As the cricketing carnival of the ILT20 2024 continues, fans and fantasy cricket enthusiasts eagerly anticipate the showdown between MI Emirates (EMI) and Sharjah Warriors (SJH) in the 18th match.
The Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi is set to witness a clash of titans on February 2 at 8:00 PM IST, and fantasy players are gearing up to make astute captaincy choices.
MI Emirates has asserted its dominance in the tournament, perched comfortably atop the points table with four wins in six matches.
Despite a narrow defeat in the previous game, MI Emirates showcases a balanced unit with both batting and bowling strengths.
Sharjah Warriors, standing second on the points table, have three wins in five matches.
Their recent authoritative win over Dubai Capitals, where they chased down 104 with ease, underscores their prowess and intent in the tournament.
Check the top three captain picks for the EMI vs SJH fantasy team.
Johnson Charles (EMI):
Johnson Charles has been a linchpin in MI Emirates’ batting lineup, displaying consistency with a couple of fifties. In the last game, he contributed with a crucial 43 runs.
Charles’ ability to anchor innings and accumulate runs consistently makes him a prime captaincy choice.
With an overall tally of 200 runs in five games, he brings solidity to the fantasy team.
Muhammad Waseem (EMI):
Muhammad Waseem has played a pivotal role in MI Emirates’ campaign, emerging as the leading run-scorer with an impressive 202 runs in six games, including two magnificent fifties.
Waseem’s prolific run-scoring form positions him as a crucial captaincy pick. His ability to craft impactful innings makes him a potential game-changer in fantasy teams.
Maheesh Theekshana (SJH):
Maheesh Theekshana starred in the last game, spinning Sharjah Warriors to victory with an impressive four-wicket haul for 20 runs.
Known for his variations, he poses a tough challenge for batsmen.
Theekshana’s spin prowess and recent match-winning performance make him a valuable captaincy option.
With 11 wickets in five matches, he adds a crucial bowling dimension to the fantasy team.