ILT20 2024: Qualifier 2, DUB vs GUL Match Prediction: Who will win today’s match between DUB vs GUL?

Defending champions Gulf Giants take on Dubai Capitals in Qualifier 2 of the ILT20 2024 on Thursday, February 15.

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Preview

In the second Qualifier of the ongoing International League T20 (ILT20) 2024, the Dubai Capitals (DC) are set to clash with the Gulf Giants (GG) at the renowned Sharjah Cricket Stadium. After narrowly clinching a victory in the Eliminator against the Abu Dhabi Knight Riders (ADKR), the Capitals are gearing up for another crucial match. On the other hand, the Gulf Giants faced a setback in Qualifier 1 against finalists MI Emirates.

The Dubai Capitals have had a rollercoaster journey in this edition, securing a playoff berth, finishing fourth, and triumphing in Eliminator 1. Meanwhile, the defending champions, Gulf Giants, exhibited consistency during the group stage but stumbled in Qualifier 1. Despite the loss, the Giants boast a well-rounded squad with key players contributing across all facets of the game. As anticipation builds for the encounter, an exhilarating battle between these formidable teams on the Sharjah turf awaits.

Match Details

Match Dubai Capitals vs Gulf Giants, ILT20 2024
Venue Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Date & Time Thursday, February 15, 8:00 PM (IST)
Live Broadcast and Streaming Details Zee TV, Zee TV HD, Sony Six, Sony Six HD

Pitch Report

At the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, spinners have enjoyed notable support throughout the season, benefitting from the track's favourable conditions. The surface, adorned with a hint of grass, promises variable bounce for batters. Sharjah, a prominent venue in the Middle East, boasts dimensions of 62 meters down the ground and 65 meters square of the wicket, enticing batters with ample boundary-hitting opportunities. This season, the stadium continues to be a haven for spinners while offering an appealing prospect for big hitters.

Head-to-Head Record

Matches Played 4
Dubai Capitals won 0
Gulf Giants 4

Probable Playing XIs

Dubai Capitals:

Tom Banton, Max Holden, Leus du Plooy, Tom Abell, Sam Billings (C/WK), Sikandar Raza, Dasun Shanaka, Akif Raja, Olly Stone, Scott Kuggeleijn, Haider Ali.

Gulf Giants:

James Vince (C), Jordan Cox, Shimron Hetmyer, Jamie Smith (WK), Usman Khan, Liam Dawson, Jamie Overton, Chris Jordan, Zuhaib Zubair, Daniel Worrall, Blessing Muzarabani.

Probable Best Batter of the match

In the ILT20’s 34th encounter against the Sharjah Warriors, Shimron Hetmyer exhibited his formidable prowess, crafting a blistering half-century off a mere 24 deliveries. His fifty comprised three boundaries and an impressive tally of four sixes. Notably, the explosive showcase of power-hitting unfolded particularly in the crucial 17th over, witnessing Hetmyer's onslaught as he amassed a staggering 26 runs in the decisive 6 balls.

Probable Best Bowler of the match

In the pivotal ILT20’s 22nd showdown against the Warriors, Zuhaib Zubair emerged as the standout performer for the Giants, wreaking havoc with an impressive bowling display, notching figures of four wickets for 22 runs. His knack for snaring vital wickets consistently has been instrumental in the Gulf Giants' dominant victories. With the Sharjah pitch favouring spinners, Zubair's skill poses a significant threat to the Capitals as they gear up for the crucial encounter.

                     Today’s Match Prediction: Team bowling first to win the match

Scenario 1

Dubai Capitals win the toss and bowl

Power Play score – 40-50

First Innings Score- 160-170

Dubai Capitals win the match

Scenario 2

Gulf Giants win the toss and bowl

Power Play score – 40-60

First Innings Score - 155-170

Gulf Giants win the match

Disclaimer: The 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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