ILT-20 Match 4: Desert Vipers vs Sharjah Warriors | Fantasy Tips and Teams

image-lcx587mqDubai Cricket Stadium (Source: Twitter)

In the 4th T20I of the ongoing International League T20, Desert Vipers will face Sharjah Warriors at the Dubai International Stadium, Dubai. 

The Warriors played just a solitary match in the tournament and was on the receiving end of a thrashing at the hands of MI Emirates. The Moeen Ali-led unit failed to chase a target of 205 runs in their inaugural game. Chris Woakes and Rahmanullah Gurbaz were the only positives with the bat in hand.

Meanwhile, the Desert Vipers have yet to play any game and will kick off their tournament with this one. They will be led by Colin Munro, who's supposed to join the side midway through the Big Bash League. In addition, the side boasts of great international experience with the likes of Alex Hales, Wanindu Hasaranga, Sam Billings and Tymal Mills.

Ground Stats: Dubai International Stadium, Dubai

The surface at the Dubai International Stadium tends to be a tacky one if it's an afternoon game. For evening games, dew could play a part. The spinners get good amount of assistance and bowler's with slower variations are likely to be handy.

Numbers at the ground (This Tournament)

Total Matches: 1

Matches won batting first: 1

Matches won batting second: 0

Average Score batting first: 187

Average Score batting second: 114

Average runs scored per over: 7.52

Average runs scored per wicket: 20.06

DV vs SW, Match 4: Probable XIs

Desert Vipers Team News

Dhruv Parashar has replaced Ronak Paroly (UAE U-19) who has sustained injury at left shoulder.

Desert Vipers Probable Playing XI

Alex Hales✈️, Ben Duckett✈️ (wk), Colin Munro✈️  (c), Sam Billings✈️, Rohan Mustafa, Sherfane Rutherford✈️, Benny Howell✈️, Tom Curran✈️, Shiraz Ahmed, Sheldon Cottrell✈️, Tymal Mills✈️

Sharjah Warriors Team News

No major updates

Sharjah Warriors Probable Playing XI

Rahmanullah Gurbaz✈️ (wk), Evin Lewis✈️, Dawid Malan✈️, Moeen Ali✈️ (c), Tom Kohler-Cadmore✈️, Joe Denly✈️, Mohammad Nabi✈️, Chris Woakes✈️, Junaid Siddique, Naveen-ul-Haq✈️, Karthik Meiyappan

Key Facts to be kept in mind

  1. Chris Woakes smacked 62 runs off 29 balls in the last match against MI Emirates.
  2. Rohan Mustafa bagged 5 wickets in his last 2 matches.
  3. Sherfane Rutherford has a Strike Rate of 212..82 in his last five matches.
  4. Rahmanulla Gurbaz smashed 181 runs in his last five T20 matches.
  5. Ben Duckett has three half-centuries in his last three innings.

Expert's Tips

The pitch at the Dubai International Stadium offers lateral movement for the first few overs and tends to get slower with time. Try to build a fantasy team based out of bowler's with good slower variations. Top-order batters with strong striking abilities can score quick runs therefore have some of them.

Team 1: For Head-to-Head contests (Cricket Exchange Fantasy App) 

Wicketkeepers: Rahmanulla Gurbaz
Batters: Alex Hales, Colin Munro, Sherfane Rutherford, Evin Lewis
Allrounders: Benny Howell, Rohan Mustafa, Moeen Ali
Bowlers: Tymal Mills, Chris Woakes, Naveen-ul-Haq

Captain: Chris Woakes
Vice-captain: Rohan Mustafa

Team 2: For Winner takes all contests (Cricket Exchange Fantasy App)

Wicketkeepers: Rahmanulla Gurbaz
Batters: Alex Hales, Sherfane Rutherford, Evin Lewis
Allrounders: Benny Howell, Rohan Mustafa, Moeen Ali, Tom Curran
Bowlers: Sheldon Cottrell, Chris Woakes, Naveen-ul-Haq

Captain: Chris Woakes
Vice-captain: Rohan Mustafa


Rohan Mustafa

The Emirates all-rounder can be a standout in a fantasy team. He has the knack of picking wickets with his off-spin and also operates in the powerplay. In addition, Mustafa is more than a handy batter.

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