ILT20 2024 Match 3 Preview: Abu Dhabi Knight Riders vs Desert Vipers

As the ILT20 2024 unfolds, the stage is set for a thrilling clash between Abu Dhabi Knight Riders (ABD) and Desert Vipers (VIP) in Match 3. Here’s a comprehensive preview of the upcoming encounter:

ILT20 2024 Match 3 Preview

Match Details:

  • Teams: Abu Dhabi Knight Riders vs Desert Vipers
  • Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium
  • Date & Time: Sunday, January 21, 4:00 PM (IST)
  • Live Broadcast: Zee TV, Zee TV HD, Sony Six, Sony Six HD

Season Recap:

  • Abu Dhabi Knight Riders had a forgettable ILT20 2023, finishing last with just one win out of 10 matches.
  • Desert Vipers aim to build on their success from 2023, where they secured second place but fell short in the summit clash.

Pitch Report:

  • Dubai International Cricket Stadium offers a batting-friendly surface, suggesting a high-scoring contest.
  • Opting to bat first after winning the toss could be a strategic move given the conditions favoring batsmen.


Head-to-Head Record:

  • Matches Played: 2
  • ABD Wins: 0
  • VIP Wins: 2

Ticket Price

Ticket price for Desert Vipers Vs Knight Riders DP World ILT20 at Abu Dhabi starts from AED20 onwards, Purchase tickets from the official website. Check out more details.

Seating CategoryPrice (AED)
Pavilion West30.00
Pavilion East30.00
General Admission East20.00
General Admission West20.00

Predicted Playing XIs:

Abu Dhabi Knight Riders:

  • Alishan Sharafu, Joe Clarke, Michael Pepper (WK), Andre Russell, Charith Asalanka, Laurie Evans, Imad Wasim, David Willey, Josh Little, Matiullah Khan, Sabir Ali.

Desert Vipers:

  • Alex Hales, Colin Munro, Michael Jones, Sherfane Rutherford, Adam Hose, Wanindu Hasaranga, Ali Naseer, Tom Curran, Sheldon Cottrell, Aryan Lakra, Tymal Mills.

Probable Best Performers:

Best Batter (ABD):

  • Andre Russell – A dynamic T20 specialist, Russell’s explosive batting could play a pivotal role for ABD.

Best Bowler (VIP):

  • Sheldon Cottrell – Known for his precision in T20s, Cottrell’s bowling spell might prove crucial for VIP.

Key Highlights:

  • ABD seeks redemption after a disappointing previous season.
  • VIP aims to capitalize on their strong performance in the last edition.

Players to Watch:

  • Andre Russell (ABD): A powerhouse with the bat, Russell’s impact could define the game.
  • Sheldon Cottrell (VIP): VIP will rely on Cottrell’s bowling prowess to make an impact.

The clash promises fireworks as both teams vie for supremacy in the ILT20 2024 Match 3 Preview. Stay tuned for live action and updates!