Mahela Jayawardene
Sri Lankan legend Mahela Jayawardene is one of the star attractions of the Masters Champions League Getty

Sagittarius Strikers will take on Gemini Arabians in the first of the two matches scheduled in the Masters Champions League (MCL) at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on 5 February, Friday.

Where to watch live

Match starts at 11am GMT. UK residents can live stream the first match between the Sagittarius Strikers and Gemini Arabians from the Masters Champions League on Sky Sports' digital platforms.

Overview

The top two teams in the Masters Champions League, the Arabians and the Strikers will face each other on Friday. Gemini Arabian are leading the table with six points after three consecutive wins.

Two points behind them are Sagittarius Strikers, sitting in the second spot. A victory on Friday will see them be level on points with the Arabians and should they register a win by a huge margin, they have a chance of moving to the top of the table.

Kumar Sangakkara
Kumar Sangakkara has been the key player for Gemini Arabians in their batting division Getty

In the last fixture, Sagittarius Strikers defeated Libra Legends on Thursday, while the Arabians sealed a victory over Capricorn Commanders. Gemini Arabians will be looking to extend their unbeaten run when they face the Strikers to extend their lead at the top of the table.

Prediction

Gemini Arabians to win

Betting Odds (Paddy Power)

  • Sagittarius Strikers to win: 5/4
  • Gemini Arabians to win: 8/13

Team News

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

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