ILT20 2023: Final, VIP vs GUL Match Prediction – Who will win today’s ILT20 match between VIP vs GUL?
Gulf Giants will look to turn the tables after losing to Desert Vipers in the Qualifier 1.
After an unbeaten 83 against MI Emirates in Qualifier 2 by Gulf Giants’ James Vince helped the side cement their place in the final of the ongoing ILT20. The Giants have locked a final date with the dominant Desert Vipers (VIP) led by Colin Munro which is scheduled to be played on Sunday, February 12 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
Gulf Giants (GUL) stamped their authority in the league phase as they stood first on the points table. However, their impressive run came to a screeching halt following a loss to Desert Vipers in the Qualifier 1. As the two heavyweights take the field once again on Sunday for the coveted title, fans can expect fireworks.
The underlying question however remains, is whether Gulf will be able to turn the tables or will the Vipers stun the rival side once again, this time to clinch the title?
VIP vs GUL Match Details:
Desert Vipers vs Gulf Giants, Final, ILT20 2023
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium
Date & Time: February 12, 07:30 PM IST
Telecast & Live Streaming: ZEE Network, ZEE5
VIP vs GUL Pitch Report:
The 22-yard strip at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium has been a balanced one for both batters and bowlers. The initial overs of the contest might see the pacers with the advantage; however, considering the dew factor, the batters will get full rewards for their shot playing as the game progresses. Either skipper winning the toss may opt to field first.
VIP vs GUL Probable Playing XIs
Desert Vipers (VIP):
Rohan Mustafa, Alex Hales, Colin Munro (c), Sam Billings (wk), Sherfane Rutherford, Wanindu Hasaranga, Tom Curran, Luke Wood, Gus Atkinson, Sheldon Cottrell, Shiraz Ahmed
Gulf Giants (GUL):
James Vince, Chris Lynn (c), Shimron Hetmyer, Gerhard Erasmus (wk), Colin de Grandhomme, David Wiese, Carlos Brathwaite, Aayan Afzal Khan, Chris Jordan, Sanchit Sharma, Qais Ahmad
VIP vs GUL Probable Best Performers
Probable best batter
James Vince has been in fine form for the Giants as he carved out a blistering knock of 83 runs in the Qualifier 2 to help the side secure a berth in the finals. While the side has a decent batting line-up, James will look to lay a solid foundation while opening the innings when he takes the field against Desert Vipers.
Probable best bowler
Desert Vipers will turn to the Sri Lankan star spinner to get the vital breakthroughs in the summit clash of the event. Though not much spin is expected on the surface in Dubai, Hasaranga’s slower deliveries could work wonders for the side in their clash against Gulf.