ilt20 2023 final who will win

Match Details:

Date: February 12, 2023

Time: 7:30 PM IST 

Venue: Dubai International Stadium, Dubai 

Ball-by-ball commentary: SportsTiger App

Match Preview: 

The two top-performing teams, Desert Vipers and Gulf Giants will play each other for the inaugural ILT20 title. In the 2023 season, both these franchises have locked horns three times where the Giants hold a 2-1 advantage. But in the recently concluded first qualifier, the Vipers took home the win and reached the final. Hence the James Vince-led side had to beat MI Emirates in the second qualifier.

Pitch Report:

The Dubai International Stadium has always produced competitive tracks where both batters and bowlers are benefitted. The average 1st innings score is 156 in domestic T20 games. 

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Desert Vipers 

The Colin Munro-led side has managed to remain one of the most dominant teams in the tournament so far with top all-round performances. The Vipers have a record of seven wins and directly reached the final by winning the first qualifier. Alex Hales has led the batting unit with his tournament-leading tally of 468 runs. Whereas in the bowling department, the Vipers have Wanindu Hasaranga and Sheldon Cottrell, who are among the top three wicket-takers in the tournament. 

SportsTiger Playing XI of Desert Vipers 

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 

On the other hand, Chris Lynn’s Gulf Giants have been the top-performing team in the ILT20. The Giants have lost just two games in the tournament so far. Entering the finale, they convincingly defeated the MI Emirates with an eight-wicket margin. Giants’ batting is led by James Vince, who is the second-highest run-scorer in the tournament. Whereas the bowling attack includes, Chris Jordan, who has been the highest wicket-taker in the tournament. 

SportsTiger Playing XI of Gulf Giants 

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

Match Prediction:

 ilt20 2023 final prediction 


The Desert Vipers are the favourites to defeat Gulf Giants at the Dubai International Stadium to win the first ILT20 final. 

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