ILT20 2023 Match 27: Desert Vipers vs Gulf Giants | Fantasy Tips and Teams

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In no time did we arrive at the fag end of the lucrative International League T20. The tournament's last half will see many eliminations and qualifications. With three days left in the league stage, Desert Vipers will square off against Gulf Giants at the Dubai International Stadium on match no. 27 of the ongoing edition. It is the last doubleheader of this inaugural edition, so that one can expect some heated clashes. The match is going to initiate at 3:30 PM IST.

The Desert Vipers are currently reigning in the points table with 14 points from 9 matches. They're left with one more game and would like to end on a high. They have won seven matches and lost two of them. The positive thing about the Vipers is that they are coming off two back-to-back wins and have managed to triumph in 4 out of the last five matches. This certainly keeps them in good momentum.

On the flip side, the Gulf Giants are positioned just below their counterparts. Having played eight matches, they have pocketed 12 points. The Adani-owned franchise won five matches, and two of them were rain-washed. Henceforth, they have lost just one game so far. The Giants were a part of a nail-biter in the last game, where they defeated MI Emirates in a last-ball thriller.

Who are the players to rack upon when it comes to the fantasy points? We've got you covered for this top-of-the-table battle.

Ground Stats: Dubai International Stadium

The surface at Dubai is friendly towards the spinners and bowlers with good slower variations. The chasing sides won six out of the ten matches in ILT20 2023. The boundaries are large, and the bowlers can bring out wittiness. But with dew being a factor in certain games, the chasing team gets the upper hand.

Numbers at the ground in ILT20 2023 (completed games)

Total Matches: 10
Matches won batting first: 4
Matches won batting second: 6
Average runs batting first: 165
Average runs batting second: 154
Average runs per over: 8.36
Average runs per wicket: 27.28

VIP vs GUL, Match 27: Head-to-Head

Previously, both sides met in match no. 12 of the glitterati league, where the Giants chased down a target of 196 runs with three balls to spare.

Total Matches: 1
Desert Vipers Won: 0
Gulf Giants Won: 1

VIP vs GUL, Match 27: Probable Playing XIs

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VIP vs GUL, Match 27: Top Picks

  1. Alex Hales: The top-order batter has been sensational since the 2022 T20 World Cup. He has galloped 439 runs in the inaugural season from just nine innings.
  2. James Vince: The English batter has been a mainstay at the top order of the Gulf Giants. He has smashed 255 runs from 6 innings.
  3. Chris Jordan: The uncanny bowler has bagged 13 wickets from 6 innings in the tournament. He has been the frontline bowler for the Giants with variations in pace.
  4. Wanindu Hasaranga: The Sri Lankan all-rounder has been over the moon with the cork in hand. He scalped 11 wickets from 7 innings for the Vipers and can turn out handy with the bat in hand.
  5. David Wiese: When it comes to differential picks, Wiese should be a sure-shot inclusion. He has extracted nine wickets from 6 matches. In addition, his ability to clear long boundaries makes him a valuable pick.

VIP vs GUL, Match 27: Must Picks

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VIP vs GUL, Match 27: Risky Picks

Desert Vipers: Gus Atkinson, Colin Munro
Gulf Gladiators: Dominic Drakes, Tom Banton

VIP vs GUL, Match 27: Best Captain and Vice-Captain Choices

  1. Alex Hales (VIP)
  2. Wanindu Hasaranga (VIP)
  3. David Wiese (GUL)

VIP vs GG, Match 27: Team for Head to Head Contests

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Wicketkeepers: Tom Banton
Batters: Alex Hales, Colin Munro, Chris Lynn, James Vince, Sherfane Rutherford
All-rounders: Wanindu Hasaranga, David Wiese
Bowlers: Gus Atkinson, Chris Jordan, Dominic Drakes

Captain: Wanindu Hasaranga
Vice-Captain: Alex Hales

VIP: 5 Players  GUL: 6 Players

VIP vs GG, Match 27: Team for Winner Takes All Contests

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Wicketkeepers: Tom Banton
Batters: Alex Hales, Chris Lynn, James Vince
All-rounders: Wanindu Hasaranga, David Wiese, Rohan Mustafa, Tom Curran
Bowlers: Sheldon Cottrell, Chris Jordan, Rehan Ahmed

Captain: Alex Hales
Vice-Captain: David Wiese

VIP: 5 Players  GUL: 6 Players

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