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Arnav Chopra ∙ Jan 28 2023, 12:00 AM | 2 Min Read

ILT20 2023 | DC vs DV: Preview, Prediction and Probable Playing XI

image-ldek4of1Joe Root (Source: Twitter)

We will be in Dubai for the 20th match of the International League T20 2023 for the game between Dubai Capitals and Desert Vipers which could see some enthralling action.

Vipers have been pretty good so far with four wins from five matches that too at a healthier Net Run Rate of +2.2 which keeps them in second position. While Capitals on the other side, are fifth placed with five points from six matches as they have won just two of their games.

Both teams are coming off wins in their respective completed encounters as Dubai and Vipers both played against MI-Emirates and won convincingly, earning two crucial points. It will be Alex Hales and Colin Munro from Desert facing off versus Rovman Powell and Joe Root in what is expected to be a high-scoring encounter.

Match Details 

Date & Time: January 28, 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Live Telecast & Streaming: Zee Network and ZEE5

Pitch Report: With average first innings of 147, expect the score to cross 160 as the pitch has recently been conducive for batting. Teams would like to chase considering the past few games have favoured the teams chasing.

Probable Playing XI 

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

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


The game is expected to be a close one as has been the case in this competition. However, Desert Vipers are looking a bit more solid than their counterparts and could win this game.

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