ILT20 2023 Match 25: Dubai Capitals vs Desert Vipers | Fantasy Tips and Teams

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Dubai Capitals and Desert Vipers run shoulders with each other in Match no.25 of the inaugural International League (ILT20 2023) on Thursday, February 02, at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai. The game is scheduled at 7.30 PM (IST) and 6.00 PM (local time). Both sides met a few days back on January 28 in Match no.20 at the same venue where the Vipers emerged victorious by 12 runs.

Speaking about form, the Capitals have played eight matches so far in the competition, with three wins and four losses under their belt. One encounter ended up with no result. Their three victories have come against Abu Dhabi Knight Riders (twice) and MI Emirates. With 7 points and a net run rate of -0.464, they are placed in the fifth position in the table.

 Meanwhile, the Vipers are dominating this tournament as they have played eight games so far with six wins and two losses. Their only two defeats came against the Gulf Giants and MI Emirates. They are bossing the table at the top with 12 points and an NRR of +0.517.

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

Ground Stats: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

The 22-yard in Dubai could be tricky for the batters, while spin bowlers can dominate the contest. The chasing sides won six out of the nine matches played here in ILT20 2023.

Numbers at the ground in ILT20 2023 (completed games)

Total Matches: 9
Matches won batting first: 3
Matches won batting second: 6
Average runs batting first: 163
Average runs batting second: 153
Average runs per over: 8.34
Average runs per wicket: 27.60

DUB vs VIP, Match 25: Head-to-Head

As mentioned above, both sides met previously in Match no.20, in which the Vipers sealed the contest by a 12-run margin.

Total Match: 1
Dubai Capitals won: 0
Desert Vipers won: 1

DUB vs VIP, Match 25: Probable Playing XIs

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DUB vs VIP, Match 25: Top Five Picks

  1. Rovman Powell (DUB): Dubai Capitals skipper Rovman Powell is the man in form as he is the highest-run scorer for his side in the competition. With an average of 57.40, he also looks like a good option for this fixture.
  2. Adam Zampa (DUB): Australia legspinner Adam Zampa has played just two matches and picked up three wickets in each game. The second-highest wicket-taker for the Capitals is a good pick for this contest.
  3. Alex Hales (VIP): Alex Hales runs have dried up in the last few matches as he looks to get back to the form with which he began the tournament. Still, the leading run-scoter of ILT20 2023, picking Hales seems a good bet for this tie.
  4. Colin Munro (VIP): New Zealand's left-handed batter and the captain of Dubai Capitals, Colin Munro, has scored the second-most runs for his team after Hales. Still, with just one fifty in 8 innings, Munro would be looking to add a few more to his tally.
  5. Wanindu Hasaranga (VIP): Player of the Match in the last game, Sri Lanka spinner Wanindu Hasaranga has picked up the most scalps for the Capitals in this tournament. Selecting Hasaranga is a no-brainer considering his wicket-taking abilities in this format.

DUB vs VIP, Match 25: Must picks for the match

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DUB vs VIP, Match 25: Risky Picks

Dubai Capitals: Dasun Shanaka, Yusuf Pathan 

Desert Vipers: Rohan Mustafa, Benny Howell

DUB vs VIP, Match 25: Best Captain and Vice-captain choices

  1. Rovman Powell (DUB)
  2. Alex Hales (VIP)
  3. Wanindu Hasaranga (VIP)

DUB vs VIP, Match 25: Team for Head-to-Head Contests

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Wicketkeepers: Niroshan Dickwella, Sam Billings
Batters: Rovman Powell, Alex Hales, Colin Munro
All-rounders: Sikandar Raza, Wanindu Hasaranga
Bowlers: Adam Zampa, Akif Raja, Sheldon Cottrell, Gus Atkinson

Captain: Alex Hales
Vice-captain: Rovman Powell

DUB: 5 Players, VIP: 6 Players

DUB vs VIP, Match 25: Team for Winner takes all Contests

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Wicketkeepers: Niroshan Dickwella, Sam Billings
Batters: Sherfane Rutherford, George Munsey, Alex Hales, Rovman Powell
All-rounders: Dasun Shanaka, Sikandar Raza
Bowlers: Hazrat Luqman, Fred Klaassen, Gus Atkinson

Captain: Sikandar Raza
Vice-captain: Dasun Shanaka

DUB: 7 Players, VIP: 4 Players

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