Desert Vipers. (Photo Source: ILT20)
After a thumping victory against Sharjah Warrrios, Desert Vipers (VIP) have moved to the top of the table with 12 points from six games. Their opponent on Tuesday, Dubai Capitals (DUB), on the other hand, are fifth on the ILT20 points table and thus, needs to improve massively in order to qualify for the next round of the competition.
The Rovman Powell-led side defeated Abu Dhabi Knight Riders by seven wickets in the previous match and thus, will be confident of their chances against the Vipers. Opener Goerge Munsey played a brilliant innings of 57 off 43 deliveries while his partner Niroshan Dickwella hit 37 off 22 deliveries to give them a perfect start. When it comes to bowling, Adam Zampa picked up three wickets for the franchise while Akif Raja and Hazrat Luqman picked up two each.
The Vipers, on the other hand, had a poor batting performance in the previous match but their bowlers put up a magnificent performance in order to secure the win. Luke Wood and Wanindu Hasaranaga picked up three wickets each, and the latter was also adjudged Player of the Match for his brilliant performance. Overall, they have a good squad and can definitely eye for another win in the bag.
DUB vs VIP Match Details
Dubai Capitals vs Desert Vipers, Match 25, ILT20 2023
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Date & Time: February 2, 7:30 PM IST
Telecast & Live Streaming: Zee Network, ZEE5
DUB vs VIP Pitch report
The surface in Dubai can be a bit tricky for the batters. Spinners can dominate and the middle overs will be key for the batters to operate. Anything adobe 160 will be a good total on the pitch.
DUB vs VIP Probable Playing XIs
Dubai Capitals (DUB):
Niroshan Dickwella(w), George Munsey, Rovman Powell(c), Dasun Shanaka, Yusuf Pathan, Sikandar Raza, Chamika Karunaratne, Hazrat Luqman, Adam Zampa, Akif Raja, Fred Klaassen
Desert Vipers (VIP):
Rohan Mustafa, Alex Hales, Colin Munro(c), Sam Billings(w), Sherfane Rutherford, Wanindu Hasaranga, Tom Curran, Gus Atkinson, Sheldon Cottrell, Ali Naseer, Matheesha Pathirana
DUB vs VIP Probable Top Performers
Probable best batter of the Match
England international Alex Hales is currently the leading run-scorer of the tournament, amassing 438 runs from just eight matches. He is in unbelievable form and if he manages to play a similar brand of cricket, Dubai Capitals will be in deep trouble.
Probable best bowler of the Match
Sri Lanka international Wanindu Hasaranga is one of the most consistent performers in the shortest format of the game. In six matches, the 25-year-old has picked up 10 wickets at an economy rate of 7.04. He has been brilliant so far in the tournament.
Today’s Match Prediction: Desert Vipers to win the match
Also Check: Dream11 Team Prediction for VIP vs DUB
Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.