MI Emirates and Gulf Giants play Qualifier 2 in the ILT20 2023 on February 10 in Dubai. The match starts from 7.30 Desert Vipers already qualified for the final by beating the Giants in the first qualifier.
MI Emirates won the Eliminator against Dubai Capitals and now both Giants and the Emirates get a second bite at playing the finals. The winner of the second qualifier between the Emirates and the Giants will play the Desert Vipers in the final on Sunday, February 12.
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Meanwhile, The Emirates have been joined by Rashid Khan for the knockouts after his stint with MI Cape Town in the SA20 League. His franchise finished last in the inaugural season with just three wins in the campaign.
Gulf Giants qualified for the knockouts with 16 points followed by Desert Vipers on 14 points, Emirates with 11 points, and Dubai Capitals qualified with just nine points for the knockouts.
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A total of 6 teams are part of ILT20 2023. They are Abu Dhabi Knight Riders, Dubai Capitals, Gulf Giants, MI Emirates, Desert Vipers, and Sharjah Warriors. In the opening match on January 13, Dubai Capitals and Abu Dhabi Knight Riders took each other to kick start the campaign in its debut season.
Rovman Powell leads Dubai Capitals. Sunil Narine leads Abu Dhabi Knight Riders. Kieron Pollard is the skipper of MI Emirates while Moeen Ali is the captain of Sharjah Warriors. Gulf Giants is led by James Vince while Desert Vipers is led by Colin Munro.
ILT20 2023 final takes place on February 12. A total of 34 games will be played during the tournament. During the league stage, every team will play a total of 10 games. Each team faced the other team twice. In the end, the top 4 teams in the points table qualified for the playoffs.
Recent Venue Records (Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai)
STATS – T20
Total matches 85
Matches won batting first 39
Matches won bowling first 45
Average 1st Inns scores 144
Average 2nd Inns scores 127
Highest total recorded 212/2 (20 Ov) by IND vs AFG
Lowest total recorded 55/10 (14.2 Ov) by WI vs ENG
Highest score chased 184/8 (19.2 Ov) by SL vs BAN
Lowest score defended 134/7 (20 Ov) by OMAN vs HK
Who Will Score Most Runs For MI Emirates: Kieron Pollard / Nicholas Pooran
Who Will Pick Most Wickets For MI Emirates: Rashid Khan / Imran Tahir
Who Will Score Most Runs For Gulf Giants: James Vince / Chris Lynn
Who Will Pick Most Wickets For MI Emirates: David Wiese / Chris Jordan
GUL vs EMI Match Prediction- Who Will Win Today ILT20 Match? ILT20 2023, Qualifier 2
Having won the Eliminator, MI Emirates are the favorites to win the second qualifier against Gulf Giants. The side has more players who have played in knockout games in various leagues and that experience will come in handy.
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