After losing to Desert Vipers in Qualifier 1, Gulf Giants will attempt to reverse the situation.
After an unbeaten 83 against MI Emirates in Qualifier 2, Gulf Giants’ James Vince helped the team secure a spot in the ILT20 final. The Giants have set a final date with the dominant Desert Vipers (VIP), led by Colin Munro, for Sunday, February 12 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
Gulf Giants (GUL) established their dominance in the league phase by finishing first on the points table. However, their impressive run came to an end when they were defeated by the Desert Vipers in Qualifier 1. Fans can expect fireworks when the two heavyweights square off for the coveted title again on Sunday.
VIP vs GUL Match Details:
Desert Vipers vs Gulf Giants, Final, ILT20 2023
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium
Date & Time: February 12, 07:30 PM IST
The 22-yard strip at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium is well-suited to both batters and bowlers. The pacers may have an advantage in the first few overs of the game, but with the dew factor, the batters will reap full rewards for their shot-playing as the game progresses. The captain who wins the toss may choose to field first.
VIP vs GUL Probable Playing XIs
Desert Vipers (VIP):
Rohan Mustafa, Alex Hales, Colin Munro (C), Sam Billings (WK), Sherfane Rutherford, Wanindu Hasaranga, Tom Curran, Luke Wood, Gus Atkinson, Sheldon Cottrell, Shiraz Ahmed
Gulf Giants (GUL):
James Vince, Chris Lynn (C), Shimron Hetmyer, Gerhard Erasmus (WK), Colin de Grandhomme, David Wiese, Carlos Brathwaite, Aayan Afzal Khan, Chris Jordan, Sanchit Sharma, Qais Ahmad
Match Prediction: Gulf Giants to win the match