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Match 7, Dubai, January 24, 2024, 08:00 PM
Desert Vipers beat Gulf Giants by 6 wickets
GG vs DV Match Detail:
Match: Gulf Giants vs Desert Vipers
Date: January 24, 2023.
Time: 06:30 PM LOCAL.
League: International League T20, 2024
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
GG vs DV 7th Match Preview
Mark your calendars and dust off your vuvuzelas, cricket fans! The highly anticipated clash between the Gulf Giants (GG) and the Desert Vipers (DV) is upon us as we gear up for the 7th match of the International League T20 (ILT20) on January 24th, 2024. Both teams come into this encounter brimming with confidence and boasting explosive talent, promising a nail-biting spectacle under the Dubai International Cricket Stadium floodlights.
Last Match Recap: A Tale of Two Halves
The GG cruised to a convincing victory over the MI Emirates in their last outing, showcasing their formidable batting prowess. Openers Jamie Smith and James Vince laid the foundation with a blistering partnership, while Shimron Hetmyer’s late blitz propelled them to a imposing total. The bowlers then held their nerve, restricting the Emirates to a modest score and securing a comfortable win.
The Desert Vipers, on the other hand, faced a heart-stopping defeat against the Abu Dhabi Knight Riders. Despite Luke Wood’s valiant effort with the bat, their top order faltered, leaving them with a challenging chase. The Knight Riders’ bowlers kept things tight, ultimately snatching the victory away from the Vipers in a pulsating final over.
Head-to-Head: A Rivalry Brewing
These two teams have already crossed paths once in the ILT20, and the encounter was nothing short of a thriller. In what became the tournament opener, the GG edged past the Vipers by a mere 6 runs. James Vince’s masterful century for the Giants was countered by Sherfane Rutherford’s late onslaught for the Vipers, keeping the match on a knife’s edge until the very last ball.
What to Expect in the 7th Match?
With both teams hungry for redemption and boasting world-class talent, the stage is set for another classic. The battle between the experienced heads of James Vince and Chris Jordan for the GG, and the youthful exuberance of Luke Wood and Wanindu Hasaranga for the DV, promises fireworks on the field. The toss will play a crucial role, as teams have generally preferred chasing under the Dubai lights.
Key Players to Watch:
- GG: James Vince, Shimron Hetmyer, Jamie Overton
- DV: Luke Wood, Sherfane Rutherford, Wanindu Hasaranga
GG vs DV Pitch Report
The Dubai International Cricket Stadium pitch is generally considered a batsman’s paradise. The dimensions are shorter than average, favoring big hitters, and the bounce offers batters good timing opportunities.
GG vs DV Weather Report
The weather conditions are ideal for a cricket match. The clear skies and lack of rain will ensure unobstructed play, while the comfortable temperatures will allow players to perform at their best. The gentle breeze might offer a slight advantage to fast bowlers in the early overs, but overall, the weather shouldn’t significantly impact the game.
GG vs DV Team Squads
Gulf Giants Squad:
James Vince(c), Shimron Hetmyer, Usman Khan, Karim Janat, Dominic Drakes, Aayan Khan, Jamie Smith†, Chris Jordan, Jamie Overton, Richard Gleeson, Mujeeb Ur Rahman.
Desert Vipers Squad:
Colin Munro(c), Alex Hales, Adam Hose, Dan Lawrence, Sherfane Rutherford, Rohan Mustafa, Wanindu Hasaranga, Bas de Leede, Tanish Suri†, Mohammad Amir, Sheldon Cottrell.