ILT20 2023 Match 12: Desert Vipers vs Gulf Giants | Fantasy Tips and Teams

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Match no. 12 of the ongoing International League T20 (ILT20) will see the Desert Vipers face-off Gulf Giants at the Dubai International Stadium, Dubai. This is certainly going to be heck of a clash both units are yet to lose a match in the tournament.

The Vipers kickstarted the competition with a triumph against the Sharjah Warriors and continued the momentum after edging the Knight Riders on back-to-back encounters. 

On the other hand, the Giants have the same equation as that of the Vipers with 6 points from three matches. They're yet to withstand a thrashing in the glitterati event thus far and are stationed second in the points table due to slightly lower net run-rate.

One thing is certain, either of the winning streaks will fragment on this clash. But who'll eclipse? We shall get to know. For the time being, let's have a glance through the fantasy tips and teams for the anticipated encounter.

Ground Stats: Dubai International Stadium, Dubai

The pitch at the Dubai International Stadium has favoured the batters well so far in the tournament. It is slow at the start and as the sun sets, the conditions tend to favour the batters. Spinners get good assistance on the surface. Batting second has been the go to option on this track. 

Numbers at the ground (This tournament)

Total Matches: 5

Matches won batting first: 1
Matches won batting second: 4

Average score batting first: 165
Average score batting second: 152

Average runs per over: 9.78
Average runs per wicket: 40.69

VIP vs GUL Probable Playing XIs

Desert Vipers Team news

No update

Desert Vipers Probable Playing XI

Rohan Mustafa, Alex Hales, Colin Munro (c), Sam Billings (wk), Sherfane Rutherford, Benny Howell, Tom Curran, Sheldon Cottrell, Ali Naseer, Tymal Mills, Gus Atkinson,

Gulf Giants Team news

No update

Gulf Giants Probable Playing XI

Rehan Ahmed, James Vince (c), Chris Lynn, Gerhard Erasmus, Shimron Hetmyer, David Wiese, Liam Dawson, Chris Jordan, Ashwanth Valthapa (wk) Sanchit Sharma, Richard Gleeson

VIP vs GUL Top five picks

  1. Alex Hales (VIP): The top-order batter has been in devastating form at the moment. With a century and two half-centuries under his name, the swashbuckler has stock piled 257 runs from 3 innings. Henceforth, he is one of the hot picks.
  2. James Vince (GUL): The English top-order has been in stellar form with the willow in hand for the Giants. He has garnered 224 runs from 3 innings and has been a boon at the top of the order.
  3. Chris Jordan (GUL): The witty all-rounder has bagged 6 wickets from three games and can contribute with the bat in hand lower down the order. He has bagged a wicket in every 9 balls.
  4. Wanindu Hasaranga (VIP): The magical spinner announced himself in the tournament with a three-fer against the Knight Riders previously. He followed it up two more wickets in the next game. Hasaranga is a genius of the shorter format and chip in with the bat as well.
  5. David Wiese (GUL): The Namibia-based all-rounder is a always a great pick when it comes to white ball matches. He can do the damage with both bat and ball, and has offered 180 fantasy points so far in just three games.

VIP vs GUL, Match 11: Must Picks for the Match

Desert Vipers 

  1. Alex Hales
  2. Sam Billings
  3. Wanindu Hasaranga

Gulf Giants

  1. David Wiese
  2. James Vince
  3. Chris Jordan

VIP vs GUL, Match 11: Risky Picks

Desert Vipers: Colin Munro, Sheldon Cottrell

Gulf Giants: Rehan Ahmed, Shimron Hetmyer

VIP vs GUL, Match 11: Team for Head-to-Head contests

Wicketkeeper: Sam Billings
Batters: Alex Hales, Sherfane Rutherford, Chris Lynn, James Vince
All-rounders: Tom Curran, Wanindu Hasaranga, David Wiese
Bowlers: Chris Jordan, Rehan Ahmed, Sheldon Cottrell

Captain: Wanindu Hasaranga
Vice-Captain: Alex Hales

DV: 5 Players, GG: 6 Players

VIP vs GUL, Match 11 Team for Winner takes all contests

Wicketkeeper: Sam Billings
Batters: Alex Hales, Sherfane Rutherford, James Vince
All-rounders: Tom Curran, Wanindu Hasaranga, David Wiese
Bowlers: Chris Jordan, Rehan Ahmed, Sheldon Cottrell, Richard Gleeson

Captain: James Vince
Vice-Captain: Wanindu Hasaranga

DV: 6 Players, GG: 5 Players

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