ILT20 2023 Match 16: Abu Dhabi Knight Riders vs Gulf Giants| Fantasy Tips and Teams

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Abu Dhabi Knight Riders and Gulf Giants entertain fans in Match no.16 of the ongoing International League (ILT20) on Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai. The match is scheduled to commence at 7.30 PM (IST) and 6.00 PM (local time). Notably, both sides met 10 days back in the reverse fixture in which the Giants sealed the contest by 6 wickets.

Talking about the form, the Knights are having a shambolic and terrible campaign as they have played five and are yet to open their account. They suffered defeats against Desert Vipers (twice), Dubai Capitals, the Giants, and MI Emirates. With no points and a net run rate of -2.854, they are rock bottom at the sixth position in the table.

Meanwhile, the Giants have made a solid start to their season as they have played five, won four, and lost just one. They won their opening four matches against the Knight Riders, Dubai Capitals (twice) and the Vipers. With 8 points and an NRR of +1.451, they are in the second spot.

Before the game gets underway, let us look at the important stats, the best player picks and the best-predicted teams for the fantasy contests of the match.

Ground Stats: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

The surface in Dubai supports batters and a high-scoring encounter is expected. Four out of the seven times sides batting first have managed to go past the 175-run mark.

Numbers at the ground (This Tournament)

Total Matches: 7

Matches won batting first: 2

Matches won batting second: 5

Average score batting first: 167

Average score batting second: 155

Average runs per over: 8.56

Average runs per wicket: 28.58

ABD vs GUL, Match 16: Probable Final XIs

Abu Dhabi Knight Riders Team News

No major updates

Abu Dhabi Knight Riders Probable Playing XI

Brandon King, Kennar Lewis (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Raymon Reifer, Charith Asalanka, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine (c), Zawar Farid, Akeal Hosein, Lahiru Kumara, Sabir Rao

Gulf Giants Team News

No major updates

Gulf Giants Probable Final XI

Rehan Ahmed, James Vince (c), Chris Lynn, Tom Banton (wk), Aayan Afzal Khan, Shimron Hetmyer, Liam Dawson, David Wiese, Chris Jordan, Sanchit Sharma, Richard Gleeson

ABD vs GUL, Match 16: Top Five Picks

  1. Andre Russell (ABD): In a disappointing season for the Knight Riders, Andre Russell is the leading run-getter for them in 5 matches. He has hit one half-century and is expected to deliver in a big way to open the account for his side.
  2. Dhananjaya de Silva (ABD): Sri Lanka all-rounder Dhananjaya de Silva is behind Russell as he has scored the second-most runs for his team. With a 40-ball 65-run knock in the last match, he could be picked for this fixture.
  3. James Vince (GUL): Gulf Giants skipper James Vince is the man in form as he is the leading run-getter for his team in the competition so far. With 3 fifties in 5 outings, Vince is an ideal choice for this contest.
  4. Chris Lynn (GUL): Hard-hitting Australian Chris Lynn missed the first two games but is averaging 38.66 with one half-century in 3 encounters. Batting at a crucial no.3 spot, Lynn is expected to deliver performances.
  5. Chris Jordan (GUL): England international Chris Jordan is the leading wicket-taker for the Giants with 10 wickets in 5 matches. He is their go-to man and it would be a safer option for this fixture.

 ABD vs GUL, Match 16: Must picks for the match

Abu Dhabi Knight Riders

1.Andre Russell - 108 runs and 4 wickets in 5 matches

2.Dhananjaya de Silva - 82 runs in 3 matches

Gulf Giants

1.James Vince - 229 runs in 5 games

2.Chirs Lynn - 116 runs in 3 games

3.Shimron Hetmyer - 129 runs in 5 games

4.Chris Jordan - 10 wickets and 43 runs in matches

 ABD vs GUL, Match 16: Risky Picks

Abu Dhabi Knight Riders: Brandon King, Charith Asalanka

Gulf Giants: Rehan Ahmed, Liam Dawson

ABD vs GUL, Match 16: Best Captain and Vice-captain choices

  1. Andre Russell (ABD)
  2. James Vince (GUL)
  3. Chris Lynn (GUL)

ABD vs GUL, Match 16: Team for Head-to-Head Contests

Wicketkeeper: Tom Banton

Batters: Dhananjaya de Silva, James Vince, Chris Lynn, Shimron Hetmyer 

All-rounders: Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, David Wiese

Bowlers: Lahiru Kumara, Akeal Hosein, Chris Jordan

Captain: Andre Russell
Vice-captain: Chris Lynn

ABD: 5 Players, GUL: 6 Players

ABD vs GUL, Match 16: Team for Winner takes all Contests

Wicketkeeper: Tom Banton, Kennar Lewis

Batters: Brandon King, Charith Asalanka

All-rounders: Raymon Reifer, Zawar Farid, Liam Dawson, Aayan Afzal Khan

Bowlers: Sabir Rao, Sanchit Sharma, Richard Gleeson

Captain: Tom Banton 
Vice-captain: Brandon King

ABD: 6 Players, GUL: 5 Players

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