Date: February 1, 2023
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
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Table-topper Gulf Giants will square off with MI Emirates on February 1 (Wednesday), at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. James Vince-led Giants have only lost one game till now while emerging victorious in four. Their last two games were washed away due to rain.
Meanwhile, MI Emirates are coming into this game on the back of a dominating win against Desert Vipers. The last victory by 157 runs will give a lot of confidence to the Kieron Pollard-led side.
The surface at Sheikh Zayed Stadium is a good batting wicket and 141 is the average first-innings total. The team batting second has won 34 games out of 60 played and the captain must look to chase the total in the upcoming fixture.
Gulf Giants must be too frustrated as first, they suffered their maiden defeat and then their two games were washed away due to rain. Although, they are currently sitting at the top of the table with four wins in seven games. Giants skipper James Vince got off to a brilliant start in the tournament and will be crucial in the next game.
Meanwhile, Chris Lynn is another possible threat to any bowling attack. Meanwhile, MI Emirates must be riding high on confidence with a 157-run victory over Desert Vipers in Sharjah on Sunday. Andre Fletcher and Muhammad Waseem played instrumental knocks in the last fixture and will be key for the side as the tournament progress.
Probable playing XI:
Tom Banton (wk), James Vince (c), Chris Lynn, Rehan Ahmed, Shimron Hetmyer, David Wiese, Liam Dawson, Aayan Afzal Khan, Chris Jordan, Sanchit Sharma, Richard Gleeson
Muhammad Waseem, Andre Fletcher, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Kieron Pollard (c), Najibullah Zadran, Dan Mousley, Dwayne Bravo, Trent Boult, Imran Tahir, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Zahoor Khan
Both teams have dominated their opponents in the tournament and will be eager to continue their momentum. As per our prediction, the match is set to be a nail-biting thriller, but MI Emirates will enjoy the last laugh.
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