DBC vs MIE Match Preview

The batting has been one of the weakest aspects for the Capitals this season as except for Rovman Powell, none of the batsmen have been able to score freely. The departure of Joe Root for international duties has further weakened their batting line-up.

Robin Uthappa and Sikandar Raza have got a couple of good starts but have failed to build upon them, while Dasun Shanaka and Yusuf Pathan’s performance has been disappointing, to say the least. Talking about the bowling, Adam Zampa was at his economical best in the last match but couldn’t prevent his team from facing defeat.

Akif Raja and Fred Klaassen have managed to pick up 15 wickets between them but have been very expensive.

The Emirates played their latest match against the Abu Dhabi Knight Riders and won the high-scoring encounter by 18 runs. Asked to bat first, the MI Emirates received a solid start thanks to a third half-century of the season by Muhammad Waseem.

He has scored a total of 303 runs at an average of 37.87 and has been one of the most reliable batsmen in the squad. Kieron Pollard was at his best lower down the order, scoring a brilliant 43 of just 17 deliveries to propel his team to 180-4. In the second innings, the bowlers were able to pick up wickets at regular intervals and derailed the chase by bowling out the opposition for 162 runs.

Dwayne Bravo picked up 3 wickets to take his total tally for the season to 11, while Imran Tahir and Zahoor Khan picked up 2 wickets each. 

Weather Report

Since this is a D/N match, the dew will play an important role, making it a bit difficult to defend targets. The weather is expected to be clear with temperatures ranging from 20-22 degrees Celsius. 

Pitch Report

The pitch at the Dubai International Stadium is good to bat on as the surface has an even and predictable bounce, allowing the batsmen to go through with their shots. The average first-innings score here is around 170. While the quicker bowlers are likely to struggle here, the seamers can expect some assistance from the pitch.

Notable stats

Akif Raja's Superb Bowling

Akif Raja has taken 9 wickets so far this season and is the leading wicket-taker in the Capitals squad. While he has been a bit expensive, he does have the ability to pick wickets regularly and that can be seen from the fact that his bowling strike rate is 13.33.

Team News

There are no updates regarding injuries from either side. We, therefore, expect to see an unchanged playing eleven from both sides. 

DBC vs MIE Probable 11

DBC Playing 11

  • George Munsey
  • Robin Uthappa (Wk)
  • Sikandar Raza
  • Rovman Powell (C)
  • Dasun Shanaka
  • Yusuf Pathan
  • Chamika Karunaratne
  • Hazrat Luqman
  • Adam Zampa
  • Akif Raja
  • Fred Klaassen

MIE Playing 11

  • Andre Fletcher
  • Muhammad Waseem
  • Nicholas Pooran
  • Lorcan Tucker (Wk)
  • Kieron Pollard (C)
  • Dwayne Bravo
  • Dan Mousley
  • Trent Boult
  • Imran Tahir
  • Fazalhaq Farooqi
  • Zahoor Khan
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

We are backing the MI Emirates to win this game. They have a better balance in their team and most of their players are in good form. On the other side, the Dubai Capitals are a struggling lot. Except for a few players, the other team members have lacked consistency and are unlikely to cause much trouble to their opponents. 


Top Picks

Dwayne Bravo: Bravo bowled an excellent spell in the previous game, picking up 3 wickets. His total tally for the season now stands at 11 wickets. He can also score some quick runs lower down the order when the need arises.

Imran Tahir: The veteran South African spinner has been quite effective this season. In 7 matches he has picked up 9 wickets and is likely to be quite effective on the spinner-friendly pitch in Dubai.

Rovman Powell: Rovman Powell has been the most consistent player in the Capitals’ squad this season, scoring 320 runs and also picking up 5 wickets. 


DBC vs MIE Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: R Uthappa, N Pooran

Batters: A Fletcher, R Powell (VC), W Muhammad

All-rounders: D Bravo, K Pollard (C), S Raza

Bowlers: I Tahir, A Zampa, F Farooqi

DBC vs MIE Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction