International League T20

The Dubai International Stadium in Dubai will set the stage for the 17th match of the ILT20 season 2 as the Dubai Capitals square off against the Desert Vipers on February 1, with the match commencing at 8:00 PM IST.

Match Overview: Both teams enter this fixture with a mixed bag of performances in the tournament so far. The Dubai Capitals have won two out of their five matches but faced a crushing nine-wicket defeat in their last encounter against the Sharjah Warriors. On the other hand, the Desert Vipers have also won two out of five games and come off a narrow victory against MI Emirates, albeit with some struggles in their batting lineup.

Live Streaming and Toss Prediction:

  • TV Channels: ZEE Cinema, ZEE Anmol Cinema, ZEE Thirai, ZEE Bangla Cinema, ZEE Zest (India); Geo Sports (Pakistan); Willow Sports (US)
  • Live Streaming: Zee 5 app
  • Toss Prediction: Given the dew factor, captains are likely to opt for bowling first after winning the toss.

Pitch Report and Weather Conditions:

  • Pitch: The pitch at the Dubai International Stadium offers little for the bowlers, with the surface slightly on the slower side. Dew aids the ball to skid, favoring the batsmen.
  • Weather: There’s a 75% chance of rain on match day, with temperatures ranging between 21 and 25 degrees Celsius.

Team Previews and Predicted Playing XIs:

  • Dubai Capitals Predicted Playing XI: David Warner (c), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Sam Billings, Ben Dunk, Sikandar Raza, Rovman Powell, Max Holden, Haider Ali, Jason Holder, Roelof van der Merwe, Akif Raja, Dushmantha Chameera (SUB)
  • Desert Vipers Predicted Playing XI: Colin Munro (c), Adam Hose, Wanindu Hasaranga, Azam Khan (wk), Ali Naseer, Sherfane Rutherford, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Amir, Rohan Mustafa, Luke Wood, Matheesha Pathirana, Alex Hales (SUB)

Match Prediction: Desert Vipers hold a slight edge in this encounter, given their recent form and depth in their batting lineup. Backed by strong performers like Alex Hales, Azam Khan, and a potent bowling attack featuring Mohammad Amir and Wanindu Hasaranga, they are well-equipped to secure a victory over the Dubai Capitals.

Final Prediction: Expect a thrilling contest as the Desert Vipers battle the Dubai Capitals. With Desert Vipers tipped to come out on top, brace yourselves for an exciting clash at the Dubai International Stadium.

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