In ILT20 2023, Gulf Giants and Desert Vipers won seven of ten matches in the group stage. In their Qualifier 1 match for the ILT20 2023, Gulf Giants (GUL) and Desert Vipers (VIP) look set to face off at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Wednesday. Furthermore, In their last group-stage match, Gulf Giants beat Sharjah Warriors by seven wickets to finish first. Colin de Gandhomme top-scored 35 runs to guide Giants to a comfortable victory with 21 balls remaining after David Wiese bowled Sharjah out for 107 runs.
Qualifier 1, Gulf Giants vs Desert Vipers: Playing XI, Match Prediction, Pitch Report, Toss Update, and Live Streaming Details
Gulf Giants enjoyed a good tournament and hope to continue this momentum as they take on Desert Vipers in the first qualifier of the International League T20, 2023. With a win over the Sharjah Warriors, the Giants will feel confident entering this game. After losing their last game to the Giants, the Vipers will look for a better performance this time.
Watch the Highlights of the Post Match between Gulf Giants vs Desert Vipers Qualifier 1
In the league stage, the Gulf Giants lost only once. During the league stage, the Giants won both games against the Vipers. It won’t be easy for the Vipers. On the points table, they finished second, and they have good players. It will be a close game with big stakes, as both teams will feel the pressure.
Pitch Report and Toss Update
The outfield is large at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, but the pitch is flat so those batsmen can score many runs. At this venue, we’ve seen big scores and chases. It requires fast bowlers to make good use of their variation at this venue because the conditions are difficult. The conditions have favored spinners, who have claimed many wickets.
The surface is hard and new. It looks really good for batting. Today’s interesting question is, will the new ball swing? Earlier, it didn’t swing in Sharjah.
Gulf Giants have won the toss and have opted to field
Desert Vipers (Playing XI)
Rohan Mustafa, Alex Hales, Colin Munro(c), Sam Billings(w), Sherfane Rutherford, Wanindu Hasaranga, Tom Curran, Luke Wood, Gus Atkinson, Sheldon Cottrell, Shiraz Ahmed
Gulf Giants (Playing XI)
Tom Banton(w), James Vince(c), Chris Lynn, Shimron Hetmyer, Colin de Grandhomme, Carlos Brathwaite, David Wiese, Aayan Afzal Khan, Dominic Drakes, Chris Jordan, Sanchit Sharma
Now that the league stages are over, it’s time for the big boys to join the party in the ILT20 as Gulf Giants and Desert Vipers prepare for their first match. The team won all but one of the Giants’ group games this season. The Vipers beat them twice in the league phase, and they would be primed to make it a hat-trick. The form can disappear when it comes to crunch games, and the Vipers would be eager to sting back.
Gulf Giants to win the match because they have a strong side.