Today’s Match Prediction: The team that bats first will win the match. After winning their previous match, Desert Vipers ensured a top-two finish.
On Saturday, February 4, the Desert Vipers (VIP) will face the Gulf Giants (GUL) in a top-of-the-table clash of the ongoing ILT20 2023 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. So far in the competition, the Desert Vipers have only lost two games, one of which came against the Gulf Giants in the reverse fixture.
Meanwhile, the Gulf Giants have only lost one game this season and have been somewhat unlucky as two of their games have been rained out. A win for the Giants in the upcoming game will see them overtake their opponents at the top of the points table due to a higher net run rate.
Desert Vipers vs Gulf Giants, Match 27, ILT20 2023
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Date & Time: February 4, 3:30 PM IST
DUB vs. VIP Pitch Report:
The surface in Dubai has seen a fair amount of high scores in the tournament’s inaugural edition, with the team batting first typically having an advantage in games at this venue. At this venue, the team that wins the toss should bat first.
DUB vs VIP Probable Playing XIs
Desert Vipers (VIP):
Rohan Mustafa, Alex Hales, Colin Munro (C), Sam Billings (WK), Sherfane Rutherford, Wanindu Hasaranga, Tom Curran, Gus Atkinson, Luke Wood, Sheldon Cottrell, Shiraz Ahmed
Gulf Giants (GUL):
James Vince (C), Chris Lynn, Tom Banton (WK), Shimron Hetmyer, Aayan Afzal Khan, David Wiese, Gerhard Erasmus, Rehan Ahmed, Chris Jordan, Dominic Drakes, Sanchit Sharma