SJH vs GUL Dream11 Prediction, ILT20 Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Updates For Match 1 of ILT20 2024

Get ready for an exhilarating showdown as Sharjah Warriors (SJH) take on Gulf Giants (GUL) in the opening match of the ILT20 2024 on Friday (January 19) at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah. This marks the commencement of the second edition of the tournament.

MATCH INFORMATION

  • Sharjah Warriors vs Gulf Giants, 1st Match
  • International League T20, 19 Jan 2024, Fri, 8:00 PM IST, Sharjah Cricket Stadium

BROADCAST

  • Zee Network

LIVE STREAM

WEATHER REPORT

  • Stadium: Sharjah Cricket Stadium
  • Conditions: Clear
  • Temperature: 22.1°C
  • Humidity: 64% (Humidity)

Also Check: Who Will Win Sharjah Warriors vs Gulf Giants 1st T20 Prediction?

PROBABLE PLAYING XI

Sharjah Warriors:

  • MJ Guptill
  • Johnson Charles
  • K Mendis (wk)
  • T Kohler-Cadmore (C)
  • Joe Denly
  • DR Sams
  • Chris Woakes
  • JK Fuller
  • Junaid Siddique
  • Muhammad Jawadullah
  • D Madushanka

Gulf Giants:

  • CA Lynn
  • JM Vince (C)
  • Jordan Cox (wk)
  • Usman Khan
  • Shimron Hetmyer
  • Zohaib Zubair
  • CR Brathwaite
  • CJ Jordan
  • DC Drakes
  • Aayan Afzal Khan
  • Mujeeb Ur Rahman

PITCH REPORT

The Sharjah Cricket Stadium’s surface is expected to offer a balanced contest between bat and ball. The average first innings total in the last 10 T20 matches at this venue has been 144 runs. The team winning the toss might look to chase.

PLAYER PICKS

CAPTAINS

  • Daniel Sams SJH | ALL (CT 9): Recently participating in the Big Bash League for the Sydney Thunder, he took 12 wickets in nine matches at an average of 20.91 and scored 102 runs.
  • Usman Khan GUL | BAT (CT 7.5): The 28-year-old batter has played 21 T20 matches, scoring 613 runs at a strike rate of 143.55, including two centuries and two half-centuries.
  • Chris Lynn GUL | BAT (CT 8.5): Having a great outing in the BBL 2023-24 with the Adelaide Strikers, scoring 304 runs at a strike rate of 164.32, he was the second-highest run-scorer for the franchise last season.

TOP PICKS

  • Johnson Charles SJH | WK (CT 8): The 35-year-old wicketkeeper-batter has played over 200 T20 matches, amassing a total of 5889 runs at a strike rate of 130.14.
  • Chris Jordan GUL | BOWL (CT 9): The leading wicket-taker in the last edition of the tournament, he took 20 wickets in 10 matches at an average of 13.80, an economy of 7.39, and a strike rate of 11.20.
  • James Vince GUL | BAT (CT 9): Having a successful outing in the BBL recently with the Sydney Sixers, scoring 244 runs in nine outings at a strike rate of 124.48, Vince was the leading run-scorer for the Giants last season.

BUDGET PICKS

  • Junaid Siddique SJH | BOWL (CT 8.5): The leading wicket-taker for the Warriors last season, he picked a total of 11 wickets in 10 matches at an average of 20.90.
  • Mujeeb Ur Rahman GUL | BOWL (CT 8.5): Picking five wickets in five matches at an average of 32.80, an economy of 9.64, and a strike rate of 20.40 last season.
  • Kusal Mendis SJH | WK (CT 9): The Lankan skipper had a decent outing in the Abu Dhabi T10 League last month, scoring 116 runs in seven innings at a huge strike rate of 196.61.

AVOID HAVING THESE PLAYERS IN YOUR FANTASY TEAM

  • Zohaib Zubair GUL | ALL (CT 6): Not performing well in recent domestic outings, he can be left out of fantasy teams.
  • Aayan Afzal Khan GUL | BOWL (CT 9): Playing four matches in the Abu Dhabi T10 League last month, he managed to pick a single wicket.

FANTASY CRICKET TEAM PREDICTION

Head to Head:

  • Wicketkeeper: Johnson Charles, Kusal Mendis, Jordan Cox
  • Batter: Martin Guptill, James Vince, Usman Khan, Chris Lynn
  • All-Rounder: Daniel Sams
  • Bowler: Junaid Siddique, Chris Jordan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Mega League:

  • Wicketkeeper: Johnson Charles, Kusal Mendis
  • Batter: James Vince, Martin Guptill, Usman Khan, Chris Lynn
  • All-Rounder: Daniel Sams
  • Bowler: Chris Woakes, Junaid Siddique, Chris Jordan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
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