Gulf Giants VS Sharjah Warriors Win Prediction

Gulf Giants VS Sharjah Warriors Win Prediction | 1st Match of ILT20 | Who will win?

The much-anticipated second season of the 2024 International League T20 (ILT20) is set to kick off with a thrilling encounter between Sharjah Warriors and defending champions Gulf Giants. The opening game is scheduled for Friday, January 19, at the iconic Sharjah Cricket Stadium in the UAE. Cricket enthusiasts can expect an electrifying battle as the Warriors seek redemption against the Giants, who clinched the title in the inaugural edition.

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Gulf Giants VS Sharjah Warriors Win Prediction Match Details:

MatchSharjah Warriors vs Gulf Giants, ILT20 2024
VenueSharjah Cricket Stadium, UAE
Date & TimeFriday, January 19, 8:00 PM (IST)
Live Broadcast and StreamingZee TV, Zee TV HD, Sony Six, Sony Six HD

Head-to-Head Record:

Matches PlayedSharjah Warriors WonGulf Giants Won

Pitch Report and Conditions:

The Sharjah Cricket Stadium is known for its placid surface, making it a batsman-friendly pitch. However, teams will need to monitor the dew factor, which could impact the bowlers. The weather forecast indicates clear skies with a mild temperature of around 16 degrees Celsius, promising a pleasant playing environment.

Predicted Playing XIs:

Sharjah Warriors:

Martin Guptill, Johnson Charles, Kusal Mendis (wk), Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Joe Denly (c), Daniel Sams, Chris Woakes, James Fuller, Junaid Siddique, Muhammad Jawadullah, Dilshan Madushanka

Gulf Giants:

Chris Lynn, James Vince (c), Jordan Cox (wk), Usman Khan, Shimron Hetmyer, Zuhaib Zubair, Carlos Brathwaite, Chris Jordan, Dominic Drake, Afzal Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Probable Best Performers:

Probable Best Batter: James Vince (Gulf Giants) James Vince, the Gulf Giants’ captain, played a crucial role in their title-winning campaign in the inaugural edition. As the top-scorer for his team with 439 runs in 11 games, he will be instrumental in their quest to defend the title.

Probable Best Bowler: Chris Jordan (Gulf Giants) Chris Jordan, Gulf Giants’ premier fast bowler, emerged as the Player of the Series in the inaugural ILT20, securing 20 wickets. His impressive form in the ongoing BBL with Hobart Hurricanes suggests he could be the key bowler for the Giants in the upcoming game.

Where to Watch:

CountryTV ChannelsLive Streaming
IndiaZee TV, Zee TV HD, Sony Six, Sony Six HDZee5 app and website
UKTNT Sports
BangladeshGhazi TV
PakistanA Sport, Geo SuperZEE5 app and website
UK (Online)Zee TV (Channel 709 on Sky, 809 on Virgin Media)BT Sport (TV/Online/App)

Match Win Predictions:

Case 1:

Sharjah Warriors win the toss and bowl first If the Warriors opt to bowl first and Gulf Giants score between 160-180 runs, Sharjah Warriors are predicted to win the match.

Case 2:

Gulf Giants win the toss and bowl first If the Giants choose to bowl first and restrict Sharjah Warriors to a total between 150-170 runs, Gulf Giants are predicted to emerge victorious.


In conclusion, the clash between Sharjah Warriors and Gulf Giants promises to be a riveting start to the ILT20 2024 season. With the spotlight on key players like James Vince and Chris Jordan, cricket enthusiasts are in for an exciting contest. Whether the Warriors can turn their fortunes around or the Giants continue their dominance remains to be seen. Cricket fans worldwide can catch all the action on the specified TV channels and streaming platforms, ensuring a global audience for this thrilling encounter. Stay tuned for an unforgettable cricketing spectacle at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium!

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