International League T20

In the 7th match of the ILT20 season 2, the Gulf Giants will clash with the Desert Vipers at the Dubai International Stadium on January 24 at 8:00 PM IST. Let’s delve into the recent performances, live streaming details, toss prediction, pitch report, and team previews for this exciting encounter.

Recent Performances: Gulf Giants had a stellar start, securing a massive win over Sharjah Warriors but faced a setback in their last game against MI Emirates. Despite the bowlers putting up a decent performance, their batting struggled, resulting in a loss by 18 runs.

On the other hand, Desert Vipers suffered a defeat in their opening game against Abu Dhabi Knight Riders, posting a score of 164-8. However, their opponent chased down the target in the 18th over.

Live Streaming and Broadcast: Fans can catch the action on ZEE Cinema in India, Geo Sports in Pakistan, and Willow Sports in the US. For live streaming, the Zee 5 app will provide the coverage.

Toss Prediction: Considering the role of dew in the matches and the trend so far, captains are likely to choose to bowl first after winning the toss.

Pitch Report: The Dubai International Stadium offers a flat pitch conducive to run-scoring, with some inconsistent pace and bounce early in the match. The dew settling in later will make the ball come on nicely to the bat.

Weather Report: The weather is expected to be clear with temperatures ranging between 23 and 17 degrees. Dew is anticipated to play a significant role in the match.

Gulf Giants Team News & Playing 11: The Gulf Giants are expected to maintain consistency in their lineup. Blessing Muzarabani could be a potential addition for an improved bowling performance if needed.

Key Players:

  1. James Vince: The captain has started the tournament well and will be crucial for the Giants.
  2. Jordon Cox: Despite a quiet start, Cox’s destructive batting style makes him a key player.
  3. Mujeeb ur Rahman: The talented spinner had an impressive game with the ball in the previous match.

Predicted Playing 11: James Vince (c), Jamie Smith (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Usman Khan, Karim Janat, Jamie Overton, Chris Jordan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Aayan Afzal Khan, Dominic Drakes, Richard Gleeson/Blessing Muzarabani, Jordan Cox (SUB)

Desert Vipers Team News & Playing 11: Matheesha Pathirana has joined the Desert Vipers squad, adding strength to their options.

Key Players:

  1. Alex Hales: The destructive batter aims for a strong comeback after a subdued performance in the first game.
  2. Adam Hose: A consistent performer, Hose’s explosive innings can turn the game in Vipers’ favor.
  3. Wanindu Hasaranga: A match-winner with both bat and ball, Hasaranga will be crucial for Vipers.

Predicted Playing 11: Alex Hales, Colin Munro (c), Daniel Lawrence, Adam Hose, Sherfane Rutherford, Wanindu Hasaranga, Bas de Leede, Rohan Mustafa, Tanish Suri (wk), Mohammad Amir, Sheldon Cottrell/Matheesha Pathirana, Tymal Mills (SUB)

Head to Head Record: In the last year, the teams played four times, with Gulf Giants winning three matches, including the final, while Desert Vipers won one (Qualifier 1).

Betting Odds and Prediction: Desert Vipers are favored, given their strong squad. They have a balanced team with experienced batters and quality bowlers. Backing Desert Vipers to win seems like a reasonable prediction.

Disclaimer: Betting is subject to risks, and users should make informed decisions. Predictions are based on team analysis and recent performances.

By Suraj Mahto

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