who will win ilt20 sharjah warriors vs gulf giants sportstiger

Match Details:

Date: February 6, 2023

Time: 7:30 PM IST

Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

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Table-toppers Gulf Giants will be up against inconsistent Sharjah Warriors in the final league stage match of the International League T20, on February 6, at Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah. Both teams have had a contrasting seasons in the league. With six wins and one defeat, Gulf Giants have comfortably qualified for the next round, while Warriors have had a topsy-turvy ride but still somehow stayed relevant in the competition. 

The next game will be crucial for both teams as the Giants need to win this game to stay at the top of the table, which will give them chance to play Qualifier 1. Whereas the Warriors are in a must-win situation and if they register a comprehensive win, they might qualify for the playoffs. 

Pitch Report:

Team Analysis:

The surface at Sharjah Cricket Stadium has a pretty slow wicket and is widely known for providing a lot of help to spinners. The average 1st inning score at this venue is 151.

Team Analysis:

Gulf Giants are coming into this game on the back of a comprehensive win over Desert Vipers in the last fixture. Shimron Hetmyer's 54 and skipper James Vince's 39 helped the side to post a competitive 180 on board, while impressive bowling in the second innings sealed the game for the Giants. Some similar performance in the next game will confirm their spot for Qualifier 1. 

Meanwhile, Sharjah Warriors faltered big time against Abu Dhabi Knight Riders as they could only post 130/9 in 20 overs followed by a decent fightback from bowlers, but not enough to win the game. 

Probable playing XI:

Gulf Giants:

Tom Kohler-Cadmore (wk), Evin Lewis, Moeen Ali (c), Dawid Malan, Marcus Stoinis, Chris Benjamin, Mohammad Nabi, Chris Woakes, Junaid Siddique, Naveen-ul-Haq, Muhammad Jawadullah

Sharjah Warriors:

Tom Banton (wk), James Vince (c), Chris Lynn, Gerhard Erasmus, Shimron Hetmyer, Carlos Brathwaite, David Wiese, Dominic Drakes, Aayan Afzal Khan, Chris Jordan, Sanchit Sharma

Match Prediction:   match prediction 1

As per analysis and understanding, Gulf Giants is likely to register an easy win against Sharjah Warriors.

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