ILT20 Match 5: Dubai Capitals vs Gulf Giants | Fantasy Tips and Teams

image-lcygaf5gDubai Capitals (Source: Twitter)

The fifth match of the International League T20 2023 will be played between Dubai Capitals and Gulf Giants on Monday, 16th January 2023 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai. The match is scheduled to start from 7:30 PM IST. 

Dubai Capitals have started their campaign on a winning note. In the season opener, they defeated the Abu Dhabi Knight Riders by a comfortable margin of 73 runs. The Capitals batted first in the match and posted a substantial total of 187 runs on the board in 20 overs. While defending the bowlers of the Capitals restricted the opposition to just 114 runs and gave the team a winning start. 

Meanwhile, the Gulf Giants have also had a good start to the tournament. They faced off against the Abu Dhabi Knight Riders in the third match of the tournament. The Giants bowled first in the match and restricted the Knight Riders to just 114 runs in 20 overs. The chase was pretty comfortable for the Giants as they wrapped up the match in the 15th over of their innings losing only four wickets. 

Ground Stats: Dubai International Stadium, Dubai

The pitch at the Dubai International Stadium has been a balanced one so far. While the batters have got run scoring opportunities, the bowlers have also had their impact on the two games that have been played so far. 

Numbers at the ground (This Tournament)

Matches played: 2

Matches won batting first: 1

Matches won batting second: 1

Average first innings score: 166

Average second innings score: 131

DUB vs GUL, Match 5: Probable XIs

Dubai Capitals Team News

No major updates

Dubai Capitals Probable Playing XI

Robin Uthappa ✈️, Joe Root ✈️, Bhanuka Rajapaksa ✈️ (wk), Rovman Powell ✈️ (c), Sikandar Razab ✈️, Dasun Shanaka ✈️, Ravi Bopara ✈️, Isuru Udana ✈️, Mujeeb ur Rahman ✈️, Luqman Hazrat, Raja Akif

Gulf Giants Team News

Carlos Brathwaite has been signed by the franchise.

Gulf Giants Probable Playing XI

James Vince ✈️ (c), Rehan Ahmed ✈️, Ollie Pope ✈️, Gerhard Erasmus ✈️, Shimron Hetmyer✈️, David Wiese ✈️, Aayan Afzal Khan, Liam Dawson ✈️, Richard Gleeson ✈️, Chris Jordan ✈️, Sanchit Sharma ✈️

DUB vs GUL, Match 5: Top Five Picks

  1. Rovman Powell (DUB): The skipper of the Dubai Capitals has found form in the very first match. He has given 119 points in the first match. The fact that he can also bowl a few overs makes him one of the best choices for the match. 
  2. James Vince(GUL): Much like his counterpart, James Vince has also found good touch in the first match. Batting at the top order for his team Vince would like to continue giving good starts to his team. 
  3. Sikandar Raza (DUB): The Zimbabwean all-rounder made effective contributions with the bat and the ball in the first match. He will look to translate his recent brilliant form in the international circuit into this tournament. 
  4. Sanchit Sharma (GUL): The medium-fast bowler decimated the Knight Riders top order in the first match with the new ball. His ability to pick up crucial wickets for the team makes him a very crucial pick for the match. 
  5. Chris Jordan (GUL): The English death over bowler picked up three wickets in the last match. The fact that he bowls mostly towards the end of an innings increases chances of him picking up wickets and hence giving points in the fantasy contests. 

DUB vs GUL, Match 5-  Must Picks for the match

Dubai Capitals

Robin Uthappa - 43 runs in 1 Match

Rovman Powell- 48 runs in 1 Match

Sikandar Raza - 27 runs and 1 wicket in 1 Match

Mujeeb ur Rahman - 2 wicket for 16 runs in 1 Match

Gulf Giants

James Vince - 65 runs in 1 match

Sanchit Sharma - 3 wickets for 9 runs in 1 Match

Chris Jordan - 3 wickets for 16 runs in 1 Match

DUB vs GUL, Match 5 - Risky Picks 

Dubai Capitals: Dasun Shanaka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa

Gulf Giants: Shimron Hetmyer, David Wiese

DUB vs GUL, Match 5 - Best Captain or Vice-captain choices

  1.  Rovman Powell (DUB)
  2. James Vince (GUL)
  3. Sikandar Raza (DUB)

DUB vs GUL, Match 5 - Expert Tips

The pitch at the Dubai International Stadium has favoured players of all trades. Striking a balance between players of all categories is the best way to go for the match. 

DUB vs GUL, Match 5 - Team for Head-to-Head Contests

Wicketkeepers: Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Ollie Pope 

Batters: Joe Root, Robin Uthappa, Rovman Powell, James Vince

All-rounders: Sikandar Raza, Dasun Shanaka

Bowlers: Mujeeb ur Rahman, Chris Jordan, Sanchit Sharma

Captain: Rovman Powell
Vice-captain: James Vince

DUB - 6 players : GUL - 5 Players

DUB vs GUL, Match 5 - Team for Winner takes it all Contests

Wicketkeepers: Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Ollie Pope 

Batters: Robin Uthappa, Rovman Powell, James Vince, Shimron Hetmyer

All-rounders: Sikandar Raza, David Wiese

Bowlers: Mujeeb ur Rahman, Isuru Udana, Sanchit Sharma

Captain: Sikandar Raza
Vice-captain: Shimron Hetmyer

DUB - 7 players : GUL - 4 Players

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