ILT20 2024: Match 17, DUB vs VIP Match Prediction: Who will win today’s match between Dubai Capitals vs Desert Vipers?

Dubai Capitals are set to lock horns with the Desert Vipers in the 17th game of the ILT20 2024 on Thursday, February 1.

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In a crucial showdown at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on February 1, the Dubai Capitals (DUB) are set to clash with the Desert Vipers (VIP) in what promises to be a pivotal encounter for both sides. The Vipers find themselves in a precarious position after suffering two consecutive defeats, languishing at the bottom of the points table with just one win in four matches. Their hopes of qualifying for the next stage hang in the balance, necessitating a turnaround in their campaign.

Meanwhile, the Capitals haven't fared much better, enduring three losses in five matches, including a comprehensive defeat to the Sharjah Warriors in their previous outing. Another setback could severely dent their chances of advancing in the tournament, making victory imperative. The Vipers hold the psychological edge, having triumphed in both encounters against the Capitals in Dubai last season. They will aim to replicate that success and bolster their campaign this season

DUB vs VIP Match Details

Match Dubai Capitals vs Desert Vipers, ILT20 2024
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Date & Time Thursday, February 1, 8:00 PM (IST)
Live Broadcast and Streaming Details Zee TV, Zee TV HD, Sony Six, Sony Six HD

Dubai Cricket Stadium Pitch Report and Conditions 

The Dubai International Stadium provides a balanced platform for both batters and bowlers. Initially, the surface aids fast bowlers with swing and bounce. However, batters gain control as the match progresses. Spinners often struggle due to the pitch conditions. Notably, the chasing team holds an advantage here. Winning the toss usually prompts captains to opt for fielding first.

Also check: DUB vs VIP Live Score, Match 17

DUB vs VIP Head-to-Head Record 

Matches Played 2
Dubai Capitals Won 2
Desert Vipers won 0

DUB vs VIP Predicted Playing XIs

Dubai Capitals (DUB):

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 (VIP):

Rohan Mustafa, Adam Hose, Colin Munro (C), Azam Khan (WK), Sherfane Rutherford, Ali Naseer, Wanindu Hasaranga, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Mohammed Amir, Matheesha Pathirana, Luke Wood.

Probable Top Performers from DUB vs VIP

Probable Best Batter: Adam Hose

While most batters in the Vipers' lineup show promise, they struggle to convert starts into significant scores. Adam Hose, despite being amongst the runs, seeks to accelerate his scoring rate. In a recent match against the Gulf Giants, Hose partnered with Hales and contributed 27 runs to the team's total. Their collaboration showcased glimpses of aggressive batting, yet they will aim for higher efficiency.

Click here: Most Runs in ILT20 2024

Probable Best Bowler: Shaheen Afridi

Shaheen Afridi's resurgence bodes well for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024. He showcased his form in a match against the Gulf Giants. Afridi's brilliance unfolded as he dismissed opener Jamie Smith and later removed Chris Jordan in the 19th over, tallying impressive figures of 3 for 22. His outstanding performance played a pivotal role as the Vipers contained the Giants to 160 for 6 in their allotted 20 overs.

                       Today’s Match Prediction: Team bowling first to win the match

Also check: DUB vs VIP Dream11 Prediction, Match 17

Disclaimer: The 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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