Match Details:

Date: February 8, 2023

Time: 7:30 PM IST 

Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

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Table-topper Gulf Giants will face second-placed Desert Vipers in Qualifier 1 of ILT20 to book a place in the final. Both teams performed dominantly in group stages to secure the top two spots and will be confident of defeating each other on Wednesday (February 8). The match will be played at Dubai International Stadium. 

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Pitch Report:

The Dubai International Cricket Stadium has produced competitive games in the past and we can expect the same in this game as well. Team winning the toss will look to bowl first. The average first innings total on this pitch is 156. 

SportsTiger Playing XI of Gulf Giants

Shimron Hetmyer, Tom Banton, Chris Jordan, Dominic Drakes, Chris Lynn, David Wiese, Richard Gleeson, Jamie Overton, Rehan Ahmed, James Vince (c), Wayne Madsen, Liam Dawson, Ollie Pope, Qais Ahmad

SportsTiger Playing XI of Desert Vipers

Alex Hales, Colin Munro (c), Ruben Trumpelmann, Ben Duckett, Sam Billings, Benny Howell, Sandeep Lamichhane, Sheldon Cottrell, Saqib Mahmood, Tom Curran, Sherfane Rutherford, Wanindu Hasaranga

Match Prediction:           match prediction 2


While both teams secured 7 wins each in the group stage, Giants emerged to be more dominant as they suffered just 1 loss in 10 matches. Their 2 games were washed out due to rain. Meanwhile, Vipers suffered 3 losses, 2 of which came against Giants. While the Playoff match pressure will be a lot different, Giants' form gives them an edge over Vipers. 

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