The Dubai Capitals will look to bounce back after a loss when they face off against the Abu Dhabi Knight Riders at the Zayed Cricket Stadium on Monday. Despite playing well, the Capitals fell short against the Desert Vipers by 12 runs. All-rounder Sikandar Raza acknowledged the strong performance of the opposing team's bowlers, but emphasized that the fate of the Capitals is still in their own hands.
The team aims to improve in all aspects of the game for their next match. Raza also commented on the inclusion of Australian leg-spinner Adam Zampa in the team, praising his skill and experience. Raza also shared that he has had valuable conversations with fellow teammate and former India player Yusuf Pathan.
The Dubai Capitals will be looking to get back on track after a tough loss to the Desert Vipers on Saturday. Despite putting up a strong fight, the Capitals fell short by 12 runs, leaving them with a sense of determination to come out on top in their next match.
The Capitals will take on the Abu Dhabi Knight Riders at the Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Monday, looking to secure a spot in the playoffs. Speaking about their previous match, Dubai Capitals' all-rounder Sikandar Raza said, "The Desert Vipers bowled really well. Tom Curran and Matheesha Pathirana finished the innings off very well. However, destiny is in our own hands. We have to win three out of three or at least two out of three to qualify for the playoffs. Sometimes the team which has its back against the wall tends to do great things."
Raza added that the team will look to improve on all three departments of the game in their next encounter, "The teams at the DP World ILT20 are very evenly matched. Anything can happen on the day. We are looking to put up a better performance in all three departments of the game against the Abu Dhabi Knight Riders."
One key addition to the Capitals' lineup for this match will be the inclusion of Australian leg-spinner Adam Zampa. Raza commented on his addition, saying "Adam Zampa is a world-class bowler. He's a highly rated and experienced player. His addition to the squad is certainly going to help the Dubai Capitals. I enjoyed bowling with him during our match against the Desert Vipers. I am sure he will continue to make an impact on the team."
Raza also spoke about his interactions with former India player Yusuf Pathan, "I have enjoyed sharing the changing room with many international stars in our squad. I have had many conversations with Yusuf Pathan because he and I play similar roles on the field. He always listens to me calmly and then shares his thoughts and options about what I could do in different situations."
The Abu Dhabi Knight Riders will not be an easy opponent for the Capitals, as they are also a strong team in the competition. However, with a renewed focus and determination, the Capitals will be looking to come out on top and secure their spot in the playoffs. With the addition of Zampa to the team, the Capitals will have a valuable weapon in their arsenal as they look to secure a win on Monday.