International T20 League 2024, Qualifier 2, DC vs GG Preview and Fantasy Prediction

By Real11 - Feb 15 2024 180 Views


International T20 League 2024
Qualifier 2: DC vs GG



Dubai Capitals will cross swords with Gulf Giants for the Qualifier 2 of the International T20 League 2024. The match is going to be played at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Thursday, February 15.

DC have had a lot of ups and downs this season, still, they fought hard and managed to finish fourth to qualify for the Play-offs later gaining a victory in the Eliminator 1. The services of captain Sam Billings and star all-rounder Sikandar Raza have boosted most of the scoring for the side. Tom Abell and Tom Banton have shown some signs of improvement in the recent game against ADKR and are expected to keep on their momentum. The bowling department has been led by Scott Kuggelejin, who has been the top wicket-taker as well.

On the other hand, defending champions Gulf Giants have been in sublime touch during the group stage matches, but they faced a defeat in the Qualifier 1. GG looks balanced, unlike the Capitals, with their key players contributing effectively in the game. 

James Vince, Jordan Cox and Shimron Hetmyer will take charge of the batting side. The duo of Jamie Overton and Zuhaib Zubair have been managing the bowling side quite well and have already claimed 10 and 11 wickets respectively. 


Match Details

Match: DC vs GG, Qualifier 2, ILT20, 2024

Date: Thursday, February 15, 2024

Time: 08:00 PM

Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah


Pitch and Weather Report

The surface has been assisting the spinners, they overall have had an upper hand across the season at Sharjah. With a trace of grass, batters might be difficult in the varying bounce. The average score on this ground is 145 runs.


DC vs GG Squads

DC: Dasun Shanaka, Max Holden, Akif Raja, Rovman Powell, Roelof van der Merwe, Sam Billings, Sikandar Raza, Vriitya Aravind, Paul van Meekeren, Rahul Chopra, Kane Richardson, Haider Ali, Ben Dunk, Abdul Ghaffar, Scott Kuggeleijn, Olly Stone, Richard Ngarava, Tom Banton, Leus du Plooy, Zahir Khan, Tom Abell, George Munsey

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


DC vs GG Probable Playing XIs

DC: Tom Banton, Max Holden, Leus du Plooy, Tom Abell, Sam Billings (wk & c), Sikandar Raza, Dasun Shanaka, Akif Raja, Olly Stone, Scott Kuggeleijn, Haider Ali

GG: James Vince (c), Jordan Cox, Shimron Hetmyer, Jamie Smith (wk), Usman Khan, Liam Dawson, Jamie Overton, Chris Jordan, Zuhaib Zubair, Daniel Worrall, Blessing Muzarabani


Match Prediction

Despite a loss in the Qualifier 1, Gulf Giants seems to be a more balanced side, which gives them an edge over Dubai Capitals. Hence we expect the Giants to win this game.  


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