Debashis Sarangi ∙ Feb 5 2023, 6:30 PM

ILT20, Warriors vs Giants: Preview, Probable XIs, Fantasy Tips and Prediction

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On Monday, Sharjah Warriors will take on Gulf Giants in the 30th match of the inaugural ILT20 season. The game is scheduled at the iconic Sharjah Cricket Stadium. 

Team Preview: Gulf Giants

Gulf Giants have been clinical, with both bat and ball, in the tournament. They showcased their dominance straightaway from the beginning, securing four consecutive wins without breaking a sweat. 

Led by James Vince, the Giants sustained their momentum and eventually qualified for the playoffs with six wins in nine fixtures. So, moving on to this clash, they would like to enter the next stage with a convincing win. 

Team Preview: Sharjah Warriors

On the other hand, Sharjah Warriors' journey in the ILT20 has been marred by inconsistency, as they have won only three out of nine encounters. 

They had a disastrous start to their campaign, suffering three successive defeats. However, they managed to end their losing streak and won three of their next four fixtures, placing themselves in the playoff race. 

But as they have lost their last two games, this will be a do-or-die clash for Moeen Ali and co, as they must win it to remain in the playoff contention. 

Match Details

Date and Time: February 6, 07.30 PM IST
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Live Streaming: Zee Network and Zee5

Pitch Report: The surface in Sharjah remains dry and assists spinners throughout the day. As chasing teams have lost three games at the venue in this tournament, the toss-winner will likely bat first on Monday. 

Probable XIs

Sharjah Warriors: Dawid Malan, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Evin Lewis, Moeen Ali (C), Marcus Stoinis, Chris Benjamin, Mohammad Nabi, Chris Woakes, Junaid Siddique, Naveen-ul-Haq, Muhammad Jawadullah 

Gulf Giants: Tom Banton, James Vince (C), Chris Lynn, Gerhard Erasmus, Shimron Hetmyer, David Wiese, Carlos Brathwaite, Dominic Drakes, Aayan Afzal Khan, Chris Jordan, Sanchit Sharma

Cricket Exchange Fantasy Tips

Wicket-Keeper: Tom Banton
Batters: Chris Lynn, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, James Vince, Dawid Malan/Shimron Hetmyer
All-Rounders: David Wiese, Moeen Ali
Bowlers: Chris Jordan, Dominic Drakes, Chris Woakes, Naveen-ul-Haq

Captain: David Wiese
Vice Captain: Chris Jordan

For detailed fantasy analysis, click here.


Considering the strengths and recent form of both teams, we expect Gulf Giants to emerge triumphant in this match. 

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