On Friday, February 10, the Gulf Giants and MI Emirates will face off in Qualifier 2 of the International League 2023. The game will be held at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
The Giants finished the league stage with 16 points and a net run rate of +1.258, led by James Vince. However, they were unable to maintain their momentum and were defeated by the Desert Vipers by 19 runs in Qualifier 1.
The Giants were bowled out for 159 after being asked to chase down 179. Several of their batters reached double figures but failed to convert. They have an opportunity to redeem themselves in the upcoming match on Friday.
The Emirates, led by Kieron Pollard, have had their fair share of difficulties in the league stage. They finished with 11 points from 10 games and a net run rate of +1.059.
On Thursday, however, they put their best foot forward and eliminated the Dubai Capitals from the tournament. At Sharjah Cricket Stadium, they won the Eliminator by eight wickets.
The Giants defeated the Emirates in their only league meeting. However, after defeating the Capitals, the Emirates will be full of confidence. In the upcoming game, the chasing team will have a slight advantage.
Prediction: The team that bats second will win the match.
Gulf Giants vs MI Emirates Match Details:
Match: Gulf Giants vs MI Emirates, Qualifier 2, International League T20 2023
Date and Time: February 10, 2022, Friday, 7.30 PM IST
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
The Dubai pitch has been ideal for batting. Because the track has remained consistent, teams should field first after winning the toss.
For the time being, the playing conditions will be pleasant, with no chance of rain. Temperatures will hang around 21 degrees Celsius. The humidity will be around 50%.
Gulf Giants vs MI Emirates Probable XIs
James Vince (C), Chris Lynn, Shimron Hetmyer, Colin de Grandhomme, Carlos Brathwaite, David Wiese, Aayan Afzal Khan, Dominic Drakes, Chris Jordan, Sanchit Sharma, Tom Banton (WK)
Andre Fletcher, Muhammad Waseem, Lorcan Tucker (WK), Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard (C), Dan Mousley, Dwayne Bravo, Rashid Khan, Trent Boult, Zahoor Khan, Fazalhaq Farooqi