hand, the Abu Dhabi Knight Riders are finding it difficult to overcome the slump they have gone into and we feel that they will have problems finding winning momentum.

Bet on the Sharjah Warriors to win. 


Bonus Cricket Bets

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    Top batsman for Sharjah Warriors

    Tom Kohler-Cadmore (3.60)


Kohler-Cadmore is by far the leading run-getter for the Sharjah Warriors this season. He has scored 213 runs so far, including a century and a half-century, and is likely to be quite effective on the home ground of his team. We are therefore backing him to be the leading scorer for the Warriors in this game.

Today Match Prediction

Sharjah Warriors To Win the Match, 1.74

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Who will win SW vs ADKR

Sharjah Warriors 69.23% (45)
Abu Dhabi Knight Riders 30.77% (20)
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