Desert Vipers have won six of their eight matches, while Dubai Capitals have only won three of their eight games.
Desert Vipers (VIP) have moved to the top of the table with 12 points from six games after a thrashing victory over Sharjah Warrrios. Their opponent on Tuesday, Dubai Capitals (DUB), is fifth on the ILT20 points table and thus needs to significantly improve in order to qualify for the next round of the competition.
The Rovman Powell-led team defeated the Abu Dhabi Knight Riders by seven wickets in their previous match and will be optimistic about their chances against the Vipers. Goerge Munsey batted brilliantly for 57 off 43 deliveries, while Niroshan Dickwella hit 37 off 22 deliveries to give them a perfect start. In terms of bowling, Adam Zampa took three wickets for the franchise, while Akif Raja and Hazrat Luqman each took two.
The Vipers, on the other hand, had a poor batting performance in the previous match, but their bowlers performed admirably to secure the victory. Luke Wood and Wanindu Hasaranaga each took three wickets, and the latter was named Player of the Match for his outstanding performance. Overall, they have a strong squad and can confidently expect another victory.
DUB vs VIP Match Details
Dubai Capitals vs Desert Vipers, Match 25, ILT20 2023
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Date & Time: February 2, 7:30 PM IST
The surface in Dubai can be challenging for batters. Spinners have the potential to dominate, and the middle overs will be critical for batters to operate. On the pitch, anything over 160 will be a good total.
DUB vs VIP Probable Playing XIs
Dubai Capitals (DUB):
Niroshan Dickwella(W), George Munsey, Rovman Powell(C), Dasun Shanaka, Yusuf Pathan, Sikandar Raza, Chamika Karunaratne, Hazrat Luqman, Adam Zampa, Akif Raja, Fred Klaassen
Desert Vipers (VIP):
Rohan Mustafa, Alex Hales, Colin Munro(C), Sam Billings(W), Sherfane Rutherford, Wanindu Hasaranga, Tom Curran, Gus Atkinson, Sheldon Cottrell, Ali Naseer, Matheesha Pathirana