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Leo Lions take on Virgo Super Kings in the second of the two matches scheduled in the Masters Champions League (MCL) at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Thursday, 4 February.

Where to watch live

Match starts at 3.30pm GMT. UK residents can watch the live stream of the match on Sky Sports digital platforms.

Overview

Leo Lions suffered their first defeat of the campaign in their second fixture at the hands of Gemini Arabians, who are one of the high-flyers of the inaugural edition of the T20 competition. The Lions managed 132 runs for the loss of seven wickets in their 20 overs.

In reply, the Arabians sealed a comfortable victory by eight wickets with two overs to spare. Though the defeat would have come as a disappointment, the team led by West Indies legend Brian Lara will be looking to bounce back on Thursday.

Virgo Legends come into this fixture after a narrow five-run victory over Libra Legends in the last fixture. After posting a total of 168 runs, their bowlers were able to restrict the Legends for 163 runs for the loss of four wickets, which helped them clinch a victory.

Prediction

Leo Lions to win

Betting Odds (888Sports.com)

  • Leo Lions to win: 11/10
  • Virgo Super Kings to win: 8/11

Team News

Leo Lions

Squad: Darren Gough, Simon Jones, Brian Lara, Fidel Edwards, Herschelle Gibbs, Robin Peterson, Johan Botha, Scott Styris, Hamish Marshall, James Franklin, Heath Streak, Brendan Taylor, Kyle Jarvis. Ramesh Powar, Neil Carter, Mohammad Tauqir

Virgo Super Kings

Squad: Owais Shah, James Foster, Gareth Batty, Brett Lee, Dirk Nannes, Graeme Smith, Neil McKenzie, Jonty Rhodes, Mohammad Yousuf, Azhar Mahmood, Hasan Raza, Humayun Farhat, Jacob Oram, Murali Kartik, Malinga Bandara, John Mooney