International League T20

The 16th match of the ILT20 season 2 will witness an intense clash between Abu Dhabi Knight Riders and Gulf Giants at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. The match is scheduled to commence at 8:00 PM IST on January 31.

Team Performances:

Abu Dhabi Knight Riders have had a mixed run, securing two victories but facing three defeats in their five matches. Their recent loss to MI Emirates highlighted their struggles in defending a target, despite posting a competitive score of 188-5.

Gulf Giants, on the other hand, have a balanced record with two wins and two losses in four matches. They showcased their potential in the last game against Delhi Capitals by restricting them to 132-7 and successfully chasing down the target with three wickets to spare.

Live Streaming & Toss Prediction:

For fans eager to catch the action, the match will be broadcasted on ZEE Cinema in India, Geo Sports in Pakistan, and Willow Sports in the US, with live streaming available on the Zee 5 app. Considering the prevailing dew factor, winning the toss and opting to bowl first might be the preferred choice for the captains.

Pitch & Weather Conditions:

The pitch is expected to favor batsmen, with minimal assistance for bowlers due to dew. However, bowlers can capitalize by maintaining tight lines and unleashing variations. Weather conditions are forecasted to be clear, with temperatures ranging between 25 and 21 degrees Celsius and humidity at 69% during the evening.

Team Previews & Predicted Playing XIs:

Abu Dhabi Knight Riders:

  • Key Players: Alishan Sharafu, Laurie Evans, Sunil Narine.
  • Predicted Playing XI: Alishan Sharafu, Joe Clarke (WK), Sam Hain, Michael Pepper, Laurie Evans, Imad Wasim, Andre Russell, David Willey, Sunil Narine (c), Matiullah Khan, Marchant de Lange/Joshua Little.

Gulf Giants:

  • Key Players: James Vince, Chris Lynn, Mujeeb ur Rahman.
  • Predicted Playing XI: Jamie Smith (wk), James Vince (c), Jordan Cox, Shimron Hetmyer, Usman Khan, Carlos Brathwaite, Dominic Drakes, Chris Jordan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Zuhaib Zubair, Richard Gleeson.

Head to Head & Betting Odds:

In their previous encounters, Gulf Giants emerged victorious once, while the second game ended in a washout. Gulf Giants hold the edge in betting odds, with higher quality and depth in their batting lineup.


Considering the consistent performances of key players like James Vince and Chris Lynn, along with their balanced bowling attack, Gulf Giants are the favorites to clinch victory in this encounter. Despite Abu Dhabi Knight Riders’ efforts, Gulf Giants’ form and strength give them the upper hand.

Disclaimer: This prediction is based on analysis, and actual outcomes may vary.

By Suraj Mahto

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