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Playing XI, Pitch Report and Injury Update – Emirates D20 2020, Match 20

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Rameez Shahzad and Asif Khan are preferred choices for captaincy.

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Match Details:

The 20th match of the Emirates D20 2020 will be played between Fujairah and Abu Dhabi at ICC Academy, Dubai on Thursday.

This match is scheduled to start at 05:00 PM Local Time (06:30 PM IST) and it will be streamed live on FanCode.

Preview:

This will be the second game of the day in the Emirates D20 tournament where Dubai is taking on the Ajman at the ICC Academy. Both the teams will be facing each other for the second time in this competition. Dubai beat Ajman in the first encounter as they defended the total of 148 runs in the allotted 20 overs. 

Ajman have won only one game in this tournament and are currently placed at the 5th spot on the points table. Dubai, on the other hand, have won 2 out of their six games they played and will look forward to defeating their opposition as it will increase the chances for getting qualified for the playoffs.


DUB vs AJM Weather Report for Match 20:

The weather on Thursday will present with the ideal conditions for a full game and not a drop of rain is expected. The skies are expected to be partly cloudy with a high of 24 Degrees Celsius.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The pitch is best suited for batting and has enough in it for the fast bowlers too. As the game progresses, the pitch is expected to become slower and will start assisting the spinners more.

Average first innings score: 

163 (Out of last five fully completed matches at this venue)

Record of chasing teams:  

Won – 0; Lost – 5; Tied – 0


Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

DUB vs AJM Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

Dubai:

Adnaan Khan (wk), Punya Mehra, Shahrukh Shiekh (c), Nilansh Keswani, Ali Naseer, Muhammad Hassan, Omer Farooq, Tahir Latif, Bilal Cheema, Rudra Mahadev, Syed Muhammad Haider.

Bench:

Rahul Bhatia, Ronak Panoly, Saqib Manshad, Muhammad Usman.

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Ajman:

Sharif Asadullah (C), Abdul Shakoor (wk), Sheraz Piya, Waqas Ali, Rameez Shahzad, Amjad Gul, Zubair Zuhaib, Asif Khan, Ali Khan, Nasir Aziz, Rishab Mukherjee.

Bench:

Adnan ul Mulk Nawab, Sultan Muhammad Akhtar, Anand Kumar, Ehtesham Siddiq, Hamad Arshad.


DUB vs AJM Top picks for Today’s Dream11 Match:

Syed Muhammad Haider has scored 63 runs in the last game against ECB while chasing the total of 173 runs. However, his efforts went in vain as they lost the game by a margin of 15 runs. The latter has piled up 119 runs that he played at an average of around 40.

Tahir Latif is the second highest wicket-taker of the Emirates D20 tournament as he bagged 11 sclaps from as many games he played.


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Following him, Ali Naseer has managed to pick 7 wickets from five matches he played so far in the league.

The skipper of the side, Shahrukh Shiekh has been brilliant with the ball in the previous match as he finished off the game with the figures 3-14.

Rameez Shahzad is the fourth highest run-scorer of the tournament as he piled up 189 runs at an average of around 38. Adding to that, he has managed to pick 4 wickets under his belt.

Sheraz Piya has been able to bag 5 wickets so far in the tournament for his team.

Ali Khan looked in good touch with the willow in the last game where he scored 40 runs while chasing a total of 164 runs against Fujairah.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Shahrukh Sheikh, Rameez Shahzad

Vice-Captain Options – Asif Khan, Tahir Latif

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Suggested Playing XI No.1 for DUB vs AJM Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Abdul Shakoor, Adnaan Khan, Syed Muhammad Haider

Batters – Punya Mehra, Asif Khan (C),  Amjad Gul

All-Rounders – Rameez Shahzad, Shahrukh Sheikh (VC)

Bowlers – Sheraz Piya, Tahir Latif, Sharif Asadullah

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for DUB vs AJM Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Abdul Shakoor

Batters – Punya Mehra, Rudra Mahadev, Ali Khan

All-Rounders – Rameez Shahzad (C), Shahrukh Sheikh, Muhammad Hassan, Nasir Aziz

Bowlers – Tahir Latif (VC), Ali Naseer, Zubair Zuhaib


Expert Advice

It is advisable to pick 4 all-rounders in one of your Dream11 Fantasy teams, as they can add valuable points with both the bat and the ball. Moreover, Rameez Shahzad is having a dream run in this tournament with his all-round performances. He should be in both of your Dream11 Fantasy teams. 

Today’s DUB vs AJM Probable Winners:

Dubai are expected to win this match.

Note: Updated Fantasy teams and Playing XIs of every match will be provided in our Telegram channel if the information is available.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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