ILT20 2023: Qualifier 1, GUL vs VIP Match Prediction – Who will win today’s ILT20 match between GUL vs VIP?

Gulf Giants won both the group-stage matches against Desert Vipers and are favorites to win this match.

By Sumeet Kavthale

Updated - Feb 07, 2023, 21:16 IST

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Gulf Giants (GUL) and Desert Vipers (VIP) will clash against each other in the Qualifier 1 match of the ILT20 2023 at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on February 8. Gulf Giants secured a top spot in the league table with a dominating seven-wicket win over Sharjah Warriors in their last group-stage game. Namibia's star all-rounder David Wiese took five wickets to bowl out Warriors for just 107 runs, then Kiwi veteran Colin de Grandhomme top-scored with 35 runs to chase the target with 21 balls to spare. 

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Desert Vipers suffered a heart-breaking 25-run defeat against the Giants in their last group-stage game. But they finished in the second position with seven wins from ten group-stage games. They were restricted to just 155/6 while chasing a big 181-run target against Giants with Tom Curran top-scoring 42* off 33 and Rohan Mustafa scoring 28. Gulf Giants won both the group-stage games against the Vipers and are favuorites to win the upcoming clash on Wednesday.

GUL vs VIP Match Details:

Desert Vipers vs Gulf Giants, Qualifier 1, ILT20 2023

Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Date & Time: February 8, 07:30 PM IST

Telecast & Live Streaming: ZEE Network, ZEE5

GUL vs VIP Pitch Report:

The pitch at Dubai International Cricket Stadium offers a balanced surface for T20 cricket. The average first innings score here is 151 but both teams are likely to post a big total in a crucial game on Wednesday. Pacers are likely to get some wickets in the death overs but it is a game set for the batters.

GUL vs VIP Probable Playing XIs:

Gulf Giants (GUL):

Tom Banton (wk), James Vince (c), Colin de Grandhome, Afzal Khan, Shimron Hetmyer, David Wiese, Carlos Brathwaite, Liam Dawson, Sanchit Sharma, Chris Jordan, Dominic Drakes

Desert Vipers (VIP):

Rohan Mustafa, Alex Hales, Colin Munro (c), Sam Billings (wk), Sherfane Rutherford, Wanindu Hasaranga, Tom Curran, Benny Howell, Sheldon Cottrell, Matheesh Pathirana, Shiraz Ahmad

GUL vs VIP Probable Best Performers

Probable best batter

Alex Hales:

The star English top-order batter has been sensational form in this tournament so far. He scored 26 off 15 against Gulf Giants in the last game but failed to convert it into a big knock. But Hales is leading the scoring chart in the tournament with 465 runs from ten innings at an average of 58.12 and a strike rate of 155.51 with one hundred and four fifties so far.

Probable best bowler

David Wiese:

The veteran Namibian pace all-rounder pulled off a Player of the match award performance against Sharjah Warriors in the last game. He bagged five big wickets while conceding just 20 runs to ensure a top spot for the giants in the table. Wiese is currently leading the bowling chart in the tournament with 15 wickets from just eight innings at an impressive economy rate of 6.14.

Today's Match Prediction: Gulf Giants to win the match

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Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.

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