Market Report – UAE International League T20 – Matchday 8, January 20, 2023

Abu Dhabi Knight Riders vs. Desert Vipers

Desert Vipers dominated the Abu Dhabi Knight Riders on Friday to register many records. Here, you will read about the match details and the variation it caused in the trade market. You will also get to know the price of the Players Counters of your favourite cricketers.

So, let’s begin.


Match 9: Abu Dhabi Knight Riders vs. Desert Vipers


Desert Vipers 219 for 4 (Hales 110 (↑60%), Cottrell 3/14 (↑22%)) beat Abu Dhabi Knight Riders 108 for 10 (Russell 57 (↑31%), Kumara 2/31 (↓2%)) by 111 runs.


The home team won the toss in Abu Dhabi and decided to chase, following the chasing trend in the UAE. They picked an early wicket of Rohan Mustafa in the first over as well. But ADKR had no idea what was coming their way. Colin Munro(↑9%) joined Alex Hales(↑60%) in the middle, and carnage started for the Knight Riders.

Both the batters combined for a massive 164-run stand, which came in 95 deliveries. Munro wasn’t as fluent as Hales, but he supported him well. The partnership was finally broken when he departed for 56 runs. Alex Hales(↑60%) kept going and smashed the first hundred of the DP World T20 League. The late cameos from Sherfane Rutherford and Tom Curran(↑7%) powered the Vipers to 219 for 4 in 20 overs.

The Abu Dhabi team was hoping for a solid start in a steep run chase. But, things went exactly opposite to it as Sheldon Cottrell(↑22%) ran through their top order. He picked up 3 wickets in his opening spell, and the chasing side were 4 down in the powerplay. ADKR never got out of the early stutter and were reduced to 7 for 54 at the halfway stage.

The game was already all over for them, but Andre Russell(↑44%) wasn’t done yet. He played a blazing innings of 57 runs in 29 balls to take his side past the 100-run mark. However, the Knight Riders were all out for 108 and lost the game by 111 runs. With this win, Desert Vipers have risen to the top of the points table, whereas ADKR have slipped to the bottom after 4 straight losses.


SportiScore Analysis


Alex Hales(↑60%) was undoubtedly the man of the moment last night as he scored the first hundred of the UAE T20 League. His 110 runs came in 59 balls and included 7 boundaries and 6 maximums. Consequently, he earned 71 SPQs, which is the most earned by any player in a single match in the ILT20 League till now.

Andre Russell was smashed all over the park when he was bowling. He ended up conceding 47 runs in his 4 overs while picking up a wicket. With the bat, he was just unstoppable. With 5 fours and as many sixes, he plundered a 29-ball 57. Therefore, he earned 53 SPQs in the match. Sheldon Cottrell picked up 36.4 SPQs for his amazing spell of 3/14 in 4 overs.


Here are the performances and SportiScores earned by the top players on day 8 in the ILT20 League:

PlayerPerformanceSportiScores Earned
Alex Hales110(59)71
Andre Russell57(29) & 1/4753
Sheldon Cottrell3/1436.4
Colin Munro56(41)18.8
Tom Curran16(8) & 0/1117.95
Lahiru Kumara0(1) & 2/316.8
Wanindu Hasaranga2/216.5
Sunil Narine5(10) & 0/33-10.5


Market Update


Hales’ magical night saw his price jump from 158.8 to 219.2 SPQs. Russell’s value was increased by 43.5 SPQs, and Cottrell got his price up by 27.9 SPQs. In contrast, Sunil Narine(↓22%) had a bad day with both bat and ball, which resulted in a price drop of 22 SPQs.


Let’s see the major price changes in the players’ value after the 9th match of the season:

PlayerSportiScores20 Jan Price21 Jan Price% ChangeCumulative SPQs Earned
Alex Hales71158.8219.260%145
Andre Russell5380.55124.0544%67.05
Sheldon Cottrell36.475.6103.528%44
Colin Munro18.867.676.29%4.8
Tom Curran17.9594.6101.357%22.95
Lahiru Kumara6.851.248.9-2%-5.7
Wanindu Hasaranga6.5109.6106.3-3%37.7
Sunil Narine-10.5110.888.8-22%19.8

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