The Dubai Capitals dominated the Abu Dhabi Knight Riders to secure a crucial 85-run victory in their ILT20 2024 playoff clash at the Zayed Cricket Stadium on Tuesday. The batters for the Dubai Capitals helped their team to a score of 188, which was then easily defended by the GMR Sports-owned team.

Slow left-arm orthodox spinner Haider Ali spoke highly of the coaching staff’s support after the game, “As a team, the way we have come from the bottom to reach the playoffs, we deserve to win the final. I would especially like to credit my management because despite us losing matches, they never lost their faith in us. We came back very well after we found the right combinations.”

He also credited the ILT20: “As a youngster, playing in the ILT20 is a tremendous opportunity. We get to learn a lot of new things. When you play well among all the international stars in the ILT20, you also get noticed in the cricket world. As a UAE player, doing well in this tournament is important.

Haider Ali was joined by Tom Adell, who said, “Mood is excellent in the camp. Winning consistently breeds confidence, and being in the position that we are in is essential because then it helps us carry that momentum for the big knockout games.

He is also looking forward to the challenge ahead for his team, “It’s obviously great when all six teams go into the last few group games with a chance to qualify. We are obviously delighted that we could make it to the top four. Every game now is equivalent to a final now.”