International T20 LEAGUE 2023, Match 30 SW vs GG Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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International T20 League

30th Match: SW vs GG



The 30th match of the International T20 League will occur between SW and GG on Monday, 6th February 2023, at 07:30 PM IST in Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah. The last league match is going to be full of crackers between the 2nd-placed Gulf and the 5th-placed Sharjah. GG currently has 14 points in the 9 matches that the side has played, including 6 wins and 1 loss. Whereas, SW has 7 points in the 9 matches that the side has played, including 3 wins and 5 losses.

GG will aim to make a grand entry into the playoffs as they take on the SW in the 30th and the last league game of International T20. The Giants come here with a win against the Vipers and have their confidence high. The Warriors lost to the ADKR in the last game, and they must win this one to reach the next round so this is going to be a do-or-die match for them.

The 2nd placed GG has its confidence high, and the side has won the last two games. GG is already into the next round, and they will be able to play freely in this game. SW come into this game with a demoralizing loss against the ADKR. It will be interesting to see if they can fight back.

The English all-rounder Moeen Ali's side had a bad day at the office as they went down by five wickets against the ADKR, which was the latter's first win in the season. They are fifth on the points table, two points behind DV, who are currently having 9 points. SW must win this game to book their spot in the playoffs, and Ali would like to see a determined effort from his players.  

SW has the likes of Tom Kohler-Cadmore and Dawid Malan form a strong opening pair, and they would look to offer an electrifying start to the side. Evin Lewis, Moeen Ali, and Marcus Stoinis have the experience and would like to use it in this game. Chris Benjamin, Mohammad Nabi, and Chris Woakes add depth to the batting line-up, making it strong.  

The bowling attack shall face a tough challenge in this game between SW and GG. The English fast bowler Chris Woakes and Afhgan's gun bowler Naveen-ul-Haq need to strike early, as GG has powerful hitters at the top. The Bangladeshi batter Junaid Siddique has been inconsistent and will have to do well in this game. The middle-order batters and finishers Stoinis, Mohammad Nabi, and Muhammad Jawadullah must do well in the supporting role.  

The English opening batter James Vince's side has sealed its place in the playoffs after their 25-run win over the DV in the last game. They are currently 2nd on top of the points table, and GG's skipper will like to keep that with a win. They had lost against the SW earlier in the tournament, and Vince would like to even it out and gain momentum ahead of the playoffs. The likes of Tom Banton and Vince make a strong opening pair, and they will need to set up a big partnership, opening the batting. The Aussies' destructive batter Chris Lynn can hit the ball cleanly, and he will look to add runs in the middle order with Gerhard Erasmus and Shimron Hetmyer. Brathwaite and Wiese add firepower to the lower middle order.  

GG is consistently facing bowling issues and this could be a worrying sign for the team before the playoffs, and GG will like to see tight spells from Carlos Brathwaite and Dominic Drakes in the early overs of the game. Wiese and Chris Jordan shall have to bowl tight spells in the middle overs, as the SW has good batters. Aayan Afzal Khan and Erasmus complete a balanced attack for the team.


Match Details

Match: SW vs GG, 30th Match, International T20 League

Date: Monday, 06 February 2023

Time: 7:30 PM

Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah


Pitch & Weather Report

The skies over this venue will be clear on February 6 on the match day, and we expect another warm evening in Sharjah. The wicket is flat, and the batters can play their strokes freely. Seamers have struggled in most of the games at Sharjah Cricket Stadium this season. The side batting first would need a score above 175-185 runs to win at Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

This venue is a small ground and perhaps among the highest-scoring ones in the world when it comes to big scores in T20 cricket. The ground is small, and the outfield is lightning-fast. Batters like this venue a lot and can produce maximum runs at this venue. There isn't much on this wicket for the seamers and spinners, and they have struggled. In the last 3-games, the side batting first has won easily on this ground. We have seen big scores being put up in this game regularly. It has been a very difficult venue for the bowlers; hence, both sides would have no hesitation in batting first upon winning the toss.

The maximum temperature will remain at 22°C, with a low of 17°C with 62% humidity, and a light wind speed of 8 Km/hr for the 30th International T20 match on Feb 06 between SW and GG. The sky is clear and there is no rain predicted on Monday.


SW vs GG Squads

SW: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Marcus Stoinis, Joe Denly (c), Adam Hose, Mohammad Nabi, Paul Walter, Naveen-ul-Haq, Noor Ahmad, Junaid Siddique, Muhammad Jawadullah, Mark Deyal, Bilal Khan, Alishan Sharafu, Karthik Meiyappan, Chris Benjamin, Jamal Todd, Evin Lewis

GG: James Vince (c), Tom Banton (wk), Rehan Ahmed, Chris Lynn, Aayan Afzal Khan, Shimron Hetmyer, Liam Dawson, David Wiese, Chris Jordan, Sanchit Sharma, Richard Gleeson, Gerhard Erasmus, Jamie Overton, Tom Helm, Qais Ahmad, Ollie Pope, Dominic Drakes, Chundangapoyil Rizwan, Ashwanth Chidambaram


SW vs GG Probable XIs

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

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


Match Prediction

The second-last table team SW come here with a loss, which can hurt the side badly for making it to the next round of the league. SW will be under pressure to win this game by a big margin and keep hopes alive for a place in the playoffs. SW batters need to do well in this game on a placid track. GG has been in great form and has one of the best batting line-ups. It will put them ahead of the SW in this contest. We say GG win this game based on the current form and strong roster.


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