The eagerly anticipated final of the ILT20 2023 will take place on Sunday, February 12, at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Gulf Giants, who topped the league phase standings, will face off against the dominant Desert Vipers, who defeated them in Qualifier 1.
Preview: What to Expect
The Dubai International Cricket Stadium will be the setting for the showdown between two of the tournament’s heavyweights. With both sides boasting a strong batting and bowling lineup, fans can expect an enthralling encounter. The initial overs may favor the pacers; however, as the game progresses, the dew factor could benefit the batsmen.
Key Players to Watch Out For
James Vince: Vince has been in scintillating form for the Gulf Giants and will be looking to lay the foundation for his side by opening the innings. He was instrumental in securing his side’s place in the final with a brilliant knock of 83 runs in Qualifier 2 against MI Emirates.
Wanindu Hasaranga: Desert Vipers will rely on the Sri Lankan spin wizard to get the crucial breakthroughs. Although the surface in Dubai may not offer much spin, Hasaranga’s slower deliveries could prove to be the difference-maker for his side.
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium Date & Time: February 12, 07:30 PM IST Telecast & Live Streaming: ZEE Network, ZEE5
Gulf Giants are favored to win this encounter based on their impressive performance in the league phase and the form of their key players. However, Desert Vipers cannot be counted out and could spring a surprise in the final.
Tune in to the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on February 12 at 07:30 PM IST to catch all the action live on ZEE Network and ZEE5.