International T20 League 2024, Qualifier 1, MIE vs GG Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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International T20 League 2024
Qualifier 1: MIE vs GG



MI Emirates and Gulf Giants will square off for the 1st Qualifier of the International T20 League on Wednesday, February 14 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. 

Emirates faced another defeat in the final match of the group stage against Dubai Capitals by 19 runs. However, they do have a heavily-laced bowling attack and have proved it in the game against the Capitals, where each of their bowlers picked up at least one wicket. The Blackcaps pacer Trent Boult is expected to be the main bowling aggressor in this game. Andre Fletcher looks firm with the bat as he smashed 45 runs off 38 balls in Saturday’s match and the team would look for more such valuable contributions from him. 

On the other hand, a team with their top batters, James Vince and Jordan Cox scoring half-centuries as easily as a cakewalk, will be hard to defeat. The Giants are unbeaten in their last four matches and it gives you a brief idea regarding the hurdles the Emirates need to cross to win the match. Also, if their batters fail, they have a Plan B, i.e. their bowlers! Jamie Overton won the Player of the Match award for having figures 3/32 in the last match. Also, Chris Jordan picked 2/22 in his four-over tenure and delivered a clear statement that he is ready to take down opponent batters in the knockout stages of the tournament. 


Match Details

Match: MIE vs GG, Qualifier 1, ILT20, 2024

Date: Wednesday, February 14, 2024 

Time: 08:00 PM

Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai


Pitch and Weather Report

The ground at the Dubai International Stadium assists both the batting and the bowling departments. The captain winning the toss shall choose to bat first. The pitch suits the seamers at the initial stage of the game, also the spinners will come in handy in the middle overs. This surface is more of batters-friendly which means the batters will play their role in every portion of the game. Therefore we will certainly witness a high-scoring encounter as both sides consist of impactful power-hitters. 

The weather forecast for the matchday on 14th February 2024 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium is expected to be sunny with patches of clouds surrounding the sky. The maximum and minimum temperatures will be 26 and 19 degrees Celsius with 70% humidity and a 19 kmph wind rate.


MIE vs GG Squads

MIE: Chris Benjamin (wk), Kieron Pollard (c), Muhammad Waseem, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Andre Fletcher, Dan Mousley, Jordan Thompson, Dwayne Bravo, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth, Trent Boult, Muhammad Rohid Khan, Waqar Salamkheil, Reece Topley, Monank Patel, Ambati Rayudu, Odean Smith, Zahoor Khan, Nosthush Kenjige, Asif Khan, Will Smeed, McKenny Clarke

GG: James Vince (c), Jamie Smith (wk), Jordan Cox, Chris Lynn, Shimron Hetmyer, Gerhard Erasmus, Jamie Overton, Dominic Drakes, Chris Jordan, Aayan Afzal Khan, Zuhaib Zubair, Blessing Muzarabani, Carlos Brathwaite, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Saurabh Netravalkar, Sanchit Sharma, Usman Khan


MIE vs GG Probable Playing XIs

MIE: Muhammad Waseem, Kusal Perera, Andre Fletcher, Chris Benjamin (wk), Dan Mousley, Kieron Pollard (c), Jordan Thompson, Dwayne Bravo, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth, Trent Boult, Muhammad Rohid

GG: James Vince (c), Jordan Cox, Shimron Hetmyer, Jamie Smith (wk), Aayan Afzal Khan, Zuhaib Zubair, Gerhard Erasmus, Jamie Overton, Blessing Muzarabani, Jamie Overton, Chris Jordan


Match Prediction

MI Emirates will be hoping to get quickly back into form in the Qualifier match against the Gulf Giants. The James Vince-led Giants, on the other side, will have five consecutive wins if they win this game, and we also expect them to do so, resulting in sealing first place in the International T20 League 2024 Final. 


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