Virender Sehwag
Virender Sehwag was the star player for Gemini Arabians when they last faced Sagittarius StrikersGetty

Gemini Arabians will take on Sagittarius Strikers in the first semi-final of the Masters Champions League (MCL) at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on 11 February.

Where to watch Live

Match starts at 3.30pm GMT. UK residents can live stream the first match between the Gemini Arabians and Sagittarius Strikers from the Masters Champions League on Sky Sports' digital platforms.

Overview

After winning all five group stage fixtures, Gemini Arabians come into the first semi-final clash of the MCL as favourites to win the tie and go on to win the tournament. They have been in exceptional form, both with the ball and bat.

In the earlier round, the Arabians defeated Sagittarius Strikers by 12 runs, despite posting a mammoth total of 224 runs. It is expected to be a good clash, considering both teams have former big hitters.

Sagittarius Strikers
Nathan Hauritz of Sagittarius Strikers celebrates the wicket of James Franklin of Leo Lions with his team-matesGetty

For Gemini Arabians, their captain Virender Sehwag and Kumar Sangakkara are the key players in their batting lineup. Meanwhile, Adam Gilchrist added more firepower, while Mahela Jayawardene brings composure to the Strikers' batting division.

The winner of this clash will face the winner of the second semi-final between Leo Lions and Virgo Super Kings in the final at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on 13 February.

Prediction

Gemini Arabians to win

Betting Odds (Paddy Power)

  • Gemini Arabians to win: 2/5
  • Sagittarius Strikers to win: 15/8

Team News

Gemini Arabians

Squad: Graham Onions, Kumar Sangakkara, Muttiah Muralitharan, Virender Sehwag, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Brad Hodge, Saqlain Mushtaq, Rana Naved-ul-Hasan, Jacques Rudolph, Richard Levi, Justin Kemp, Paul Harris, Kyle Mills, Ashish Bagai, Saqib Ali.

Sagittarius Strikers

Squad: Jonathan Trott, Michael Carberry, Phil Mustard, Adam Gilchrist, Nathan Hauritz, Mahela Jayawardene, Daniel Vettori, Shane Bond, Mushtaq Ahmed, Yasir Hameed, Tino Best, Krishmar Santokie, Alviro Petersen, Gavin Hamilton. Khurram Khan.