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ILT20 2024 Match 17, DC vs VIP | Playing 11 Prediction, Cricket Tips, Preview & Live Streaming

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For the 14th fixture of the ongoing ILT20 season, Dubai Capitals will square off with Desert Vipers at the infamous Dubai International Cricket Stadium on February 1st, 8.00 PM IST onwards. With a playoff berth on the lineup, the upcoming fixture is crucial for both sides. 

DC vs VIP: Team Previews

Dubai Capitals

After an initial couple of convincing wins, David Warner-led Dubai Capitals have fallen off the bandwagon. In the previous fixture versus Sharjah Warriors, the Capitals witnessed a massive batting order collapse as the team was bundled for 104 runs in the first innings.

As the Warriors chased down the lowly total under 14 overs, Dubai Capitals' net run rate took a huge hit. Having said that, inconsistency has been the Capitals' biggest weakness this season. 

The likes of David Warner, Sikandar Raza, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, and Sam Billings have had their moments of highs. But barring one-off big innings, the top order has failed to show consistency. 

On the flip side, Sikandar Raza has been the Capitals' biggest positive of the season. His impact from both ends of the ball has kept Dubai in the hunt this tournament. However, Raza alone cannot do the job. The bowling department needs to come together to ensure a deep run this ILT20 season.

Desert Vipers

Desert Vipers snatched a thrilling victory over MI Emirates last evening. In a chase of 150 runs, the Vipers' top order collapsed like a pack of cards. However, Rutherford's quick 35 runs off 22 deliveries kept the Vipers alive. 

With 10 needed off the final over, Shaheen Afridi and Luke Wood took charge. The duo took singles and doubles off every delivery, and with three needed off the final delivery, Afridi knocked a fuller delivery to the square third-man area. 

The fielder had a lot of ground to cover, which allowed Afridi and Wood to run for three and seal a much-needed win for their side. 

However, the job is not done. Desert Vipers are still at the bottom two in the points table, with a mere four points added to the tally. They must win against Dubai Capitals to stay alive in the playoff hunt.

DC vs VIP: Match Details & Live Streaming

Date & TimeFebruary 1st, 8.00 PM IST
VenueDubai International Cricket Stadium
Live Streaming & BroadcastZee TV, Zee TV HD, &Tv

DC vs VIP: Dubai International Cricket Stadium Pitch Report

The pitch condition at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium is generally slow-paced and low-bouncing, offering relatively even bounce throughout the match. It is a traditional subcontinental-style pitch, favoring spinners and batters who are patient and adept at playing spin bowling. Batting first is advisable, and anything around 170-180 is a match-winning first-inning total on this surface.

DC vs VIP: Probably Playing XI

Dubai Capitals: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), David Warner (c), Ben Dunk, Max Holden, Sam Billings, Sikandar Raza, Rovman Powell, Jason Holder, Roelof van der Merwe, Akif Raja, Haider Ali

Desert Vipers: Alex Hales, Colin Munro (c), Adam Hose, Azam Khan (wk), Rohan Mustafa, Ali Naseer, Wanindu Hasaranga, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Amir, Matheesha Pathirana, Luke Wood

DC vs VIP: Cricket Exchange Fantasy Tips

Wicket-KeeperRahmanullah Gurbaz
BattersAlex Hales, David Warner, Sam Billings, Colin Munro
All-RoundersSikandar Raza, Wanindu Hasaranga,
BowlersShaheen Afridi, Mohammad Amir, Akif Raja, Haider Ali
CaptainSikandar Raza
Vice CaptainShaheen Afridi

DC vs VIP: Winner Prediction

Dubai Capitals and Desert Vipers have had their moments of highs and lows this ILT20 season. However, owing to the Capital's struggles with the willow, they will find it hard to sustain against the Viper's lethal pace attack. Thus, we expect the Vipers to emerge victorious against the Capitals.