ILT20 2023: Qualifier 2, GUL vs EMI Match Prediction – Who will win today’s ILT20 match between GUL vs EMI?
MI Emirates stormed into the Qualifier 2 after a commanding eight-wicket win over Dubai Capitals in the Eliminator.
A commanding eight-wicket win over Dubai Capitals in the Eliminator tie of the ongoing ILT20 led MI Emirates (EMI) seal a berth in the Qualifier 2 of the league. Storming into the final round prior to the summit clash, Kieron Pollard-led Emirates will be up against table toppers Gulf Giants (GUL) at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on February 10.
The inclusion of Rashid Khan has worked wonders for the Emirates as he quickly acclimatized himself and got the important scalps in his first match. However, the Giants have been terrific throughout the season and have emerged victorious in their previous clash against Pollard and Co.
The loss to Desert Vipers will have hurt the Giants but they will be raring to obtain a result in their favour against Emirates and seal their place in the final. In any case, a high-octane clash awaits in Dubai as a finals spot is up for grabs.
GUL vs EMI Match Details:
Gulf Giants vs MI Emirates, Qualifier 2, ILT20 2023
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium
Date & Time: February 10, 07:30 PM IST
Telecast & Live Streaming: ZEE Network, ZEE5
GUL vs EMI Pitch Report:
The surface at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium has been a balanced one, where there is assistance for both batters and bowlers. The initial overs of the contest might see the pacers having the advantage, however, considering the dew factor, the batters will get full rewards for their shot playing as the game progresses. The skipper winning the toss may opt to chase.
GUL vs EMI Probable Playing XIs:
Gulf Giants (GUL)
James Vince (c), Chris Lynn, Shimron Hetmyer, Colin de Grandhomme, Carlos Brathwaite, Tom Banton (wk), David Wiese, Aayan Afzal Khan, Dominic Drakes, Chris Jordan, Sanchit Sharma
MI Emirates (EMI)
Andre Fletcher, Muhammad Waseem, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard (c), Dan Mousley, Dwayne Bravo, Rashid Khan, Trent Boult, Zahoor Khan, Fazalhaq Farooqi
GUL vs EMI Probable Best Performers
Probable best batter - Chris Lynn
The explosive hitter will be looking to get the vital runs for the side in the crucial tie. The batter has the potential to light up the crowd with his blistering knocks but considering the rival side’s bowling unit, things will not be easy for him to score big.
Probable best bowler - Rashid Khan
The Afghanistan spin wizard has swiftly made an impression in the league after a dismal outing in the SA20. The spinner got two wickets to his name in the Eliminator and will be hungry to scalp a few more to help his side get ahead in the contest.