6 Players to Watch at This Year's ILT20
6 Players to Watch at This Year's ILT20

Dubai Capitals take on the Gulf Giants in match 8 of the inaugural ILT20 league. The International League T20 2023 is the most recent T20 League that has been unearthed. The tournament is being played in the UAE with placid batting wickets on offer. 

Gulf Giants are placed second on the points table alongside MI Emirates. Both have won two out of two games. The Abu Dhabi Knight Riders are placed at the bottom. with two defeats from two games.

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ILT20 2023
ILT20 2023 (Credits: Twitter)

Abu Dhabi Knight Riders are led by Sunil Narine while MI Emirates are led by Kieron Pollard. Colin Munro is the skipper of Desert Vipers while Moeen Ali is the captain of Sharjah Warriors. Rovman Powell leads Dubai Capitals while James Vince leads Gult Giants.

The ILT20 2023 final takes place on February 12, 2023. A total of 34 games will be played during the tournament. The tournament will take place in a double round-robin format. Hence, each team will play two games with another team during the league stage.

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IPL 2021 Venue, Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi. Image Credits: Twitter

The matches will be played across, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, and Dubai. IPL 2020 and 2021 was played in the UAE and provided plenty of high-scoring thrillers. It’s a batters paradise and the same will be on display in this tournament as well. Some of the best T20 players in the world are playing in this tournament.

Recent Venue Records (Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah)

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STATS – T20

Total matches 29

Matches won batting first 17

Matches won bowling first 12

Average 1st Inns scores 151

Average 2nd Inns scores 124

Highest total recorded 215/6 (20 Ov) by AFG vs ZIM

Lowest total recorded 38/10 (10.4 Ov) by HK vs PAK

Highest score chased 179/6 (19.1 Ov) by SL vs AFG

Lowest score defended 142/7 (20 Ov) by WI vs BAN

Who Will Score Most Runs For Dubai Capitals: Rovman Powell/ Bhanuka Rajapaksa

Who Will Take Most Wickets For Dubai Capitals: Isuru Udana/ Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Who Will Score Most Runs For Gulf Giants: Chris Lynn / Tom Banton 

Who Will Pick Most Wickets For Gulf Giants: Qais Ahmed / Richard Gleeson

GUL vs DUB Match Prediction- Who Will Win Today ILT20 Match? ILT20 2023, Match 8

Gulf Giants are unbeaten in this contest so far and are likely to continue their winning streak. They have a better all-round squad compared to the Dubai side

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