Virgo Super Kings and Capricorn Commanders will lock horns in a must-win encounter of the Masters Champions League (MCL) at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Sunday.
This is the penultimate game of the MCL league stage, and will determine one of the semi-finalists. It is absolutely clear that whoever wins this game will make it to the semi-finals of MCL 2016.
Gemini Arabians have been rampant, having won all their five matches in the group stage, and are sitting at the top of the points table with 10 points. The remaining teams, apart from Libra Legends, who are yet to win a match in this competition, are on 4 points.
One will agree that the Commanders are the favourites when they take on Virgo Super Kings, but it will not be as easy as one may think. The Commanders have a better net run-rate than the Super Kings.
Even if the Commanders lose, they will still have a faint chance of making it to the semi-finals of MCL 2016. Paul Collingwood and his men will have to depend on the result of the last game of the league, between Leo Lions and Libra Legends. The Commanders will want the Legends to thump the Lions by a hefty margin, and only then can the Commanders make it to the final four.
The Super Kings, on the other hand, will look to field their best players on Sunday against the Commanders. They also will be wary of the Commanders' strengths and plan accordingly.
Collingwood and Andrew Symonds thrashed the Legends by eight wickets in their last game and they are confident of yielding a positive result against the Super Kings on Sunday.
Virgo Super Kings: Graeme Smith (C), Owais Shah, James Foster, Gareth Batty, Brett Lee, Dirk Nannes, Neil McKenzie, Jonty Rhodes, Mohammad Yousuf, Azhar Mahmood, Hasan Raza, Humayun Farhat, Jacob Oram, Murali Kartik, Malinga Bandara, John Mooney
Capricorn Commanders: Paul Collingwood (C), Michael Vaughan, Geraint Jones, Rikki Clarke, Andrew Symonds, Ben Laughlin, Ashwell Prince, Ryan McLaren, Rory Kleinveldt, Abdul Razzaq, Saleem Elahi, Chamara Silva, Upul Chandana, Jeetan Patel, Sunil Joshi, Rizwan Cheema
Where to watch live:
Match No.14 of the Masters Champions League - Virgo Super Kings vs Capricorn Commanders is scheduled for 3 p.m. local time (4:30 p.m. IST, 11 a.m. GMT, 6 a.m. ET) start. The live coverage of the T20 game in India will be on Sony SIX and Sony SIX HD. The live streaming option will be available on Sony LIV.
Virgo Super Kings vs Capricorn Commanders will be broadcast live on PTV Sport inPakistan. Fans can stream the seventh match of the MCL T20 2016 on GeoSuper.
Fans in the Middle-East can watch the live action of Virgo Super Kings vs Capricorn Commanders on Ten Sports.
Supersport Africa will telecast Virgo Super Kings vs Capricorn Commanders live in the Sub-Saharan countries.
Audience in the Caribbean island can watch the 14th fixture of the MCL - Virgo Super Kings vs Capricorn Commanders live on SportsMax.
There will be no live telecast of the Masters Champions League in the UK, But the fans of the game should not be disheartened as they can stream the MCL games on Watch Sky Sports.
ESPN 3 will broadcast the game live in the US. Watch ESPN will live stream the MCL games.