ILT20 2023 Match 15: Desert Vipers vs MI Emirates| Fantasy Tips and Teams

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Desert Vipers and the MI Emirates face off in Match no.15 of the ongoing edition of theInternational League (ILT20) on Tuesday, January 24, 2023, at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. The match is slated to begin at 19.30 (IST) and 18.00 PM (local time). Both sides will clash again later on in the week on Sunday, January 29 at the historic Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

Speaking about the form, both teams have identical numbers in the tournament so far. The Vipers have played four and won three and lost just one.  They won their opening three encounters against Sharjah Warriors and Abu Dhabi Knight Riders (twice) before suffering their first defeat at the hands of the Gulf Giants. With 6 points and a net run rate of +2.315, they are placed second in the table.

On the other hand, the Emirates have also featured in four games and clinched victories on three occasions. They also won their first three matches against Sharjah Warriors (twice) and the Knight Riders before falling short by 16 runs against Dubai Capitals. With 6 points, they are below the Vipers on the third spot with an NRR of +0.836.

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

Ground Stats: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

The track in Abu Dhabi seems to be an excellent one for batting as thrice teams batting first have managed to go past the total of 200 out of the five games played at venue.

Numbers at the ground (This Tournament)

Total Matches: 5

Matches won batting first: 3

Matches won batting second: 2

Average score batting first: 186

Average score batting second: 152

Average runs per over: 8.92

Average runs per wicket: 27.69

VIP vs EMI, Match 15: Probable Final 11s

Desert Vipers Team News

No major updates

Desert Vipers Probable Final XI

Rohan Mustafa, Alex Hales, Colin Munro (c), Sam Billings (wk), Sherfane Rutherford, Benny Howell, Tom Curran, Wanindu Hasaranga, Gus Atkinson, Sheldon Cottrell, Shiraz Ahmed

MI Emirates Team News

No major updates

MI Emirates Probable Final XI

Will Smeed, Muhammad Waseem, Andre Fletcher, Nicholas pooran (wk), Najibullah Zadran, Kieron Pollard, Samit Patel, Trent Boult, Imran Tahir, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Zahoor Khan

VIP vs EMI, Match 15: Top Five Picks

  1. Alex Hales (DES): England opener Alex Hales is having a dream of a tournament as he is miles ahead of rest of the players in terms of scoring runs. The right-handed batter has smashed three fifties and a century in his four outings so far. Going with the in-form batter wont be a bad idea for this fixture.
  2. Sam Billings (DES): Wicketkeeper batter Sam Billings is averaging 87 in three games so far with the highest score of 49.  He handles the middle-order of the Viper's side and picking him would be an ideal choice for this contest.
  3. Wanindu Hasaranga (DES): Sri Lanka spinner Wanindu Hasaranga has picked up wickets in all the matches that he has played as one cant overlook him especially in this format and the form he has been over the last one and half year or so.
  4. Andre Fletcher (MI): Andre Fletcher is the second highest run-getter for his side and averages 41.66 in four matches with one half-century this season.
  5. Muhammad Waseem (MI): After innings of 71 and 40 in the first two games, Muhammad Waseem registered two-low scores of 2 and 10 as he would look for his initial form in this match.

VIP vs EMI, Match 15: Must picks for the match

Desert Vipers

  1. Alex Hales - 356 runs in 4 matches
  2. Wanindu Hasaranga - 6 wickets in 3 matches
  3. Sam Billings - 87 runs in 3 innings

MI Emirates

  1. Andre Fletcher - 125 runs in 4 matches
  2. Sheldon Cottrell - 7 wickets in 4 matches

VIP vs EMI, Match 15: Risky Picks

Desert Vipers: Colin Munro, Sherfane Rutherford

MI Emirates: Will Smeed, Najibullah Zadran

VIP vs EMI, Match 15: Captain and Vice-captain choices

  1. Ales Hales (DES)
  2. Wanindu Hasaranga (DES)
  3. Muhammad Waseem (MI)

VIP vs EMI, Match 15: Team for Head-to-Head Contests

Wicketkeepers: Sam Billings, Nicholas Pooran

Batters: Alex Hales, Muhammad Waseem, Andre Fletcher

All-rounders: Wanindu Hasaranga, Tom Curran, Dwayne Bravo

Bowlers: Sheldon Cottrell, Trent Boult, Fazalhaq Farooqi

Captain: Alex Hales
Vice-captain Sam Billings

VIP: 5 Players, EMI: 6 Players

VIP vs EMI, Match 15: Team for Winner takes all Contests

Wicketkeeker: Sam Billings, Nicholas Pooran

Batters: Colin Munro, Sherfane Rutherford, Will Smeed, Najibullah Zadran

All-rounders: Benny Howell, Kieron Pollard

Bowlers: Gus Atkinson, Imran Tahir, Zahoor Khan

Captain: Sam Billings
Vice-captain: Will Smeed

VIP: 5 Players, EMI: 6 Players

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