VIP vs ABD Dream11 Prediction: Match 3 of ILT20 League 2024 Playing 11, Pitch Report, Fantasy Cricket Tips for Desert Vipers vs Abu Dhabi Knight Riders Dream11 Team

Updated on: Jan 21, 2024 1:04 pm IST

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Desert Vipers and Abu Dhabi Knight Riders will lock horns against each other in the third match of the International T20 League 2024. Both teams are playing the first match of their respective campaigns.

Desert Vipers vs Abu Dhabi Knight Riders, Match 3 of International T20 League
21st January, 4:00 PM IST
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, UAE

VIP vs ABD Dream11 Prediction

Desert Vipers were the runners-up of the last edition, losing to Gulf Giants in the finals. Meanwhile, Abu Dhabi Knight Riders finished last in the league stage, failing to qualify for the playoffs.

Form Guide


Dubai International Cricket Stadium Pitch Report

The wicket is expected to play host to a high scoring encounter. Spinners enjoyed a bit of success in the first match here on Saturday, hence with the longer boundaries in Dubai, we can expect them to be among the wickets.

VIP Playing 11

1. Alex Hales
2. Colin Munro (c)
3. Dinesh Chandimal (wk)
4. Adam Hose
5. Bas de Leede
6. Sherfane Rutherford
7. Wanindu Hasaranga
8. Tom Curran
9. Matheesha Pathirana
10. Sheldon Cottrell
11. Luke Wood

VIP Team News

  • Squad: Alex Hales, Colin Munro (c), Dinesh Chandimal, Adam Hose, Roham Mustafa, Bas de Leede, Wanindu Hasaranga, Gus Atkinson, Sherfane Rutherford, Tom Curran, Sheldon Cottrell, Michael Jones, Karthik Meiyappan, Aryan Lakra, Luke Wood, Matheesha Pathirana, Ali Naseer

VIP Key Players

Alex Hales Stats in ILT20

Alex Hales last 5 innings in T20 Total runs in ILT20 Batting average Strike Rate Captain choice
43, 28, 72, 3, 26 469 runs in 12 innings 11275 runs at an average of 30.60 147.00     Yes

Colin Munro Stats in ILT20

Colin Munro last 5 innings in T20 Total runs in ILT20 Batting average Strike Rate Vice-captain choice
2, 56, 9, 0, 12 9854 runs at an average of 30,40 141.20         Yes

ABD Playing 11

1. Sam Hain
2. Joe Clarke (wk)
3. Laurie Evans
4. Charith Asalanka
5. Sunil Narine (c)
6. Andre Russell
7. Ravi Bopara
8. David Willey
9. Joshua Little
10. Ali Khan
11. Marchant de Lange

ABD Team News

  • Squad: Sam Hain, Laurie Evans, Joe Clarke, Charith Asalanka, Brandon McMullen, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine (c), Ravi Bopara, David Willey, Marchant de Lange, Joshua Little, Ali Khan, Jake Linott, Michael-Kyle Pepper, Alishan Sharafu, Adhitya Shetty, Sabir Ali, Matiullah Khan

ABD Key Players

Laurie Evans Stats in ILT20

Laurie Evans last 5 innings in T20 Total runs in ILT20 Batting average Strike Rate Captain choice
72, 26, 51, 5*, 29 5853 runs at an average of 33.80 137.80  No

Sunil Narine Stats in ILT20

Sunil Narine last 5 innings in T20 Total wickets in ILT20 Bowling Average Economy Vice-captain choice
2, 1, 1, 2, 1 wicket 501 wickets at an average of 21.50 6.10         Yes

Who will win today’s ILT20 Match between Desert Vipers vs Abu Dhabi Knight Riders?

  • Both teams are playing their first match of the season, and will look to get their strategy right.
  • Desert Vipers have a strong top order, with Alex Hales and Colin Munro opening the batting. However, the Knight Riders have some quality all rounders in the form of Sunil Narine and Andre Russell.
  • We expect this fixture to be a very close encounter. Given the depth in their batting and bowling departments, the Knight Riders might just be the slight favorites here.

VIP vs ABD Dream11 Prediction

Wicket-keepers: Joe Clarke
Batsmen: Alex Hales (c), Colin Munro, Laurie Evans
All-rounder: Sunil Narine (vc), Andre Russell, Wanindu Hasaranga, David Willey
Bowlers: Luke Wood, Joshua Little, Sheldon Cottrell

Who are Best Captain Options for VIP vs ABD Dream11 Team

For Small League, Head to Head contest: Alex Hales, Colin Munro
For Grand League, Mega Contest: Andre Russell, Sunil Narine

What are VIP vs ABD Fantasy Tips?

  • Alex Hales is a certain captaincy pick, given his form in the Big Bash League. The English batter has amassed over 11000 runs in T20 cricket, and was the top scorer in the league last season.
  • Sunil Narine can contribute with both, bat and ball. The West Indian all rounder has over 500 wickets in the shortest format of the game.
  • Wanindu Hasaranga is another player who can amass points in both departments of the game. The Sri Lankan all rounder is a good captaincy pick.

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