who will win sharjah warriors vs desert vipers sportstiger

Match Details:

Date: January 31, 2023

Time: 7:30 PM IST

Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

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Second-seeded Desert Vipers will cross swords with rejuvenated Sharjah Warriors in the next game of the International League T20 at Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Vipers suffered a shocking defeat 157-run defeat by MI Emirates and will be eager to get back to winning ways. 

The Warriors have managed to win their last three contests. The Warriors vs Vipers will undoubtedly be one of the exciting fixtures considering the recent form of both teams. Let's look at the prediction for who will win in the respective match.

Pitch Report:

The Sharjah Cricket Stadium has been a batting paradise and we have already seen a couple of high-scoring games in the tournament. The average first innings score at this venue this season has been 189 runs. Looking at the performance of both teams in recent times we can expect yet another high-scoring game.

Team Analysis:

Joe Denly-led Sharjah Warriors are coming into this game after successfully chasing 149 against Abu Dhabi Knight Riders. Rahmanullah Gurbaz batted brilliantly at the top order to build a solid foundation for the middle order. His 56-run knock in 39 deliveries put Warriors in the commanding position. 

Meanwhile, the Vipers were completely decimated by the Emirates and suffered a 157-run defeat. After conceding 241 runs in the first innings batters succumbed to the pressure in the second innings. The next game will be a golden opportunity for the Vipers to bounce back while the Warriors are set to pose a tough challenge.

Probable playing XI:

Sharjah Warriors:

Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Marcus Stoinis, Joe Denly (c), Adam Hose, Mohammad Nabi, Paul Walter, Naveen-ul-Haq, Noor Ahmad, Junaid Siddique, Muhammad Jawadullah

Desert Vipers:

Rohan Mustafa, Alex Hales, Colin Munro (c), Sam Billings (wk), Sherfane Rutherford, Benny Howell, Mark Watt, Tom Curran, Luke Wood, Shiraz Ahmed, Matheesha Pathirana

Match Prediction:match


Although Desert Vipers succumb to MI Emirates by a huge margin they have played quality cricket in the competition. The Warriors have also emerged in spectacular form by winning back-to-back three games. According to our prediction, Desert Vipers will make a statement in the next game by outplaying Sharjah Warriors.

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