International League T20

In the 24th match of the ILT20 season 2, Dubai Capitals will lock horns with Gulf Giants in what promises to be a thrilling encounter. The match is scheduled to take place at the Dubai International Stadium and will kick off at 8:00 PM IST on February 6.

Playoff Race Heats Up:

As the race to the playoffs intensifies, Dubai Capitals find themselves in a precarious position. With three wins and four losses in seven games, the Capitals have been inconsistent. In their last outing, they suffered a defeat against Abu Dhabi Knight Riders, failing to chase down a target of 183 runs and ending up with 154-8.

On the other hand, Gulf Giants are coming off a commanding victory over Sharjah Warriors, where they posted 187-6 before bowling out their opponents for 108. With three wins and four defeats, they currently occupy the third spot on the points table.

Live Streaming and Broadcast:

Indian viewers can catch the action live on ZEE Cinema, ZEE Anmol Cinema, ZEE Thirai, ZEE Bangla Cinema, and ZEE Zest. In Pakistan, Geo Sports will broadcast the matches, while Willow Sports is the official broadcaster in the US. Live streaming will be available on the Zee 5 app.

Toss Prediction:

Considering the recent trend of teams batting first winning, the captain winning the toss might opt to field first due to the dew factor.

Pitch Report:

The pitch at Dubai International Stadium has slowed down, making timing difficult for batsmen. A score of around 160 is considered par here.

Weather Report:

The weather in Dubai is expected to be pleasant, with temperatures ranging between 19 and 21 degrees Celsius. Strong winds and 42% humidity are anticipated throughout the evening.

Team Previews and Key Players:

  • Dubai Capitals:
    • Key Players: David Warner, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Sikandar Raza
    • Form: The Capitals have struggled due to inconsistent batting performances.
    • Predicted Playing 11: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), David Warner (c), Sam Billings, Sikandar Raza, Rovman Powell, Jason Holder, Rahul Chopra/Vriitya Aravind, Roelof van der Merwe, Scott Kuggeleijn, Dushmantha Chameera, Akif Raja, Ben Dunk (SUB)
  • Gulf Giants:
    • Key Players: Chris Lynn, Shimron Hetmyer, Blessing Muzarabani
    • Form: The Giants have shown glimpses of form, with contributions from Lynn and Hetmyer.
    • Predicted Playing 11: Jamie Smith (wk), James Vince (c), Chris Lynn, Jordan Cox, Shimron Hetmyer, Gerhard Erasmus, Jamie Overton, Chris Jordan, Aayan Afzal Khan, Dominic Drakes, Zuhaib Zubair Blessing Muzarabani (SUB)

Head-to-Head Stats and Betting Odds:

Dubai Capitals are yet to register a win against Gulf Giants, having lost all three encounters. Gulf Giants are favored to win, especially after their convincing victory in the last game.

Prediction:

Given their recent form and superior bowling attack, Gulf Giants are the favorites to emerge victorious in this highly anticipated clash against Dubai Capitals.

With both teams eyeing a crucial win to bolster their playoff chances, cricket fans can expect an enthralling battle between Dubai Capitals and Gulf Giants in the ILT20 Season 2.

By Suraj Mahto

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