Pawan ∙ Jan 28 2023, 1:03 PM | 4 Min Read

ILT20 2023 Match 20: Dubai Capitals vs Desert Vipers | Fantasy Tips and Teams

image-ldfmr2zpDesert Vipers (Source: Twitter)

Dubai Capitals and Desert Vipers entertain fans in Match no.20 of the ongoing inaugural edition of the International League (ILT20) on a Super Saturday, January 28, 2023, at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai. Both sides will clash again in a few days' time in Match no.25 on Thursday, February 02 at the very same venue.

Speaking about form, the Capitals have played six matches so far in the competition with two wins and three losses. After winning their opening game against Abu Dhabi Knight Riders, they lost three on the bounce against Gulf Giants (twice) and Sharjah Warriors. They won their next match against MI Emirates with the last one ending up with no result against the Warriors. With 5 points and a net run rate of -0.766, they are placed in the fifth position in the table.

On the other hand, the Vipers have made a solid start to their campaign as they have won four  out of the five matches played so far. They won their opening three games against the Warriors, and the Knight Riders (twice). The Vipers suffered defeat at the hands of the Gulf Giants before claiming another win against the Emirates. With 8 points and an NRR of +2.212, they are placed on the second spot.

Before the game gets underway, let us look at the important stats, best player picks and the best predicted teams for the fantasy contests of the match.

Ground Stats: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Numbers at the ground in ILT20 2023 (completed matches)

Total Matches: 7

Matches won batting first: 2

Matches won batting second: 5

Average score batting first: 167

Average score batting second: 155

Average runs per over: 8.55

Average runs per wicket: 28.58

DUB vs VIP, Match 20: Probable Playing XIs

Dubai Capitals Team News

No major updates

Dubai Capitals Probable Playing XI

Hazratullah Zazai, Daniel Lawrence, Bhanuka Rajapaksa (wk), Rovman Powell (c), Dasun Shanaka, Sikandar Raza, Yusuf Pathan, Hazrat Luqman, Akif Raja, Fred Klaassen, Jake Ball

Desert Vipers Team News

No major updates

Desert Vipers Probable Playing XI

Rohan Mustafa, Alex Hales, Colin Munro (c), Sam Billings (wk), Sherfane Rutherford, Tom Curran, Wanindu Hasaranga, Ali Naseer, Gus Atkinson, Sheldon Cottrell, Matheesha Pathirana

DUB vs VIP, Match 20: Top Five Picks

  1. Rovman Powell (DUB): Dubai Capitals skipper Rovman Powell is the leading run-getter for his side in this competition.  He is averaging 46.40 with one half-century as he is the in-form player for DC.
  2. Dasun Shanaka (DUB): Sri Lanka's limited-overs captain Dasun Shanaka is averaging just 9.00 in 3 innings as he looks to deliver in the middle-order for DC. He is due for a good score under his belt and picking him for this fixture wont be a bad choice.
  3. Alex Hales (VIP): There's just no stopping Alex Hales as he is averaging 139.33 and has struck 50-plus scores in each of the 5 innings this season. With over 400 runs, Hales is an obvious pick for this contest.
  4. Sherfane Rutherford (VIP): Hard-hitting West Indian Sherfane Rutherford's average is 118.00 and strike rate 207.01 in ILT20 2023. With an unbeaten match-winning half-century in the last game, Rutherford should be considered for this fixture.
  5. Sheldon Cottrell (VIP): West Indies seamer Sheldon Cottrell has picked up the most wickets for the Vipers in this edition. With 8 scalps in 5 games, Cottrell is any easy pick  amongst the bowlers.

DUB vs VIP, Match 20: Must picks for the match

Dubai Capitals

  1. Rovman Powell - 232 runs in 6 matches
  2. Dasun Shanaka - 27 runs in 3 innings
  3. Hazratullah Zazai - 1 run in 1 innings

Desert Vipers

  1. Alex Hales - 418 runs in 5 games
  2. Sherfane Rutherford - 118 runs in 5 games
  3. Sheldon Cottrell - 8 wickets in 5 games

DUB vs VIP, Match 20: Risky Picks

Dubai Capitals: Daniel Lawrence, Sikandar Raza

Desert Vipers: Rohan Mustafa, Tom Curran

DUB vs VIP, Match 20: Best Captain and Vice-captain choices

  1. Rovman Powell (DUB)
  2. Hazratullah Zazai (DUB)
  3. Alex Hales (VIP)

DUB vs VIP, Match 20: Team for Head-to-Head Contests

Wicketkeepers: Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Sam billings

Batters: Hazratullah Zazai, Rovman Powell, Alex Hales, Sherfane Rutherford

All-rounders: Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga

Bowlers: Fred Klaassen, Sheldon Cottrell, Gus Atkinson

Captain: Alex Hales
Vice-captain: Rovman Powell

DUB: 5 Players, VIP: 6 Players

DUB vs VIP, Match 20: Team for Winner takes all Contests

Wicketkeepers: Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Sam billings

Batters: Hazratullah Zazai, Daniel Lawrence, Colin Munro

All-rounders: Sikandar Raza, Yusuf Pathan, Tom Curran

Bowlers: Fred Klaassen, Jake Ball, Matheesha Pathirana

Captain: Hazratullah Zazai
Vice-captain: Sikandar Raza

DUB: 7 Players, VIP: 4 Players

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