ILT20 2023: Match 5, DUB vs GUL Match Prediction – Who will win today’s ILT20 match between Dubai Capitals and Gulf Giants?

Both Dubai Capitals and Gulf Giants won their respective opening matches of the tournament.

DUB vs GUL Today Match Prediction
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Dubai Capitals (DUB) will clash with Gulf Giants (GUL) in the fifth match of the International League T20 2023 (ILT20) at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Monday (January 16). Dubai Capitals beat Abu Dhabi Knight Riders in the tournament's opening clash by 73 runs.

Captain Rovman Powell top-scored for his side with 48 off 29 balls and the retired Indian batter Robin Uthappa contributed with 43 runs to help Capitals score 187/6. Then star Afghan spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Powell grabbed two wickets each to record a big win.

Gulf Giants also started their ILT20 journey with a massive six-wicket win over Abu Dhabi Knight Riders in their opening clash. Sanchit Sharma and Chris Jordan took three wickets each to restrict Knight Riders to just 114/9 while bowling first.

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Then captain James Vince smashed 65 off 44 balls to guide Giants to an easy win with 34 balls remaining. Both teams are well-placed with a strong and balanced squad so the fans are likely to witness a nail-biting clash on Monday.

Match Details:

Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Date & Time: January 16, 7:30 PM IST

Telecast & Live Streaming: Zee Network, ZEE5

Pitch Report:

The pitch at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium offers a balanced surface with both batters and bowlers having a chance to dominate the game. The average first innings score here is 142 runs but Dubai Capitals scored 187 when they played against Abu Dhabi Knight Riders in the opening fixture of the ongoing event.

Probable Playing XIs for DUB vs GUL:

Dubai Capitals (DUB):

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

Gulf Giants (GUL):

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

Probable Best Performers from DUB vs GUL:

Probable best batter: Rovman Powell

Dubai Capitals' skipper top-scored for his side with 48 off 29 with the help of three fours and three sixes to guide his team to a huge total while batting first against Knight Riders. He also dazzled with the ball with two wickets in an impressive economical spell. Prior to this tournament he had scored 196 runs in just seven innings in the Abu Dhabi T10 League 2022 and will be a key batter for Capitals going forward.

Probable best bowler: Mujeeb Ur Rahman

The young Afghanistan spinner took two wickets while conceding just 16 runs in his four-over spell against Knight Riders in the opening match. Mujeeb ranks eighth in the current ICC T20I bowling rankings and has taken 225 wickets in 202 T20 innings at an impressive economy rate of 6.61 so far.

Today's Match Prediction: Dubai Capitals to win the match

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Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.

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