Shivani Shukla ∙ Jan 15 2023, 6:30 PM

ILT20 | Dubai Capitals vs Gulf Giants: Preview, Prediction and Fantasy Tips

image-lcxi9o6nJames Vince in action | Source: Twitter

Dubai Capitals will lock horns with Gulf Giants in the 5th match of the International League T20 (ILT20) on Monday, January 16th at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai. 

Dubai Capitals had a terrific start to their ILT20 campaign, having decimated Abu Dhabi Knight Riders by 73 runs in the opening encounter. They will be keen to sustain their winning start at the expense of the Gulf Giants. 

On the other hand, Gulf Giants also had a brilliant start, they had beaten Abu Dhabi Knight Riders by six wickets in their season opener. They will be eager to extend that winning run in the tournament. 

Both teams have got a strong squad at their disposal and look evenly matched on paper, meaning, there is another cracking T20 contest beckons in Dubai on Monday. 

Match Details

  • Date & Time: January 16, 7:30 PM IST
  • Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium
  • Live Telecast & Streaming: Zee Network and ZEE5

Pitch Report 

The surface at Dubai will be a balanced one with good help for the pacers early on. Spinners will be the key in the middle phase of the game. The team winning the toss should look to bat first.  

Predicted Playing XI

Dubai Capitals: Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Rovman Powell (c), Joe Root, Robin Uthappa (wk), Ravi Bopara, Yusuf Pathan, Sikandar Raza, Isuru Udana, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Hazrat Luqman, Akif Raja

Gulf Giants: James Vince (c), Rehan Ahmed, Ollie Pope (wk), Gerhard Erasmus, Shimron Hetmyer, David Wiese, Aayan Afzal Khan, Liam Dawson, Chris Jordan, Richard Gleeson, Sanchit Sharma 

Cricket Exchange Fantasy Tips

Wicket-Keeper: Bhanuka Rajapaksa

Batters: Joe Root, Robin Uthappa, Rovman Powell, Shimron Hetmyer

All-Rounders: Liam Dawson, David Wiese, Sikandar Raza

Bowlers: Isuru Udana, Chris Jordan, Mujeeb ur Rehman

Captain: Rovman Powell

Vice-Captain: Shimron Hetmyer


With a very well-balanced squad, the Dubai Capitals are slight favourites heading into this game. 

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